Repair Install to Fix Windows 7 Without Reformatting by Britec



Repair Install to Fix Windows 7 Without Reformatting by Britec

Why do I need to do a Repair Installation?

You have tried System Restore and it did not help fix your Windows 7 issues.
You have tried all options ie: chkdsk /r sfc /scannow system restore etc etc to fix your Windows 7 Installation.
You do not want to do a fresh install of Windows 7.
You do want to preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.

So if you have answered all above then the time is right to do a Repair Install of your Operating System.

Your need:

1. Standard Win7 installation DVD
2. Original 25-character product key (This can be found on a sticker on your PC/Laptop or paperwork that come with your retail copy of Windows 7.)
Lost your product key? well you can recover it with magic jellybean for free.
(link below)
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

3. Doing a Repair Install with Windows 7 SP1 with a Pre-SP1 DVD?, then you need to uninstall SP1 before proceeding with the Repair Install. Just uninstall from add and remove programs like I show you in the video.

4. In-case it goes wrong, remember Backup, Backup, Backup before you proceed with the Repair Install.

http://www.briteccomputers.co.uk

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Jacob MORRIS

Jacob MORRIS

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39 thoughts on “Repair Install to Fix Windows 7 Without Reformatting by Britec

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    By the way, at 4:18 all he did was open the Windows Installation CD/thumb drive (he says that he did it as administrator)

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    What's the difference between this and the option to "Repair Windows" available when you boot to a win7 DVD?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    This really helped me – thank you so much! Very clear and easy to follow.

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    what about if my windows 7 cant start at all… i really miss it..

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Sir how i can i do this process from the installation disc. i can not boot into the windows but when i tr to click on the upgrade option the setup tell me to go into the windows and then elect this option but the problem is that i can not go into the windows. please help !

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Next vid should be how to practice safe cyber sex and avoid getting a virus

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    great but, at Welcome message BSoD and restarts, windows 98 formatted 4% from C drive…. oopsie

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Does this still work in 2019? Not ready for Win 10…will Windows still update the registry?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Thanks. If I HAVE the service pack installed and the disk HAS the service pack on it, do i have to uninstall the service pack before doing this?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    how can I do that if I'm not able boot into windows, each time I get startup repair? I tried using this method when booting from the win 7 usb flashdrive but it said something like 'windows needs to be running to update, please restart and run windows'

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    I too have the same problem of not being able to uninstall service pack 1 from my Windows 7 professional o/s. But I used my pre sp1 dvd anyway and it works, because when the program connects to the internet to update itself, it applies the later sp1 version automatically to the installation. After that it ran fine for me after removing itunes from my desktop computer.

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    * * * I HAVE BEEN A COMPUTER REPAIR TECH FOR OVER 25 YEARS…DONT WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO *REPAIR*…IT DOSENT WORK LIKE IT DID WITH *WINDOWS XP*….JUST *BACK UP ALL YOUR IMPORTANT FILES*…..PICTURES….WORD DOCS….GAMES….ETC ON A USB KEY…..REFORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE / SSD AND REINSTALL WINDOWS….BELIEVE ME…THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT……LET THE "UP DATES RUN OVER NIGHT WHILE YOU SLEEP…

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Hey, looks like I may have to do this. Only issue is you say you have to install from the desktop, then, as if by magic, the install screen fades in????? How or what do we do to get that to happen? 🙂

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Did what you said that was the only part that worked. Now my Notepad , wordpad, and bookmarks are hidden unless I hover over them or click on them . The only section that do show up now are highlighted in green.
    Any other help can you offer?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    I can't uninstall the service pack. It lets me uninstall other updates but when I click on the service pack the uninstall option does not come up.

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit, and confirmed that under "System" in the control panel. It does indeed say 64 bit. I have a Win 7 All install DVD and I've selected Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, the exact same version I'm running, and tried it more than once. During the compatibility check, it fails and says something like you can't upgrade to a 64 bit version of Windows when running 32 bit and vice versa. How can I get past this compatibility error so it will let me reinstall?

    Also my original problem I'm trying to solve on a Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop is that it won't allow me to enable the Windows firewall, or the wireless network adapter. (Not sure if the 2 problems are related)

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Here's the problem with your 'how to video' MY WINDOWS WON'T START UP IN THE FIRST PLACE SO HOW AM I GOING TO DO ALL THIS?????? I WON'T NEED TO REPAIR IT IF IT STARTED.

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    How to avoid the error of This is not a Genuine and automatically repair it bro please… please..

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    If your install disc does have SP1 on it do you still need to uninstall it first before the reinstall ?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    I have service pack 1 and it's on the dvd. Then I don't need to un-install? What's the purpose of uninstalling it?

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Different issue; Ran Windows updates, when restarting to apply changes it will not go back into Windows…Tried repair and does not work, Sys Restore does not work, last known good configuration does not work…anyway to uninstall recent updates using cmd? Safe Modes also do not work, so can only use cmd from the Repair computer option after hitting F8

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    September 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm
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    Great set of videos. Video of yours from 2009 LOL got me into Windows replacing registry hive files. I restored them from an image backup to the desktop and then copied them over the ones there already while in a boot rescue disk environment. Now this helped me fix it completely. Getting ready to make an image backup now. Saved me alot of time…alot. Thx. 🙂

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