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Best way/order to install updates after repair install?

Q: Best way/order to install updates after repair install?

I've had to repair install Windows 7 64 bit Pro (without SP1) due to unfixable persisting errors with certain updates. I now have about 95 or so updates ready to be installed, is there a way to prevent any errors from happening again? I tried to install 30 at once today but ended up getting an endless "shutdown" that I had to force the computer to turn off after about two hours. It then booted perfectly, some updates had failed to install, and I got a BSOD upon putting the laptop to sleep.

I did a system restore back to its "update-less" state so I'm ready to begin installing the updates again. Is there an error-proof way? A certain order one should install them with? Thanks!

Preferred Solution: Best way/order to install updates after repair install?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Best way/order to install updates after repair install?

Downlaod SP1 right from Microsoft.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

They just check for updates from there.

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You are notified that there are updates available.
You can select a link to show you the "Select Updates you want to Install" list.
From there you can select which updates to install.

Is the list ordered by what needs to install first, then second, then third, etc?
Can I deselect all and select a number of them in order, at my discretion?

Due to a virus, I just reformatted C: and re-installed Win 7, so I have 107 updates. This took all day last time on my machine.
In Win XP I had to get out of everything for a windows update. Still true for Win 7?

I don't want the machine down all day, but I have pockets of time to let it update.
Of course, I won't know how long each takes to run, but at least it won't be down for hours at a time, hopefully.


A:Is the 'select updates to install' list in install order?

You can select or deselect to your hearts content.
Only those updates which will install without requiring other unselected updates will install.

My usual routine is to select updates in batches

#1 - Windows Security Updates
#2 - Other Windows updates
#3 - IE updates (go through IE9, update that, then install IE10, update that, then install IE 11)
#4 - .NET updates (these are usually the ones that cause most problems)
#5 anything else I missed

Keep doing each group until no more appear in that group (or you get a repeating fail) before proceeding to the ned

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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit, on Dell Inspiron 6400.

After a repair install, I now have two problems:

- Although there are 75 Windows Updates in the list, I have tried several times over the last two days to install these. So far, only a few are marked "Successful". The great majority are marked "Failed".
- There is no SP1 available in the list of updates.

Here is the history:

- My laptop was pre-loaded with Vista (no SP1). The OEM DVD was also SP0.
- I installed SP1 when it became available.
- A few days ago, I neede to do a repair install. So I uninstalled SP1, and did a repair install as specified in Brink's tutorial:
Repair Install For Vista
- As far as I know, the repair completed successfully. There were no "Files discarded by Windows Upgrade" (Maybe this is important!). I was not asked for my product key, or asked to activate Vista.
- Immediately after the repair, I launched Windows Update, and found the two problems noted above.

BTW: To the best of my knowledge, my laptop is working fine. The minor glitches that prompted the repair install have disappeared

I would be grateful for any assistance.

A:Repair install: windows updates won't install

Hello Oldgrantonian,

There is little problem. You can't repair Vista sp1 using Vista dvd without sp1. I guess you will have to clean install Vista using your dvd and next install Service Pack 1.

You can download standalone SP1 on the Microsoft site. Download details: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330)

Hope it was helpful.


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The hard drive on my five-year old Dell crashed and I will be re-installing the OS on a new hard drive. Of course, my original disk is a Service Pack 1. Anyone know what order I should be downloading the Microsoft updates? Should I install Service Pack 2 first?

A:XP Install - Order of Updates

yep, install SP2 first, then update.

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I had been hesitant to upgrade to IE8 & then SP2 but now realize that I have to install them and it's been long enough since their initial release -- but I want to run a few things past the experts on this site before I do.

Since IE8 showed up on the WU list on 5/7/09, I've ignored it (not hidden it), turned off automatic installs (to avoid WU installing IE8) and not installed any updates save Windows Defender definition updates (but nothing new showed up in the WU list anyway -- only SP2 when IE8 is hidden).

These are the most recent updates via WU that have been installed on my system (ignoring Windows Defender Definition updates):

6/4/09 Update for Windows Vista (KB955430)*
5/13/09 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - May 2009 (KB890830)*
5/13/09 Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [May 2009] (KB905866)*
4/14/09 Security Update for Windows Vista (KB960803)
4/14/09 Security Update for Windows Vista (KB952004)
4/14/09 Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [April 2009] (KB905866)
4/14/09 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2009 (KB890830)
4/14/09 Security Update for Windows Vista (KB956572)
4/14/09 Security Update for Windows Vista (KB959426)
4/14/09 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Vista(KB963027)

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A:In What Order Should I Install These Updates (includes IE8 & SP2)

Hello Severed, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend to install IE8 first, then the SP2 standalone afterwards. Next, check and install any remaining Windows Updates a few at a time to avoid a possible conflict with them during a restart.

