Can't Repair Installation - Says Wrong Version.

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  1. abrogard

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    Recovery Says Wrong Windows Version

    I have a bootable USB with Win7 Ult on it from which I recently installed Win7 Ult. So I know it's good.

    Now I get a machine - Win7 Ult - that keeps switching off, is unusable. This is a difference machine, okay?

    Quite Kosher. Has an activated key.

    I try to repair it using the Win7 Ult install disk which searches for installed Windows, finds it, and then declares it can't help because wrong version of Windows!

    I have another USB sold to me as a 'repair' usb for any version of windows. That does the same thing.

    Don't have the original install disks for the broken machine in question so I can't go back to them.

    Any clues what might be going on?
     
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    Are you sure you don't have a 32bit or 6bit download by mistake?
     
  3. abrogard

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    You might have something there. I just checked. Right. The ailing machine is 64 bit. Thanks. Next time I might think to check.

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    Easy done.. hope all goes well.
     

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