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Windows 7: Repair Install

04 Oct 2018   #21
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Neither CMD nor the DOS command box have "Run as admin" in the context menu.
There is something wrong. Instead of wasting weeks trying to fix a broken system, I suggest you clean install onto a new partition.


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I don't know what the mobo is, but it's not relevant to this problem.
You ask for help, then refuse to answer questions. The model of the machine may help determine if you have an oem preinstall bios, which is relevant if you come to reinstall.


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04 Oct 2018   #22
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't suppose you have a backup image, or shadow copies from a time before you started having problems?
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04 Oct 2018   #23
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

"There is something wrong. Instead of wasting weeks trying to fix a broken system, I suggest you clean install onto a new partition."

It took more than a month to set it up initially. Thanks, I'll consider it.

I didn't refuse to name the mobo. I'm exploring how to find it.
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05 Oct 2018   #24
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't suppose you have a backup image, or shadow copies from a time before you started having problems?
No, it would have to be about a year old. It was just suggested to me that the ISO might have a corruption, or I should try reinstalling in safe mode. Do you have a favorite place to get an ISO or a zip file?
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05 Oct 2018   #25
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I didn't refuse to name the mobo. I'm exploring how to find it.
You could use Speccy [FREE] to find the relevant information: Speccy

I hope this helps!
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05 Oct 2018   #26
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've run both chkdsk and sfc/ scannow. They found nothing unusual.

However, I used the suggestion I posted yesterday, closing all background programs.
windows 7 ultimate upgrade - Microsoft Community

Ran setup again, and it told me there are 2 corrupt files in the ISO. So that's the problem. Does anyone have a favorite place for an ISO? It's Win 7 Ult. x64
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06 Oct 2018   #27
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Ran setup again, and it told me there are 2 corrupt files in the ISO. So that's the problem. Does anyone have a favorite place for an ISO? It's Win 7 Ult. x64
You can download the latest and last Windows [Final] > Windows 7 SP1 [build 7601] > Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 ISO [build 6.1.7601 - July 2009] file from TechBench [make sure you select the correct language and bit type].

If you need any further help/information, like how to burn the ISO to DVD or USB then please let us know!

I hope this helps!
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06 Oct 2018   #28
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Done. I used a new ISO from SIW2 and the 2nd technique on this page
Turns out that this message is very common
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows - Microsoft Community

I used to date a guy named Oobe. His nickname was Oo. His sister was named Mobo, but her nickname was Mob. ;-)

Dism++'s documentation is in Chinese, literally, but I found the list of updates already installed, mostly on the machine's birthday in 2016. How will it show me the rest and which ones to avoid?
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06 Oct 2018   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need to click the Scan button so it will tell you anything you still need. It downloads the MS database and checks it against your current installation.

Repair Install-scan.jpg


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06 Oct 2018   #30
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK, great!! And thanks to my other helpers.
(Stupid MS can't detect that I don't have Office. OpenOffice is LMFAO)

This is for anyone referencing this thread in the future:
Using the good ISO, it's not time-consuming at all. All my old tweaks, settings and preferences and Classic Shell were saved, even my Prod Key. Except for the updates, it took about 20 minutes last night.

Original computer builder just sent me a list of updates to avoid.
I'm posting it for posterity, but it goes only to my acquiring the machine 10/2016:

3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
3022345 (Telemetry); may affect System File Checker

3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
3050265 (a June 2015 replacement for 2990214)
3065987 (a July 2015 replacement for 2990214) might allow a way to block other Win 10 related KBs.

3068708 (Telemetry) (a later replacement for 3022345)
3075249 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15
3080149 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15

3090045 (update revision)
3112343 (Windows 10 attack vector)
3123862 (Upgrade vector)

3133977 (Windows 7 'Bitlocker' = Asus landmine)
3139929 SECURITY update that includes ad-ware
317304 The final nag
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