Hope this helps,

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Hello everyone,
I reinstalled XP on a pc yesterday and am having some problems with Windows Updates.

My question is two fold:
1. Is there a specific order in which we can update an XP machine without problems (generally)?
2. Is it possible to create a DVD with an update package so we don't have to connect to the Windows Update website?

I tried to download and install IE8 to make the update process easier, but that required another update, but I was unable to get that from the Update site.

A:Order of updates for XP clean install

Hi run windows update it will download things as it needs them,you can get the service packs
Download Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users from Official Microsoft Download Center
Download Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (32-bit x86) - ISO-9660 CD Image File from Official Microsoft Download Centre
How to download Windows XP SP3

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Wondering if there are any sites or recommendations you folks would have regarding the correct install order of Windows Updates, for 98 and XP. I would also like to be able to download all of those updates for safe-keeping on a USB hard drive which I could take to clients on repairs. What are your recommendations? I seem to find no clear-cut information on how to install these, and in what order, and which ones are THE most-important to install in order to not get hacked while online. The dumb thing I did the other day was reinstall XP on a customer's computer, and XP didn't discover his NIC properly. Used a modem to access the 'net to get the driver, and would you believe, in that amount of time, his comp was infected with the Welchia virus. So you can see my quandry...

thanks in advance

A:Windows Critical Updates: Download and Install Order Advice

There is this thread here but no answer on the install order but like you want. Going by the date of the update. is all I can think of.


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I have Vista Home Premium 32-bit.

I did a repair install with my Dell OEM, which has no SP1. Therefore, I uninstalled SP1 before doing the repair.

The repair was successful.

I now want to do the Windows Updates. I cannot see SP1 in the list.

Question 1: How do I find SP1?

Question 2: Due to the fact that SP1 incorporates pre-SP1 updates, should I install SP1 first? I assume that this would prevent it from installing pre-SP1 updates

Question 3: There are 75 updates. Any one of these could cause problems. Therefore, should I download the updates in date sequence, and in batches of 20? This would allow me to reboot after each batch of 20, so any errors would be in that batch.

A:Windows Updates after repair install

You can get SP1 from microsoft.com

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I just repaired Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit) following the instructions in "How to Repair Install Windows 8 and 8.1 without Losing Anything". I did this because I kept getting DISM Error: 0x800f0906 ('The source file could not be downloaded') despite trying all the suggested solutions I could find. The repair was successful and DISM is repaired.

I have Windows Update set up to "Check for updates but less me choose whether to download and install them". Prior to this latest repair, when I clicked View Details, there was always a check mark beside the updates which I could uncheck if I didn't want to download any particular update. After this repair, there is a huge list of updates in Windows Updates (176 Important and 8 optional) but there are no check marks beside any of them.

Does this mean that the Windows ISO file I downloaded and updated from Microsoft at Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help already incorporated these updates? Or do I have to install all the ones I deem to be important and necessary? The files total 2,609.0 MB. For security reasons, I want to be sure that all truly important updates are installed. OTOH, if they are already incorporated in the Windows ISO file created from the download, I obviously want to avoid that step. Any help and/or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

A:No checks beside Win Updates after Win 8.1 Repair Install

After cleaning up some unwanted updates re Win 10, the check marks were restored and, after checking installed updates in Control Panel, I realized that I had no choice but to install all the Security and necessary important updates.

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Win 8x64 desktop, two printers (Brother, Canon) connected with USB cables, no network, not part of home group. Both print ok.

I just did an in-place Win 8 repair, followed by adding the updates. Since the first set of updates, there have been eight PrintService errors (215) in Admin Events at startup. Where do I do to fix this? Thanks,

Here are some examples and screenshots:

- Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x0, HRESULT 0x80070661.

- Installing printer driver Microsoft enhanced Point and Print compatibility driver failed, error code 0x661, HRESULT 0x80070661.
- Installing printer driver - failed, error code 0xBC8, HRESULT 0x80070BC8.

A:PrintService errors after Repair install and first updates

Does your printer configuration actually work? If so, you might just want to ignore that warning; especially if your printers are older models. Here's why I am making that recommendation. I have an older HP 1020 model and everything works perfectly, except for the fact that I get a Print Spooler error every time I print a document. Now, since this model is ending its end of life expectancy, I can only assume that HP did not provide due diligence in all areas of concern when attempting to issue a new driver for Windows 8. In fact, their only encouragement to do so may have been to avoid customer complaints; however, I do expect them to totally abandon support for this printer very soon. With that said, your best course of action just might be to ignore it (like I'm doing); otherwise, I think your problem is clearly a driver compatibility issue with Win 8.
Good luck.

