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Windows 7: Repair Install

03 Nov 2012   #1130
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paullus View Post
No I dowloaded 101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.

But I'm now downloading the one you have indicated.

Hopefully I've got the right one now.
Thanks very much.
Regards,
Steve
You're welcome Steve. Please let us know how it went.


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04 Nov 2012   #1131
Paullus

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink.
I downloaded the correct ISO and started the repair install at 07:00 this morning. I've just finished the final setup, graphics driver etc 5 hours later. Windows now seems to have regained its former performance. More importantly the System Restore and Back up functions which I've been trying to fix for days are now working again.
Great result and a sincere thank you very much indeed.
Regards,
Steve
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04 Nov 2012   #1132
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Steve. I'm happy to hear that everything is working properly again.
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06 Nov 2012   #1133
gravity347

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey all,
Following up after using this procedure again and running into a separate hurdle!
I upgraded my media centers mainboard (ram & cpu)
Following this tutorial but swapping the drive over at the first reboot (as in my post #945 (page 95))
every driver installed successfully except my "Intel HD Graphics" driver did not, coming up with the 'Code 12 This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use'
After almost exhausting myself trying different things over 12 or so hours I finally found a fix to the problem.
Following this small guide Device Manager : Hidden Devices I removed every driver possible (making sure after 3 attempts not to remove the usb drivers that controlled the keyboard and mouse *sigh*) and upon reboot installed the graphics driver first
Problem Fixed!
Hope this helps someone else in the same situation, but i assume its fairly uncommon

Thanks again

PS. I came across another tutorial here Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer but unfortunately I didnt have any success after step 3, so prefer to stick with what works.
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07 Nov 2012   #1134
sduncan9

64 bit Windows 7 home premium
 
 
repair install Toshiba A500 Windows 7 SP1

Greetings!
Thank you in advance to Brink for posting this tutorial.

I have had a problem with the hard drive on my laptop. I replaced the hard drive and did a recovery using Total Recovery Pro 9 from the back up files I had created on an external hard drive. System boots and runs! Of course I have inherited the errors that were creeping in from the errors on the old hard drive. There are some features that have stopped working including Live Mail and Windows update. I also ran sfc/scannow which indicated some problems which it could not fix, generating a large log file. Wishing to maintain my programs and data I have tried twice to do the repair install as outlined at the beginning of this thread, I get most of the way through and then encounter the rollback and message: "This version of Windows could not be installed. Your previous version of Windows has been restored. Before trying to install this version of Windows again, check online to see if it is compatible with your computer. Go to the Microsoft Website... ... and search for "upgrade adviser"". I have gone through the steps and run the upgrade adviser which does list two programs that might have issues a version of Adobe Acrobat and Wild Tangent games needing a paid subscription. I had not deleted these two programs and will try doing that. I was trying to do an upgrade install using the Windows 7 SP1 ISO file I had downloaded from the website and burned on a dvd.

Any thoughts as to how to proceed?

Thank you in advance!
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07 Nov 2012   #1135
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stuart, and welcome to Seven Forums.


Just to verify, I have a few questions.
  • Did you use the English (if you have English installed) Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58997 ISO download from the Dell link in the note box under step 5?
  • Do you have all current Windows Updates installed?
  • Did you uninstall or disable any 3rd party AV or firewall program you have installed? These will sometimes interfere with the installation, and could cause this.
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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07 Nov 2012   #1136
sduncan9

64 bit Windows 7 home premium
 
 

Shawn, thanks for the reply! Here are my answers to your questions:
  • Did you use the English (if you have English installed) Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58997 ISO download from the Dell link in the note box under step 5?
  • Yes, that is the the file # I downloaded, though I believe from a different site. The disk label is GSP1RMCHPXFRER_EN_DVD.
  • Do you have all current Windows Updates installed?
  • Yes, up until Windows Update stopped working about 4 days ago updates were current, it displays a message about the service not running and I may have to restart my computer. Even when I restart I still have the same problem with Update.
  • Did you uninstall or disable any 3rd party AV or firewall program you have installed? These will sometimes interfere with the installation, and could cause this.
  • I disabled Norton 360 for 5 hours while performing the second repair installation attempt.
Thanks for your input!
Stuart

PS I also tried repairing Windows Live Mail and then uninstalling WLE and then reinstalling WLE, when I tried opening WLM I received the message "...calendar contains corrupt data forcing WLM to close (0x8E5E0247)".
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07 Nov 2012   #1137
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try using that exact ISO from the link in the tutorial, uninstall Norton completely, then try the repair install again.
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07 Nov 2012   #1138
sduncan9

64 bit Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade installation unsuccessful

Hi Brink,

Well I followed your instructions, downloaded the exact file from the Dell site (the one I used before came from sevenforums.com), I uninstalled Norton 360, restarted the laptop and followed the instructions at the beginning of this thread. When it got near the end of installation (had already restarted a couple of times) the following error message was displayed "Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware" disappointing since it was running though not perfectly, no problems in Device Manager, and the upgrade adviser said the hardware and programs were compatible.
Then the computer restarted and rolled back to the existing Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 state.
There may a partition on the hard drive with Toshiba's factory installation, though I don't know if it was damaged at all, it should have been copied over when I did the TotalRecovery Pro 9 restore from the original hard drive.

Any thoughts as to how best to proceed? Your input is appreciated...

Thanks again!

Stuart
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07 Nov 2012   #1139
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Stuart,

It looks like you may be needing to do a clean install instead.
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