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Windows 7: Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop

28 Apr 2012   #1
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Installing win 7 on formatted in old laptop

I formatted an old HDD on my HDD docking station. Then put it into an old laptop. I have a copied Win 7 installation disc from my laptop. So I put HDD in and Win 7 disc, started up and installed it all the way to entering a password to open desktop but it said invalid password and wouldnt let me reset password. Now the docking station cant read it, just says local disk (G) and doesnt respond. And when I put it back into laptop it said no Bootmgr.

Any ideas
Tim


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28 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I have a copied Win 7 installation disc from my laptop.
Can you be a lot more specific about this disk?

Retail?

OEM?

Burned?
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28 Apr 2012   #3
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It is a burned win 7 installation disk.
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28 Apr 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
It is a burned win 7 installation disk.
What is the connection between this "burned win 7 installation disk" and your laptop?

Most laptops do not come with an installation disk, certainly not a "burned" disk.

You say the disk is "copied". Do you have the original from which the copy was made?

Or did you burn a disk from something that you downloaded, such as an ISO?

More details needed.
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28 Apr 2012   #5
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sorry. I took it to the shop. They put Win 7 on it and gave me a copied Win 7 disk
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28 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think I gave you an answer on the other forum where you never responded. Let me repeat it:

Quote:

That cannot be the whole story. A bootmgr that would be on the 100MB system
partition on a new install does not just disappear by itself. And it was
apparently there because else you would not have advanced all the way to the
system asking for the password.


I suggest you put it into your external enclosure and reformat it with Disk
Management. Then you reinstall - but this time without any password. But if you
are using an installation disc that was burnt from the OEM recovery partition,
it must be from the same laptop to where you install.
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28 Apr 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Sorry. I took it to the shop. They put Win 7 on it and gave me a copied Win 7 disk
The disk you got could be anything--it has an unknown pedigree.

Do you have a Product Key that is supposedly tied to that disc?

At any rate, I'd assume it is an OEM disc of some type and limited legally to the laptop the shop supplied--not usable on some other laptop.

But again, who knows what that disk is?
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28 Apr 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your best bet is to go back to the shop and let them sort out the matter.

Your computer should be supplied with either a retail or OEM version of Windows.

I'm unsure exactly what you mean by a copied disc, but whatever the shop gave you should match up with the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) product key attached to the underside of your laptop.
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28 Apr 2012   #9
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ahuh. There is an issue. I'm trying to install it in another laptop
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28 Apr 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No good. Use the Windows 8 CP. That is free. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
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