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Windows 7: Repair Install Compatibility Error:You can't upgrade 64-bit Windows...

21 Oct 2019   #21
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

For what I can see, the disk you're trying to use is not the same you did the reinstall some time ago.
As the Control panel\System image you posted has the CyberPower logo, you have used a CyberPower recovery disk.
As your current installation is 64 bits, the one you're trying to use (32Bits) it's not the same you have used to reinstall win 7.
Paul gave you a M$ link to download a Win 7 HP SP1 64 Bits iso file. Burn a DVD or make a USB boot able drive. If you don't know how to make a make a USB boot able drive, please ask.
When you do a Repair install with a M$ iso, it will ask for a key. The key should be on the COA sticker on the side of the case. If you don't find the key, you must retrieve the activation key. Also ask if you don't know how to do it.


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21 Oct 2019   #22
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
For what I can see, the disk you're trying to use is not the same you did the reinstall some time ago.
As the Control panel\System image you posted has the CyberPower logo, you have used a CyberPower recovery disk.
As your current installation is 64 bits, the one you're trying to use (32Bits) it's not the same you have used to reinstall win 7.
Paul gave you a M$ link to download a Win 7 HP SP1 64 Bits iso file. Burn a DVD or make a USB boot able drive. If you don't know how to make a make a USB boot able drive, please ask.
When you do a Repair install with a M$ iso, it will ask for a key. The key should be on the COA sticker on the side of the case. If you don't find the key, you must retrieve the activation key. Also ask if you don't know how to do it.

First, I appreciate everyone who is looking at this. I DL'd the iso you provided (Thanks!) and am not opposed to using it, and I ran Paul's batch (inserted), but this doesn't make sense:

Clean_Repair_edited.txt


Hmm, a recovery disc, eh.

So, I'm as certain as could be I did use this same disc to clean install back in september on a new harddrive, and I don't have usb with windows 7, so I must have used this disc.


Disc label says

"contains 64-bit software only." !!!
"Windows 7 Home Premium SP1"
it also does use the term, "Recovery media" on the label, but why does it say "contains 64-bit software only" if it's a 32bit disc and WinPE at that per dism ?!


When I attempted Repair Install, which I tried multiple times with the same compatibility error, I always only had the option to make a 64bit OS selection from the list and I selected Home Premium 64bit.

I ran dism multiple times with same results. I only have one CD/DVD drive, and no external drives connected!


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21 Oct 2019   #23
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

OK, so how could my system say 64bit in control panel yet, the disc is a recovery DVD only - and I used it to clean install.


sorry, this just doesn't make sense! Did I install a WinPE 64bit version from the DVD - yikes, I'm confused. No cause the disc shouldn't poll as 32bit?


Here's Disk Management per request:

Repair Install Compatibility Error:You can't upgrade 64-bit Windows...-diskmanagement_screen.png


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22 Oct 2019   #24
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You don't install WinPE.
WinPE is a small Windows OS on the installation disk that has a GUI to guide you on installation or repair.
Some OEM installation disk don't install Windows the way a M$ disk do. They recovery a disk image stored on the DVD. This kind of disk can't be used on a Repair installation.
Before you do a Repair install with the M$ disk, make a copy of your OEM SLP license so you can do a offline activation.
Use ABR
Explanation is here: oem-activation-license
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22 Oct 2019   #25
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You don't install WinPE.
WinPE is a small Windows OS on the installation disk that has a GUI to guide you on installation or repair.
Some OEM installation disk don't install Windows the way a M$ disk do. They recovery a disk image stored on the DVD. This kind of disk can't be used on a Repair installation.
Before you do a Repair install with the M$ disk, make a copy of your OEM SLP license so you can do a offline activation.
Use ABR
Explanation is here: oem-activation-license

I Repair Installed successfully afaik so far.
I have my key, but I skipped entering license during install per tutorial at sevenforums.

