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Windows 7: Repair Install

04 Jun 2012   #930
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hiitsmescott View Post
Thanks for this tutorial, I've used it successfully in the past more than once. The problem I am having right now is that I've tried both the "with SP1" and "without SP1" fixes and neither works due to the fact that SP1 won't successfully install on my machine. If I try the "without SP1" repair but it says Win 7 Pro can't upgrade to Win 7 Pro. If I try the "with SP1" it says "To upgrade, you need to be running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 installed. Close the installation, open Windows Update, and then check updates for Service Pack 1." Yet SP1 always fails to install on my system and isn't in my list of installed updates. Any ideas other than reinstall Windows?

Thanks.
Are you seeing any particular error message when the SP1 install fails? You likely need to run the System Update Readiness Tool. What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

You will also need to disable any antivirus program in the msconfig utility's Startup and Services tabs both. When going into the Services tab first check off the "Hide all Microsoft services" box to avoid disabling any background services. But av and other security programs can interfere with the installation.


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05 Jun 2012   #931
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scott,

In addition to what Night Hawk posted....

I have updated the tutorial to include the new step 4 for this as well to help.

Since you do not have SP1 installed, then you might see if you can use the Windows 7 ISO without SP1 to create a bootable USB/DVD with to do a repair install with instead.

Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) My Digital Life

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jun 2012   #932
tzach44

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Please let us know how it went.
Well the installation passed smoothly and so far no problems.
Thank you for your help!
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05 Jun 2012   #933
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news tzach. I'm happy to hear it went well.
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05 Jun 2012   #934
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds great! Glad everything went well for you!

Once you get all the other updates and essentials on you may want to consider another SF guide. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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10 Jun 2012   #935
neanda

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi all. Thanks for the tutorial. But i'm having a problem when upgrading, it goes thorough all the way to when i click upgrade and it installs the setup files (or whatever that first stage is called) and then just stops and says:

"Setup can't continue. Restart the computer and restart Setup. When prompted, try getting the latest updates."

I've restarted, but the same thing. Also, i can't connect to the internet as the wifi isn't working, I'm missing WAN Miniport PPTP (this is the reason why i'm doing a repair install as it is proving too difficult to find the driver for WAN Miniport PPTP and to install it, maybe you could help there instead).

Thanks for any help, i'm kind of at my wits ends because I'm trying so many ways to fix this without having to do a clean install)

thanks
John
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10 Jun 2012   #936
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to attach a ethernet cable for internet access to be able to do step 7?

Otherwise, you could post in the Network & Sharing forum area to see if we may be able to help with the "missing WAN Miniport PPTP" issue.
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10 Jun 2012   #937
neanda

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Brink, thanks for your reply. Nah the ethernet doesn't work either, it's built in to the Nvidia card (i think) and the driver won't start (have updated etc.), another problem that i'm hoping to address with a repair install. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks
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11 Jun 2012   #938
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Sorry to post this question if already posted, but 94 pages is a lot to go through!

Have Windows 7 Pro.
Clean installed from DVD without SP1.
Using Automatic Updates got SP1 when it came out.
Don't want to download 4.1GB file from Digital River (bandwith limits.)
Followed from Step 6.
Stops on Step 10 (compatibility) - Can't Upgrade 7 Pro to 7 Pro, should do clean install.
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11 Jun 2012   #939
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neanda View Post
Hi Brink, thanks for your reply. Nah the ethernet doesn't work either, it's built in to the Nvidia card (i think) and the driver won't start (have updated etc.), another problem that i'm hoping to address with a repair install. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks
I would recommend to post in the Network & Sharing forum area to see if we may be able to help with the "missing WAN Miniport PPTP" issue first.
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