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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

05 Jul 2011   #1
Majin Ryoichi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I've been trying install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my Compaq Presario F700. It came with Windows Vista (Don't know which version). It then became corrupted, so I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it, then I DBANed it, Now it won't install Windows 7. It says that Bootmgr.exe is missing. I tried a repair disk, I tried the bootrec (don't know if i'm doing it right). If you need more info, plz asked.


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05 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

if I am reading you right it sounds like you need to start from step 1 here.
I'm assuming you have a win 7 upgrade disc
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

if you have a full version windows disc follow this one.
Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Jul 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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05 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Majin Ryoichi, welcome to Seven Forums!


Forget dban, here's a lot of useful information below, use Windows to wipe the HDD to completely over-write Grub, then start the installation.

It would be best to do a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive and then start the installation process again, have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format, the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition will be automatically issued, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • If you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the clean all then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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05 Jul 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You're not booting the installer yet. That error means its trying to boot the HD which is empty.

Boot the DVD by setting DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup or use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen to boot it.
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05 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Have you done this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're not booting the installer yet. That error means its trying to boot the HD which is empty.

Boot the DVD by setting DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup or use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen to boot it.
Are you doning this?
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05 Jul 2011   #7
Majin Ryoichi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Have you done this?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're not booting the installer yet. That error means its trying to boot the HD which is empty.

Boot the DVD by setting DVD drive first to boot in BIOS setup or use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first screen to boot it.
Are you doning this?
I've done these things.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

AS your DVD is booting.
If you have done all Windows will install.
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06 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn it yourself?

Confirm the ISO integrity and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

If this fails write the ISO to flash stick using UltraISO trial version: On file tab open ISO or DVD, on Bootable Tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's.
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