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Windows 7: XP install gone wrong

28 Jan 2011   #11


Dell XP Home recovery... The data was overwritten. My options now are to use 3rd party application and spend lots of money to recovery data.

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28 Jan 2011   #12

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Yes, if you store data on the same partition as windows, it'll be lost in the restore process.
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28 Jan 2011   #13


Looks like you used XP Recovery disk which restored the HD to factory condition.

Install and run this now:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Backup User and System Files
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