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Windows 7: Windows 7 didnt finish...

21 Feb 2010   #11
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So you were reinstalling the OS using Recovery partition when power was cut?

You need to trigger Recovery again by pressing the key(s) given for Recovery on the first bootup screen, or in your Manual. You can find your Manual on the Support Downloads website for your computer model.

You can also call or chat your Tech Support to find out how to run recovery again.

This is a good reason to make your Recovery Disks from that partition, and save a Windows 7 backup image externally so you can reimage your HD in 15 minutes.

If the Recov partition was not yet reinstalled when power was cut, you will need to order Recov disks from your Tech Support, or find a Windows 7 installer to clean reinstall (without the factory bloatware). We can help you unlock all versions in any Windows 7 installer.

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21 Feb 2010   #12

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Thanks, if you can point in the way to download full version of Windows 7 Home Ed. for packard bell i xtreme would be support!

only problem is the key! can i use the one on the side of the case? thats the same?
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21 Feb 2010   #13
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Yes you can use any Windows 7 installer for Home Premium, or unlock all versions in any other Windows 7 installer, to reinstall your OS sans bloatware. The key on the COA will work after a quick robocall to MS to sort out the exact key from the batch key on sticker.

Borrow a key or take a look at this link where MS is helping those who were not provided a DVD: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems - Windows 7 student edition - Gizmodo

To unlock all versions in any installer, extract files to desktop, remove ei.cfg file in Sources folder, recompile into ISO to burn All Versions DVD using this: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files
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21 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7
 
 

Can i use the upgrade link as a full install? a full fresh install?
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21 Feb 2010   #15
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boxerman View Post
Can i use the upgrade link as a full install? a full fresh install?
It is the key which determines whether Upgrade or Full version, OEM or retail.

In your case, the installer will work with your OEM key if you choose your licensed version, Home Premium.
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21 Feb 2010   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boxerman View Post
Can i use the upgrade link as a full install? a full fresh install?
Did you backup before you started your upgrade.
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21 Feb 2010   #17

Windows 7
 
 

It wasnt a upgrade... i had Windows 7 home prem anyway.. and i wanna get back to that.. but not sure how...
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21 Feb 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

In re-reading your OP it isn't clear that you ran a full Recovery which was interrupted.

Is this what happened?

If you think it was nearly finished, then we should try to boot the Repair console via US flash stick to see if there is an installation to Repair. We might be able to salvage it this way.

First, please reboot your computer and look for keys given to tap to trigger Recovery. See if you can run Recovery again from there. If not, tap F8 during bootup to see if Repair My Computer is given on that Advanced Boot Tools menu.

What is your exact computer model? You can look up how to trigger recovery from boot via Google, or from your manual.
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21 Feb 2010   #19

Windows 7
 
 

Packard Bell iXtreme M series

and your right... it nearly finshed.. i went to look toe Repair my computer and it is not there... nor the recovery or anything
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21 Feb 2010   #20
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have a flash stick to boot the Repair CD ISO?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If you are downloading the install ISO then Repair is on there so you can try to repair current installation (if found) first.
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