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Windows 7: boot and bitlocker

22 Mar 2014   #1
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boot and bitlocker

Hi all I'm having massive props with boot on win 7 why is it so easy to wipe it, why cant it be indestructible ? all I did woz add the wrong grub for a Linux in easy bcd and its gone grr lol ...... been told u can copy the system reserved to the actual partition does this work ?

also what's this bitlocker thing and how do I know if I'm legacy bios or UEFI (pq5 pro) but then if I could use bitlocker I cant use the copy to partistion thing GRRR


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23 Mar 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Bitlocker is used to encrypt your drive, DON`T use it, you`ll be sorry

And what is gone ?
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23 Mar 2014   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Bitlocker is used to encrypt your drive, DON`T use it, you`ll be sorry

And what is gone ?
thanks for the reply ha ha yes don't want to encrypt my boot file so that's Bitlocker out of the solution ps only added that because "boot" didn't have the minimum characters for thread name

nothing is gone now, I replaced, but I find it all too easy for win 7 to loose its boot file at the drop of a hat why is this?, and is there anything I can do? to make it more rebust like moving it to the same partition as windows
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25 Mar 2014   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So it seems my boot file is on the drive with windows ? or am I ready the screen grab below wrong ?

I've been trying to dual boot Linux mint but always deletes win 7 boot loader I'm beginning to think this is because win 8.1 is present in my dual boot, 8.1 always seems to survive and I have a battle in command prompt to get win seven back 4 times now ? plus when this happens I cant find any drives with back ups on ... seriously thinking of ditching win 8.1
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25 Mar 2014   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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25 Mar 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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25 Mar 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other HD's except Win7, run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
to repair the Win7 bootloader.

With separate HD's its easiest to unplug all other HD's during your Linux or other installs, then boot the preferred OS via the BIOS Boot order priority or One-Time Boot menu.

If this is not satisfactory after you try it, follow this post which works well to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7
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26 Mar 2014   #8
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug all other HD's except Win7, run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
to repair the Win7 bootloader.

With separate HD's its easiest to unplug all other HD's during your Linux or other installs, then boot the preferred OS via the BIOS Boot order priority or One-Time Boot menu.

If this is not satisfactory after you try it, follow this post which works well to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7
I unplugged all HD's to install Linux and work fine ....... but catching a delete button on my P5Q every time I turn on or restart is not a solution too much hassle

there is a way to boot Linux and win 7

but i think because I got win 8.1 also in my dual boot, Linux just wipes my boot drive nothing works

I do have win 7 ultimate as the default in easy BCD 2.2 with win 8.1 as a choose at start up

I even tried to add Linux to this mix by usb pendrive programs but same result win seven boot loader gets burned ?

what's one-time boot loading ?
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26 Mar 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

I just gave you a link for how to easily set up a Linux Dual Boot with EasyBCD.
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27 Mar 2014   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I just gave you a link for how to easily set up a Linux Dual Boot with EasyBCD.
maybe i'm not seeing it ???

but I currently have both win 7 and win 8.1 in a dual boot and I don't think this mix agrees with Linux mint 16 the new one

or more likely win 8.1 don't like win 7 or Linux
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