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Windows 7: Repair Install

23 May 2013   #1300
psrocker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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First of all, thanks for posting such detailed tutorial. I am having some doubt regarding windows key.

I bought dell studio laptop with Windows 7 home premium x64 which was OEM activated. I then upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 through windows anytime upgrade key. Now which key should i use when performing a repair install, OEM key or windows anytime upgrade key?

Thanks
Use "anytime upgrade key". It's just a "Windows 7 Ultimate x64" key.
Thanks for the prompt reply.


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02 Jun 2013   #1301
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Just used this - worked fine,

A couple of third party programs lost their 'activation' keys - I had the original emails so it was no problem. But something to check before doing any kind of reinstall I guess - they both used the 256 byte random key technique

pjd
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03 Jun 2013   #1302
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

If you have an ASUS BT11 Bluetooth dongle you'll need to reinstall the support package - https://www.asus.com/Networking/USBB...pport_Download

pjd
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12 Jun 2013   #1303
tbird2340

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
I can't do a repair?

This link right here: Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File says You cannot use a slipstream Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with on a currently installed Windows 7 SP1

I have W7 Enterprise SP1.. So I can't do a repair because I only have W7 Enterprise media? The slipstream won't work to do a repair?
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12 Jun 2013   #1304
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello tbird, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no you will not be able to use a slipstream installation media to do a repair install with.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jun 2013   #1305
tbird2340

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Is that a volume license iso?

Also, if that doesn't include SP1 am I screwed and can't do a repair?
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12 Jun 2013   #1306
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Looks like there isn't anymore evaluation for Windows 7 Enterprise .
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12 Jun 2013   #1307
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

tbird,

As VK posted above, it looks like there's not a Windows 7 Enterprise evaluation ISO download available anymore at the link I posted.

Unless you or a friend has a TechNet or MSDN subscription to download it from and use your product key with, then it looks like you're out of luck and will need to do a clean install instead.
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14 Jun 2013   #1308
aPe

W7 64 bit home premium upgrade
 
 

Nice instructions, but is there any way to do a repair when W7 won't load and none of the recovery options work? I assume one of the system files got corrupted or damaged on the disk so alternately is there any way to determine which file(s) are missing/damaged so I can possibly reload them?

I should clarify I have a Dell laptop that came with Vista preloaded and a W7 upgrade disk.
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14 Jun 2013   #1309
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello aPe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but a repair install can only be done from within Windows since it's basically an in-place upgrade to the same edition.

Is it giving you an error message?
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