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Windows 7: Repair Install

20 May 2014   #1520

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Don't worry about it John. I understand, anything to try and avoid a clean install. :)

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20 May 2014   #1521

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Ok mate I have just asked Wolfgang too about the Macrium images as I took the drive size as being critical because the images are on a 500GB external drive and the SSD I did the images form is 250GB.

I asked him because I thought maybe to avoid doing that clean install I could just use just one of 6 images - making the drive size irrelevant. But I think you have answered what I wanted to know and that is that the 500GB even being larger than the 250GB SSD is going to be ok because all of the images I have are made from that very SSD in the first place.

Sorry to be a nuisance but I am just trying to work around what I have got as the install is a very unattractive proposition.
If usinf macrium reflect for backup/restore ... you can shrink/extend during restore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2014   #1522

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello Shawn some good news at last. I was preparing for the repair and ran ADWCleaner and then did a chkdsk /f /r as per your tutorial and the machine instantly started to get back to something approaching the usual speed it used to have.
I then tried MBAM which would not run so unistalled it and then reinstalled and the machine took a quantum leap into the fast lane so whether the new MBAM was clogging something I don't know but the chkdsk certainly was the turning point.

So thanks so much for your time and patience it was a worry for a while there as I was looking down the barrel at a clean install.
John .
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21 May 2014   #1523

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Good news John. Keep an eye out for any possible malware.
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21 May 2014   #1524

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Good news John. Keep an eye out for any possible malware.
Thanks Shawn that I will I am surprised in a way the Kaspersky didn't pick that up and all those trackers too.

Again many thanks for time and patience
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05 Jun 2014   #1525
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I just did a repair install on one of my computer because all the beta with Malwarebytes left some problems. SFC /SCANNOW would not repair.

Things I noticed.
I didn't see any place in the tutorial telling when to remove the Windows 7 DVD.

I could not install I.E. 11 until I activated Windows 7 again. I don't know if that is normal or not.
I could download it with Windows Updates and from Microsoft download but it would not install.

SFC /SCANNOW works properly now and finds no problems.
It took about 2 1/2 hours to do the clean install including all the Windows Updates (120).
It took another hour to figure out what it took to install I.E.11 and install it.

Got another computer to do that I made the same mistakes on fiddling with beta Malwarebytes. It will take a little while before I get in the mood again.

Now I thinks things are working properly including Malwarebytes.
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05 Jun 2014   #1526

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey Jack,

Usually it's best to wait until the repair install has completely finished and you're logged in to Windows before removing the DVD/USB. I added a step to help clarify though.

I find that installing only the Windows Updates that are selected by default first works best, restart if prompted, and keep checking for and installing updates until no more are selected by default and no more left.

I've never tried installing updates without already being activated, but I suppose that would be normal as an incentive to activate or bust.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2014   #1527
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

The reason I mentioned about removing the DVD is I have my boot check for USB and DVD before booting into Windows 7(C) partition.
My concern was when rebooting it would see the boot able DVD with Windows 7 and boot the DVD instead of (C) partition with the installed Windows 7.

I should of changed my boot order but I forgot but I did catch it in time.

I install updates 10 at a time and reboot whether Windows 7 request a reboot or not.
When done I check for Windows Updates 2 or 3 times about 30 minutes apart.

Activation went quick and smooth.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2014   #1528

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Glad to hear it went smoothly. :)
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07 Jun 2014   #1529

Windows 7 64Bit

Hi Brink

I have problem with my reg catalog after using DDU (Displau driver uninstaller), atleast i think that is the reason.
Will a rapair install solve the reg catalog?

Yuo can see some off my post on different site
Different bluescreen..think it is my AMD driver but what to do? - Windows 7 - Windows 7

Best regard
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