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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Nov 2011   #700
enzernine

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Enzernine, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That was probably the issue with use a retail disc on a OEM installation. Was it a factory or retail OEM installation?

Did the retail installaton disc that you used have SP1 included?
It was a factory install and the retail disc I used did not have SP1 included.


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02 Nov 2011   #701
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Enzernine,

That would most likely be the reason why then. If it had been a retail OEM installed, then it might have worked with a normal full/upgrade retail disc.
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09 Nov 2011   #702
oddrobb

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am getting the same message as enzernine. Windows 7 professional... I originally downloaded it from windows website and put it on DVD to install it.
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09 Nov 2011   #703
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Robb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type (ex: retail, OEM, student, Anytime Upgrade, etc....) of Windows 7 is on the DVD and currently installed?
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09 Nov 2011   #704
oddrobb

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Robb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type (ex: retail, OEM, student, Anytime Upgrade, etc....) of Windows 7 is on the DVD and currently installed?
Student I believe. I am downloading the windows 7 professional sp1 from mydigital life since I heard using their ISO is a potential solution to my problem.
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12 Nov 2011   #705
poalima

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
sounds nice, but doesn't work

I get to step #8 in your tutorial, and get this message:

"Windows 7 Professional cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”."
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12 Nov 2011   #706
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Poalima, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type (ex: retail, OEM, student, Anytime Upgrade, etc....) of Windows 7 is on the installation DVD and currently installed?
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16 Nov 2011   #707
Ixcacel

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
 
 

My problem is that I cannot update Windows 7 SP 1. I have tried it from the Clean Boot so I conclude that the problem is with Windows. Question: Do I buy a retail disk with SP 1 and install the SP 1 through the use of the disk and the above tutorial? Or. Do I buy a retail Disk without SP 1 and repair Windows with the tutorial and then install SP 1 through the update process? Thank you very much.
P.S. Current system is OEM 7 without SP 1.
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16 Nov 2011   #708
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ixcacel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What type (ex: retail, OEM, student, Anytime Upgrade, etc....) of Windows 7 is on the installation DVD and currently installed?

A retail disc with SP1 that was used to install the current installation works the best to do a repair install with if needed.
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16 Nov 2011   #709
Ixcacel

Windows 7 6.1.7600 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the welcome. Windows 7 Home Premium 7.6.7600 Build 7600 It came in a bundled set from Sony along with a bunch of other junk. It doesn't have SP 1 on it and it doesn't have any Windows Repair utility. So my goal is to somehow repair the operating system currently installed so that I can get SP 1 installed.
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