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Windows 7: Can't do repair installation of Win7 Pro

17 Mar 2018   #1
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Can't do repair installation of Win7 Pro

Hi,



I've got a Win7PRO Acer pc with an "ASUS UEFI BIOS number B85M-E BIOS VERSION 3505" that was upgraded last year with a new MotherBoard.


I'm trying to do a repair install of Wn7PRO (because Task Scheduler stopped working and I've tried for days doing various online advice's to no avail) but I keep getting this message after I click to do the repair installation:
"This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of windows."


The disk I'm using is the one you sent me just recently.


An advice I got online was to change not only the boot order to make the DVD the first, but to also change the DVD's "channel" to make it the lowest channel number.

I don't know what a device's channel is, or where to set the channel for a device.

In the initial "EZ Mode" UEFI BIOS Utility screen, where I'm able to drag the drives into my preferred order, there are six (6) drive icons with these labels when I hover the mouse over them in this order from left to right: (the "DVD icon" and "HDD icon" are added by me to indicate what the icon looks like):

(DVD icon) P5: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH22NS50 (3167MB)
(DVD icon) UEFI: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH22NS50 (3167MB)
(HDD icon) Windows Boot Manager (P3 ST1000DM003-1CH162)
(HDD icon) P1: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB )238475MB)
(HDD icon) Windows Boot Manager (P1: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB)
(HDD icon) Windows Boot Manager (P1: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB)

I've gone into the BIOS/UEFI, dragged the boot order to make the it the first, gone into advanced options (and pressing F7 doesn't work; I have to mouse and doubleclick "Advanced"), and looked at every option I can see to find SOMEthing that relates to either the boot order, the channel, or both and found nothing

that I can change. So far the only place I can change the boot order is the initial screen.

Another advice was to disable other drives except the C drive. Short of actually unplugging the HDD D-drive I can't see how, in the UEFI/BIOS settings, to disable a drive.

My goal is to do a repair install of Win7PRO.

How do I get this done?

Any advice is much appreciated!


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17 Mar 2018   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
My goal is to do a repair install of Win7PRO
Repair install is the same as upgrade install. Has to be done from within your running windows installation - can't be done by booting the installation media.


Boot into your existing windows, put the dvd in the drive, run setup.exe from the dvd. Select "upgrade".

NOTE: If you are running 7x64 Pro, you must use the 7x64 media ( dvd in your case)
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17 Mar 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
The disk I'm using is the one you sent me just recently.
Who is this "you" ?
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17 Mar 2018   #4
JohnDohe

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

@ SIW2

Re: "you": typo
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19 Mar 2018   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

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