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Windows 7: I need urgent help with Win 7 (and maybe Win 8)

27 Jan 2013   #11
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSwhip View Post
The one thing id like to do now is to Install Win 7 on my only SDD.
OK. Do this:

1. Disconnect ALL other disks except for the SSD you want to install to.
2. Follow the exact steps in this guide (download a new Windows 7 ISO from the link in the guide):

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

3. Once installed and rebooted, shut down the PC and then connect the other disks.
4. Complete all the Windows updates
5. Post a new disk management screen afterwards and we can fix up the other disks.

Regards,
Golden


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27 Jan 2013   #12
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSwhip View Post
The one thing id like to do now is to Install Win 7 on my only SDD.
OK. Do this:

1. Disconnect ALL other disks except for the SSD you want to install to.
2. Follow the exact steps in this guide (download a new Windows 7 ISO from the link in the guide):

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

3. Once installed and rebooted, shut down the PC and then connect the other disks.
4. Complete all the Windows updates
5. Post a new disk management screen afterwards and we can fix up the other disks.

Regards,
Golden
Thank you golden, i have been working all night it is 5:15 am in here. I will call it a night and re-start fresh in my afternoon in 7 hours or so. Thank you so much for your quick responses.

Will keep you posted as soon as i have anything to report.
have a great evening in there. Murray ahead ..good match so far.. Until later thanks again
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27 Jan 2013   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You have a mess in Disk Mgmt. The actual OS is being booted from the secondary HD's copy of the Recovery Partition which is just whacked.

I can help you sort that to see if it will boot correctly, but you'd probably be better off anyway following the suggestion to get the much-superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to the SSD with all other hD's unplugged. We are here to help you get it perfect, and as long as you follow the steps in the tutorial and limit yourself to the tools and methods given, you'll have a perfect install.

Once it's installed, plug back in the HDD, back up its files and wipe it using Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command to clear the boot sector of the boot code which can interfere if not. Then repartition in Disk Mgmt and use for storage, including a Win7 backup image once you are set up to use in place of Recovery.

If you want you can later create a new partition on the HDD to test out Win8 for 30 days to see if you like it. If not you can delete it. If so you'll need to reinstall it to C as you cannot use Win7 once you activate Win8 Upgrade on the system.
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17 Feb 2013   #14
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
to golden and greg rocker ...still no success.

I have tried your suggestions and tutorials by greg and also by by the Bare Foot Kid(How to Do a Clean Installation of Windows 7 from the Windows Desktop)

Tried your suggestions as well as a few other from Windows 7 forum in the Microsoft official site and I cannot reinstall or install Windows 7.

The one disk (out of 9) that start or boot is one where I have to bypass an error before it boots Windows 7.

I tried the tutorial, still no success.
I have also tried several tutorials to re-install from the reinstallation Dell Disk
Nothing works

I wonder if I could rescue some useful files from the Recovery partition of the only one of the 7 HDD that boots after bypassing error message from the Windows Boot manager Screen that reads:
QUOTE
The Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCS) store file contains some invalid information
Object GUID: {cb32059a-fc16-11de-8f0f-0021705fa293}
Description: Windows Recovery Environment
Status: 0xc0000024
Info: The configuration for an element within the object is invalid in the boot configuration data store.
The Associated Windows Boot Loader entry may not be available for select from until the problem is rectified by an Administrator
UNQUOTE
,,, if at that point i hit ENTER in that window,,,,Windows boots in

Any idea how to
1. fix the error message ...and...
2. Use the Recovery partition for a fresh install on a SSD that has already Ubuntu 12:10 installed on it?

A detailed step by step tutorial on how to do that would be greatly appreciated.
And also, after I try whatever you suggest to do next, could i also ask for follow up exchanges until this issue is finally solved?

Thank you kindly.
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17 Feb 2013   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you need to rescue files use Step 9 from Fix Unbootable Win7

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. You can try the Dell Reinstallation Disk first if it has SP1.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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