How do i do a repair install?

It was simple in XP,I assumed it would be with 7 ...
So, I assumed I could boot from the Win7 disk, and either have a repair install option, or start the install and have it say, "Hey, you already have win7. Would you like to repair it?"

Nope. And from what I read it looks like you have to be able to boot into Windows to do a repair, which makes no sense to me.

right now, I just replaced my AMD Athlon 64 X2 with a Core i5 2500k, and of course, windows won't load. But now I can't get a repair install to run! Please help - I don't want to format my drive!!!!!
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  1. I'm almost positive when you switch motherboards you have to do a fresh install of your OS unless the chipset is the same which in your case it is not.
  2. there is an repair option once the installation loads from your dvd right after you pick the language

    it's right under 'install now' button

    Hydroc10 said:
    I'm almost positive when you switch motherboards you have to do a fresh install of your OS unless the chipset is the same which in your case it is not.


    not necessarily, you do lose the licence however, having to reactivate
  3. Thanks. I tried that option, but it gives me the ability to get a cmd prompt, restore from a backup, or resolve startup problems. I don't see repair install?

    Soda-88 said:
    there is an repair option once the installation loads from your dvd right after you pick the language

    it's right under 'install now' button
    http://i.imgur.com/GEqlo.jpg


    not necessarily, you do lose the licence however, having to reactivate
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