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Windows 7: PC working fine in safe mode but crashes (BSOD) in normal mode

13 Feb 2016   #11
amitshahc

windows 7
 
 

Hi Arc,

My mistake, the BIOS i already changed from AHCI to Compatible.. but i missed the special notes for writing the img file to USB. anyways i managed to run it. but i think i must replace it.

now the question is, the link to download windows is asking me the key. i have the key printed on my laptop, but it is not recognizing it. may be due to OEM copy. i got some how Windows 7 Professional, and i read somewhere that after using eicfg removal tool can be install it as Home Premium. i did used it and installed it in my laptop with same old hard disk just to try. but i don't find way to select the Windows proper version while installing it. and the key screen is not validating my current one. i am also trying to download windows from other sources. but what is the correct way in my case to follow.

also i am thinking to buy 1TB HDD for my laptop. i found 4 partition in my old HDD System, Windows (420GB), Lenovo(25GB), OEM (Reserved) (20GB). please let me know the partition to follow in my new hard disk. i am thinking to keep the OS/Software and Data partition separately. what other are mandatory?


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13 Feb 2016   #12
Arc

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It is my bad that I guided you to that link despite of noticing that your license is OEM. Yes, that link works for retail only.

Now you have two options left. First, try in file sharing sites (which will obviously be risky) and search for Windows 7 home premium. If there is any unaltered ISO available, download it. Activate it using your own key.

Secondly, I can make an ISO from my own DVD and send it to you. Though it will take a time as my internet speed is not fast.

About partitioning the HDD, when you are not using the factory created partitions then there is no need to have the factory like partitions. Keep like 150 GB for C and allot the rest for data.
Dont create more than 3 partitions, because a HDD can have 4 partitions in the normal course, and windows 7 creates an extra partition by itself during installation.
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13 Feb 2016   #13
Arc

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Hi Amit.

I have sent you a PM containing a link to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1.

Let me know when your download is complete, then I will delete it.
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15 Feb 2016   #14
amitshahc

windows 7
 
 

Hi Arc,

Thanks for your download link, I will download it tonight after reaching home.

let me update you on current status, I bought the HSGT Hard disk with 7200 RPM - 1TB from local retailer in Singapore. and copied Windows ALL in one by paying $20 from another local retailer. it's really a pain created by Microsoft for OEM users for no reason. the legitimate Windows copy is the right of OEM users. I don't know why did anyone not sued MS yet. anyways I will trust your copy of windows and install it.

one thing I want to ask you, what if I keep Compatible mode instead of AHCI with fresh setup of windows? what difference it may cause?
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15 Feb 2016   #15
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amitshahc View Post
one thing I want to ask you, what if I keep Compatible mode instead of AHCI with fresh setup of windows? what difference it may cause?
AHCI is newer and faster. It is always better to use AHCI (system native AHCI, msahci as you have right now).
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15 Feb 2016   #16
amitshahc

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
AHCI is newer and faster. It is always better to use AHCI (system native AHCI, msahci as you have right now).
Can I switch the BIOS settings to AHCI any time after Windows installation?

You may delete the shared link for downloading Windows, many thanks for the copy.
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16 Feb 2016   #17
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amitshahc View Post

Can I switch the BIOS settings to AHCI any time after Windows installation?
It is better to set the BIOS to AHCI before the installation. If yoy install windows on IDE mode and then set the BIOS to AHCI, windows will not boot at all.

If you want to go for AHCI after an IDE mode windows installation, follow this guide: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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17 Feb 2016   #18
amitshahc

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Arc,

Everything done now. changed BIOS to AHCI too... Windows also activated.
for any issue I will create new thread.

just one help, what are the various way of backup and recovery. I am using windows backup and it creates the IC icon type image file with other files. I don't know what are they. and when the window backup don't work. what do you suggest other backup software is good in it.
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18 Feb 2016   #19
Arc

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Have a look at this one: Imaging with free Macrium

Also see the related tutorials links, those are very useful, too.
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19 Feb 2016   #20
amitshahc

windows 7
 
 

Hi Arc,

Is it freeware? or trial?
also I downloaded the file, but don't know what to do. is it bootable disc file, so do I need it to write a dvd first?
sorry, the tutorial provided in link is not enough to understand what it is all about.

one more thing, I tried to run create system repair disc, ending up in a common error says stop working.. I know I have installed box sync, but where can I confirm my error details? here in same forum create new thread or any other forum?
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