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Windows 7: Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

21 Oct 2014   #11
Katzplay

windows 7 64 bit home edition
 
 

I now have two separate installs. while its booting up I have choices to go with win7 entertainment or win7 home...
So I guess Im not understanding what you mean. Im on the new install right now (E). but I can also reboot and use the old one. (C)


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21 Oct 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

Your screenshot was booted into E as signified by Boot flag. An OS should be C when booted or it was installed wrongly from another OS instead of booting installation media.
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21 Oct 2014   #13
Katzplay

windows 7 64 bit home edition
 
 

I didn't know. I did that on purpose as the C drive was all messy and I wanted to be off of it. So thats why I installed on E drive.
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21 Oct 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Win7 is designed to always boot as C when it is correctly booted to install.

I would do it over this time using the Drive Options pictured in Steps7/8 of the Vlean Install tutorial you were given. Did you even read it?
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21 Oct 2014   #15
Katzplay

windows 7 64 bit home edition
 
 

Yes I read it. and I didnt follow it. Its my fault. I wanted to avoid C as it was so messy and the person Im doing this for doesnt do anything with it much but watch tv. So I just wanted to put on a clean win7 and avoid all the mess on C.
I apologize for not going by the book.
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21 Oct 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

If you wanted to avoid C why did you install from it. You didn't even need to go there.

Why would you ask for help and then just ignore all of it?

It doesn't matter what a partition is lettered if you install Win7 from boot there it will be C.
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21 Oct 2014   #17
Katzplay

windows 7 64 bit home edition
 
 

I do believe I stated I wasn't an expert here, I don't need a tongue lashing.
I wasn't trying to load from C on purpose. I couldn't get it to load from rebooting, so I opened up the install in C.
Its not from lack of reading, its lack of understanding. again I stated I wasn't sure of what I'm doing.
And asking for help is just that, asking for help not a reprimand.
You're obviously very knowledgeable in computers and have forgotten what it was like to not know a thing, you never had the patience to deal with those like myself.
I'm trying to do a favor here for a friend by fixing what was left of his destroyed computer, I'm surprised I even got it to boot up, let alone install an OS to it.
Now since your already pissed at me, I will ask another stupid question.
In system Configurations there is
Windows 7 (E:\Windows) : Current OS; Default OS
Windows 7 (C:\Windows)
Will I completely destroy my computer if I delete the second boot, so as it will just notice the top OS and boot smoothly.
If I delete the second (C) I'm afraid to loose that entire partion, and that being the main hard drive, I need to know that so I know what to do.
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21 Oct 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Where did you get the idea I'm pissed at you? Everything I said was matter-of-fact and not to reprimand or make you feel bad at all. Is it conceivable that dealing with dozens of these cases a day might make someone terse? I am a volunteer even if they gave me the highest award in the tech field.

I was prepared to give you simple steps to delete the old OS and recover its space into the new one , which requires some surgery since the boot files are on the old one. I have done this literally thousands of times here without a single failure and know of no place else that does.

However when I saw that you had installed from an OS and were stuck with Win7 on E I had to focus on that since almost no one wants Win7 to boot as any other than C.

Nevertheless if you want to keep it that way we can proceed with the steps to make the new install bootable on its own, confirm that, delete the old one and recover its space into E.

However there may be unintended consequences down the road from having Win7 be on E so I first gave you the option to start over and do it correctly.

Think it over and decide what you want to do.
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21 Oct 2014   #19
Katzplay

windows 7 64 bit home edition
 
 

My misunderstanding. Appologies,
I'm just frustrated as you can well appreciate. I've been at this for days, first cleaning ou all the garbage on C just so I could move smoothly, then when the install finally took, I saw the end tunnel light too soon.
Again, so sorry. I'm going to wrap it up for tonight, patience is finished, lol. Tomorrow will allow a clearer thought.
Your saying I should install over the enterprise with home on C?
I have everything set up on E, and I'm unaware of what issues would be if I used E instead. This guy probably won't use it very long and he only watches netflix, google a few things and that's it. He wont be doing anything major.
Seems it would be easier to just keep E going, but that may be a blind thought.
Ill sleep on it and try again tomorrow.
And thank you for your help and patience.
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21 Oct 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

Boot the installer, Delete all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7, create and format New or just click Next and the installer will do it for you.

To keep E follow these same steps to move the boot files to E instead of C (ignore the title): Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Note that you must mark E Active to complete the job done by EasyBCD.

Once E holds the System Active flags on its partition in Disk Mgmt, you can delete C and resize E into its space using Partition Wizard to Resize Partition - Video Help.
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