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Windows 7: Can I save all of the SP and Win Updates if I do a re-install?

16 Jun 2018   #1
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Can I save all of the SP and Win Updates if I do a re-install?

I have a corrupt file somewhere in Windows, and need to do a re-install, but I don't want to go through all of those updates. I put my installation disk in the drive, expecting to a get a repair option, but there wasn't one.



The corrupt file is just a guess. I have an Nvidia GTX GPU and it includes GeForce Experience, which has "Shadow Play" for recording games. For some reason it will not open. The FPS counter works, the Screenshot mode works, but not the recording software. I have un-installed it and re-installed it several times, no joy.



I have communicated back and forth with Nvidia support, sending diagnostic files, etc. and have tried every proposed solution. No joy. They have washed their hands of the problem.



Any help is greatly appreciated.


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16 Jun 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi therealsimpsons,
No, you cannot save all the SP & Win updates if you do a re-install or repair install. In short, there are registry entries, etc. that are specific to your OS, hardware & software installed, & other issues.

Why don't you just repair the corrupt files?
For starters run:
sfc /scannow from Administrative Command Prompt

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16 Jun 2018   #3
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Hi therealsimpsons,

For starters run:
sfc /scannow from Administrative Command Prompt


Thanks for the reply.



I got this message: You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility.


??
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16 Jun 2018   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Type cmd in start search box

rt click cmd.exe and select "Run As Adminstartor"
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16 Jun 2018   #5
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.



This in the pop-up I got when I followed your instruction. Where might I find, "Run as Administrator"?


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16 Jun 2018   #6
MSClin

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, MX Linux 18.1 64-bit
 
 

Right mouse button click cmd.exe and select Run As Administrator.
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16 Jun 2018   #7
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSClin View Post
Right mouse button click cmd.exe and select Run As Administrator.

What? That's the same answer as above, and I posted a picture of what I get when I right click on cmd.exe/


Help
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16 Jun 2018   #8
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi therealsimpsons, From the startorb type in the search box Command Prompt, and you right click on it there


to get run as administrator.
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17 Jun 2018   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Type cmd in start search box

DO NOT PRESS ENTER

You will see a little black icon called cmd.exe at the top of the start menu

Move the mouse cursor next to cmd.exe

Rt click the mouse button

A context menu will appear

Select Run As Administrator
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17 Jun 2018   #10
therealsimpsons

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Aha! Can you tell I'm totally ignorant regarding most computer stuff?


Here is the result from the sfc/scannow What now? Is it possible to remove every file connected to Nvidia GeForce Experience, using regedit? I have un-installed it and re-installed it several times with no luck getting it to work. Perhaps a clean install will help?


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