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#1 Robert A Duckett

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:07 PM

To anybody that may know something about this. I have a question I am currently running Windows 7 Pro 64bit (upgrade version) but something went wrong with it and now I have to reinstall the same OS. But the question that I have is can I reinstall Win 7 Pro (upgrade version) on top of the OS that I have now. Its the same OS I just need to reinstall it and wanted to know if I could do it

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:24 PM

Have you tried a 'repair' install?

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 06:57 PM

Yes, you can reinstall Windows 7 with no trouble: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you haven't already written down your product key, retrieve it using the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (you'll need the product key after the reinstall).

Also, here's what Jacee is talking about...
Repair Install - Windows 7 Forums

A repair install is only effective if something went wrong with the OS directly, not your programs and such. It only replaces operating system files.
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