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Windows 7: XP on Partition: Toshiba Satellite

14 Jul 2010   #21
Dabrowski

Windows 7
 
 

But if it's on an external drive and your computer doesn't boot, how do you get it to restore?


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14 Jul 2010   #22
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You make a Windows 7 Restore disk: Windows 7 Create a System Restore Disc
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14 Jul 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

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14 Jul 2010   #24
Dabrowski

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure I understand how an operating system can fit onto a 4.7Gb restore disk when an image is 30Gb.
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14 Jul 2010   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabrowski View Post
I'm not sure I understand how an operating system can fit onto a 4.7Gb restore disk when an image is 30Gb.
The Restore Disk is not Windows. It is Windows Recovery Environment, which allows you to restore your Image.

The actual Windows disk is 3.0GB because it is very compressed into Install.wim
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15 Jul 2010   #26
Dabrowski

Windows 7
 
 

So I have created a Repair Disk from the Control Panel. It's on one DVD. Does that mean I can effectively format my C: drive, and boot from the disc and get Windows back?
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15 Jul 2010   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabrowski View Post
So I have created a Repair Disk from the Control Panel. It's on one DVD. Does that mean I can effectively format my C: drive, and boot from the disc and get Windows back?


If this is the one you're referring to no, that's just good for doing a startup repair to Windows, it won't install Windows.


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15 Jul 2010   #28
Dabrowski

Windows 7
 
 

So if I create a system image on an external drive, then I can reinstall Windows from a completely empty system using the repair disc and the image? Can Windows recovery environment load an external drive to get the image?
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15 Jul 2010   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes.
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15 Jul 2010   #30
Dabrowski

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I'm telling you guys because I think you genuinely care, but I'm about ready to give up and try again sometime down the road. I'll just backup my files to an external and if I losw Windows, I'll just buy a new one like Bill wants me to.

I created a Repair Disc and created an image on my external hard drive. Then I tested by restarting the computer with the Repair Disc. It started the Restore Wizard, but ejected my disc and said something like "put in repair media." So I tried it again and it ejected it.

I'll keep reading if you guys keep talking, but I'm growing weary of my difficulty grasping this.
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