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Windows 7: Alt/F10 after Win 7 Upgrade

06 Nov 2011   #1
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Alt/F10 after Win 7 Upgrade

I upgraded my Acer 5100 x86 from Vista to Win 7. I do have Vista recovery discs, however I was checking to see if I could recover the laptop to Windows 7 by using Alt/F10. Actually I was just trying to see if Alt/F10 worked at all and what I found after the Windows 7 upgrade was that I got a screen with the following:

Edit boot options for: Win 7

Path\Widows\System 32\Winload.exe
Partition 2
Hard disk 2522d7dc
/No execute=optin/PAE/Numproc=2

Enter=submit Esc=Cancel That is at the very bottom. What does all this mean and what does it mean as far as Alt/F10 goes? Does it mean that there is no way that works anymore because of the upgrade? I still have eRecovery and my Recovery partition is still "Healthy". I don't get why the Alt?F10 quit working though.



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07 Nov 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

By upgrading to Windows 7, the Acer Recovery Partition is made unusable.

If you need to reinstall Windows 7 at anytime, use this method:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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07 Nov 2011   #3
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
By upgrading to Windows 7, the Acer Recovery Partition is made unusable.

If you need to reinstall Windows 7 at anytime, use this method:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Here are a couple more on this subject.
1/ I still have the Vista recovery discs that I made when I first bought this laptop. Would they still work? Like putting the laptop back to factory default but making it Vista instead of Windows 7.
2/ I also have the Windows 7 Upgrade discs.x86 & x64. Wouldn't I just use that to go back to Windows 7?
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07 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your Vista recovery discs will restore your computer to its factory state.

For a clean install with your Windows 7 upgrade disc as stated by theog: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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07 Nov 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Since your Recovery Partition will not run after Win7 clean install, you will need to rely on your Recovery Disks to return to Factory Condition if need be, as already stated.

In some cases the Recovery partition can be made to run by marking it Active and rebooting to see if it autostarts or responds to its hotkeys. You can try this now in Disk Mgmt, but may need to use Diskpart from the Win7 DVD or Repair CD Command Line to mark Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (whichever is active now- check first) Active again: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Since you seem to be interested in experimenting with restoring the Recov partition, it is possible to renew the hotlink after clean reinstall but beyond our pay grade here. Our teacher SIW2 has mentioned this before so you might want to PM him although we don't see him around much lately.
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07 Nov 2011   #6
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since your Recovery Partition will not run after Win7 clean install, you will need to rely on your Recovery Disks to return to Factory Condition if need be, as already stated.

In some cases the Recovery partition can be made to run by marking it Active and rebooting to see if it autostarts or responds to its hotkeys. You can try this now in Disk Mgmt, but may need to use Diskpart from the Win7 DVD or Repair CD Command Line to mark Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (whichever is active now- check first) Active again: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Since you seem to be interested in experimenting with restoring the Recov partition, it is possible to renew the hotlink after clean reinstall but beyond our pay grade here. Our teacher SIW2 has mentioned this before so you might want to PM him although we don't see him around much lately.
Ok Lets say I want to do a clean install of Windoows 7 again. My laptop originally had Vista on it and I used real Win 7 upgrade discs to get Windows 7. Am I allowed to use the upgrade disc again to do a clean install? Or would I have to do a recovery with my recovery discs (Vista) and then do a upgrade install all over again? This really confuses me sometimes. The way I was reading it on another post from someone else it almost sounded like it was illegal to upgrade to Win 7 again with the same upgrade disk. Here is a screenshot of what my disk management looks like. As you can see the recovery partition still says "Healthy" but it doesn't say "Active" and it would be the original Recovery Partition.


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07 Nov 2011   #7
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Your Vista recovery discs will restore your computer to its factory state.

For a clean install with your Windows 7 upgrade disc as stated by theog: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Reading your reply I'm a little confused as to the proccess of reinstalling Windows 7 as a clean install with my win7 upgrade disc. How would I go about doing a clean install with the upgrade disc? Just put it in the tray and run and use one of the clean install methods to activate Win 7? Or do I boot to the disc and install from there? It confuses me the way those clean installs are written.
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08 Nov 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
By upgrading to Windows 7, the Acer Recovery Partition is made unusable.

If you need to reinstall Windows 7 at anytime, use this method:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Have you looked at the tutorial above?
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08 Nov 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This tutorial shows you how to carry out a clean install with as retail Windows DVD: Clean Install Windows 7

If you're using an upgrade Windows DVD then check the tutorial that theog and I linked you to. Boot into the Windows DVD then use Option 1 or Option 4.
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08 Nov 2011   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
Lets say I want to do a clean install of Windoows 7 again. My laptop originally had Vista on it and I used real Win 7 upgrade discs to get Windows 7. Am I allowed to use the upgrade disc again to do a clean install? Or would I have to do a recovery with my recovery discs (Vista) and then do a upgrade install all over again?
Yes to the first question.

No to the second question.
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