Reinstalling Windows 7 confusion

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by WinDev, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    I want to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1 on my computer, but I don't want to lose my programs and files on C drive. Is there any possibility to do this without installing programs again? Because my computer doesn't work normally (for example: Network and Sharing Center isn't working properly or sometimes I cannot boot computer in first attempt).

    I tried Startup Repair and System Restore, but without success. I found a lot of solutions, but none of them exactly matches with properly reinstalling.

    Any chance to reinstall Windows 7 without any destruction on C drive?

    Thank you. :)
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Bite the bullet.

    Save your important files and do a fresh install.

    A hours work max and you'll be up and running all nice again.
     
  3. WinDev

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    I failed to re-install Windows 7 with Upgrade option. It keeps 0x80070570 error and upgrade wasn't successful.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    I would suggest not to upgrade. Not sure what image your using but it might be a good idea to get a new image of the version you would like and do a totally fresh brand new install.

    Have you seen this :

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/23687-Windows-7-Installation-Guide
     
  5. Yen

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    As posted already.
    You (the OP) have 2 reasonable options
    To repair what's not working or a clean install.

    When deciding for the latter try to backup anything that is possible (settings / personal data)
     
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  6. jime1

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    It sounds like a memory issue !
    Most probably because of a bad RAM chip.

    If you have multiple RAMs in your MBs sockets then take out all and then install 1 RAM at a time and see if it boots (check out all the RAMs 1 by 1)

    Also, do a memtest on every single RAM (I personally use Hiren's Boot CD to test).
     
  7. WinDev

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    It's not memory problem, it's a problem with system files.
     
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    #10 jime1, Jan 8, 2015
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    Are you Sure about that ?

    May be the HDD has bad sectors. check it once. (use HDD Sentinel from Hiren's Boot CD's in DOS mode to check HDD's Health)