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#1 ThomasDG

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:05 AM

I am attempting to do a repair on Windows 7. The problem is that Windows 7 on my computer now has SP1 installed, and my DVD is still just Windows 7. What is the easiest way to rectify this problem? Should I uninstalled SP1 from the computer and reinstall it after the repair? If this is the recommended course of action, what is the easiest way to uninstall SP1.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

You want to create a Windows 7 DVD that includes SP1 by "slipstreaming"

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-your-default-web-browser

or

http://superuser.com/questions/249275/slipstream-windows-7-service-pack-1

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I will give the second link a try. Just FYI, the first link is to changing your default web browser in windows vista.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

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

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

After reading, it says that you can not use the slipsteam dvd to do a repair install.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:55 AM

You didn't say you wanted to do a repair install, just that you wanted to repair Windows 7.

Let's start at the top. What is the problem you are experiencing?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

I apologize, I thought they were the same thing.

I am having trouble installing a few updates on Windows 7. I have tried a wide array of things from the suggestions of people on this forum as well as a microsoft forum. Since I have exhausted all other options, I thought I would attempt to do a repair (or repair install) on Windows 7. I would like to keep all of my files in tact, and only attempt to fix any errors that there might be in the windows operating system.

Here are the links to the two other threads I had to attempt to fix the problem.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic456645.html/page__p__2727514#entry2727514

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/w7itprogeneral/thread/2a1bd6b7-40e8-44b9-b6a3-de786b8447be

Allan, thank you for your help. I apologize for my lack of clear communication.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

You want to do a repair install because you can't get 3 updates? Have you tried manually downloading those specific updates and installing them yourself?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

Yes, I have attempted to download them and install one at a time. Each time, I continue to receive: error message Code 80073712 - Windows update encountered an unknown error.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

Have you seen this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-windows_install/update-errors-code-80073712-and-code-643/7503cb01-a350-4946-9744-ecdcd614ecca ?

BTW, what are the updates in question? And if it's only those 3 updates I really wouldn't be overly concerned.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

The updates are KB2644615, KB2667402, and KB2676562. The computer is running on a network and it is just annoying to log into the server and see that there are security errors each time I log in.

Is there an easy way to do a repair install?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

Without a W7 SP1 DVD I'm not sure how you can do an inplace upgrade (repair install). I'm sorry - certainly didn't mean to spin your wheels here.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

Not a problem. Thank you very much for your help.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

You're welcome - such as it was.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:09 PM

Hi ThomasDG,


For what it is worth try this Fix the problem with Microsoft Windows Update that is not working

or try this How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent

Hope this helps.




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