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Hi. I have had some computer problems lately. It happened a day after I installed 2GB RAM (which I have since removed) and after we lost power in the neighborhood for over an hour. Don't know the real cause, but was in an endless loop of loading windows. It never went to the desktop though. So I did a Windows XP REPAIR. I'm not really sure if the computer is running as it should.

The "problem" I'm having is the Automatic Updates are not installing. Here is the whole list of Updates -- mostly security updates:

Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908519)
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943055)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB913580)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749)
Critical Update for Office XP on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB885884)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB945553)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943485)
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A:Solved: Windows Updates won't Install after Repair

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I did a repair install of XP, and I thought that after that I would see tons of windows updates to install (because apparently the repair install reverts you?) But I checked windows updates and I don't see any - it says the windows is totally up to date. (Well, I did see a couple drivers, but nothing beyond that.)
Is this ok, or do I have to manually apply some updates or something? Computer properties says SP3 even though the xp cd I used for the repair install was an sp2 cd.

A:After a repair install, is it ok if windows update has no updates?

Yes, Windows XP disks are confusing. The disks are so poorly worded and put together that many accidently press R and drop to console or do a destructive install when they wanted to do a non-destructive install. Recovery console is typically used to repair things that can't be fixed any other way such as fixmbr, fixboot, edit a config file, diskpart. However, in recovery console you can initiate a system restore from a restore point through the recovery console by using the command %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe will repair the pc from an earlier date.
After pressing enter and pressing F8 for the agreement you get to the window you need to be on. From there is the big decision to do a destructive install or try a R for repair install, which generally should only reinstall windows OS and leave everything intact. If there isn't a R option on that page then the disk itself doesn't have that option or, the OS is completely destroyed and it can't even detect a windows OS installed. That might be due to a MBR corruption of some sort. Which is the reason to have a recovery console to try to repair issue's like that.
Sometimes the disk will complain that what's installed differs from the disk. Generally you want to use the same disk that was used to originally install the OS. You can sometimes get around this using a disk that matches the OS. Since it's a non-destrcutive reinstall in theory it shouldn't touch the sp2 or the sp3. It should only replace the cor... Read more

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I know I "can" do this manually for each one listed in Installed Updates via the Programs and Features tool. but that will take forever.

I'm looking for a quicker automated way to uninstall all updates.

Before you ask why i want to do such a thing - I am trying to do an In Place repair install and windows upgrade setup tells me my system is newer than the one to be installed.

I'm hoping that uninstalling all updates including recent updates, will trick the installer into thinking this is still the same original copy that was installed two years ago (because IT IS).. I KNOW my win 7 install disk is much newer you see...

I also get this error:

Upgrading Windows will affect the following devices and/or programs:
These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's website to search for updated drivers.

Keyboard Filter

This is silly. When I go to control panel there is no "Update device drivers" option. If I go to Device Manager and select my keyboard then tell it to search for new drivers, it does not find updated drivers. Can't find anything that actually says Keyboard Filter.

It's like MS doesn't know what other parts of it's OS are doing.. they are all using different tools and are getting different results.

A:How do I remove ALL Windows Updates? Repair Install sayMy sys is newer

Sounds like your install disc is not sp1 updated version, you could try downloading newer version which should then match installed OS Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

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Hi there,
I was wondering if someone could help me. I recently did a windows 7 repair install and tried to update. I found that the updates would install after my computer is shut down but everytime I boot up I get the failed to install windows updates, reverting changes. I have microsoft security essentials and malwarebytes anti-malware home premium edition. Updates never seem to be installed when I manually choose to update them using the windows updater rather than waiting for it to update when I shut down the computer. So I'm worried I might be infected with something preventing me from getting any windows updates.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time and effort in advance!

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My OS is vista.When i try to install msjvm(msjavx86.exe) system says installation successful but no jvm is actually installed on my machine.this i am doing inorder to install siebel.I have installed sun JVM also.it is installed.but when i am installing siebel, the system says "Setup is not able to detect msjvm on your machine,plz install msjvm from cd/original manufacturer".kindly advice as i am frustrated.

(FYI:I already know msjvm is no longer supported by sun)


A:I want to install MSJVM in order to install Siebel

You'd do well to first find a version of Siebel which is built on top of a current, supported JVM.

The MSJVM was never supported by Sun - it was a Microsoft product. However, MS stopped updating it long ago, with the net result being that the msjvm is now substantially out-of-date both in terms of functionality, and more importantly security.

I'd find it almost impossible to believe that current versions of Siebel are still reliant on the MSJVM.

EDIT: By the way, it's considered bad form to knowingly cross-post the same question into multiple sections of the forum, especially those that have nothing to do with your issue.

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Hello I am getting ready to do a clean install of windows 7 on my PC. What would I need before I do the clean install and what is the proper order to install drivers. Also where would I get the drivers from? Should I let Windows pick the drivers or get them off my manufactures website?

