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Windows 7: Windows 7 HP/SP 1 - corrupt system files

24 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP 1
Windows 7 HP/SP 1 - corrupt system files

Recently encountered a problem with my laptop (Win 7 HP/SP1) Mouse pointer not responding. Just for the heck of it I ran sfc /SCANNOW. It concluded with corrupt system files that could not be fixed. I would like to know if I can use an OEM Windows 7 Pro w/SP 1 disk to do a repair install on this system?

If possible, what if any programs will I need to reinstall after completing the repair install?

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24 Jan 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

A Repair install must be done with the exact same system that is installed on the system.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1 must use a Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1 to do a Repair Install.

Take a read through this great tutorial by Brink.

Repair Install
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24 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

How many times have you run sfc ? It must be run at least 3 times, to see if it will fix the corrupt files, then we`ll take it from there.
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26 Jan 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP 1

I have only run sfc once but I believe the last time I ran it (after restoring a system image) it completed successfully. Will try it again.
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