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Windows 7: image recovery help

01 Dec 2011   #11
lostuser

window 7 home premium x64
 
 

I am unable to get to a command prompt screen. All I gret know is a black screen with pointer. I have tried booting from reinstallation disk, I have tried f8, safe mode with prompt, and f8 repair my computer, to get to advanced racovery options where I could select command prompt. Is there any other way to enter command prompt.

I have down loaded this Official ISO Downloads and soon as I get to town to get more dvds I will burn it and try this. What do recommend flash stick or dvd?

Thanks again for your help.


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01 Dec 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Either, probably stick since you can't boot a disk so far.
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02 Dec 2011   #13
lostuser

window 7 home premium x64
 
 

I have a 8 gb stick and thought I was ready to go. When I opened the dvd/usb download tool and select the file from my downloads folder it says it it's not a valid iso file. please select a valid iso file and try again. What am I not doing right?
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02 Dec 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Did you download the complete ISO from link given? Check size.

If so then try Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.
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29 Dec 2011   #15
siberian7

win7 home
 
 

help please, I used this iso of win7 when restore and redoing my hard drive. the computer has been running perfect but now it says I only have 2 days to enter an activation key or I will lose features of windows? any advice?
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29 Dec 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siberian7 View Post
help please, I used this iso of win7 when restore and redoing my hard drive. the computer has been running perfect but now it says I only have 2 days to enter an activation key or I will lose features of windows? any advice?
How is it activated? Did you use the key on COA sticker which came with the computer? If not where did you buy Win7?

Go to Control Panel>System and insert the key again, use phone activation if necessary.
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29 Dec 2011   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siberian7 View Post
any advice?
Yes.

Activate Windows.

Type activate into the start button search box and investigate the choices.
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30 Dec 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siberian7 View Post
where do I get the key? is it on the sticker on the tower? thats all I have at this point
information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


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