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Windows 7: Will a win 8 disk repair 7 boot

23 Mar 2013   #1
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 
Will a win 8 disk repair 7 boot

Hey guys,

Messed up big time, powered down from in 7 while it was updating and now PC won't boot, it just goes round in an endless loop of selecting to boot from the HDD and then getting thrown straight back out.

I was running a win7 with win8 dual boot system (8 installed most recently) and I still have the install DVD for 8, but not for 7 as I misplaced it some time ago.

Will running the "repair your computer" thingy from in the 8 installer repair the boot for the entire dual boot, or just for 8 ?

Thanks


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23 Mar 2013   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
'Fraid not.

I don't recommend it but you could download one "From the wild" just to boot and REPAIR system. After repair scan it carefully for any malware as you never know with torrents.

I really would be VERY wary of this type of solution -- but "When needs must" - especially you shouldn't have to pay AGAIN for a Windows 7 DVD.

BTW ALWAYS archive / backup stuff -- small 2TB self powered external HDD's are really cheap -- there isn't ANY excuse not to archive old software like OS DVD's.

When you are up and running -- BACKUP THE OS -- let this be a lesson for you --I'm still surprised that people after all the warnings on these and other Forums about not having backups people STILL fail to take these.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Mar 2013   #3
maccaquacker

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, Windows 8 Pro (sometimes)
 
 

woah woah when did I say I had no backups everything's backed up I think I'd just rather not install all my program's again.

I will find a win 7 DVD somewhere in this damn house, if not ill download a 'wild' one

Thanks anyway
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23 Mar 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you can download one safely and legitimately from here.
this is the approved link.( look for the win7 direct dl link section)

Microsoft
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23 Mar 2013   #5
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maccaquacker View Post
woah woah when did I say I had no backups everything's backed up I think I'd just rather not install all my program's again.

I will find a win 7 DVD somewhere in this damn house, if not ill download a 'wild' one

Thanks anyway
You can download it from the following site;

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technol...ence/microsoft

HTH
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23 Mar 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not to be confusing, here is a tutorial for the whole she-bang.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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