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Windows 7: Trying to repair install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

25 Sep 2017   #11
SlickClyde

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Did you try to launch the Factory recover from windows. It must be somewhere under Dell links under Start menu.
Do you mean the dell datasafe local backup? If so, yes I tried. When I go to create system recovery media I cannot select Usb or Discs. It is not registering my clicks therefore I cannot select "Next".


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25 Sep 2017   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlickClyde View Post
So do I use the boot media? Do I put it on a usb drive and boot from it at start up? Also, as for the recovery partition, I couldn't search inside of it, even after assigning a letter to the partition. This is what I mean when I need crystal clear instructions as I am not used to this. Thanks again.
You can burn the boot media to cd - or extract it to usb using e.g. Rufus.

You will be able to see the contents of the recovery partition from the booted media.
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26 Sep 2017   #13
SlickClyde

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can burn the boot media to cd - or extract it to usb using e.g. Rufus.

You will be able to see the contents of the recovery partition from the booted media.
Okay I booted from your media you linked to. Under the start menu I clicked on Install\ WinNTSetup...

Where it says "Select the Location of Windows installation files" I select the location of the factory.wim? I found it right where you said it would be. Recovery/dell/Image/Factory.wim

Where it says "select the location of the boot drive, that would be the OS partition right? Any specific place it must be?

What about the installation drive? which location? So many variables..
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26 Sep 2017   #14
SIW2

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Where it says "Select the Location of Windows installation files" I select the location of the factory.wim?
Yes.

It usually finds the boot drive automatically ( that is the volume where the boot critical files are located). In your case that is the OS partition.

The installation drive is where you want to install windows. So that will also be your OS partition.

Then just click Setup. You don't need to bother with any other options during installation.



[ If the factory wim has more than one image, you want the first one listed in the "Editions" dropdown. The first image will be there automatically shown in the "Editions" dropdown, so you shouldn't need to change it.

The defaults are fine - it will also update the bootcode by default, so just Ok when it asks ]
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26 Sep 2017   #15
SIW2

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The only thing you have to decide is if you want to format the OS partition first. The OEM factory restore would do that.

So if you want the same thing as OEM factory restore, then format the OS partition before installing. You may want to copy any important files/documents you wish to save before formatting.
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26 Sep 2017   #16
SlickClyde

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The only thing you have to decide is if you want to format the OS partition first. The OEM factory restore would do that.

So if you want the same thing as OEM factory restore, then format the OS partition before installing. You may want to copy any important files/documents you wish to save before formatting.
I would like to format the OS, Is there a way to do that from the boot media? Do I use disc management?
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26 Sep 2017   #17
SlickClyde

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The only thing you have to decide is if you want to format the OS partition first. The OEM factory restore would do that.

So if you want the same thing as OEM factory restore, then format the OS partition before installing. You may want to copy any important files/documents you wish to save before formatting.
Ignore my last post, I Finally got it formatted and restored ! Thank you!
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26 Sep 2017   #18
SIW2

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You're welcome :)
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