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Windows 7: Repair Install

05 Jul 2010   #300
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Alex,

No, you will not need to reinstall any of your programs. They will be carried over to the new upgraded installation. Sometimes you may need to reinstall a driver though, but you can see more details on this in the yello TIP box at the top of the tutorial to better help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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05 Jul 2010   #301
AlexGP

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

Thanks for the speedy reply!
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05 Jul 2010   #302
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Alex.
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24 Jul 2010   #303
tyler78

Win7
 
 

That's great man. It worked perfectly. Thank you so much.

I have a question about it. Could we use this instead of clean install all the time? Are there a downsides or disadvantages of this?
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24 Jul 2010   #304
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Tyler.

A repair install is only meant as a last effort to repair your current Windows 7 installation. It is not a substitute for a clean install if you wanted to start with a fresh clean formated installation.
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01 Aug 2010   #305
Emerald Boa

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm too hot and bothered to read through the whole post. I have a partition on my disk which is called "recovery" and which contains a folder called "recovery" (wow) which I cannot open. On trying, I get a message from HP saying "this area of the hard disc... contains files used for a system recovery". I'm assuming this is for a clean or repair install? I think I may have created something of the sort in the early days, but I can't remember. Amnesia seems to run in my family.

And if so, how do I run a repair (or clean install) from the disc, since I can't open it? *bangs head on screen*

Additional: I'm going to try to revert to a system restore point, but I doubt it'll work. Pessimism also runs in my family.
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01 Aug 2010   #306
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emerald Boa View Post
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm too hot and bothered to read through the whole post. I have a partition on my disk which is called "recovery" and which contains a folder called "recovery" (wow) which I cannot open. On trying, I get a message from HP saying "this area of the hard disc... contains files used for a system recovery". I'm assuming this is for a clean or repair install? I think I may have created something of the sort in the early days, but I can't remember. Amnesia seems to run in my family.

And if so, how do I run a repair (or clean install) from the disc, since I can't open it? *bangs head on screen*

Additional: I'm going to try to revert to a system restore point, but I doubt it'll work. Pessimism also runs in my family.
You need to check the manual,but must OEM are press F11 at start up.

HP Recovery How to.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...&product=18703
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01 Aug 2010   #307
Emerald Boa

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Tried F11 - I get a prompt for an installation disc (and I ain't got none).
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01 Aug 2010   #308
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emerald Boa View Post
Tried F11 - I get a prompt for an installation disc (and I ain't got none).
Did you not make the Recovery DVD's when you first startup for the first time.

How to order Recovery DVD's
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c00810334

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09 Aug 2010   #309
Emerald Boa

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
Did you not make the Recovery DVD's when you first startup for the first time.

How to order Recovery DVD's
oops!!! - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
No, I didn't make any. Yes, I'm an idiot.

Thanks for that link - I didn't know you could do that without bringing in the guarantee (which I've... misplaced; we already established that I'm an idiot).
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