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Windows 7: Repair Install

23 Jan 2014   #1470
carrot muncher

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Would just like to say a big thank you to the OP, followed this tut yesterday after my install went a bit hay wire, and I couldn't install any programs without some error coming up.

All seems fine now, and didn't know you repaired it in this manor, so learned something new and windows is working correctly, so happy days.



Is it possible to add to the original post, that if you have a laptop with a broken screen this repair can still be done.

I started doing, and after it rebooted I could see on the laptop screen, well about 25% of the screen that the repair was doing something, but I knew that I was going to have to type in the product key and without being able to see anything that would have been... fun.
But luckily after another reboot it displayed on the monitor, which was a relief and I was able to carry on no problems.


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30 Jan 2014   #1471
GutiarGuy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Repair install

Hello there,

I cant seem to install SP1 multiple fails, I've tried my best to look through the earlier posts so I'm sorry if someone has said the same things but I'm not sure they have exactly.

I have got an win 7 ultimate sp1 x64 ISO and have found out my BD-Rom drive is broken (i know but i don't use it so it went unnoticed for awhile)
i have no flash drives only external Hard drives, i have read that you can do a repair install from simply extracting the ISO to desktop, in a virtual drive (daemon tools lite) even the External HD and just run setup so i tried these and they all seems to load up so i can press on update or custom install, my problem though is that the SP1 ISO is saying i need it to be installed already?? this being the reason i want to do this in the first place i was annoyed, i read you can get the PRE SP1 ISO but i came across this -

How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation | PCWorld

"you can still perform a repair by using a simple workaround: Right-click the Setup file before you run it, and select the Properties menu. From there, navigate to the Compatibility tab, and check Run this program in compatibility mode for:. Then select Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop-down menu. Be sure to also check the box at the bottom labeled Run this program as an administrator; then click OK. Run the Setup utility again"

tried this and it then seems to get past the problem with not having SP1 already on, i wont go any further though because i don't have enough space to create a system image and I'm waiting on another drive to do this with.

Basicly what are your thoughts on this, do you think it will get through 100% with no problems?


Thanks
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30 Jan 2014   #1472
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GutiarGuy View Post
Hello there,

I cant seem to install SP1 multiple fails, I've tried my best to look through the earlier posts so I'm sorry if someone has said the same things but I'm not sure they have exactly.

I have got an win 7 ultimate sp1 x64 ISO and have found out my BD-Rom drive is broken (i know but i don't use it so it went unnoticed for awhile)
i have no flash drives only external Hard drives, i have read that you can do a repair install from simply extracting the ISO to desktop, in a virtual drive (daemon tools lite) even the External HD and just run setup so i tried these and they all seems to load up so i can press on update or custom install, my problem though is that the SP1 ISO is saying i need it to be installed already?? this being the reason i want to do this in the first place i was annoyed, i read you can get the PRE SP1 ISO but i came across this -

How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation | PCWorld

"you can still perform a repair by using a simple workaround: Right-click the Setup file before you run it, and select the Properties menu. From there, navigate to the Compatibility tab, and check Run this program in compatibility mode for:. Then select Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) from the drop-down menu. Be sure to also check the box at the bottom labeled Run this program as an administrator; then click OK. Run the Setup utility again"

tried this and it then seems to get past the problem with not having SP1 already on, i wont go any further though because i don't have enough space to create a system image and I'm waiting on another drive to do this with.

Basicly what are your thoughts on this, do you think it will get through 100% with no problems?


Thanks
Did you mount the ISO in daemon tools? Or did you extract the files to some empty folder?
Did you run the setup.exe ? What error message?
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30 Jan 2014   #1473
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GutiarGuy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may or may not work, but it should go fine if you use step 6 in the tutorial on the first page here using an ISO file without SP1.
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30 Jan 2014   #1474
GutiarGuy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for quick reply

i tried all ways to see if the setup would run and it did. i would just like to know if these are tried and tested ways to complete the repair without any problems.

1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?

when i run setup with compatibility mode not on i get this message - To upgrade, you need to be running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed. Close the installation, open Windows Update, and then check updates for Service Pack 1.

When i put it in compatibility mode it gets past this but this is where i then cancel due to not having anything backed up yet just in case.
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30 Jan 2014   #1475
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GutiarGuy View Post
thanks for quick replay

i tried all ways to see if the setup would run and it did. i would just like to know if these are tried and tested ways to complete the repair without any problems.

1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?

when i run setup with compatibility mode not on i get this message - To upgrade, you need to be running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed. Close the installation, open Windows Update, and then check updates for Service Pack 1.

When i put it in compatibility mode it gets past this but this is where i then cancel due to not having anything backed up yet just in case.
1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?=>windows thinks it's a real CD.
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?=>just another drive.
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?=>another drive but also in a folder. In folder doesn't better.

It works 100%.
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30 Jan 2014   #1476
GutiarGuy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?=>windows thinks it's a real CD.
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?=>just another drive.
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?=>another drive but also in a folder. In folder doesn't better.

It works 100%.
Great so that clears up that part thank you

what about running the SP1 ISO in compatibility mode though, it seems to get past the previous error i stated and i would prefer to just do it that way rather than using the older ISO without SP1
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30 Jan 2014   #1477
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GutiarGuy View Post
1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?=>windows thinks it's a real CD.
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?=>just another drive.
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?=>another drive but also in a folder. In folder doesn't better.

It works 100%.
Great so that clears up that part thank you

what about running the SP1 ISO in compatibility mode though, it seems to get past the previous error i stated and i would prefer to just do it that way rather than using the older ISO without SP1
use SP1 ISO and fool setup.exe by configuring it in compatibility mode
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30 Jan 2014   #1478
GutiarGuy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GutiarGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
1. Daemon tools method, does it work 100% when using virtual drive being used to repair?=>windows thinks it's a real CD.
2. External hard drive method, is there any known problems this way?=>just another drive.
3. Extracted to desktop or anywhere on C: for example C:\windows 7, is there any known probs with this way?=>another drive but also in a folder. In folder doesn't better.

It works 100%.
Great so that clears up that part thank you

what about running the SP1 ISO in compatibility mode though, it seems to get past the previous error i stated and i would prefer to just do it that way rather than using the older ISO without SP1
use SP1 ISO and fool setup.exe by configuring it in compatibility mode
Okay i will fool setup.exe using compatibility mode when i get my other drive first to backup just in case anything goes wrong
I don't recall seeing anyone talk about fooling the setup so this might be good for others in the same position i just wanted to be sure it would fully work!
Thanks Brink for the welcome by the way
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31 Jan 2014   #1479
nictjb

Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601 (x64)
 
 

Hi,

This is my computer system, may I know which Windows 7 SP1 using Windows 7 with SP1 ISO to download?

OS version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 6.1, build: 7601 (x64)
Hardware: LIFEBOOK SH771, FUJITSU, FJNB235
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz


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