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Windows 7: NEED HELP RESTORING Windows.old

08 Oct 2014   #1
Sorne

Windows 7 64
 
 
NEED HELP RESTORING Windows.old

I reinstalled a new version of windows but after doing so realized that none of my drivers or anything came along for the ride. IT'S LIKE STARTING FROM SCRATCH! So I decided then that I didn't want to go through the effort and to my dismay, I realized that I have no restore points or backups from my previous. I tried starting using my windows disc but it never gives me an option to repair so that I can start with the command prompt. If I do it from within my profile, I can't change anything. Somebody please help.


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08 Oct 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sorne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help you to restore the Windows.old.

Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation
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10 Oct 2014   #3
Sorne

Windows 7 64
 
 

I can't get the command prompt to come up so that I can start that process. There is no screen that has the "repair" link on it. It goes straight from asking for my keyboard input and language to the drive partition stage. I need to know how to pull up the command prompt before windows starts or the CD boots.
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10 Oct 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Check to see if you may be able to open a command prompt at boot using an option in the tutorial below.

Command Prompt at Startup
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19 Oct 2014   #5
Sorne

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thank you, that worked. The first post about windows.old needs to be ammended. You first need to know what drive yours is stored on. Mine was D: not C: like in the tutorial. Even though, its C: when you are in windows, apparently the raw coding has it differently. Anyhow, problem fixed. Thanks everyone!
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19 Oct 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that was able to get it sorted for you.

I'll update the tutorial for that.
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