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Windows 7: Repair Install

30 Dec 2009   #120
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ATC Rogue View Post
Well I've just completed the repair install step by step and I'm glad to say so far I think it's eliminated the issues I was having, the only thing that seems to have any errors was EIO'dll couldn' tload but I've nailed that down to the ASUS Nvidia graphics card I have, I think it's the smartdoctor program related to the g-card so I'll just reinstall that, also I would like to note my windows live messenger has no issues logging me in. All I'm left with is to say a big thankyou for the extremely useful information on this repair install, if anyone else has any issues that I know of with windows 7 I will be surely pointing them in the direction of this forum.

Thankyou again

ATC Rogue
You're welcome ATC Rogue. I'm happy to hear that you seemed to have got it all sorted out.


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30 Dec 2009   #121
ATC Rogue

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well I thought it had all sorted itself out but my explorer just crashed after activating windows and now crashes everytime I right click on the desktop so it looks like a clean install is needed, I'm just backing up all my docs and other essential files then going to reformat and reinstall, thanks for the repair install guide either way as it's very useful, I guess it just wasn't going to work for me.

Thanks

ATC Rogue
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30 Dec 2009   #122
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm sorry to hear that ATC Rogue. I hope that the clean install will run smoothly for you.
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04 Jan 2010   #123
AlecksShoe

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to do a repair install with another version of Windows 7?

I had Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed so I don't have an installation disc for Home Premium. However, I did borrow a friend's Windows 7 Professional Disc but I don't want to upgrade - just do a repair install. Is this possible?
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04 Jan 2010   #124
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Alecks,

Sorry, but no it will need to be the same edition and version of Windows 7 to do a repair install with it.
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05 Jan 2010   #125
crnv88

Win 7
 
 

But don't those disc have all versions on them? The Key Code determines what version gets installed? If so, then he/she should be able to use it. I sure would try it anyhow...if it works-great, if not-then a little bit of time is lost is all.
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05 Jan 2010   #126
AlecksShoe

Windows 7
 
 

Turns out you can't...if you try to do a repair install with the different version Windows 7 Disc it'll tell you to go to the Windows Anytime Upgrade screen to perform an upgrade.
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06 Jan 2010   #127
btlastic

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just a quick question, what's the difference between Repair install and the full custom install? Doesn't custom install keep your files too? (in windows.old)
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06 Jan 2010   #128
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Btlastic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A repair install is basically the same as a upgrade install, but you are upgrading to the same edition instead. This way it acts like a upgrade and leaves your programs and user profiles and settings intact with the same Windows 7 edition. That's why this is a good repair option when nothing else works. Think of it like resetting the Windows 7, and you still keep everything else as is.

A custom installs the same way as a clean install does almost except that is saves the previous installation to the Windows.old folder as a backup only. Your installed programs, user profiles, and settings will not remain intact. It will be essentially the same a clean install with a backup.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jan 2010   #129
btlastic

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Btlastic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A repair install is basically the same as a upgrade install, but you are upgrading to the same edition instead. This way it acts like a upgrade and leaves your programs and user profiles and settings intact with the same Windows 7 edition. That's why this is a good repair option when nothing else works. Think of it like resetting the Windows 7, and you still keep everything else as is.

A custom installs the same way as a clean install does almost except that is saves the previous installation to the Windows.old folder as a backup only. Your installed programs, user profiles, and settings will not remain intact. It will be essentially the same a clean install with a backup.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for your help. Just another question; the Windows.old folder will contain all my files right? Including all program files, user appdata, documents, music, etc? Basically the whole hard drive?
Thanks.
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