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Windows 7: Repair Install

11 Jun 2010   #250
manager

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have enough space, over 100 GB on my Windows drive.

I'll do a custom install if I fail to find the source of my problems then, thanks.


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13 Jun 2010   #251
gimmecookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits
 
 

I got 2 disks: Acer Upgrade DVD and Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade media. On my Computer is an "Upgrade wizard". Can I repair install it? When i insert any of those 2 CD's i get no run.exe so: can i do it with the Upgrade Wizard in combination with a CD (dunno if i need it throughout the installation).
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13 Jun 2010   #252
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You will need to use the Windows 7 Upgrade media to do the repair. Insert it, then go the the drive in My Computer, and look for a setup.exe file.
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13 Jun 2010   #253
gimmecookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
You will need to use the Windows 7 Upgrade media to do the repair. Insert it, then go the the drive in My Computer, and look for a setup.exe file.
Thanks alot!
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13 Jun 2010   #254
gimmecookie

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bits
 
 

Think its fixed . My laptop can go back online Thanks for this great tutorial!
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16 Jun 2010   #255
cmegalodon

win 7
 
 
serious issue w repair (at least for me)

just a little background in the issue-

i've been experiencing networking problems for a few weeks. especially with the homegroup. lastr night i got fed up. windows kept telling me that i couldn't leave the homegroup. i couldn't change any of the file sharing settings either. before anyone asks, i am the only one that manages that computer so i am always logged in as an admin. i found this board and was seriously worried about losing my data. some of it is irrecplaceable. i know that i should back it up, but that is a scalding for another time.

i started thed the repair, and was told that i needed to remove 3 programs, windows mobile center 6.1, ati catalyst, and ati install manager because they would be affected. fine, no prob. i removed them and proceded to continue. after almost 2hrs i decided to stop waiting and go to sleep and let it finish. when i woke up, the computer was hanging. the video card fan was maxing out, as it had been doing for the entire night. all i got was a black screen, with the words this copy of windows is not original on the bottom right corner. however, the mouse can move around the screen, but not buttons work, neither does the keyboard.

i tried restarting the machine several times. same black screen immediately after the windows logo. when i tried to restart the comp in safe mode i got the screen that said "starting windows for the first time". then it stopped, and said that i had to restart because it cannot be in safe mode. i restarted, and back to that black screen. my other option was to boot directly from the windows dvd. i tried that too, only to bring up some repair/restore options.

help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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16 Jun 2010   #256
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Cmegalodon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you will need to do a custom install instead. This will give you a clean install with a copy of all the files from your current installation saved into the C:\Windows.old folder during the new installation. You will still have to reinstall your programs and drivers, but it will make copying files that you need from the C:\Windows.old folder to the new installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jun 2010   #257
cmegalodon

win 7
 
 

thanks for the welcome. just so i get this straight. if i do a custom install, all of my old files will be saved. however, i will need to re-install all my programs? and then i can extract all of my old files from c:\windows.old?
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16 Jun 2010   #258
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct, I would always recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.
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16 Jun 2010   #259
cmegalodon

win 7
 
 

ok. i'll give it a go when i get home. cross your fingers, cause i'm typing....
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