Here Are My Computer Specs:

A:Doing Clean Install, Order To Install Drivers?

Visit the support page for your motherboard and download the chipset driver and LAN driver. Install those following the install and then run all rounds of Windows updates until no more are offered.

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Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop,2G Ram,Vista Home Premium,32 bit,SP1 added,I am a novice with computers,forums.

Had a lot of problems(mostly blue screens,) from day one but finally got Vista running fairly well,that is until trying to download SP2 through Update!It crashed computer ,erased restore points and Restart Repair would not work until I got lucky and did full reboot and finally got message errors Files Can't Be Found (0x80070002) and on other occasions (0x8007000D),!Microsoft Help gave the usual list of solutions that I had already tried ,from using Update Readiness Tool ,running SP2 from Disc that they were nice enough to send,to complete Uninstall of 3rd party Software,turning off services etc.!Then they said to run scan now from Command Prompt which failed to fix problem and said some files fixed but others were moved to (Found? )!After running Scan Now again as Administrator it still would not let me view files but somehow I got Notepad to open and it said something about CBS.logs?
So Microsoft finally said they will send Windows Vista Disc with Sp1 at no charge (which "surprise", Dell would not do)so I can do something called an In Place Upgrade Repair Install!Has anybody done this and does anyone have full instructions for doing an In Place Upgrade Repair Install,this is only link I found (Repair Install For Vista is old and not for 32 bit,and gives me pause and a million questions ,is my product key really still good ,will reactivating wor... Read more

A:Vista SP2 will not Install(error 0x80070002),In Place Upgrade Repair Install

Hello Steven, and welcome to Vista Forums.

With the problems that you are having, I would recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose and do a clean install instead. This way you will not have to worry about remnants of your previos installation messing with your new installation. After installing Vista with SP1, I would recommend installing the SP2 also. It may be best to only install a few updates at a time, or one a time for the ones that require a restart, to avoid them possible conflicting with each other during the restart.

Hope this helps,

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?


Thanks as always for the help.


A:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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I did a repair install of W7 Ult. x64 SP1. Applied all updates, but if fails to install IE10 update :

Attachment 286642

(as you see it is a dutch version).

If have run sure & sfc /scannow. Both report no problems.
CBS files are attached.
Please help ?

A:Windows update fails to install IE10 after repair install

Ok, it is working now. Steps I took :

1) Hide the update for IE10
2) Download and tried the installer for (my localized) IE10 : failed to install
3) Started windows update, suddenly there where 43 optional updates available including IE9
4) Installed all optional updates except IE9
5) Retried the installation of IE10 (not visible any more in updates) : succes

Hope someone else can bennefit,

Regards, Jan

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Hi all

Half way through the Windows 7 Repair install the monitor drivers seem to have corrupted. The screen works fine up to the Windows logo on a black background, then the screen goes dead.

Everything is still working underneath, key presses seem to affect the hard disk, caps lock works, I can even hibernate with the sleep key, but I can't get Windows running so I can install the monitor drivers (or do anything else).

Repair Install did ask me to uninstall the ATI Catalyst drivers, but the screen worked fine after.

I have tried:Restarting
Typing my Win 7 license key and pressing return
Connecting to an external monitor via HDMI
Booting from a USB and DVD Win7 installer disk and trying the Startup Repair, Restore, installing drivers (I think they only go into memory), etc.
As above but using the DOS prompt, copying fresh copies of the monitor driver files inf/monitor.pnf inf/monitor.inf and sys32/drivers/monitor.sys then rebooting
Trying every option in the BIOS (although nothing was promising - was hoping to turn off PnP but there was no option)
Trying a new repair install by booting from the Win7 disk - it boots, loads fine, but at the compatibility check demands I start Windows then run the installer from within Windows
Is there any way to avoid a fresh Windows install? All I need to do, I think, is install a different video driver, and I have full access to the file system.

Huge, huge, huge thanks for any leads at all, been on this a few days now and this Win... Read more

A:Windows 7 Repair Install screen black before install finished

Sorry but a quick bump. I've edited to make it clearer - was writing the original at 5am cross-eyed after hours at the screen.

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I have the Windows 7 key for the netbook but I was not given an install disc when I bought it from the store.
I believe it originally had Windows 7 Premium home edition on it and I updated it to Windows 7 SP1 Premium Home Edition.

I am having many issues with the OS and wish to either do a repair or a clean install. I'd rather do a repair so as not to have to reinstall everything, but if a clean install is recommended I can do that instead.

How do I go about it, without an installation disc?

A:How do I repair or do a clean install with no Windows 7 install disc?

