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Windows 7: How would I dual-boot in this scenario?

18 Dec 2012   #61
desertoth

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it appears as an option on the installer after Install is clicked.

However, it refuses to perform and tells me the version on the disk is not compatible with the Windows version to be repaired.

X17-58997 is the file I downloaded, and checking the site I see that it is indeed the file for Windows Home Premium x64.

What now?


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18 Dec 2012   #62
gregrocker

 

Do you have SP1 installed on Win7?

Is this the original Win7 install on the PC? Can you access Repair console via F8 Advanced Boot Options?
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18 Dec 2012   #63
desertoth

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

I'm fairly certain. The computer is only a few months old.
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18 Dec 2012   #64
gregrocker

 

Move the Active flag to the 100mb System Reserved partition, run Rebuild MBR again.
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18 Dec 2012   #65
desertoth

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Hold on - do I ensure that everything is inactive before rebuilding this time as well, or do I set System to active in the first place?
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18 Dec 2012   #66
gregrocker

 

Just set System Active, that removes it from anywhere else on HD.
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18 Dec 2012   #67
desertoth

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Same incompatibility error. I made the partition active first here, as per orders.

As for the boot from HDD, we're back to the "inaccessible device" error - the Missing BOOTMGR error is no more.

What can this mean?
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18 Dec 2012   #68
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by desertoth View Post
Alright, three actions.

1. Inactivate C.
2. Rebuild MBR of the W7 disk.
3. Make C active.

I then booted. I got a black screen with:

Quote:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart
This is quite dire, I figure.

The Windows 7 disk you had me make is burning, and 100% complete - but the checksum has been developing for 10 minutes. Would it be safe to just cancel and use the disk as-is?
You apparently did not read the last sentence in my last posting.
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18 Dec 2012   #69
desertoth

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Ach, but the repair isn't proceeding!
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18 Dec 2012   #70
gregrocker

 

Please answer all questions:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you access Repair console via F8 Advanced Boot Options?
Check now.
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