method to run Windows Restore via DVD

Is there a method to boot off the Windows 7 disc, then connect via the CMD prompt to the Windows 7 Install and then preform a Windows Restore to a previous date?
Scott HuffmanAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the Repair Install does not work (the last step before Reinstall), then Fresh Install (reinstall Windows) is about all that is left.0
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The next step from there is Repair Install. This works, but it is not the same as Restore to a prior point. I do not think you can do this with the Windows 7 DVD.

Can you log in as a different user and then Restore to a prior point.
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Scott HuffmanAuthor Commented:
nope my system is stuck in an infinite loop of reverting updates that failed.  I have already tried several steps to resolve that involved tweaking items in the winsxs folder.  Even when I attempt to boot into safemode.  I'm hit with the screen of infinite loop.  If I can get to a login prompt in safe mode I was hoping to run restore there.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then the next step is to let Windows do the Repair Install.
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nobusCommented:
can you boot into safe mode?  if yes open a command prompt and type rstrui.exe
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-start-system-restore-from-the-command-prompt-2624522
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Scott HuffmanAuthor Commented:
I can only boot into Windows Repair.  I can access windows on the installed drive via Command Prompt and I was able to launch the RSTRUI.exe.  But it couldn't locate any previous restore points.  So it failed.
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Scott HuffmanAuthor Commented:
I'm trying this command x:\windows\system32\dism.exe /image:e:\/cleanup-image /revertpendingactions but it failed.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You may need to back up and install fresh at this point
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Scott HuffmanAuthor Commented:
John Hurst I'm working through each of the suggestions before taking that step. Do you have any tips besides reinstall?
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nobusCommented:
i think i answered your Q in full - but it did not work because you had no restore points, right?
follow the repair procedure described here :  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html      

if repair failed - i have to agree with john
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