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Windows 7: Repair Install

15 Apr 2013   #1280
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The day I switched over from XP to 7, I always missed the "Repair" option that XP gave in its text based setup. I remember, I posted on several forums seeking help on how to "repair" Windows 7, it's a shame that, today, ie, 15 Apr 2013, after even Windows 8 rolled out, I got to know that Windows 7 CAN be repaired. Awesome tutorial.


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16 Apr 2013   #1281
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

This is a very good post - I appreciate it. Mostly I do either system Restore or In-Place install from the Desktop.

Yesterday, Malwarebytes released an update that rendered about 15 Windows 7 machines I maintain wholly unbootable, I was able to fix all of them save one, which had no restore points. There was really nothing I could do - Even Windows 8's Black Screen of Death allows you to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del "Three Fingered Salute" to pull up the Task Manager and you can re-run Setup from there. But windows 7 cannot be fixed that way.

So - My question is, is there ANY version of the Windows 7 Install disk, x86 and x64, SP1 and No SP1 - That can do the in-place install from BOOT?

This is the big problem with Windows 7, XP is easily repaired from the Install Disk, but Windows 7, it appears that an In-Place install can only be performed from the Desktop.
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17 Apr 2013   #1282
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jonny,

Unfortunately, it is true that a repair install can only be done from inside Windows 7.

Do you have a system image available to restore?

If you like, you could use either tutorial below to copy any needed files from the PC before reinstalling.Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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17 Apr 2013   #1283
Ex_Brit

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

Couldn't you even boot into Safe Mode? Malwarebytes is totally functional in that mode and you could then undo whatever MBAM removed. Assuming the quarantine hadn't already been emptied manually. I use MBAM and haven't seen anything like that happening. But the difference maybe that I don't use the "Pro" aspect of it as I already have A/V active.
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03 May 2013   #1284
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

I using a USB to try to do this repair install, but i cannot even boot into windows at all. I getting error of 0x0000007b. Yesterday my computer was fine, i was just doing a project and today when i open i get this error when i choose the option, disable automatic restart. So what can i do to fix this?
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03 May 2013   #1285
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Maul,

Unfortunately, you can only do a repair install from within Windows. It cannot be done using any other method.

You might see if this below may be able to help with the stop error 0x0000007b though.

Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 May 2013   #1286
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

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

Unfortunately, you can only do a repair install from within Windows. It cannot be done using any other method.

You might see if this below may be able to help with the stop error 0x0000007b though.

Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I notice already, I read through again the post.
Okay, thank you, anyway, I directly reformat my PC already, no choice by that time
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05 May 2013   #1287
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope it went smoothly for you Lee.
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07 May 2013   #1288
GiCOMMANDO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My installation stopped at the "expanding files" part... Can someone plzzz help.
Screenshot of error below...


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07 May 2013   #1289
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GiCommando,

What are you using to do the repair install with?
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