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Windows 7: Repair Install

04 Feb 2012   #780
RWfan

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I checked my 'minidump' folder in C drive to add thread in BSOD and it's empty?


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04 Feb 2012   #781
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

RW,

A repair install is usually not helpful with these type of issues. I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose if able, then do a fresh clean install of Windows 7.
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04 Feb 2012   #782
RWfan

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

ok. i have a 128G SS drive for my OS win 7 and outlook 2007. then i have a 2TB reg HD partitioned with 500G for programs and 1.5G for my media ie pics/vids/documnets ect do i need to format my SS Cdrive before clean install? and is there anything i need to back up from my Cdrive before the clean install? I did back up my outlook stuff --calendar/email/contacts into my other programs drive btw. then after my install, i would need to install my programs one be one again correct?
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04 Feb 2012   #783
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

RW,

If you like, you could try doing a system restore at boot first using a restore point (if available) dated before you got the BSOD and other issues to see if that may help and avoid having to do a clean install.

You could just select to format the Windows 7 drive during the clean install. After the clean install, you would need to reinstall all programs and drivers. You would want to backup anything that you do not want to lose.
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04 Feb 2012   #784
RWfan

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have limited restore points, all of which are after crashes. for whatever reason, pc won't allow me too set larger restore point size to keep more options for RP's.
then early on, i did a complete backup on an external drive i had and later i needed to format and rename that drive dealing with support ppl to get it to work again, and i backed up the data i had on there as well to another and when i tried to restore it, it won't allow me to. it doesn't recognize the new drive label. ugh
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04 Feb 2012   #785
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi, Brink.
I know its here somewhere.
I'm using my original Windows 7 Pro .iso to do the repair on my SP1.
Following Step 5, I come to the Upgrade/Custom and on the Compatibility check, I'm getting
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)”.
The original setup was in a clean new machine using your new install with upgrade instructions when 7 was release.
The DVD is Windows 7 Professional Backup Disc from MS.
I think I downloaded the .iso orginally but no longer have it.
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04 Feb 2012   #786
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pete,

You might be able to use a Windows 7 Pro with SP1 ISO from the link below to be able to do a repair install using step 4 instead.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Feb 2012   #787
John528

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Thanks for helping fix my problem from 6 days ago

Hi everyone

Thanks very much to Shawn and stevieray in particular for helping me. After problems with my upgrade reinstall I decided to do a full reinstall and now everything is up and runiing AOK. I appreciate your help.

Regards from John

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05 Feb 2012   #788
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news John. I'm happy to hear that everything is fine now.
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05 Feb 2012   #789
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, Shawn,
Gave it a try, still the same.
Tried 4 and 5 with and without SP1.
Same with my 7 Pro Backup Disc from MS.
Reading thru some of the hundreds of posts on this thread, you've advised some that a clean install is the only thing that will work.
Looks like that in my case?
Pete
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