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Corrupt Windows 7 startup. Will installing windows 10 fix the problem?


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#1 TheHiddenSparrow

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:25 AM

Last week we had several blackouts while I was using windows 7 professional. After the final blackout a lot of my startup files became corrupted/ missing. When I try to log in I get error message user userint.exe was unable to start correctly and I am unable to open applications that open on startup.

 

And when I open applications like Adobe Reader now, I get the message box "Adobe Reader Protected Mode" "Adobe Reader cannot open in Protected Mode due to an incompatibility with your system configuration. Would you like to open Adobe Reader with Protected Mode disabled? etc.

 

I did a registry check and noticed that Winlogon was missing. Is upgrading to windows 10 likely to fix my registry issues?

 

Running scf has also disclosed corrupted windows files that are unable to be fixed. I could try to identify them and replace them with an OEM windows 7 disk, but I'm thinking that might be unnecessary if the Windows 10 update will replace these files with fresh ones.

 

Does anyone know?



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:10 AM

Is windows update working ?

 

Is the pc up to date ?

 

Do you have the Windows 10 icon in the bottom right hand corner  ?

 

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#3 TheHiddenSparrow

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

Yes windows update is working and the pc is completely up to date. The windows 10 icon is in the bottom right hand corner and ready to go....

However like I said above, I would like to know if the windows 10 upgrade will replace my missing/corrupted windows files before I potentially install the upgrade and cause problems down the line.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:40 PM

I imagine that because this is a brand new OS, and the 'remnants' of your old OS will be stored in windows.old.......then Yes win 10 will replace everything.

 

Personally I would give it a try....in the worst scenario, your pc will be returned to what exists now.

 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10


Edited by Condobloke, 16 August 2015 - 04:00 PM.

Condobloke

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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It is the Courage to Continue that Counts.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

The basic difference between "upgrading" to a Windows version...and doing a clean install...has always been, IMO, the fact that some old files form the basis for the install of the new O/S.

 

Whereas...a clean install does not depend in any way on old situations, other than to possibly verify that the user is entitled to do a clean install of that version of Windows.

 

A repair install attempts to overcome problems by replacing missing/damaged system files with undamaged original versions.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2015 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:57 PM

I agree, after the update. Just go to the recovery settings in windows and then Refresh Windows (Before you do back-up your files) then when ask to keep files say no, to get a true fresh install, Then you be good to go! Should fix the problem.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 17 August 2015 - 09:01 AM.





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