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Windows 7: Repair Install

20 Jun 2014   #1560
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I suppose you may have had something corrupted that could have caused that to get reset or changed when repaired.


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21 Jun 2014   #1561
macwilly

Windows 7 x 64 Home Premium
 
 
System Repair with factory installed OS

I have an Asus N53Jf laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 that came installed. Asus has a Recovery Partition plus I created Recovery Disc's when I received the computer. Per the info below I can't use those to do a system repair. (
You cannot do a repair install with a System Repair Disc. A System Repair Disc is not a installation disc, and will only boot to the System Recovery Options screen.)

I just want to be sure that the following is the correct method for me to follow per the tutorial to undertake a system repair on this computer.

You can do a repair install on a factory OEM installation with the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do the repair install from within Windows 7.

Thanks much... Hope this is the correct forum / way to post my query..

P.S. I'm considering doing this as I have a few issues that this seems to be the only solution for short of a total reinstall. i.e. I've lost use of the System Restore functions and the ability to manage user accounts.
I've run sfc scannow as and admin. and come up clean...
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21 Jun 2014   #1562
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Macwilly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that would be correct. Be sure to download the same 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium ISO that you currently have installed. I would also recommend to back up anything that you do not want to lose to be extra safe.
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21 Jun 2014   #1563
macwilly

Windows 7 x 64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Brink
Which of these two files should I use?
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-58997.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-58996.iso
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21 Jun 2014   #1564
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This one.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-58997.iso
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22 Jun 2014   #1565
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I do have one question. My user profile is on another partition from the C drive and it is pretty big, which takes longer to copy files from one partition to the next. Is it possible to create another profile in the C drive with the same name? If not, how would I go about making this not take as long with copying files?
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22 Jun 2014   #1566
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TONPumper,

You'll need to move the user profile back to C: before doing the repair install. Otherwise, you'll could lose the profile during the repair install.
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28 Jun 2014   #1567
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Will repair install reset security settings?
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28 Jun 2014   #1568
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TONPumper,

For system files it will. Anything in your "C:\Users" folder will not be affected though.
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30 Jun 2014   #1569
BretMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I did it. I followed member Brink's post on the repair install and also an article about the same issue from PC World :How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation | PCWorld (11-4-11) .

I did a straight download from Heidoc.com of the version I needed, to my local drive, then burned that to disk with Windows Disc Image Burner.

The PC World article recommends using Windows Disk Cleanup before and after the repair-install which I did, along with uninstalling 3rd party antivirus programs beforehand then re-installing afterwards. It also said the process would take about 40 minutes, depending on your system, with several re-boots involved. In my case it took about 24 hours to complete, however I used my trusty (circa 2004) Plextor external USB disk drive to run the burned disk since the local D: drive in my Gateway PC can be quirky and I didn't want it acting up in the middle of it.

Close to the final stages, setup stated that it detected that Net Framework 4.5 needed to be repaired and it then repaired it. Could this have been the assumed corrupted files problem to begin with?

Mt PC is working great now and sfc /verifyonly completes to 100% with " ... no integrity violations found."

A couple tips not mentioned in the instructions:

1- Turn your password entry to Windows logon (before entering the desktop) off. Otherwise you have to be present every time it reboots to enter your password so it can continue with the repair-install. If that off, you just need to have your OS's serial number ready one time when it asks for it towards the end.

2- If you have a wired keyboard, it's a good idea to plug one into your PC before starting the process. My wireless one wouldn't work after a couple re-boots and my wired one saved the day. This probably is a good idea regarding a wired mouse too.

Thanks for your help!
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