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Windows 7: Laptop Won't Boot, can't get past Initial Windows Screen

09 Nov 2011   #41
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Once you access it, it will appear under Devices.


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09 Nov 2011   #42
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

... I'm embarrassed to say this, I can't even find where "Devices" is.
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09 Nov 2011   #43
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

i saw it in the screenshot u gave me... on the left side panel
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09 Nov 2011   #44
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
i saw it in the screenshot u gave me... on the left side panel
Ah, thanks. Though now that I've found it, it doesn't show up under devices when I select the usb. I'm thinking this may be because I'm booting from it. If I must, I now have access to some disks so I might have to do this by disk.
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09 Nov 2011   #45
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

You should be able to find it under Devices. If not, check the desktop, it might be there. And if not, try copying files to it when you browse it from Disk Utility...
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09 Nov 2011   #46
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
You should be able to find it under Devices. If not, check the desktop, it might be there. And if not, try copying files to it when you browse it from Disk Utility...
It's really hard for me to describe what's not working. Here's a screenshot:



I try dragging and dropping straight to the usb in device manage (Because I can find it anywhere else), but nothing happens.

I also tried it in cdrom, which the utility said the usb was mounted on. Figured that might work but I always get errors.

i'm going to try doing this by cd... certainly can't hurt, right?
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09 Nov 2011   #47
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

sure...

can't u get an external hdd though?

see wut i do normally is boot ubuntu from a cd, and copy over to a usb...
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09 Nov 2011   #48
Jim15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

That's exactly what I did. I just ran a bit of a test using the cd to boot up ubuntu and using the usb to back my stuff up. It worked, so I'm going to get to backing up everything now.

Now before we do the windows reinstalled, I was just wondering about those drivers... it's guaranteed that it'll work, correct? Don't want to be doing that and then left without any drivers after all.
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09 Nov 2011   #49
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Don't worry, as long as you have you files tucked safely, you're all good. Note, its better to enter your key after installing and updating Windows to SP1, ok? Tell me when you finish install?
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09 Nov 2011   #50
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Drivers are here Download
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