Hello and welcome Alicia now hopefully you have all your data backed up because what I am going to suggest will wipe it and reset the machine to as it came out of the factory because it will have a special recovery partition for just tis sort of situation..

See this https://lionpress.wordpress.com/2008...tory-settings/

The alternative is to get an ISO for the version you have from somewhere and use the orih=gianl code to activate it.

Another thing you can do is read through this as it will describe how you can use any Windows DVD - a friends or family members one just read it thoroughly if that is what you want to do but make sure you read the bit about the ei.cfg removal tool Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Is this what the future has come to? When I have a fatal problem with my OS I have to start all over again? XP repair install is way better than this.

A:Is 'Upgrade install even meant to function as a repair install at all?

In Windows 7, a repair install is also known as an "in-place upgrade install". This tutorial explains how to perform a repair install and also shows how to obtain a legal installation disk if one is needed.

Repair Install

I've successfully repaired several Windows 7 machines and in each case it took less than 90 minutes. After completing the process it will be necessary to reinstall Windows Updates. That could take another 90 minutes or more depending on how many updates are available.

Some folks prefer doing a clean install just to get rid of the factory bloatware and start off with a wiped hard drive. One of the Forum experts prepared a tutorial on how to clean reinstall a factory OEM machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

And the basic clean install tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps.

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My system info is in my profile, installing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Retail. Attached is all of the report info.

I have no idea what is going on. Whenever I try to install all of the Windows updates it blue screens. Then it will reboot, try to apply the updates, and blue screen again. I've run Linux Server 12.04 on this machine just fine, so I'm fairly certain it's not a hardware issue. Also, this build is brand new (built it a few weeks ago)

Thanks for your time!

Things I've Tried:
- Reinstalling Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
- GPU, CPU, and RAM stress tests (all showed no signs of error)
- Unplugging extraneous HD's
- sfc.exe /scannow (no errors)

The main error code seems to be 0x101
Just got a new one that is 0xFC

I disabled core unlocking and everything is magically working. I suspect I had a faulty core unlocked. Still doesn't explain the stress tests passing, but whatever.

A:BSOD on fresh install when install updates, misc error codes

This one DMP was related to the following.


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Trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330) , but whenever I try to install it, the error code 80070017 appears saying the update has failed. I have numerous times to install it and it still won't allow me to install the update.

A:Error Code 80070017 when trying to install updates after a clean install.

Have you allowed Windows Update to run automatically to get all the previous updates? it should follow on to install SP1 automatically without intervention.

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Hi, does a Windows XP Repair Install, install the same files as a full install?

A:Windows XP Repair Install VS Full Install

Hi a repair install - repairs the Xp installation files.
Those that need repairing.
Data and programs should remain untouched.

But best to back up any valuable info that you do not want to loose.
Some info here.

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I ran an install over my current win 7 x64 image. I now cannot update directx. I get the following error: An Internal system error occurred.

This all started because I'm getting errors when trying to launch games from steam. One of the first things suggested to try is to reinstall DX.

The only thing I tried so far is changing the version of DX in Regedit just in case if it was a version conflict.

I've attached both logs the error referred to.

any suggestions?

A:directx fails to install after win 7 repair install

This doesn't explain your problem, but I suggest trying the standalone DirectX installer:

Download DirectX Redist (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Center

(96 MB download, unfortunately for those with slow connections). It seems to be a lot more robust than the Web-based install.

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So I was backing up my computer last night with SyncBackPro, and encountered a BSOD (kernel_stack_inpage_error). Restarted computer, got other BSODs. Now, I haven't formatted my computer in quite some time, but I have the vast majority of my files backed up. Next, this morning my computer would start up, but it had a different boot screen and no programs will run("gdiplus.dll was not found"). I think I should at least do a repair install of XP, but I only have a SP1 disk from Dell. I've read about slipstreaming, but I don't fully understand the idea. Ideas? The computer is old, but has been treated very well. What can I do to revive the computer?

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Hi, all!

I've performed a goodly number of XP Repair Installs in the past, all of which have been successful. However, my latest attempts keep failing due to a problem I've never encountered before. When I reach the page that lets me select the partition I wish to "install" to, instead of an 'R' option to perform a Repair Install, I see the message:


"You chose to install XP on a partition that contains another operating system... Installing multiple operating systems on a single partition is not recommended..."!

I almost always use nLite to fold in all post-SP3 updates, but when these failed to permit a Repair Install, I tried an unmodified 32-bit OEM SP3 CD just to see if it was an nLite-related issue. But it's not -- the same thing happens.

I've read Warning 2 from the michaelstevenstech.com article about Repair Installs, which briefly discusses this situation, but the suggestions to delete boot.ini, run BootCfg /Rebuild, etc., don't solve the problem.

