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Windows 7: Repair Install

30 Dec 2015   #1980
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Usually takes about an hour for me. Over 11 hrs is very long, depends on how much stuff you have installed.


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30 Dec 2015   #1981
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

That length of time begs a question for Brink: is there any sort of logfile that is left behind for the Repair Install? That the process would stall as it did makes me wonder if maybe the hard drive had some filesystem issues. Maybe a Disk Check is prudent prior to Repair Install?

It does seem Judy as if in the end it worked. Congrats on waiting--I might have aborted had I encountered such delays.
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30 Dec 2015   #1982
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, sometimes a repair install can take a long time to finish if you had issues with Windows or the drive.

Here's the locations for Windows 7 setup logs. You could look through them to see if it may show any issues during setup.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx
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30 Dec 2015   #1983
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, sometimes a repair install can take a long time to finish if you had issues with Windows or the drive.

Here's the locations for Windows 7 setup logs. You could look through them to see if it may show any issues during setup.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=ws.10).aspx
Many thanks! Bookmarked!
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30 Dec 2015   #1984
Jblumhorst

Win 7 Pro SP1 X64, OEM installation
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
That length of time begs a question for Brink: is there any sort of logfile that is left behind for the Repair Install? That the process would stall as it did makes me wonder if maybe the hard drive had some filesystem issues. Maybe a Disk Check is prudent prior to Repair Install?

It does seem Judy as if in the end it worked. Congrats on waiting--I might have aborted had I encountered such delays.
MaxSeven: I ran full diagnostics on the hardware prior to doing the repair installation, including memory and hard drive. Disk Check reported the drive had no problems.

The drive is a 1 TeraBbye SSHD (hybrid) drive, about half full, with lots of application on it.

Brink: I'll take a look at the logs, thanks!
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30 Dec 2015   #1985
Jblumhorst

Win 7 Pro SP1 X64, OEM installation
 
 
After the reapir install, there are 213 important updates to do




I started the Windows update utility at 7:40 am.
It took about 3 hours to download 213 high priority updates. Our connection has an average download speed of 46 Mbps.

It's now 12:00 noon and elapsed time is 4 hours and 20 minutes. The Update utility is now installing update #35 of 213 recommended updates.

I wouldn't be surprised if it took all day.

Judy
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30 Dec 2015   #1986
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

The joy of Windows. I have multiple computers and a much slower ISP than yours and deployed a Windows Server just so that I could use Windows Server Update Services--download updates once and deploy to all PCs. I have only done Repair Installs a couple of times, but to have all the updates on hand at-the-ready greatly sped-up the update process.
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08 Jan 2016   #1987
george65

Windows 7 HP SP1 64bit
 
 

Hi,

I need to do repair install on my Lenovo laptop. I have OEM Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 czech version. So I need correct Windows 7 installation media, but because of my OS was preinstalled a don't have one and as far as I know OEM users are not able to download installation media from Microsoft website.

So what should I do?

On this page:
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...download-links
I found, that OEM users have only possibility in recieving replacement disk from Microsoft for some fee. But every link leading to the czech microsoft websites redirects me into czech Microsoft homepage immediatelly.

Is the above statement still valid and only possiblity for me is to get in touch with Microsoft customer center and ask them to send me installation DVD?


additionaly i would like to ask, if I need same language version for repair install or is it possible in my case to do repair install with english version of Windows 7 HP installation media?
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08 Jan 2016   #1988
ICIT2LOL

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

George I might have it wrong but maybe any Microsoft DVD would be capable of installing to your machine if you use the ei.cfg removal tool and when installing I think you get the choice of languages see this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Yes I must say it was pretty weak that they took the link away from Heidoc.com
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09 Jan 2016   #1989
george65

Windows 7 HP SP1 64bit
 
 

in case of clean install yes, but if I want to do "repair install" I need same language version. Now I know it, because I have one Windows 7 Professional DVD but it is a english version and when I try upgrade from mine Home Premium CZ, I recieve an error about language versions.

I have valid serial number for that English W7 Pro, but I do not want to do clean install because I do not want to loose all my installed software
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