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Windows 7: Repair Install

04 Oct 2014   #1670
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spanish Flyer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It certainly wouldn't hurt anything to try a repair install to see if it may help. I would recommend to back up anything that you do not want to lose just to be safe though.


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04 Oct 2014   #1671
spanishflyer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 
Such as?

Hi Brik, and thanks a lot for your promt answer.

My question is, what do I have to save prior to the repair/install since I made a back-up of the whole system a couple of days ago and most important, how to proceed...

You can copy/paste the instructions (if you don't mind) and most of all, what would you do in my case.

I have Acronis True image from my computer with the latest back-up from 1.10.2014

FYI, it is great to have people like you in the net; just wish there were many more like you.

BR,
spanishflyer
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04 Oct 2014   #1672
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A whole system backup would be fine. You might create another one if you have anything else important that needed backing up since the last time though.
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04 Oct 2014   #1673
spanishflyer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 

Bu then as I understand you, the best thing it to follow the instructions you gave i page one of this thread?

It is incredible that windows does not have a program that checks all program files and tells you which are not working and gives you an option to restore them.

Wonder how much data went to dust due to this situation.

Best regards,
Spanishflyer
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04 Oct 2014   #1674
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's correct. Use the tutorial on page one for a repair install.

That would be a nice option.
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05 Oct 2014   #1675
ABE

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink, I tried your fix and came across a small problem.

This is a new HDD, after the old one broke and Windows 7 did not install correctly on the first try (small problems with Windows Update and other Windows services). So I went through with the clean install process.
I was thrown an error:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/sp...619_image8.jpg (not my picture)

So I did what some people suggested and hit shift + f10 to change the directory to C:\Windows\System32\oobe and I then ran the command Msoobe. Everything seemed fine. Until when I got to the finalizing setup screen, where the screen when black(ish) and I could see remnants of the previous screen looking from the top of my monitor. The screen was showing what was present in the above picture, except with something like a black overlay, making it hard to see. I could still interact with the same command prompt and move the windows around, so I just pressed "OK" on the error message screen. The computer then restarted and I was told the upgrade was not successful. Any help.

Thanks
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05 Oct 2014   #1676
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Abe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you haven not already, see if the Microsoft KB article below may be able to help with error your are getting when clean installing.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753
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05 Oct 2014   #1677
spanishflyer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 
Type in your Windows 7 product key number....

Hi again Brink,

I've started the Windows "repair" and reading down the thread you wrote, I see that I need to type in the product key number, but have no idea of where to find that number.

FYI, I purchased the ASUS G75VW from a dealer HIDEvolution in the US (I'm in Spain) and have the whole set of CD's to restore the computer to the original configuration (6 CD's), plus one with the OS (W7 Professional 64 bit) but belonging to a Dell computer It is original, but came from a Dell installation kit; don't ask me why.

My windows installation is activated and has a Product ID; is that the one?

BR,

Spanish Flyer
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05 Oct 2014   #1678
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should have a COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop or under the battery that has the product key number on it.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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05 Oct 2014   #1679
spanishflyer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
 
 
Product Key

You are absolutely right Brink, but (there is always a "but")...

The ASUS G75VW came from Taiwan with Windows 7 Home Premium, and since I wanted the Professional version, HIDEvolution must have installed the Dell Professional version and handed over the installation disc; I did pay extra for that, but what can I do now, because if I put the Product Key of the original Home Premium, I'm sure it will not accept it. Take a look at a screen shot from my screen...

Hope there is something I can do...


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