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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Jul 2014   #1580
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by accordeoniste View Post
I still can't install the Windows 7 SP1 update successfully. I tried at least five times. If you have an idea how that can be fixed, I'd be grateful to hear your suggestion.
In registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msiserver
Value ImagePath was probably missing/corrupt(?)

Please make a new thread that explain the problems you still have. And send a PM or post a link to that thread.


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02 Jul 2014   #1581
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

In registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msiserver
Value ImagePath was probably missing/corrupt(?)

Please make a new thread that explain the problems you still have. And send a PM or post a link to that thread.

The ImagePath value is %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /V, which is correct.

In a new thread posting I'll describe the problem I've had with Windows Update, and send a link to the thread here.
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02 Jul 2014   #1582
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by accordeoniste View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

In registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msiserver
Value ImagePath was probably missing/corrupt(?)

Please make a new thread that explain the problems you still have. And send a PM or post a link to that thread.

The ImagePath value is %systemroot%\system32\msiexec.exe /V, which is correct.

In a new thread posting I'll describe the problem I've had with Windows Update, and send a link to the thread here.
Al right. I thought it was a SP1 installation problem???!! Or is it really a windows update problem?
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03 Jul 2014   #1583
malis2007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Will this upgrade my windows from windows 7 to 8/8.1?
As i don't want to :/
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03 Jul 2014   #1584
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malis2007 View Post
Will this upgrade my windows from windows 7 to 8/8.1?
As i don't want to :/
Hello Malis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No. An repair install (inplace upgrade) only reinstalls what you currently have installed to repair it.
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04 Jul 2014   #1585
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi, I recently found this tutorial on non-destructive repair install for Win 7.
I have Win 7 Pro, and have burnt a version with SP1in the iso [as I have tried - but failed - to uninstall SP1, it just keeps trying to configure the changes and reverting the uninstall [?] - and my retail Win 7 does not have SP1.
I have followed the details exactly [compatibility etc] but when I get to the install part it fails with the message:
Windows 7 Professional cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional instead, [etc].

This seems a very strange error to be getting, when the whole point is to repair install the same version that you already have on the system.

Any thoughts or words of inspirational delight that can get this repair fixed?
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04 Jul 2014   #1586
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Caswell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be the problem. You're not using the same version. The installation media you use must be exactly the same as what you currently have installed.

Windows 7 Pro w/SP1 installation media will not work with an installed Windows 7 Pro without SP1 for a repair install.
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04 Jul 2014   #1587
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hello Brink, Thanks for the speedy reply.
However - a slight misunderstanding [maybe mine as well - we shall see].

As mentioned, my retail disk does not have SP1 - but my O/S , as a result of updates, has SP1 installed.

I therefore burnt an iso with SP1 included.

If it still recognizes the fact that the original installation was via a disk without SP1 [?? even though it now resides within {} I still have a problem in so far as I have tried previously to uninstall SP1 [to originally try my retail disk] but it will not uninstall.
It tells me it has [little liar] then on closing down it states configuring windows, and on rebooting says [eventually] unable to configure SP1 - reverting changes. SP1 has not been uninstalled.

Any further words of wisdom to sort this out - very appreciated
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04 Jul 2014   #1588
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok.

In that case, you may need to do a clean install instead since it won't recognize it as the same.
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04 Jul 2014   #1589
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi,
Really - really - trying to avoid that. That would cause a huge amount of work for me.

Why should there be such a problem uninstalling SP1?

Is there a way to ensure it gets done without having this annoying configure/revert changes issue?
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