I need to perform a Repair Install because that particular XP Pro/SP3+ installation won't boot because of a corrupted registry hive (SYSTEM, I think). I can access that registry hive from a backup, but not only is it a bit old, I've read that the only reliable and effective way to repair a corrupted registry is to perform a Repair Install.

(If it matters, I can boot up Win 7 from a different disk if it would help).

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A:XP Repair Install instead tries to install multi-OSs on same partition?

You have to have an XP Disc that offers the Repair Install option. This option is only available on Retail versions of Windows XP. If the disc has been slipstreamed or is an OEM disc, then it will not offer this option.
To repair the boot, Boot off of the XP CD, Get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. Check Disk will take awhile. Try to log in normally when it's done.
If this still fails then back in the RC type FIXBOOT and press enter, reboot and try to log in normally. If that fails, back in the RC type FIXMBR and press enter,agree, and restart and try to log in normally.

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I followed the steps and all my settings, software, and everything is gone! I thought it was suppose to keep everything that way it was.

Do I have to reinstall everything? Also, I can't read my windows key number at the bottom of my computer since it became worn out. Is there anyway to obtain this or am I pretty much screwed now?

A:Accidentally did custom install instead of repair install

Hello Ericwoo,

It sounds like you selected to do a "custom" install instead of an "upgrade" install. A custom install will wipe everything.

If that is the case, and you don't have your key written down somewhere safe, then yeah you're pretty much SOL.

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Did a repair install, everything is working except windows updates, it says I have updates and I can click on custom and it shows them when I click to install them it acts like it will then a box comes up and say they all failed. I turned off auto updates and went to the site and click on custom and they came up but the same thing won't install did it with express install to and its the same,. Any one know what could be wring, one update it needs is the windows validation update I know the disk is valid it came with the machine and it retook the product number when I did the repair install. Someone please help

A:Windows XP SP2-Did repair install now windows updates won't work

Came across your request when trying to solve the same problem. Follow the instructions here:


This will fix your problem.

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Back story:
I am part of a large organization that has a large amount of computers on our domain controller. I have Administrative rights to the computers only, and network access rights on our network. I keep a number of computers up to date, including various 3rd-party programs (i.e. java, flash, etc), and I currently manually remotely connect to each computer and install the updates to the programs from a network share, then run Windows update, select all the critical updates (as well as all the applicable optional updates), then disconnect and move on to the next one. Needless to say, time quickly adds up.

use WinRM to:
determine which computers to issue the following using a text file:
install EXEs remotely from a network share using the local (issuing user's) logged in credentials
apply any important windows updates

A:Remotely install Windows updates and install programs


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Tried this and got it to work twice...after many failed attempts using other methods. Hopefully helps somebody else out.
1. Upgraded computer, had to install OS on blank drive
2. Installed vista sp2, during setup said to not enable automatic updates
3. Went into Vista Updates and let it update twice (first time I think had some updates pre-installed from the sp, second time was for the update client update)...this is typically the point where windows update would just get stuck
4. Restarted computer
5. Used program WSUS offline updater, http://download.wsusoffline.net/
6. In WSUS Offline Update program, went under legacy products, checked my version of windows vista, picked all the check boxes under "options" then clicked "start"
7. After it did its thing, went into client folder and clicked UpdateInstaller and ran it with the options I wanted installed
8. Restarted whenever it asked, and it installed all the updates! There was one step that said it would take a while, and it took a little while (didnt watch but was under 1 hour)
The first time I tried WSUS offline update it didnt work, so I am not sure if step 3 is necessary or not, but it was the only difference between the times I tried it when it worked and didnt work, may have just been coincidence. Dont think WSUS offline update does anything with drivers, but around 180 updates installed.
Thanks to the creators of WSUS Offline Update
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A:How I got clean install of Vista Ultimate SP2 to install updates...

Hi vista134:
Thank you for that feedback.  Other users have posted questions about how to use the WSUS Offline Updater to update Vista SP2 (see GaryC's post in the AskWoody.com thread How to update Vista quickly? for one example) so your comments will be very helpful.  It sounds like many users are getting stuck at your step # 7 and aren't sure how to run UpdateInstaller.exe to start the actual installation.
------------32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox v50.1.0 * NIS v22.8.1.14 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1

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-Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Service Pack 1

Hello there, I've just built a new computer and am having trouble installing Windows updates on my fresh install.

When I go to Windows Update, I get the following message:

Install new Windows Update software

To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. Your automatic updating settings will not change

To install the update, Windows update will automatically close and re-open.

When I click 'Install now', the window disappears and I am then confronted with the following message:

Windows could not search for new updates

An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 800F081F Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Does anyone know how I can get updates to work? Is there some way that I can manually download and install this update for Windows Update?

Thank you.

