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Windows 7: Repair Install

21 Apr 2012   #840
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

thx for the tut'.

I'm using it m now to try to fix an issue


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21 Apr 2012   #841
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Cliff. I hope it will be able to help.
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21 Apr 2012   #842
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

I am having trouble of not being able to upgrade my Windows, but the installer wanting to create a whole new install and put everything else in a windows.old folder. When I open the installer and it goes right to reinstalling when I click on the C drive. I appreciate the help.
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21 Apr 2012   #843
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ben,

Just to make sure, are you selecting to a "Upgrade" and not a "Custom" install at step 8. If do, what is the message it is giving you?

Since you are wanting to have a new install, you might consider doing a clean install with a upgrade copy of Windows 7. You will have to reinstall all programs and drivers afterwards, but you will have a new install.
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21 Apr 2012   #844
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

It doesn't ask me either, it goes right into installing.
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21 Apr 2012   #845
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What type of installation media are you using?

For example: retail, OEM, factory OEM, and full or upgrade.
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21 Apr 2012   #846
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

It is a retail disc. However, it is an upgrade that I am trying to install onto because I upgraded from Home Premium.
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21 Apr 2012   #847
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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21 Apr 2012   #848
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

No, I wanted to do a repair install so that I don't have to do any reinstalling of programs. I upgraded to Pro using the upgrade key and wanted to do the repair install using a Pro disc. Is there any reason I can't do that?
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21 Apr 2012   #849
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It doesn't appear that you will be able to. There must be some sort of conflict not allowing you to do the repair install for how it's outlined in the tutorial. I'm not sure what it could be since you normally should be able to do a repair install with a retail upgrade installation DVD.

Double check the items listed in the red warning box at the top of the tutorial just to see if any of them may apply to you, and be a reason why.
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