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Windows 7: Is it possible/necessary to login from recovery CD?

04 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Is it possible/necessary to login from recovery CD?

Is it possible to log in as a local administrator from the recovery CD?

I used to be able to log in from the Recovery Environment via the Advanced Boot Options screen, but I can't figure out how to do this from the CD.

I've tried using RunAs from my install's system32 directory, but it complains about a service not being installed.

If that doesn't seem possible, is it necessary to log in as administrator to run utilities to attempt to repair the boot process?

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04 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

If you are attempting attempting a repair from a "System Repair" disc to repair a boot issue then there are few alternatives:
1) Attempt a Startup repair using that option when you boot the system repair CD. You may need to run this up to 3 times booting between each attempt.
2) Use the Bootrec command
Bootrec.exe Tool - How to Use in Windows Recovery Environment
3) Use the Bootsect command
MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Starting the operating system is the last stage of the boot process and only then can you attempt to login.
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 Is it possible/necessary to login from recovery CD?

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