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Windows 7: Recovery DVD from .swm files


09 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Recovery DVD from .swm files

Hi,
Ive bought a new laptop Toshiba Satellite L650-10H with preinstalled OS Windows 7 Home Premium. I wanted to install XP on it to other partition but it overwrited some files in Windows 7. Ive formatted it because I thought I can recovery it from .swm files. But how should I do it?

Thanks,

Matthew0014

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09 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Matthew0014, welcome to Seven Forums!






Have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see a way to create a recovery disk that may repair your Windows 7 as I assume you don't have a Windows 7 install disk.
Be sure to post back with an update on how you get on.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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09 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Bare Foot Kid,

The tutorial what youve written is good when the Windows 7 is working. But in my case it is not working. I only have .swm filoes and some other recovery folders and files. I tried to extract the .swm files with WAIK, but there are 9 files. I could extracted only the first file, but I think the best choice is downloading Windows 7.

Thanks,

Matthew0014
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09 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Matthew.



I meant for you to create the recovery disk ...

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc



and see if it will repair the boot options for Windows 7 doing a startup repair.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7




I have no knowledge of what you are trying to extract.
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09 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

When you install XP in a dual boot with Windows 7 it takes over the boot until you add Windows 7 back using EasyBCD 2.0.

If you have formatted over XP and only want to restart Windows 7, then make the Repair CD which BFK linked, boot into Recovery Tools to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Windows 7 starts.

If this fails, make sure Windows 7 partition is marked Active first using DISKPART from the CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then run Startup Repair again up to 3 separate times which should start Windows 7.

If all attempts to start Windows 7 fails, copy out your files if necessary: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

If you have a Windows 7 installer you can reinstall using the Product Key on COA sticker on machine. In that case, I would install XP first so that Windows 7 will auto-configure the Dual Boot menu: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

If you don't have or can't locate a Windows 7 installer to clean reinstall, then use your Recovery Disks which should have been made when you got computer, or try running the Recovery Partition using key given on first boot screen or in Manual at Support Downloads webpage for your comptuer. See what options are given to direct install to certain partition, as you might be able to install XP first anyway and then run Recovery.
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