Can I update WEI score before activation per tutorial with this install you gave me or will that feature only work after I activate with key?

Next is too install WU's hopefully, finally, which was my original problem. Was intending on using DISM++. Have to review.

Thanks!
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22 Oct 2019   #26
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Also, do I have to reinstall MOBO drivers (dvd)?
Am confused about this. Thought I did.
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22 Oct 2019   #27
Snick

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

Cittizin7
Computer type
PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number System Builder (Cyberpower)
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8H67-M LE
Memory 4.00 GB
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Sound Card (1) Realtek High Definition Audio (2) Intel(R) Display Aud
Monitor(s) Displays hp S2331
Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080
Keyboard Xtreme Gear
Mouse Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical
PSU Corsair
Case Apevia
Cooling Intel fan (cpu); case fans.
Hard Drives (1) Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (2) Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (3) Multi Flash Reader USB Device
Internet Speed 1.0 Gbps
Antivirus Avast
Browser Firefox Quantum

I have every Windows 7 8.1 & 10 ISO anyone needs.
32 or 64?
Is your copy Genuine?
MGADiag


I have every Windows 7 8.1 & 10 ISO anyone needs.
32 or 64?
Is your copy Genuine?
MGADiag
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22 Oct 2019   #28
Paul Black

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

Hi Snick,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Is your copy Genuine?
The link for the Win 7 SP1 HP 64-bit ISO I posted in post #20 is GENUINE!

He has a Cyberpower OEM computer. It appears that he has re-installed the OS [as per the disk management screenshot] at some stage [NOT from the recovery/factory reset partition] and has therefore overwritten the recovery/factory reset partition that would of had the drivers specific for his OS build.

Megahertz07 advised him to do this to retrieve the OEM license key . . .

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Before you do a Repair install with the M$ disk, make a copy of your OEM SLP license so you can do a offline activation.
Use ABR
Explanation is here: oem-activation-license
. . . but I am not sure if he did!
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22 Oct 2019   #29
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

For the updates, use Simplix
To avoid telemetry and unnecessary updates, I have set Services - Windows Update - Manual. On WU page I have set it to Never check and monthly I install the Security ONLY updates. I then run WU manually to find updates for Office etc and decide witch one to install.

As an alternative, my suggestion is to set Services - Windows Update - Manual and on WU page set it to Never check.
Then run UpdatePack7R2
Simplix is a single file (750MB) that contain all updates since Win 7 released up to date. It has all security and non security updates without the trash (telemetry and tracking). Very good.
Then run WU manually to find updates for Office etc and decide witch one to install.

To uninstall the telemetry, run cmd file to uninstall those KB files.
kb_spy.cmd.txt
Rename it as KB_Spy.cmd and run it.
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22 Oct 2019   #30
Cittizin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Snick,



The link for the Win 7 SP1 HP 64-bit ISO I posted in post #20 is GENUINE!

He has a Cyberpower OEM computer. It appears that he has re-installed the OS [as per the disk management screenshot] at some stage [NOT from the recovery/factory reset partition] and has therefore overwritten the recovery/factory reset partition that would of had the drivers specific for his OS build.

Megahertz07 advised him to do this to retrieve the OEM license key . . .



. . . but I am not sure if he did!



I did in fact use the Recovery DVD to clean install in Sept. As far as I can tell, I never had a recovery partition on my drive, cyberpower didn't set up my system that way. If I understand correctly, according to Megahertz07 (see post; don't know how to link to it.) the recovery "partition" is on the DVD itself! I never would have thought of that! But, the Cyberpower DVD isn't able to perform Repair Install so I needed a Setup Disc or to make one via iso as you mention - Whew!


And I've had me license key written down for this process and it's still visible on my pc tower! I used that raymond.cc program too just to be sure I was on the same page about all this license chicanery :)


I chose to wait to add key/activate per sevenforum tutorial until I updated Windows experience index.


I Activated Successfully.
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