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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2016, 01:24:59 PM »
So you think reinstall Windows?

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2016, 01:36:36 PM »
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages\
But "CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages\" doesnt exist on my machine

Damn There is no possible way to rebuild that regkey! back up all your files and do a repair install... I hate to have to tell you to do that but there is no way of fixing that but a repair install...

« Last Edit: May 19, 2016, 08:29:01 PM by Julian »
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2016, 09:01:28 AM »
Do you have any idea how this might have happened? Could it be using CCleaner?
Also any idea where I can get a copy of windows from. Asus website won't help and I have no recovery partition..

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2016, 09:11:42 AM »
I have found the answer to the recovery media question http://www.techfleece.com/2015/12/23/download-official-isos-of-windows-7-windows-8-1-or-windows-10-legally-and-for-free/ - on this site!

Has CCleaner caused this sort of problem before?

Thanks for your help anyway!
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2016, 10:38:42 AM »
To download a Win 7 ISO from MS you need a valid retail key - neither your COA sticker or the vendor's generic key will do.

See if you can change the product key to your COA sticker key by going Start - type Slui 3 - press enter then enter your COA sticker key to see if it will accept it.

Another method to activate is in this article - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/can-oem-product-key-be-used-to-re-install-windows/2669057f-28d6-455c-bc44-e0e68c2e3b33?auth=1

If that's the case then I can burn & send you a couple of Win 7 x64 SP1 universal install disks (one spare) - just PM me your address.

They are universal because I removed the eicfg file from the ISO so that it covers  from Starter to Ultimate.

If you don't have a key that will activate as genuine then you won't be able to perform a repair install.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

Prior to performing the repair install, you can back up your drivers from C:\Windows\System32 where you should see 3 folders and then you can drag & drop them back in afterward if need be.
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2016, 04:15:24 AM »
I would really appreciate that. Thanks! PM sent

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2016, 04:23:24 AM »
I'll get those done today but it will be Monday before I can post them.

PS - see my PM reply.

Have you been able to change the product key or haven't you tried that yet ?
« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 04:26:44 AM by Boggin »
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2016, 11:29:11 AM »
See if you can change the product key to your COA sticker key by going Start - type Slui 3 - press enter then enter your COA sticker key to see if it will accept it.
I tired the above
My valid product key (from the sticker on the machine) says my key is not valid. That's a bit weird, considering it is valid and genuine...
Should I try to change it after I reinstall?

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
I get that when I try it on this Win 7 machine.

Sometimes it will work and sometimes.....
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2016, 02:33:31 AM »

If you don't have a key that will activate as genuine then you won't be able to perform a repair install.


What will happen then? Would I just revert to my backup image?

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2016, 02:53:03 AM »
You should always create an external system image before doing anything major and I think you would be prompted that your install was invalid after 3 days, so you would have that time in which to restore - but see if that other method in the linked article in Post #29 will allow you to use your COA sticker key.

You would of course have to proceed with the repair install to find out, but Julian may have an answer for you.
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