Can windows 10 be installed over Windows 7 to rectify corruption.


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My sons son it seems has corrupted their PC running Windows 7.

My son thinks the PC has been corrupted by not shutting the PC the correct way, instead its been shut down by just turning/switching off a few times..

Have tried a Window 7 recovery/repair disc, but this constantly loops through itself where it will run from boot go through the procedure carrying out repairs etc. Then reboots back to where it started first, loop on going on and on.

I have a Windows 10 ISO 32/64bit disk v1709
Can this be installed and not loose any files such as Pictures etc. over the corrupted windows 7.

thanks
 
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Hi windy10,

just pressing the power button on any PC will eventually kill the hard disk drive (HDD), there is most likely damage to the sectors on the HDD and nothing can be read or written by the OS!.

A replacement HDD or SSD might be the first thing to consider before you start worrying about that but you can run "chdsk" or reset Windows which may help you fix problems with the drive for a while?:

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/reset-windows-10-from-within-windows.901/

https://www.windows10forums.com/threads/reset-windows-10-when-windows-wont-boot.907/

https://www.windows10forums.com/articles/advanced-startup-options.38/

If you do use the power button, press and hold it in until the PC shuts down (Soft Power Off) and this will help avoid damaging the HDD!. ;)

I hope this helps. :):):)
 
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No it won't. It may corrupt files on the computer, but won't do physical damage to the hdd.

https://www.pcgamer.com/will-hard-resets-damage-my-pc/

Op, you can attempt to upgrade to 10 from 7, but you'll need a Windows 10 key. I'd suggest backing up the data and clean installing 7 or 10. Upgrading to 10 is no guarantee to fix a corrupted install.
 

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