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Windows 7: Repair Install

19 Jan 2011   #410
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Mual,

Sometimes you may need to reinstall a driver, but not always. After the repair install (in-place upgrade), double check your devices in Device Manager to see what driver version they have to tell if you need to install the latest driver version again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Well, thanks for the advice.
Anything else won't be lose isn't it?


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19 Jan 2011   #411
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unless you lose power during the install, it shouldn't. I would always recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.
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19 Jan 2011   #412
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Unless you lose power during the install, it shouldn't. I would always recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.
Thanks, I will try it and leave a reply here soon.
I'm studying these days, so I didn't have so much time to online.
Thanks again!
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19 Jan 2011   #413
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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19 Jan 2011   #414
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Thanks Shawn. It worked fine, but installing this way completely wiped my Windows Mail and other hacks so will have to start those from scratch, no problem thanks to the tute's.
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19 Jan 2011   #415
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Peter.

I figured that any custom system modifications like that would most likely get restored to default.
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19 Jan 2011   #416
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

It did wreck the Task Scheduler however. I can open it OK but it says quite indignantly I feel that 'something' has corrupted it when I try to view currently running tasks.

Originally it flashed that several tasks were corrupted so I ddeleted them from the folder below, that got rid of most of the objections, however the oroginal error remains.

I've posted in Pappa Bear's tute thread, and am wondering if I dare copy the C:\windows\system32\tasks folder from my x64 Win 7 to my x86 netbook Win 7.

I'm reluctant to run sfc as that will probably undo all my personalizations once again.
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19 Jan 2011   #417
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
It did wreck the Task Scheduler however. I can open it OK but it says quite indignantly I feel that 'something' has corrupted it when I try to view currently running tasks.

Originally it flashed that several tasks were corrupted so I ddeleted them from the folder below, that got rid of most of the objections, however the oroginal error remains.

I've posted in Pappa Bear's tute thread, and am wondering if I dare copy the C:\windows\system32\tasks folder from my x64 Win 7 to my x86 netbook Win 7.

I'm reluctant to run sfc as that will probably undo all my personalizations once again.
Peter,

Running a SFC /scannow would undo any modified system files and return them to default.

Here's a copy C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder from a 32-bit Windows 7 Starter edition that you can use instead. I'm not sure using one from a 64-bit system would work.


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20 Jan 2011   #418
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
It did wreck the Task Scheduler however. I can open it OK but it says quite indignantly I feel that 'something' has corrupted it when I try to view currently running tasks.

Originally it flashed that several tasks were corrupted so I ddeleted them from the folder below, that got rid of most of the objections, however the oroginal error remains.

I've posted in Pappa Bear's tute thread, and am wondering if I dare copy the C:\windows\system32\tasks folder from my x64 Win 7 to my x86 netbook Win 7.

I'm reluctant to run sfc as that will probably undo all my personalizations once again.
Peter,

Running a SFC /scannow would undo any modified system files and return them to default.

Here's a copy C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder from a 32-bit Windows 7 Starter edition that you can use instead. I'm not sure using one from a 64-bit system would work.
Shawn, for some reason I never got a notification that you'd posted this. Pity because it may have cured the problem. In the end I did a clean install using my newly slipstreamed disk and that took care of it.
I'd discussed the matter on the Technet forums and was told similarly that the 64-bit files would probably cause more problems.
He also said the in place repair/upgrade installs are iffy at best and often fail to install properly, despite it being an option in Win 7. He also said that who knows what else got corrupted that would turn up later on, best to do a clean install.

The SFC only removed personalizations such as the logon screen and didn't even touch the Task Scheduler issues - even left my active Windows Mail hack alone. so much for it fixing everything.

Thanks very much for your suggestions though.

TukSon: Microsoft offer free update support you know so why not try them? http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6527 click any of those links and you'll see the way to contact them at the bottom.

I had no problems with that particular update, however, it is included in SP1 anyway I believe.
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20 Jan 2011   #419
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Peter,

I prefer a clean install myself as well for major issues, but a in-place repair install could be good for minor issues that couldn't be fixed otherwise.

I'm glad to hear that you eventually got it up and running though.
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