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Windows 7 boot manager questions
So I have a Lenevo Thinkpad X201 that I have recently put in a adata ssd in. I have cloned my old hard drive to my ssd, and then i used system restore to restart my computer back to factory settings. Now the problem I seem to have is that i dont have a cd drive in my computer, i do howeever have a usb thumbdrive with the windows 7 iso loaded on that my freind put on there for me with his desktop computer. So i thought mabey Windows Boot Manager would be able to load it directly from the usb instead of the DVD itself since i dont have a cd rom drive in my computer that works. Is there any way at all to make the usb windows 7 iso load from the windows boot manager instead of the cd it not im screwed at work tommorow...
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|23 Oct 2011||#2|
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You lost me after cloning your HD to the SSD. You wouldn't use System Restore to "restart my computer back to factory settings." This makes no sense at all.
If you want the SSD to replace the HD, then after cloning unplug the source drive and set the SSD to boot first in BIOS setup. If Windows 7 won't start boot the Windows 7 installer flash stick to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times after making sure Windows 7 partition is marked Active. Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two).
If this fails, plug in only the SSD and boot the Windows 7 install flash stick to clean reinstall Windows 7 with the Product Key on the COA sticker, following these steps to get a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
Afterwards you can plug in the HD to copy your data into the Windows 7 User folders.
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