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Windows 7: transfer exe file and settings

12 Aug 2009   #1
riccja

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transfer exe file and settings

I have just installed windows 7 and i have a 2nd hard drive that had windows xp but had crashed and wont boot.

I want to transfer an exe file and settings from the crashed hard drive to windows 7 hard drive.

Easy transfer would be an option if the other hard drive could be booted but it cannot. So....does anyone have a solution?

I dont have the install disk since it is an old program and didnt keep it.

Thanks

Rick


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12 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

What is the program and version?
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12 Aug 2009   #3
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

it won't boot at all? Including safe mode?

First step would be to try a scandisk or something.

Next step would be to attempt repair with xp install disc

For something not very elegant, but it works, just reinstall xp on top of current install (if visible by setup) and your files will still be available.

And of course, you can burn yourself something like iren boot cd and have fun with drive recovery applications, but this is best done when you have another drive to copy recovered stuff to, but I guess some allow to copy them to a usb drive or something.

Anyway, we need more details and you should try with basic options, might be a very simple problem.

When you try to boot, how far does it take you (I should probably have asked this first)?
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12 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdfrango View Post
it won't boot at all? Including safe mode?

First step would be to try a scandisk or something.

Next step would be to attempt repair with xp install disc

For something not very elegant, but it works, just reinstall xp on top of current install (if visible by setup) and your files will still be available.
The re-install will kill the app he is trying to save.

If the OP chooses repair, DO NOT select repair the first time you see it when booting off the XP install disk. Choose repair the SECOND time you see the repair option.

My question remains - what is the name and version of the app you wish to save?
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12 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Moreover, a re-install can stomp on Documents and Settings and files thereunder.
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12 Aug 2009   #6
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

I've seen reinstall cases where even program files are kept, and he did say it was just a exe file, so we don't know where it is, if he can just take an exe then it might be anywhere on drive.

If you change account names and stuff, it should not overwrite documents and settings, as far as I know

But anyway, as I said in the edited post above, we first need to determine how far he goes when trying to boot, in order to choose best solution.
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12 Aug 2009   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Could you remove the hard drive and put it in a usb drive incloser and see the files that way?
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12 Aug 2009   #8
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Could you remove the hard drive and put it in a usb drive incloser and see the files that way?
Simplest would be if he installs it as slave drive in his second computer ( unless he has an external drive case lying around ), would allow him to do error checking and possibly recovery in a much more user friendly way
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12 Aug 2009   #9
Antman

 

The OP doesn't seem to be around to clarify, but his question does not indicate that he is having difficulty accessing the disk. The question involves transferrng a program for which he does not an install disk.
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12 Aug 2009   #10
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

that and transfering some settings and documents probably, from what I understand, but may be you are right and it is just the application, thought there was more to it...
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