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Windows 7: Repair Install

24 Mar 2013   #1260
BuzWeaver

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Buz,

I'd hate to say it, but you may be better off to do a clean install instead to get a fresh start. It'll take longer, but you'll be happier with the end result.
LOL, I thought as much. Thanks for your help.


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24 Mar 2013   #1261
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly and quick for you.
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25 Mar 2013   #1262
Hunter36

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Love your tutorials, Brink. But, I'm having an issue here. I'm going through the steps of this tutorial, but the issue is, that when I want to upgrade Windows 7 to repair it, I come across that Broadcom Control Suite is incompatible if I upgrade it. However, the Broadcom Control Suite isn't even installed, I removed it way before hand. I checked the registry, AppData, even the Program Files doesn't have it. Is there something I'm missing here? By the way, the file's attached below.


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File Type: zip Windows Compatibiliy Report.zip (1.1 KB, 70 views)
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26 Mar 2013   #1263
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hunter,

How did you remove the Broadcom Control Suite? Did you do so through "Programs and Features?

From the report, it may not have been successfully or correctly uninstalled.

No worries though, the report is just recommending to uninstall it. It's not going to affect being able to do a repair install.

However, the report does say that you will need to restart the computer first, then start the repair install again.
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26 Mar 2013   #1264
Hunter36

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hunter,

How did you remove the Broadcom Control Suite? Did you do so through "Programs and Features?

From the report, it may not have been successfully or correctly uninstalled.

No worries though, the report is just recommending to uninstall it. It's not going to affect being able to do a repair install.

However, the report does say that you will need to restart the computer first, then start the repair install again.
I uninstall it from Programs and Features of course but it's not there to uninstall if I didn't do it right, and I did restart my computer but I'm yet to try and do the repair install again. I will do that after I leave here.
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26 Mar 2013   #1265
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be remnants of the program still lurking around making it seem like it's still installed but not. Most likely in the registry.

Hopefully the repair install will take care of this as well. If not, then try installing and uninstalling the program again to see if it gets uninstalled completely this round.
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26 Mar 2013   #1266
Hunter36

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Could be remnants of the program still lurking around making it seem like it's still installed but not. Most likely in the registry.

Hopefully the repair install will take care of this as well. If not, then try installing and uninstalling the program again to see if it gets uninstalled completely this round.
Well, I tried to do the repair mode, but I realized that it's a Dell Dimension 5150 PC I'm trying to repair on. This PC won't even allow the Windows 7 DVD to load the files and update when it's in Boot mode. It'll not run the DVD for hours after I try to upgrade the system files.
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26 Mar 2013   #1267
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you may need to do a factory recovery instead.

How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell Computer
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26 Mar 2013   #1268
Hunter36

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case, you may need to do a factory recovery instead.

How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft Windows on a Dell Computer
I could try that, but the warranty expired 6 years ago.
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26 Mar 2013   #1269
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries, the warranty has nothing to do with doing a factory restore.

The link in my post will show you how to use the factory recovery partition on your PC to restore Windows 7 back to factory conditions.

Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose to another location first though.
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