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Windows 7: Syprep/Image X procedure 'not recognised command in cmd prompt'

07 Aug 2012   #71
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hungryhorse View Post
By the way, can I get it to boot straight into windows 7? Should I go into bios startup and select that way?

It seems to start with a windows 8 boot platform, all the graphics during startup are windows 8 indications, then comes the blue screen which is definitely w8 with the big squares, then I select windows 7 recovery square.

A bit long winded, i'll guess that you know how to fix that in a second.

Richard
first fix win7


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07 Aug 2012   #72
Kaktussoft

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In the Windows start menu right click computer and this time select manage, in the window that opens in the left pane select Device Manager, (at the top click view and select Show Hidden Devices=>not neccesary now.



Post screenhost of device mangement
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07 Aug 2012   #73
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hungryhorse View Post
By the way, can I get it to boot straight into windows 7? Should I go into bios startup and select that way?

It seems to start with a windows 8 boot platform, all the graphics during startup are windows 8 indications, then comes the blue screen which is definitely w8 with the big squares, then I select windows 7 recovery square.

A bit long winded, i'll guess that you know how to fix that in a second.

Richard
Do you want me to remove win8 bootmanger, but still be able to boot to win8?
Please insert win7 install DVD and look if bootsect is on it. Probably in \windows\system32\sources (?)
In root of DVD is bootmgr?
What is drive ketter of DVD if booted in in win7?

Please respond. And post "device management" screenshot. You don't have activation key I know. Respond to all other questions as well!

gonna sleep in 15 minutes
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08 Aug 2012   #74
hungryhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kaktussoft,

So sorry I didn't get back before you went to sleep.

Quite honestly, I got confuse in these posts, I got one email, I open the posts, and I find that you have posted 3 more posts.

Sometimes the forum view gives newest post on the top, other views, newest post on the bottom. The info just doesn't come in, in a simple way. You are probably used to it by now.

Anyway, here is scrn shot of

ASC software, I started using couple of years back because was top recommended by PC Mag US and UK. Renowned for having no naughty malware etc. It just asks you to upgrade to their premium version now and again, and I guess many probably do.

Anyway as per your recommendation, am holding fire on that. Here is the screen shot, will read again your post about boot cd. I changed the settings now, for the blue windows screen to choose default system as windows 7, and reduced the waiting time to 5 seconds, so I guess that's pretty good. But when it selects windows 7 it effectively reboots again, and that is where it's time consuming.

So yes, I'd like to keep windows 8 bootable should I want to somehow, but for the computer to boot straight into windows 7 in every day practice.

Thanks again for all you work - the system is going great, but I'm sure you probably that it needs some repair somewhere behind the scenes.

Richard
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08 Aug 2012   #75
hungryhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apologies again, meant to say in last email, here is the scrn shot of dvc manager with hidden devices unhidden


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08 Aug 2012   #76
hungryhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahhhhhhh now the penny has dropped with the c: and d: drive.

When windows 8 is booted, it thinks that the system drive is the c drive and the other is d.

However, when windows 7 is booted, it thinks it's system drive is the c drive and the other is the d drive.

Sorry, didn't know that.
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08 Aug 2012   #77
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hungryhorse View Post
Ahhhhhhh now the penny has dropped with the c: and d: drive.

When windows 8 is booted, it thinks that the system drive is the c drive and the other is d.

However, when windows 7 is booted, it thinks it's system drive is the c drive and the other is the d drive.

Sorry, didn't know that.
Drive letters are just logical references to a volume. You can change them using diskmangement. But never change C (it is denied by win7 anyway) because all software and windows points to C. All drive letters are stored in registry. Something like:
Drive_D signatureOfDisk_startsectorOfPartition
Disksignature is kind of physical disk label. If you reattach the disk to another sata cable, so swapping disk3 and disk4 for example doesn't confuse win7.

If you change the startsectorOfPartition you (win7) is in trouble and assigns another drive letter.

it is stored in regsitry so only valid within that OS.
Editing the MountedDevices Registry Key
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08 Aug 2012   #78
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hungryhorse View Post
Apologies again, meant to say in last email, here is the scrn shot of dvc manager with hidden devices unhidden
device manager looks fine! all drivers loaded...no errors
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08 Aug 2012   #79
Kaktussoft

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windows update is already enabled? check for updates...is it working?
Is firewall enabled?
Is sytem protection enabled? System Protection - Turn On or Off
Configure it the way you want
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08 Aug 2012   #80
hungryhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I see, thanks for that, learned something new there.

Windows firewall enabled by the way.

Last thing, which is extremely weird and I had such a difficult time with this when I loaded windows 7 on to this laptop initially (before the sysprep accident) was with icons in taskbar, those with arrows those without, pinning to the start menu and so on.

It went like this:

a) Icons wouldnt pin to task bar (none, with arrows or without)
b) Icons wouldn't pin to start menu
c) I ran some small fix in relation to .ink file, but wasn't sure what i was doing
d) found a windows fix tool in ASC, which fixed things like this
e) one time or another could pin to start menu but double click wouldn't start app
f) eventually could start apps in start menu
g) finally, after using ASC fix tool again for icons (or something like that), could pin to taskbar, and everything worked.

The whole process took a week.

Now at the moment everything works, but google chrome, when dragged to task bar from start menu folder (under all programs) will not load. Don't know why.

In short, my sysprep saga, has slightly undone, 1 of the above bits of progress again.

You might ask, how do I open chrome? Well it just so happened that I had saved a page with chrome on the desktop, and that opens, to that saved page, and then I change the url and off I go. Hardly convenient though.

There must be one last tweak somewhere that i can find so google icon in taskbar will actually respond to double click
Richard
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