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Windows 7: Repair Install

07 Oct 2010   #370
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sure will do the same, that's sounds good to me....Thnx Shawn for your help & support...


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05 Nov 2010   #371
papaSmurph

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

alright i've tried to do this repair install and it hangs around 20% of gathering program and system files, etc., then errors out..something like make sure the install source is available and try again. error code 0x000005, i believe. I'm just running it exactly like described here... hoping to repaid my Backup and Restore center..(nothing happens at all when i click on it...)

help?
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05 Nov 2010   #372
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello papaSmurph,

It looks like you may need to do a custom install instead. This way you will be able to have a copy of your current OS and files in the C:\Windows.old folder afterwards as a backup that you can copy files from back into your new installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Nov 2010   #373
papaSmurph

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Thanks Brink...so basically you're saying i can copy all picture and video files, documents, etc...all the personal stuff, from the windows.old folder after the custom install...is that correct? By the way, do you know of any other way to repair the backup and restore center?

Thanks for the quick reply!
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05 Nov 2010   #374
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

papaSmurph,

That would be correct. You will be able to copy everything back doing a custom install.


You might see if resetting the backup settings to default using the tutorial below may be able to get it working again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
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12 Nov 2010   #375
manager

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Please tell me it's possible to do a repair install and go from 64-bit to 32-bit.
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12 Nov 2010   #376
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Manager,

Sorry, but no. You can only do a clean install to go from 64-bit to 32-bit or 32-bit to 64-bit.
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13 Nov 2010   #377
manager

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Argh, oh well. We'll see what I'll do then.
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09 Dec 2010   #378
Mipset

Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows XP Pro x32
 
 

Hi Guys,

I just wanted to clarify some things.
Will the repair install retain ALL files in their original positions? Like my desktop items will still be on the desktop and documents/programs in their appropriate My Documents and Program Files?

Also, My Windows 7 is suffering from a condition where I cannot even reach the desktop, therefore I have to boot from disc when the computer starts up.

Is it still possible to do a repair install using this method?

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro x64, and i do have the appropriate disc and product key to go with it.

So in short:
1) Will i retain ALL my files in their original places?
2) Can I do this operation via 'Boot from Disc' ?
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09 Dec 2010   #379
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mipset, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Your files will not be affected, but the positions may get reset to default, but you could easily change that back afterwards.


You can only do a repair install from within the started Windows 7. You cannot do a repair install at boot.
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