Using the Windows7 installation disk to repair errors.


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Paul

Peter said:
With Windows XP and earlier, it was possible to use the original
installation disks to repair corrupted and/or missing Windows files.
There was a repair "R" option.

Is this still the case with Windows7, or do the downloads and SP1's
etc prevent this? If not, what's the alternative?

Peter
It is claimed to be possible, but the rules are tighter than with
previous OSes.

For example, if I take a Windows 7 installer CD, and slipstream SP1
into it, that cannot be used for repair installing the OS to SP1 level.

You need an actual Windows 7 SP1 installer DVD (some of which are available
on the Internet for downloading, but it's unlikely to be the flavor you
need).

So apparently, the usual tools for slipstreaming would not be adequate.
Whether someone outside Microsoft is working to fix this, I don't know.

Ref. (in the yellow box of text)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/145343-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-into-installation-dvd-iso-file.html

With the number of exception cases Microsoft likes to throw in, the odds
of Repair Install working after an emergency, is getting slim indeed.

About all you can rely on, is backups. That ought to work.

Paul
 
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Peter Jason

With Windows XP and earlier, it was possible to use the original
installation disks to repair corrupted and/or missing Windows files.
There was a repair "R" option.

Is this still the case with Windows7, or do the downloads and SP1's
etc prevent this? If not, what's the alternative?

Peter
 
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...winston

"Peter Jason" wrote in message
With Windows XP and earlier, it was possible to use the original
installation disks to repair corrupted and/or missing Windows files.
There was a repair "R" option.

Is this still the case with Windows7, or do the downloads and SP1's
etc prevent this? If not, what's the alternative?
SFC (System File Checker) can be run from an elevated command prompt in
Windows

The Windows 7 DVD, when booted, has a 'Repair' function.

Startup Repair FAQS
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions

System Recovery
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7Other options:In-Place Upgrade http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2255099- If Sp1 is installed and the DVD at a lower level (Win7 RTM) then removalof SP1 is necessary to use the in-place upgrade function. (An in-placeupgrade restores Windows to the level existing on the DVD, it does notchange applications that are currently installed or remove existing data -i.e. Users/Documents etc.)Installing, Reinstalling http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows-7#section_7--...winstonmsft mvp mail
 

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