SOLVED Repair of a Win 7 Upgrade Installation


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Hello,

I'm new here and would appreciate any help offered.

I want to do a repair of my Win 7 Pro SP1 install. When I tried the repair the first time, I got a message saying that the version on my PC was newer (because of the SP1 update) than the version I was upgrading with.

I initially used the Upgrade version of Win 7 Pro 64 bit and used Windows Update to get SP1 installed. I wanted to use an ISO file to load Win 7 onto a flash drive to simplify the process, & I found the "Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO Image Downloads" thread on this site and thought that this might do the trick.

I was going to download the 7 Pro SP1 64 bit iso, but it occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to use it because I used the Upgrade version of Win 7 and the Key that I have wouldn't work with the ISO which I assume is the full clean version not the Upgrade.

Is this the case? If it is, is there an ISO for Windows 7 Professional Upgrade that has SP1 included?

I'm starting to suspect that I'll have to uninstall SP1 and then do the repair with the disk that I originally installed with.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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Your upgrade key will work as long as you use the appropriate level, Professional key with Professional edition, Ultimate with Ultimate, etc.

And one more caveat if you are doing a complete reinstall with an upgrade key. If you completely format your harddrive before reinstalling then you will likely have to do what is termed a "double install"; basically you run through the install program without activation once and then you run through the install routine a second time and this time activate.
 
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Thanks for the response TM...

I already got it successfully done by deleting the SP1 file and using my disk. I will load the ISO onto a flash drive though so that if I have to do this again I won't have to go through the hassle of deleting the SP1 file and then reinstalling it again via the Update process... It took hours... So I got to watch Fringe - Sad to say goodbye to Walter.

Thanks again.
 

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