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Windows 7: Repair Install

06 Mar 2013   #1230
Windspider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thanks for all the help...turns out the actual issue on my machine causing the BSODS was the RAM.

New build, got 8 gigs of sexy Corsair RAM and...seems my GIGABYTE motherboard just doesn't like it. Its at the shop now and seems to be running stable on Kingston.

I suppose this type of thing happens, especially with new builds...but its annoying nontheless.

learnt a lot anyway.




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06 Mar 2013   #1231
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Windspider,

I'm happy to hear that you found the cause. I hope the new system will continue to run great.
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07 Mar 2013   #1232
scajjr2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For me this fix ins't working. It keeps telling me I have to do the "upgrade" by starting Windows and doing it from there, but the issue is I can't get to windows (trying to fix son-in-law's laptop) , gives BSOD 6b. Have tried all the MBR and BSD fixes, startup repair won't fix it, was hoping this would work. Any suggestions?

Using a USB stick, asks for cd/dvd driver.

Sam
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07 Mar 2013   #1233
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sam,

Yeah, you're not going to be able to do a repair install if you can't do it from within Windows. Other than doing a clean install, you might take a look at the link below and post any available details in the BSOD Help and Support forum area to see if we may be able to help with the BSOD issue.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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09 Mar 2013   #1234
scajjr2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK so if I copy his old hard drive over to an external, do a clean install can the clean install then use the data off the external to migrate over his programs and data?

Sam
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09 Mar 2013   #1235
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sam,

The programs will have to be reinstalled, but the data could be copied back over.
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09 Mar 2013   #1236
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

When I did this , I had to re install all of the Windows updates. It worked out fine. I did not lose anything but time.
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19 Mar 2013   #1237
vanblam

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
32bit to 64bit issue when infact you have 64bit lol

Hello,

I'm having a bit of a problem on my other computer and Ive decided to do a repair on windows 7. Now I know for a fact that the OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ( even double checked by looking under system) and when i make the attempt to do the upgrade as a repair I get a compatibility issue saying that it cant upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64bit OS. The disk I'm using is the same one I installed it with 8 months ago and it has SP1 on it.
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19 Mar 2013   #1238
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I always just do an inplace reinstall following THIS I would print it first.

It does work and you lose nothing but you will have to remove SP1 unless you have a DVD with SP1 on it. When complete you will have to re update all of the Updates from WU.
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19 Mar 2013   #1239
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vanblam View Post
Hello,

I'm having a bit of a problem on my other computer and Ive decided to do a repair on windows 7. Now I know for a fact that the OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ( even double checked by looking under system) and when i make the attempt to do the upgrade as a repair I get a compatibility issue saying that it cant upgrade a 32bit OS to a 64bit OS. The disk I'm using is the same one I installed it with 8 months ago and it has SP1 on it.
Are you absolutely sure it's a 64-bit system?

System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)

Right-click "Computer" on your desktop or in the Start menu and select Properties and it should indicate the highlighted line in this picture (click to enlarge if necessary)


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