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Windows 7: Check for Updates fails 80073712

05 Aug 2013   #11

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GerryWolfe View Post
Don't have a Win7 SP1 DVD, don't have Win7 install DVD. Gateway DX4830 had a restore partition on the orignal HDD. I created a repair DVD from it. Used XXClone for image copies weekly, on a second HDD..
Orignal HDD failed, I got Win7 back from the second HDD.
Win7 is currently on SSD.
Can I fix from the repair DVD I created from the original Win7? I created this the first day after I bought the DX4830. This is the repair DVD I referrred to previously.

Thanks again for the help!!!
As far as I know, you can't perform a repair install with recovery media I'm afraid. You can download a Windows 7 ISO from here, then burn it to a disc and use that instead though:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Alternatively, you could do a clean install with the discs you currently have and start from scratch. You'll be problem free, but it's more hassle. Your choice

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05 Aug 2013   #12

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Re-read the instructions... see that I need to use the install disk, not the repair disk.
Am downloading and will retry.
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05 Aug 2013   #13

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

So, did the download of Win7 Home Premium with SP1 and burned it to a DVD.
Tried to do the install, it failed -- said I need to install SP1 via "check for updates".
I will download the Win7 Home Premium install w/o SP1, burn it to a DVD and try again.

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05 Aug 2013   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

GerryWolfe, one thing to remember when doing an install. Wipe the existing partitions with the install disk and of course you have copied all your important files to an external device, right?

Also you evidently are trying to upgrade you existing windows. Upgrades will normally fail if sp1 is not installed.

Like I said. Wipe the disk with the option in the install. Don't do an upgrade, delete the existing partion and then it should work.

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05 Aug 2013   #15

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Uh, no...
It will take me days to reinstall all my programs. Wiping the partition and re-installing is last-ditch effort, I could have done this a week ago.
I'm looking for a repair, not a reload.

Will keep all posted.

advTHANKSance, g.
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05 Aug 2013   #16

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Upgrade failed, could not copy files.
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06 Aug 2013   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

That would tend to indicate a corrupted download - check the hash of your download against the published value
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