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Windows 7: Update Error Code 80073712

19 Mar 2014   #11

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

Brink - that isn't gonna fix the level of registry corruption I see present, unfortunately
There's only three things that may fix it -
1) a good System Restore Point
2) a repair install
3) a Clean install.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2014   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Oh well. In that case, yeah a repair install may be best to try and avoid a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2014   #13

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
Looks like a Clean Install

I tried the Repair Install this afternoon (and yes, it is much smoother than the XP Repair Install) but I hit a dead end. While it was running step 2 of Upgrading Windows = Gathering Files, settings and programs, I got the message "Setup can't continue. Restart computer and restart setup." I did reboot and restart, but got the same message. As you suspected might happen, Noel.

So I'll go ahead next week and gather all the files/disks I need and follow the Clean Install Tutorial. I'll let you know what happens.

Thanks -
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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