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Windows 7: Moving Windows from broken hard drive


18 Sep 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Cheers. Prior to that, though, do I just have to burn the Windows 7 ISO to disk or is it more complicated than that?


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18 Sep 2012   #22
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right click the iso file/burn image to disk. If you have a blank DVD in your drive, follow the prompts from there.
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18 Sep 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do I need to keep any of the Windows files or just move the data I want to try and rescue? If I do have to buy a new hard drive will it be possible to save my Windows without buying another one as I didn't ever get an install disk with my laptop?
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18 Sep 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also (again, apologies for being such a pain, and thank you all so so much for your patience) the Windows ISO I downloded from
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doesn't seem to be doing anything - my computer thinks about it for a while and then just tries (and fails) to boot from HDD again.
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18 Sep 2012   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you have burned the iso you now have an install disk.
Save your personal data, all Windows 7 files are in the installer.
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18 Sep 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you have burned the iso you now have an install disk.
Save your personal data, all Windows 7 files are in the installer.
Okay great. The only problem, however, is that the disk onto which I burned the installer won't boot. Any ideas?
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18 Sep 2012   #27
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Download IMGBURN.

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Now it will boot.


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18 Sep 2012   #28
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may have to enter BIOS and set it to have the optical drive to boot 1st.
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18 Sep 2012   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still nothing I'm afraid. Think I'm gonna give up and take it somewhere.
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18 Sep 2012   #30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 


Let us know the outcome.
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