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Windows 7: Moving Windows from broken hard drive

18 Sep 2012   #21
willgladman

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
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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
willgladman

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
willgladman

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
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you have burned the iso you now have an install disk.
Save your personal data, all W7 files are in the installer.
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18 Sep 2012   #26
willgladman

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 W7 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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Download IMGBURN.

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Now it will boot.


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18 Sep 2012   #28
Britton30
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
willgladman

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
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 


Let us know the outcome.
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