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Windows 7: Windows 7 turned into Windows 8, how did it do it?

18 Feb 2014   #21
bizee

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First I want to say thank you very much for everyone's help. If nothing else works, I am learning a hell of lot of stuff here. I have been all over google before I succumbed to posting here, as I always give it the ole college try.
I don't have time today but I will try what you say tomorrow, I should have time then.
Thanx again.


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18 Feb 2014   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just backup your data and re install windows.

Windows should be on C not F or any other letter for that matter.

Clean Install Windows 7

But you`re running Windows 7 so don`t worry what anything else is telling you.
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18 Feb 2014   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I knew the Boss had a tutorial tucked away somewhere for that problem.
Happy computing bizee.
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19 Feb 2014   #24
bizee

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah I was wondering if just reinstalling windows 7 might be much easier, since I have 2 separate hard disks with containing my important data.

I just thought it was weird to see this happen and was interested (and thought smart people like you all) in this situation.

Question: Why is it important to have the main operating system as C and not another letter?
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19 Feb 2014   #25
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This website may help to explain it for you.

Drive letter assignment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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19 Feb 2014   #26
bizee

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, keep main drive as C: , so when attaching other hard disks or usb sticks, etc., there is no confusion when booting up. Makes sense.
thanx
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20 Feb 2014   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you complete the tutorial Brink posted #21
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20 Feb 2014   #28
bizee

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes I did as in tutorial in post #21 and now "msconfig boot tab" shows Windows 7 as operating system, however that did not change that F8 on boot up still does not take me to Advanced Boot Options. Computer still boots up in Windows 7 as it did all along. That is why I don't know if this can be fixed and maybe only a reinstall is the only thing to do. I tried changing the drive letter on my operating system from F: to C: and I get "parameter is incorrect" so it won't take it.
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20 Feb 2014   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Usually you will only have a few seconds to tap F8 at the correct time at boot to see the Advanced Boot Options screen. I like to start tapping F8 as soon as the PC restarts until Advanced Boot Options displays.
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20 Feb 2014   #30
bizee

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thanx for replying Brink. I have tried hitting F8 immediately, fast, slow, 1 second intervals, you name it. As I say in my first post, it must be something to do with Windows 8 somehow installing itself. I do have a 2 legit Windows 8 iso's (and they are zipped) on a different hard disk in the same computer, so I don't know how Windows 8 could have installed itself from there.
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