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which installation media for "in place upgrade" to repair windows 7

I have a friend with Windows 7 whose OS is corrupt (SFC finds and cannot fix corrupt files, unable to upgrade from Win7 to Win7 SP1 no matter how many troubleshooters/etc used with error ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT(0x80073712)). She has a recovery partition from HP, but would have to essentially wipe and reinstall to go with that option. We want to avoid that.

At this point I am thinking an "in place" upgrade would be the best option before going nuclear. So I am wondering what the least expensive Windows 7 installation media would be to be able to perform an "in place" upgrade to simply refresh her Windows 7 system files. Could we, for example, purchase the "System Builder" version of Windows to perform an in place upgrade. The system is bootable by the way; it's just unable to install Service Pack 1.
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  1. Jensen said:
    I have a friend with Windows 7 whose OS is corrupt (SFC finds and cannot fix corrupt files, unable to upgrade from Win7 to Win7 SP1 no matter how many troubleshooters/etc used with error ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT(0x80073712)). She has a recovery partition from HP, but would have to essentially wipe and reinstall to go with that option. We want to avoid that.

    At this point I am thinking an "in place" upgrade would be the best option before going nuclear. So I am wondering what the least expensive Windows 7 installation media would be to be able to perform an "in place" upgrade to simply refresh her Windows 7 system files. Could we, for example, purchase the "System Builder" version of Windows to perform an in place upgrade. The system is bootable by the way; it's just unable to install Service Pack 1.


    Are her personal files still accessible? If so, copy those elsewhere and nuke it.
    Otherwise, you might be chasing problems for weeks.
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    A fresh install would be the way to go, but you can always just try the upgrade first, if you go here, you can get an image of any Windows 7 version, it's completely legitimate, this is where microsoft points you to download it:

    http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html

    Then just use something like astroburn to burn it to a dvd, and viola, no need to buy a disk (besides a blank maybe)
  3. Whatever method you use, copy her personal files elsewhere first. Anything else is fixable. Personal files aren't.
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