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Windows 7: Repair Install

24 Nov 2015   #1960
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

laidbacktokyo,

You cannot use OEM installation media to do a repair install with if that is what you're using.


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24 Nov 2015   #1961
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
laidbacktokyo their are many thing the log will indicate other than just licensed properly when the log is complete. Yours is not complete.
yep, it's surely not complete when I've pasted it here partly...
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24 Nov 2015   #1962
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
laidbacktokyo,

You cannot use OEM installation media to do a repair install with if that is what you're using.
Shawn, it's good to hearing from you.

Yep, it's surely my genuine Dell OEM Win7 Ultimate DVD... and I've already used it a couple of times for a clean re-install of OS. Moreover, as far as I remember I've used this DVD for in-place repair a couple of times...

Also I've mentioned that this my troubled Win7 install is the Dell OEM one and DVD is Dell OEM at the very beginning of this our discussion, right?

Anyhow, I've also already tried in-place repair with the genuine M$ Win7 sp1u Ultimate MSDN DVD... with same result... I mean no result...

So what kind of any Win7 media can I use to repair my current Win7 SP1 Ultimate Dell OEM installation?

Appreciate.
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24 Nov 2015   #1963
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You would need to use a full retail version of the edition you currently have installed.
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24 Nov 2015   #1964
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You would need to use a full retail version of the edition you currently have installed.
oops... I believe that the latest M$ MSDN Win7 SP1u x64 Ultimate ISO aka
en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso
is a full retail version. am I wrong?

btw, as mentioned I've already tried in-place repair by the above iso w/o any difference...
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24 Nov 2015   #1965
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, that would be a retail copy.

The main problem is that there's no official ISO available that will be as updated as a full updated Windows 7 installation.

This pretty much leaves a clean install.
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24 Nov 2015   #1966
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, that would be a retail copy.

The main problem is that there's no official ISO available that will be as updated as a full updated Windows 7 installation.

This pretty much leaves a clean install.
yeah... I've read your earlier discussion on a clean install as only real option due to out of date win7 sp1 iso...

maybe I need win7 sp1 iso with at least most of all recent updates slipstreamed...

or to remove sp1 first... if possible...

btw, here are some ideas to consider: https://www.winhelp.us/non-destructi...windows-7.html

anyhow, as far as I remember I've used DVD for in-place repair a couple of times...
so the current fails/problems seem to be linked to this year Windows Update System upgrading and all that fuss to welcome the damn free win10. f**k m$!
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24 Nov 2015   #1967
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I wish it was that easy, but you won't be able to use slipstream installation media either.

That link is basically the same as this tutorial for a repair install with a different name attached to it.
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24 Nov 2015   #1968
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
The worst thing that I truly hate is to do/restore all my personal settings after z clean win7 install. So I yet stay away from clean install when I'll loose all precious settings in this case..

Just my two bobs worth I always save my stuff to a stick especially downloads I have for my programs - makes a clean install just about bearable
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04 Dec 2015   #1969
helpful55

W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Home 64
 
 

Looking at this tutorial it sounds like maybe I am violating one of the specifics for the version needed, but I don't fully understand that or know if my version is the wrong one. I have a W7 64 bit desktop. I was losing the HD so I cloned it to a new one which will boot fine. This OS has never had anything done to tune it up and since it may have had some errors with the drive going bad I feel this is a good time to freshen it up before I do some program and personalization stuff. I wanted to do an in place upgrade install. I have a USB I made bootable that has all W7 versions. I got the link for the download I used from sevensforum a couple months ago, possibly from a fairly recent tutorial or post from a regular member. File is named Windows_7_AIO_SP1_x64_x86.ISO. I used eicfg to remove the single version restriction and rufus to make a bootable USB. When I look at the ei.cfg file is has no specific version listed. (I have used this to reinstall W7 in a laptop (Home Premium version) just fine.)

I start up W7 then put in the USB and click setup. All goes great until it checks compatibility. It says I can’t upgrade 64 to 32. And the next line says I can’t upgrade 32 to 64! Along with some other info on some network drivers that may not work. Of course it won’t let me move beyond that screen. Right on my pc properties it says Ultimate 64 bit and I am selecting Ultimate 64 bit on the install select screen. If I change compatibility to vista I believe it has the same errors. I tried W7 for compatibility and that tells me I need W7 with SP1. Right on my properties screen it says SP1. I look through the list of updates in two different ways and it is not there, which is surprising since this pc was built for his family by a pc tech in 2011. I tried downloading and installing SP1 and it says it is already there. Getting weird. I cannot seem to get any way to make this work even trying uninstalling SP1 so I can reinstall it. I had wondered if the builder had some kind of W7 install that already had SP1 in it so it doesn’t show as an update. Since this USB install is wanting me to already have SP1, maybe that means that this version does not have SP1 already, even though the file name seems to imply that. Should I just can this version and get a different download to re do this? I really like the idea of having a universal install USB ready to go, but this one may not be that.

Any idea how to make this work or should I just do a do over? Thanks for any help.
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