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Windows 7: Repair Install after SP1

21 Mar 2011   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Repair Install after SP1

I installed SP1 using Windows Update. I have the original retail W7 installation DVD.

I am very confused after reading 'Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File' from the Tutorials about doing a Repair Install. So to keep things within my own understanding, can I use the original installation DVD to do a repair install of a SP1 installation and then let Windows Update re-install SP1? If not how do I go about doing such thing without having a slipstreamed W7 DVD or a SP1 DVD?

BTW, slipstreaming W7 SP1 seems very complex compared to XP. Some kind soul produced a standalone unitliy that would do the job quite easily.

Thank you very much.


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21 Mar 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You would have to have a slipstreamed Windows dvd in your case cause it would cause all kinds of issues if you didn't. A program called rt windows lite for sp1 would do the job very easily for you there's even a tutorial on the site for it.

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Thats about as easy as it gets...

Hope I helped.

Regards Seth

btw all you need is your windows 7 disk and the correct version of sp1 x86 or x64 for your machine...
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello jsquareg,

Repair Install

(all tested and verified)
  • You can use a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc (ex: Technet (available), MSDN (available), or retail (when available)) to do a repair install with on a currently installed Windows 7 SP1.
  • You cannot use a slipstream Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with on a currently installed Windows 7 SP1.
  • You cannot use a slipstream Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with on a currently installed slipstream Windows 7 SP1.
  • You can use a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc (ex: Technet (available), MSDN (available), or retail (when available)) to do a repair install with on a currently installed slipstream Windows 7 SP1.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Mar 2011   #4
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
You would have to have a slipstreamed Windows dvd in your case cause it would cause all kinds of issues if you didn't. A program called rt windows lite for sp1 would do the job very easily for you there's even a tutorial on the site for it.

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File

Thats about as easy as it gets...

Hope I helped.

Regards Seth

btw all you need is your windows 7 disk and the correct version of sp1 x86 or x64 for your machine...
Thank you/

Well, in the Tutorial, I find the following:

Tip
You cannot use a slipstream Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with on a currently installed Windows 7 SP1.

You cannot use a slipstream Windows 7 installation disc to do a repair install with on a currently installed slipstream Windows 7 SP1.

You can use a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc (ex: Technet (available), MSDN (available), or retail (when available)) to do a repair install with on a currently installed slipstream Windows 7 SP1.

The second tip is what confused me. I read it to say i won't be able to use a slipstreamed disk for a repair install. Do I misread it? (wouldn't be surprised here.)
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21 Mar 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jsquareg,

Sorry, but no. In all of my testing, a slipstream disk would not work to do a repair install with. A slipstream disc is great to do a clean install with, but it appears you must have a retail SP1 disc to use for a repair install.
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21 Mar 2011   #6
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Jsquareg,

Sorry, but no. In all of my testing, a slipstream disk would not work to do a repair install with. A slipstream disc is great to do a clean install with, but it appears you must have a retail SP1 disc to use for a repair install.
Thanks again, Brink!

Does that mean if I use a retail DVD to repair install an SP1 system I will then have to reinstall SP1?

Seems like that would be the way to go and that would be fine with me.
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21 Mar 2011   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you have sp1 installed already, I don't believe you can do a repair install with a dvd that doesn't also have sp1.

Unless you use one of the preintegrated sp1 iso - such as from Technet, the only other way is to uninstall SP1.

Then you should be able to do a repair install with a non sp1 dvd.
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21 Mar 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jsquareg,

No. As Simon posted above, you would have to have a retail copy of a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc to be able to do a repair install on a Windows 7 SP1 installation. A normal Windows 7 installation disc without SP1 will not be able to do a repair install on a Windows 7 SP1 installation.
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22 Mar 2011   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you created the System Repair Disk, after installing SP1, could you not use that disk to repair your system? I made one but haven't booted from it other than to make sure it was bootable. It probably doesn't have all the options the full Windows 7 DVD has but I would think in a pinch its better than nothing. I actually have two, a pre and a post SP1 disk.

System Repair Disc - Create
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22 Mar 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If you created the System Repair Disk, after installing SP1, could you not use that disk to repair your system? I made one but haven't booted from it other than to make sure it was bootable. It probably doesn't have all the options the full Windows 7 DVD has but I would think in a pinch its better than nothing. I actually have two, a pre and a post SP1 disk.

System Repair Disc - Create
You can not do a
Repair Install
from a Startup disk
System Repair Disc - Create
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