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Reinstall Update


In order to try to solve a "software" problem i have "attempted" to reinstall windows 7 upgrade (from vista). Now it displays that i am using an illegal copy of the program. What do i have to do in order to get it to reinstall without the "you are using an illegal copy"? The problem, before the attempted reinstall was the cdrom. It would not read an install file on a cd for a printer. I called dell and was told that it is a software problem, not a mechanical problem. The cd will install on a different computer without windows 7.

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Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Had no choice but to go into system recovery, which after restart, reloaded some sort of problem that i had a year ago - not allowing me to open program files. I went to safe mode again, right clicked program files and changed ownership back to me (from another profile named administrator(s), with an "s". This re-enabled me to open the files.

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This just sent me back to the†restart loop featuring the "presario" option of exit or f10 recovery (looking as it was going to load windows for about 5 seconds).

I am currently at sp1 and ie6 which has only†basic functionality but is†extremely unstable (temperamental).

Norton has been removed, so†has all of the other factory preloaded junk.

I noticed that i have about 20 "windows xp hotfixes, including abot 6 or 7 containing (sp2) in their name" in the†remove programs section†of control panels. I have not removed any of these.

Can anyone help?


Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

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"Error 2932: an internal error occured.

(C:windowsinstaller{91e30409-6000-11d3-8cfe-0150048383c9)graph. Ico 131 )
Contact microsoft product support services (pss) for assistance. "

After the installer rolls-back all installs. Now i am left with no office 2003 (i tried office 2007 install with the same result). I would really appreciate if ms support engineer or other users can help with a fix for this. My desktop is hp pavilion pc running xp (sp3).


Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .