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Windows 7: Repair Install

11 Jun 2010   #240
bballuk

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

All messed up again it did not last to long.

Everything was working fine then i noticed the Svchost.exe was using 50+ % of my CPU Usage so i found a program called Regcure which was spose to fix it and i installed that and ran a scan fixed errors and restarted tried to do a windows up date and i got same error as i did before.

80072EFE i posted a topic on the forum about it and they all sent me to this thread. I guess that not going to help this time something that im installing is messing with svchost or windows update.

I just dont know how to figure out how to get windows update fixed without do a custom install again. Oh nearly for got a least regcure seems to of fixed the problem with svchost but f**k my windows update up.


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11 Jun 2010   #241
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, those registry cleaning programs can really do some damage to your system.
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11 Jun 2010   #242
bballuk

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Do you know the best Reg Cleaner to use with Win7 ? or dont you use them
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11 Jun 2010   #243
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bballuk View Post
Do you know the best Reg Cleaner to use with Win7 ? or dont you use them
dont use them... never ever use them. They do more harm than good especially in the hands of an inexperienced user. (and i mean no offence by this, as in terms of the registry I'm inexperienced too.)

why on earth were they directing you here.... 80072EFE is a firewall problem. Uninstall any 3rd party firewalls you might be running.
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11 Jun 2010   #244
bballuk

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I used the Reg Cleaner for a problem i was having with svchost using up 50+ % of cpu usage and the reg cleaner did fix the problem but then messed up everything else.

Also the error you said it was caused by a firewall so if i just disable mine (Comodo Firewall) it should let me update ?
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11 Jun 2010   #245
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bballuk View Post

Also the error you said it was caused by a firewall so if i just disable mine (Comodo Firewall) it should let me update ?
Well technically your error is a "Can't connect to the server" error. but of course Windows can't just say that. but i would be willing to lay money on the fact your firewall is blocking it.

as to disabling the firewall. it should fix it yes, will it? possibly not. by all means give it a go. sometimes however Firewalls and AV's lock themselves into the OS so deeply that the only way to truly turn them off is to Uninstall them. Honestly, if you are behind a decent router then there is no need for a software firewall except the built in Windows Firewall
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11 Jun 2010   #246
manager

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for this guide!
But I'm in need of a bit help. I just tried to do a repair install because I've been having a bunch of troubles lately, though it failed when it was about to complete.
I noted that your tutorial does state that you need to use an older version or the same as the one you have on the DVD. My DVD was purchased back in January though, so it's really out-dated.
Is there a way for me to downgrade my Windows so that I can do a repair install?
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11 Jun 2010   #247
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Manager, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What was the failure message that it gave you?

Usually only when there has been a Service Pack released for Windows will you need to have a Windows installation disc that includes that Service Pack. Since Windows 7 currently does not have a service pack yet, you should be able to use your retail Windows 7 installation disc as long as it's for the same edition (ex: Home Premium) that you have installed.

Did you temporarily turn off or disable any antivirus or other security programs before attempting the repair install. These can sometimes cause the installation to fail like this.
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11 Jun 2010   #248
manager

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks!

I disabled my AV and Firewall. All that happened after the seemingly final reboot was that it said that "Upgrade of Windows failed, going back to your previous Windows", or something in the lines of that.
During the final phase of the installation, the file gathering(?) it loaded up to 68% and then it just restarted. Could this have been the cause? It went so fast that I couldn't see if it went fast from 68% to 100%.
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11 Jun 2010   #249
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have enough free space (about the same as what you are currently using) on the hard drive? If it runs out of free space it can cause the installation to fail.

If you do have enough free space as well, then you can do a custom install of Windows 7 instead. This is the same as a clean install, but it also saves all of your files from the current installation into a C:\Windows.old folder in the new installation so that you can copy files you want from that folder back into your new installation. You will still need to reinstall all programs and drivers though.
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