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Windows 7: Repair Install

11 Jul 2014   #1630
Bullitt08

7 home prem 64 Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I don't get why I can't run the repair install?

Could have something to do with the HD. When I got to boot in safe mode way back, windows had to instal the drivers. It did that after this last time and after I reconnected the other HD they needed installed too.

There's all kind of issues in the event viewer some do pertain to HD, and the dump files which I can't access.

As of now it's running, don't know if it's any better or not

Thanks for all of your input and help.


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11 Jul 2014   #1631
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A repair install is not guaranteed to always be able to run usually due to corruption or some other issue preventing it.

I'm glad to hear that your Windows is running again.
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13 Jul 2014   #1632
BAMAMOM

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

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If I have Windows 7 Professional installed with SP1 but my disk doesn't specify anything about SP1 then which should I use?
Hello BAMAMOM,

You should be able to use the latest Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59186.iso English file download at the link below in the tutorial for the repair install.

Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River
Should I create a DVD/Bootable Disc to use to install this?
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13 Jul 2014   #1633
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could create either a DVD or USB. It doesn't matter which one.
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10 Aug 2014   #1634
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The instructions on the first page under "do a repair installation if" it tells that "programs" will not be affected, could you guys give feedback on this because I got too much work to preserve.

Step 5, I'm in Windows 7 environment and run the setup.exe then go to step 7 and here I'm a bit confused.
Will the repair happen within Windows 7 or the system will reboot to ms-dos like environment?
I know that I can run my Windows 7 disk from boot and do the repair installation but I was interest to read suggestions here in case there are better or more enhanced ways to do it.
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10 Aug 2014   #1635
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello looked,

You will not be able to do a repair install at boot. It can only be done from within Windows.

Step 7 will still be within Windows. At step 14, the computer will restart to finish the installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Aug 2014   #1636
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Hello looked,

You will not be able to do a repair install at boot. It can only be done from within Windows.

Step 7 will still be within Windows. At step 14, the computer will restart to finish the installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for quick support, last time I did a system repair was long time ago with Windows XP I remember it worked from cd, maybe I'm mistaken maybe Microsoft changed the way it works, not sure.

So I've to assume that programs will not be affected and that is a good new.
In the mean time I'm trying to integrate all patches since the release of Win 7 SP1 into my dvd's image so to have a repaired and upgraded system in one shot.
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11 Aug 2014   #1637
BretMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did my repair install using the download burned to disc. The CD was run from within Windows 7 (after logon). During the process it rebooted a few times which during each reboot, I had to logon again with my password. To avoid having to do this, turn off password logon before you start the process. If you do that then you can leave it alone to automatically reboot when it needs to. For me the process took several hours to complete but it turned out fine. Another tip is to plug in a wired mouse and wired keyboard before starting the process - just in case the wireless connection gets quirky on you.
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12 Aug 2014   #1638
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BretMan View Post
I did my repair install using the download burned to disc. The CD was run from within Windows 7 (after logon). During the process it rebooted a few times which during each reboot, I had to logon again with my password. To avoid having to do this, turn off password logon before you start the process. If you do that then you can leave it alone to automatically reboot when it needs to. For me the process took several hours to complete but it turned out fine. Another tip is to plug in a wired mouse and wired keyboard before starting the process - just in case the wireless connection gets quirky on you.
Thanks for feedback that sounds good.
Yes I always use wired keyboard and mouse plus I keep a spare old and very basic keyboard which works 100% in any Windows OS because I remember in the past I had one that wasn't recognised by the system.
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14 Aug 2014   #1639
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK guys, the fresh install is becoming the last available option for me.
I tried to run the Repair Install but Windows said "Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer".
It seems like a generic script to me because I read other threads on Sevenforums and others forums about people having the same message error but different problems. LOL
Anyone here has a magic solution?
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