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Windows 7: Repair Install

04 Jul 2014   #1590
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caswellp View Post
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?
That's the problem. You don't always know it's going to fail until it actually fails with the configure/revert error.

Usually when a repair install keeps failing like this for whatever reason, a clean install is about the only other option.

What was the original reason for wanting to do a repair install? Perhaps there may be a way to sort it without having to reinstall.


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04 Jul 2014   #1591
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Still at crossed purposes here.

It is the uninstall of SP1 via Add/Remove programs that is failing to happen.
After trying to uninstall it says configuring, then says unable to do so and then reverts and says SP1 has not been uninstalled.
I need to know how to get rid of SP1 - if I have to try the repair install with the original retail disk, which did not install SP1.

If it try the upgrade with SP1 installed [even though I have burnt a disk with SP1 on it] I get the message that Windows 7 Professional cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. [which is what this repair is supposed to e for?]

One of the main reasons for doing this is to restore Personalization options [I have tried every listed one I can find - and nothing has worked]
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04 Jul 2014   #1592
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Most likely you may have used Disk Cleanup to remove old update files. This would prevent the uninstall of SP1.

What is wrong with your Personalization options?
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04 Jul 2014   #1593
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Might be the result of a platform update.

Try rt clicking setup.exe>properties>compatibilty tab>Vista(SP2) >OK
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05 Jul 2014   #1594
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hello,
I have never used disk clean up.

Personalisation no longer exists [?] It stopped working for no apparent reason. Rt click on desktop returns IE unspecified error.
Not available in Control panel.
scannow makes no diference.
Group policy unable to create snapin.

All online suggestions found to "cure" have failed.
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05 Jul 2014   #1595
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hate to say it, but a clean install would serve you better.
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06 Jul 2014   #1596
caswellp

Win 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

- The lonnnng Road Back -
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07 Jul 2014   #1597
accordeoniste

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows repair install tutorial

The in-place repair installation worked like a charm on my computer. Your clear instructions gave me reassurance that the procedure was the best solution for my problems with Windows. Now that I've completed the installation, almost all my computer problems, including the re-installation of MS Office 2007 and failed installations of several Windows updates, including Windows 7 SP 1, have vanished. The computer performs like new again! It's a pleasure to use it! Thanks SO MUCH, Shawn, for the tutorial. You saved me from having to endure additional grief and aggravation.
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08 Jul 2014   #1598
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by accordeoniste View Post
The in-place repair installation worked like a charm on my computer. Your clear instructions gave me reassurance that the procedure was the best solution for my problems with Windows. Now that I've completed the installation, almost all my computer problems, including the re-installation of MS Office 2007 and failed installations of several Windows updates, including Windows 7 SP 1, have vanished. The computer performs like new again! It's a pleasure to use it! Thanks SO MUCH, Shawn, for the tutorial. You saved me from having to endure additional grief and aggravation.
You're most welcome Gary. I'm glad it was able to help.
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09 Jul 2014   #1599
BAMAMOM

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

If I have Windows 7 Professional installed with SP1 but my disk doesn't specify anything about SP1 then which should I use? I'm afraid of running the wrong one and causing a greater problem than I now have. I would just like to have my computer operating as it should be and was before these glitches started up. Your help is greatly appreciated
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