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Windows 7: Repair Install

31 Oct 2013   #1420
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Max,

Don't have a WSUS server to test with.

If you got the "Install Now" screen, then there's a very good chance that it's good.
Thanks; dumb questions both maybe.

Disc seems good--I'm ready for anything now. Thanks for the support here!


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31 Oct 2013   #1421
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Max. See my signature about questions.
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07 Nov 2013   #1422
ubose

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Will Repair Install help if computer is infected?

My Windows 7 64-bit Home computer was infected and would not let me do a System Restore, which I tried as a fix. I was able to launch Windows and do usual stuff like word-process and browse the internet. But I was seeing strange popups from Malwarebytes and the newly installed Comodo security program. I think I got infected when I clicked on a Comodo titled popup soon after installing the security program. Thinking that malfunctioning security programs are a big problem, I did a clean install of my computer and it took me many hours to get back to the way it was with all my data and most of the programs. Would a Repair Install been a quicker solution? Thanks.
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07 Nov 2013   #1423
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ubose,

I'm sorry but no. A repair install would not help with a virus infection.

I would recommend to do a clean install again.
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12 Nov 2013   #1424
texhnologic

Windows 8 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Sorry if this has been asked before, but how long does it take to do the "upgrade"? 2-3 hours?
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12 Nov 2013   #1425
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Texhnologic,

It will greatly vary per system based on it's speed and performance, but yeah I would plan to give yourself at least that long to have time to do the repair install and make any needed setup adjustments afterwards.
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25 Nov 2013   #1426
TDPsGM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

On the first post:
6. Repair Installed Windows 7 without SP1 using Windows 7 without SP1 DVD/USB

In the Notes box you say:
It is preferred to have SP1 installed and use step 4 or 5 above to do a repair install instead.

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"It is preferred to have SP1 installed . . ." ===> are you referring to the computer os or the install .iso???

My situation:
We have been trying to install our SP1 using windows updates and we have tried everything. This is the only thing left for us to try now.

To be clear: on a machine that has Windows 7 without SP1, we must do the repair using an install disk that DOES NOT have SP1 included in the .iso file. Is that correct?

If that is correct, can I take the Windows 7 install iso, and extract the files to my D: drive using 7-zip and run the set up files from there? You said I could do that with the install disk that HAS sp1 but it was not clear as to whether or not I could do that with the non-SP1 .iso files.

Thanks for the help.
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25 Nov 2013   #1427
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDPsGM View Post
On the first post:
6. Repair Installed Windows 7 without SP1 using Windows 7 without SP1 DVD/USB

In the Notes box you say:
It is preferred to have SP1 installed and use step 4 or 5 above to do a repair install instead.

==============

"It is preferred to have SP1 installed . . ." ===> are you referring to the computer os or the install .iso???

My situation:
We have been trying to install our SP1 using windows updates and we have tried everything. This is the only thing left for us to try now.

To be clear: on a machine that has Windows 7 without SP1, we must do the repair using an install disk that DOES NOT have SP1 included in the .iso file. Is that correct?

If that is correct, can I take the Windows 7 install iso, and extract the files to my D: drive using 7-zip and run the set up files from there? You said I could do that with the install disk that HAS sp1 but it was not clear as to whether or not I could do that with the non-SP1 .iso files.

Thanks for the help.
On machine with win7 WITHOUT SP1: Use win7 install ISO with SP1 included (prefered). Or use win7 install ISO without SP1 included.

Why extract the files?
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25 Nov 2013   #1428
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TDPsGM,

In addition, yes, you could extract either ISO (with or without SP1 included) to D: if you like, then run the setup.exe file to start the repair installation.
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26 Nov 2013   #1429
TDPsGM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
On machine with win7 WITHOUT SP1: Use win7 install ISO with SP1 included (prefered). Or use win7 install ISO without SP1 included.
Ok, use the *.iso with SP1 included.
Could that post be edited so others may not have an issue with it?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why extract the files?
Why not?
I don't have to waste a dvd and I don't happen to have an extra USB laying around and I have a ton of room on my D: drive.
Seems logical. Am I missing something?

Thanks for the reply by the way.
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