Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by leec18, Feb 4, 2018.
What was the result of sfc /scannow? Did it report errors?
That won't be a solution either, using illegal keys, if the system files are compromised it's best to do a clean/or repair install.
i really really dont want to have to do a clean install or repair as i have a lot of work on here and not enough time to get everything back to how it was.
obviusly if nothing else works it would be looking that way
if i purchased a legit key would that work ?
you shouldn't loose anything by doing a repair installation if i go by what @Daz said :
i don't know if by mentionning "programs", he means your installed applications. This point needs to be clarified.
Repair install keeps all personal files and apps, iirc.
Why purchasing a key (that you can't buy legit)?
Not sure, that's the last solution i wanted to offer to you but not sure if it will work.
i was just looking on ebay at license keys, but that to probaly wouldnt work as the activation has expired, sorry if sounding dump but i am not to clued up on how the activation works
Have you read the previous posts ? you won't loose anything by doing a repair.
yes sorry, i was reading it wrong
i thought it said
You DO NOT want to preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.
IT CLEARLY SAYS
You DO want to preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.
been a long day, sorry ha
@Enthousiast ; do you confirm that all his apps and data will remain intact after the repair ??
heading off for the night guys, i will check back in the morning, i really appriciate all the help, very responsive
No problem, let us know if your issue was fixed.
As soon as he hits the setup.exe from the win 7 enterprise SP1 iso it will show what the options are
And I would suggest @leec18 to use something like this along with an SKU that support OEM:SLP activation too.
sorry for the very late reply, but i have been away on holiday shortly after my last post so decided to wait until i was back before testing.
anyway the repair install wont work
Windows 7 Enterprise cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Enterprise instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Enterprise, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”.
It looks like you didn't start setup.exe from the running windows 7 enterprise but booted from dvd/usb?
To upgrade or do an inplace/repair install you have to start the setup.exe from the running windows install, not boot from usb/dvd.