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Windows 7: Repair Install

09 Feb 2012   #800
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
Hi Brink,

I already posted several threads concerning my laptop issues. The main one is this thread:


I created a thread about an ImgBurn problem when I was trying to burn a Windows retail ISO to do a repair Install. Still indirectly connected to my main problem which is the ERROR CODE 80004005 (SP1 update failure).

I will create a thread again concerning this problem.


Thanks Brink.
It's best to only have one thread per specific issue to get the best help. Having multiple threads on the same issue only wastes your and people's time by repeating what was possibly already posted in the other thread, and only confuses the matter.


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11 Feb 2012   #801
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Some advice please.

Did a repair install Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Ran the install from internal drive (3rd of 3 in PC, OS on 1st drive). Used SP1 retail.

The repair install ran fine and completed.

However, on booting into Windows got a pop up message that .net needing repairing and then asked to reboot the PC. On reboot all seemed fine.
However, at least half of my programs would not run, got an error something to do with 'parallel', plus none of my network was there (laptop, pvr etc).
Fortunately I had backed up my OS drive before the repair install, so I just reloaded it.

Did some more research, and tried again, unfortunately with exactly the same result.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

TIA,
Paul.
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11 Feb 2012   #802
Ex_Brit

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

After a repair install you need to reinstall all your updates so go to Windows Update and check.

Also you may need to turn some Windows features back on see Windows Features - Turn On or Off
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12 Feb 2012   #803
lafargeotte

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

I should have said that I installed all Windows updates.

This did not rectify many of my programs not starting!
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12 Feb 2012   #804
Ex_Brit

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

Not sure what to suggest now other than check what exactly the error is for each program that isn't starting. You know that some applications require different versions of .net? In other words it's quite normal to have several different versions installed, as the higher versions are not backwards compatible. People often make a mistake of only keeping the latest and then wondering why some applications stop working. Check Windows Update for optional and/or hidden updates. Also check the various software support websites. What isn't working?
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28 Feb 2012   #805
snowysyd

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Hi - new here and after reading through this whole thread, very appreciative of the efforts of contributors. Thanks. I have attempted a repair install without success. It went most of the way through until it said it couldn't upgrade Windows Home Premium to Windows Home Premium or something similar. It then backs out the upgrade. If it is important to get exact information I can rerun it for the actual message.

From what I read here the failure may be because of a mismatch in the installed version and the DVD. My PC is a HP Pavilion M8085a which was delivered with Vista. At a later date, I purchased a downloaded upgrade to Windows Home Premium 32 bit directly from Micrsoft's online store. Subsequently, SP1 was loaded with Windows update. The DVD I am using was downloaded from mydigitallife and is Windows Home Premium 32-bit.

Am I wasting my time trying with this DVD? Any suggestions?

The reason for the attempt at repair install is that Windows Update no longer works. I have been through the online troubleshooter in an attempt to fix that but it makes no difference.

Thanks again
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28 Feb 2012   #806
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Snowysyd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you have SP1 installed, you might download the same Windows 7 ISO that you currently have installed from the link below to create a DVD with to see if that may work to do a repair install with.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Feb 2012   #807
snowysyd

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Brink - thanks for the very quick reply. Your suggestion is what I have tried - sorry I didn't make that totally clear. I downloaded X17-58996.iso from the site you mention to create a DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with SP1. This was the DVD which failed to complete the upgrade installation. Do you think this DVD should work?

I will try it again, this time making sure I first run Upgrade Advisor and address any issues it notes and removing (not just stopping) Trend Micro Titanium.

Any other suggestions?
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28 Feb 2012   #808
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you had upgraded from the factory OEM copy of Vista to your current Windows 7, then that could be at issue. It's not going to hurt anything for you to try again, but I'm thinking you may have to do a clean install instead.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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28 Feb 2012   #809
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snowysyd View Post
Brink - thanks for the very quick reply. Your suggestion is what I have tried - sorry I didn't make that totally clear. I downloaded X17-58996.iso from the site you mention to create a DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with SP1. This was the DVD which failed to complete the upgrade installation. Do you think this DVD should work?

I will try it again, this time making sure I first run Upgrade Advisor and address any issues it notes and removing (not just stopping) Trend Micro Titanium.

Any other suggestions?
If you didn't run the SP1 Cleanup Tool, the perhaps you could uninstall SP1 and then use your original Win7 disc (the one without SP1).
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