A:Unable to install updates on fresh Windows 7 SP1 install

I'm guessing that your installation media already contained SP1, is that correct? Since this is a clean install my first thought is something happened during the installation process to damage or corrupt some system files. I'd try the Microsoft troubleshooter first.

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

If that doesn't work I'd try running the System Update Readiness Tool.

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

If still no joy, and only because this is a very recent clean install, I'd just reinstall Windows 7 again. If the problem persists I'd start looking into the possibility of a bad installation disk, hardware issues, etc. Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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Well, I seem to get closer to being fixed but there's always something that pops up........
Windows updas fail to to install.  I get code 643 and code 80070050
iTunes will not install and I get a long-winded error explanation but it is essentially tied to code 0x80070091
Recognize this might be two separate threads but I thought the issues might be related since they pertain to "installs"
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Updates Won't Install and Cannot Install Itunes

About the first problem (with Windows update) can you pleas chek out this link and tell me if it works for you?
Is iTunes already installed or was it before? Is there any folder what can locate to iTunes on your system?
Best regards.

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I've a customer whose Win 7 Home 64 bit won't install all the updates. He's got a list of ~24 updates that, when installed, results in error code 8007371b or 80073712.

I've run SFC successfully with no errors as well as AntiMalwarebytes. Also ran MS Fixit 8025769253168492.4.1 which said it found 2 errors and fixed them (but it didn't really). Curiously, when I ran this util in Safe Mode, it reported back that two errors were found but only one could be fixed.

Also ran MS Fixit 50123 successfully.

Downloaded and ran the Update System Readiness Tool which found no errors to fix.

Booted in Safe Mode and also in Clean boot. Still could not successfully install the updates.

The Windows Update troubleshooter was run but it too didn't fix the problem.

Customer had tried the Upgrade route from an ISO he made and it ran to about 75% completion but then failed. He said the failure point happened when the upgrade was installing applications (???? ) or something like that.

I want to re-run the upgrade, but what I want to know is, is there something else I could check prior, something that help me identify the problem. TIA

A:Some Win7 updates won't install. Can't install SP1 or Win 7 Upgrade

Oh, one more thing. When the upgrade failed for the customer, the error message referenced lack of disk space. However, he's clearly enough space (~800 Gb). He couldn't remember the exact wording but the message stated something similar to "not enough disk space to install the applications."

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I have been having problems getting my windows updates to install on my computer. I am running windows xp and I keep getting the message that updates were not successfully installed. I have searched high and low for a fix for this and nothing that I do seems to work. It just started happening a few weeks ago.
Any help will be appreciated.

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My computer has me extremely frustrated!! There are several updates that have failed to update over the last several months, and I can find no methods to troubleshoot these errors. Also, each time I try to install Quick Time, the installation fails to install properly!! Please help!!!

A:Won't install updates, won't install Quick Time!!

question is there more then 1 user account on the computer and if so the one you are using to download the updates is the one with admin rights.

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Hello My mum has a Packard Bell M3871. Recently she had a problem that she would turn on the computer and the date would go to 1/1/2011 and not all startup applications wanted to boot up like the antivirus etc. I decided to restore the system to factory settings. Worked fine. The next day the date went back to 2011 and i wasn't able to use the internet as it said the connection is not private and it was recommended to install updates. So i waited a few hours while it was searching for updates and no sucess. Keeps on searching and cannot find anything. I even tried upgrading to windows 10 but the installation get's stuck at 99% and after a manual restart windows 7 loads as normal. Any help is highly appriciated!

A:Fresh install will not let my upgrade or install updates

Hi: See if installing these two W7 updates resolves the problem. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810 You can also read this article for more info... http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/

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Upon a normal reboot tonight, my XP Pro would not reboot. It hung on a screen immediately after the Windows XP scroll, it went to a blue screen with a "Windows XP" on it, where normally I see the WELCOME screen before Windows and the desktop appears. So the stall came at a SECOND Windows XP screen.

After researching on the Net and talking to a couple of friends, and failing to get into Windows in Safe Mode (it stalled again at the same place), I started a Windows Repair reinstall. I did NOT, following the advice found here (http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm) go into the Repair console, but continued and pressed R.

Everything seemed to load okay, and the collecting info and dynamic update occurred, BUT the installation has stalled while still in PREPARING INSTALLATION. It says "Setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes" but it hasn't moved in close to an hour--AND the button that indicates that Windows is installing isn't even in green yet.

What the devil is going on? Why is it stuck like this? What can I do about this?
Update: I forgot to mention that when I remove the disk and reboot, I get a prompt that reads: "Please insert the Compact Disk labeld 'Window XP Professional Service Pack 1 CD' into your CD-Rom drive and then click OK...." What does this mean, and will this unstick the install?

I'm writing from my laptop, so I can access the Internet. Please, don't desert a drowning man!

