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Windows 7: Revert to previous installation of Windows 7 (windows.old)

11 Apr 2011   #1
MarioBros

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7601 SP1
 
 
Revert to previous installation of Windows 7 (windows.old)

Greetings everyone.
I'm new to this forum, please excuse me if I violate any rules.

I need help regarding Windows 7.
I'm previously running Windows 7 SP1, I have a driver problem with my graphic card. I wanted to do a test and so I did a new Windows 7 install on the same partition, I'm done with the test and I want to go back to my previous Windows 7. I tried EasyBCD, Windows Repair through booting from Windows 7 disk. But there is only 1 boot entry which is the new Windows 7. I need to go back to my Windows 7 SP1. Or at least let me have dual boot option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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11 Apr 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have a Win backup image? Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you overwrote Win7 partition, you cannot go back to it unless you have a windows.old folder in the root of the drive: How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder
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11 Apr 2011   #3
MarioBros

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7601 SP1
 
 

Hi gregrocker, thanks for reply.
No I dont have image backup but I still have the windows.old folder untouched. I have read the link you provided, but it seems too complex for inexperienced like me. Do you have other way? Maybe dual boot instead?
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11 Apr 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Dual boot with what?
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12 Apr 2011   #5
MarioBros

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7601 SP1
 
 

Nevermind, my friend came over to my rescue. He managed to resurrect my previous Windows 7.

Thanks for your replies gregrocker, I'll get back to this forum again
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