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Windows 7: Repair Install

20 Apr 2011   #530
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, there are folders labeled $Inplace.~TR, $Upgrade.~OS, $Windows..~LS and $Windows.~Q. But unless there is some fairly easy method to use these to restore the OS, I will probably just try using a backup image. The thing that has kept me from doing so, is that I'm not certain that any of the 4 images that I have would predate the issues that I'm hoping to resolve.

Considering all factors, I have a hunch that the problem was with the Nvidia driver, because I felt that the crashes were graphically related. If that is true, I'm not sure that it is a hardware or software problem. Does the existence of those folders suggest a feasible solution to you?


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20 Apr 2011   #531
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No. The folders are only good if you needed to backup any files in them that you wanted to keep and help prevent losing.
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20 Apr 2011   #532
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Okay, then I will just copy them to another partition and try a backup image. I really hope that I don't have to go the clean install route, it would take me an eternity to get it back to where I want it.
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08 May 2011   #533
ameykelkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
About Repair Duration

Hey Hello Everyone,

I have just done a Complete Upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate to the same.

The think I would like to mention to all and also to Brink is that the upgrade can take upto several hours.
I had Windows Drive with 66 GB of space and 20 GB of free space.... and the upgrade took 5 hours for me...
Just want to say to worried users, that dont worry... Let the windows setup do its thing... do not turn off in desperation
Eventually it will upgrade (Repair)

I request Brink to mention how many hours it can take to repair in his post.
I feel 2 - 7 hours

Thanks Brink for this wonderful post
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08 May 2011   #534
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ameykelkar View Post
I had Windows Drive with 66 GB of space and 20 GB of free space.... and the upgrade took 5 hours for me...

I feel 2 - 7 hours

Thanks Brink for this wonderful post
Sorry but it is not noraml for an upgrade to take 5 hours. On avarage it should take about 90 minutes, maybe 2 hours at most. In most instances less than 90 minutes.

I've done a number of upgrades from Windows 98 to Windows 7 and have never had a 5 hour upgrade/install.

Again, if it took you 5 hours something went wrong. Not saying this didn't happen to you, just saying it isn't normal.
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08 May 2011   #535
ameykelkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
I dunno

I don't know... But it took me 5 hours....
And my PC is perfectly normal, non - infected
I forgot to mention

CPU - Intel Dual Core 1.6 GHz
RAM - 1.5 GB
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08 May 2011   #536
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Amey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

Yes, I agree with Sygngus21. That is an unusually long time to take. If you had a large amount of data, say way over 50GB on your Windows 7 partition, then it will take longer to work with that much. In addition, you do only have a small amount of RAM installed with a moderate CPU that would have made it take longer as well.
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08 May 2011   #537
appyface

Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit
 
 

I believe if Win7's (or other party's) encryption is involved the system has to decrypt/encrypt on the fly while performing the upgrade, that will at least double the time depending on speed of disk, CPU, RAM, amount of data blah blah. I use TrueCrypt on my netbook and laptops and that is the case for me. Just my $0.02 USD in case it applies...
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08 May 2011   #538
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nice addition Appyface. Thank you.
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08 May 2011   #539
ameykelkar

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Cheers

Cheers Brink.
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