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Windows 7: Attempted repair install. Got stuck on the transfer files step: 72%.

09 Oct 2019   #31
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharthan View Post

EDIT2: Could my repair install be being prevented because of the DisableOSUpgrade registry key that I have set to "1", under WindowsUpdate? That key exists and is set to what it is for the purpose of preventing Microsoft from force-upgrading my PC to Windows 10.

Does that key need to be set to "0" for me to successfully complete the repair install?
M$ is not auto pushing win 10 anymore.
As a repair install technically is a upgrade with same version, if you set DisableOSUpgrade to 1, try to set it to 0


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4 Weeks Ago   #32
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
M$ is not auto pushing win 10 anymore.
As a repair install technically is a upgrade with same version, if you set DisableOSUpgrade to 1, try to set it to 0
I agree with Megahertz07.
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4 Weeks Ago   #33
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Tharthan
Did you run disk cleanup very low disk before you tried repair install?
There are several steps that you need to take to insure a successful
Repair Install/In-Place Upgrade
or Upgrade to Windows 10 which is still free.
Repair Install Instructions
Bill
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4 Weeks Ago   #34
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) - Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Bossman, that's never going to happen.

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I did the extended disk cleanup that Snick suggested.

I will be attempting the repair install again momentarily. I have burnt to a small flash drive (that I had thought that I had lost a long time ago) TinyCore. I have done this so that I can obtain files if something goes wrong again.
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4 Weeks Ago   #35
Paul Black

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

Hi Tharthan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharthan View Post
I will be attempting the repair install again momentarily.
If you get stuck or need help then let us know!
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4 Weeks Ago   #36
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

You don't have to BURNT a flash drive, you REpair install from within Windows
I.E. With windows running.
Unzip the ISO with 7zip to a Folder on your desktop
run Setup.exe
From my OneDrive, here's Ninite AutoInstaller 7zip
Question, we are here for YOU!
Bill
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4 Weeks Ago   #37
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) - Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
You don't have to BURNT a flash drive, you REpair install from within Windows
I.E. With windows running.
I said that I burnt a flashdrive with TinyCore, which is a form of GNU/Linux. You seem to have misunderstood me.

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Due to something that came up, the repair install will be delayed for slightly longer. I will post back here when I attempt again (perhaps at the end of the day today).
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4 Weeks Ago   #38
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharthan View Post
I said that I burnt a flashdrive with TinyCore, which is a form of GNU/Linux. You seem to have misunderstood me.
I know the Linux Distro TinyCore
Don't know why you didn't use AOMEI or Macrium Reflect, they are free & you can choose what you back up.
Learn something from the OP every time they post.

Bill
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2 Weeks Ago   #39
Tharthan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) - Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I was able to get the repair install to go through.

The bad news is that it didn't fix the caption button size problem that I was doing the repair install for in the first place. It went back to the bad, grotesquely large size after two reboots (which is precisely the same thing that happens if I try to change the size value myself). I am pretty convinced that some altered DLL or executable file from 2013 or 2012 or something is replacing (after some rebooting) any "good" executable files or DLLs that I try to replace the bad ones with (or, in this case, the computer tries to replace, perhaps. Or maybe the problem files are in locations not impacted by the repair install. I don't know. What I do know is that, wherever they are, they won't stay "fixed" even if I manually try to fix the problem.)

I won't undo the repair install, though, because it could possibly have fixed something else that I am not aware of.

I have been having a small amount of trouble installing Windows Updates via the Simplix installer from September 24th, though. Here is a log file from the last time I ran it. It installed a number of updates, but not all of the ones that it was supposed to. It seems to be able to install more the number of times that I run it (after restarting when it can't finish), so maybe this is just one of those things where it needs to install certain updates to install other ones which came after them.

I'm going to run it again after I post this.

Thanks for sticking with me through this, fellas. I had no one else to turn to, because the last fellow that offered to help me with this problem refused to show me how to fix it, and instead insisted that I do thed digital equivalent of knocking down the house except for the support beams, and building a new house on those old support beams (which I pointed out a million times makes no sense in my case).


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File Type: log UpdatePack7.log (13.9 KB, 1 views)
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2 Weeks Ago   #40
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

A repair install transfers your settings. Could be an issue with a setting in your user hive. %userprofile%\ntuser.dat
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 Attempted repair install. Got stuck on the transfer files step: 72%.




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