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A:In Doing a Repair Install, the Install Is Stalled!

Im guessing you figured it by now, but yes, you need the windows disc in the drive. Thats most likely the problem.

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On Windows Embedded Standard PosReady 7 64 bits, I try to find in the registry the values for :

 # install OS Date
 # install Updates Dates
 # Boot OS Date
Can you help me ?

Do I need to search at WMIC level ?


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Hi Guys .I recently purchased an ex lease & H/d formated IBM 3Ghz Think Centre desktop 8172 S51 & although I have been running Linux Ubuntu 8.10 in it & PC runs perfect , but I would now like to install Xp Pro into it as it has the COA sticker on it .Problem is these PC's ship with no Cd backup discs with it . I have been told I can use my Dell r/install disc & it loaded ok & now I have to download drivers for it . My problem is nowhere on their site tells me what order in which to install them like Dell does . I just need the minimum drivers to get me to connect to the Internet .Dell is 1/Dss [ in sys utilities category] 2/chip set 3/video adapt 4/network card Ozi

A:IBM Driver install order

This is a Lenovo S51 which has a recovery partition, you can find instructions for using it here.

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I just did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I've been running through all the updates, and most have installed just fine, but a few won't complete.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2972211)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3023562)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2761217)

I've tried restarting and re-running update several times, but no luck. I've run the Update diagnostic tool and the system update readiness tool, but that hasn't helped either. I've also tried manually installing these updates, but I get the message "The update is not applicable to your system"

The diagnostic tool gives these messages:
Windows Update error 0x80070057(2015-02-11-T-08_58_26A) Not Fixed
Problems installing recent updates Not Fixed
Cryptographic service components are not registered Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt Fixed

One other thing to note, this is the second clean install that I have done. I did an install the other day and had this same issue come up. After trying for a while to fix it, I decided to just re-install again and see if that would help. It hasn't, but interestingly the updates that are failing are different this time.

I've attached my CheckSUR.log files, but it doesn't seem to do any good to me.

Thanks for your help

A:Some Updates on Clean Install Won't Install

Those Updates may not even be needed. I would give it time with Updates set to Automatic for it to sort itself out.

Be sure to also install all Optional Updates as there may be some precursor Updates there, too, and sometimes there are vital patches and drivers queued there.

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I just installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Home Premium, using my Upgrade Disc, on a broken Vista machine. Windows Update says I have 289 important updates. Do I need to install these or can I go straight to Windows 10? In a possibly related situation I should add that I have downloaded 10, and agreed to the licensing terms, but seem to be rather hung up on the little royal blue "Getting Updates" screen. It can't seem to get past the first part; "Checking For Updates", after which it claims 0%. It has been "checking" for a long time!

A:To 10 from fresh 7 install - Do I need install all 289 Win 7 updates?

Hello lookN4shortcut, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you could upgrade to Windows 10 without having to install all the updates first.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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These are the error codes :
Windows Update encountered an unknown error.
Code 642
Windows Update encountered an unknown error.

Keeps saying " Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with the install " And it will not let me repair anything either. I'm stuck and am prudish when it comes to the maintenance of my PC. Can some one Please help me out. I did see something that I'm about to try. Will be back in a few minutes.

A:Windows Updates Will Not Install Nor ANY Install

Try the Fix It How do I reset Windows Update components?

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Finally getting around to doing the SP1 upgrade, but I wanted to know if I need to install any of the updates listed for my machine (I have about 30 since my last update installation) before the SP1. Thanks.

A:Do I need to install previous updates before SP1 install?

If SP1 is offered to you, no, it needs to be a stand alone install. Afterwards run Update again to get the rest.

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All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. When it gets to the "Windows" screen with the small moving dots that form the windows logo, it crashes just as they start their animation.

I've tried using Startup Repair, as well as command line repair (possibly the same thing?), but they are telling me that they aren't finding anything wrong. Also reverting to a previous state results in an error and I can't do a system restore because I have no system restore points. I was able to backup all of my most important files, thanks to that excellent guide on here which tells you how to use the "load driver" window to do it. So, I'm confident that my hard-drive is still mostly functional, since searching through it went fine, with no corrupt files or anything noticed. At first I thought the problem was something other than my hard-drive/installation, so I put my hard-drive into another computer (which was working fine) and experienced the same problem.

I read about the "repair install" option and got really excited that this might fix my problem. However, I read that you can only do it while logged in (which, again, I cannot do) and this was confirmed when I tried to do it anyway. This sounds like the perfect option for me, but I can't get the computer to let me log in, whether in safe mode or not.

Does anyone have any other ideas about what I can do? I'd really like to avoid doing a fresh install of Windows 7, if at al... Read more

A:Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install

Have you tried running a sfc\ scannow from command prompt?

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