If you mean running a "in-place" repair reinstallation unfortunately No. If you can boot normally to Windows 7 (i.e. not safe mode) an upgrade installation can be run which is the closest equivalent. If you cannot boot normally, this can't be done. There
are other repair tools available from the retail disk which can fix some problems.
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Can windows 7 pro 64 bit be repaired (like XP) from the retail disk?
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Yes, there is a 'Repair your computer' option, it does function differently than XP however.
Boot from the DVD, select/verify the proper keyboard and other options such as Date/Time.
Note: When using the Windows7 installation DVD, at the 'Install Now' prompt:
Do not pick the “Install Now” option; choose the 'Repair your computer' option located in the lower left of the display.
At the “System Recovery Options” window note that in the list of ‘Operating System’ column may be blank/empty. Choose the top option “Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows” and click ‘Next’.
Choose a recovery tool: Click the ‘Startup Repair’ option. You may need to run Startup Repair more than once depending on the serverity of the problem.