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Windows 7: Vista on the blink - can I install Win 7 ok?

04 Oct 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello aratatatat, welcome to Seven Forums!



You should be able to use the info in this tutorial to copy out the data you need.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console



You can create this disk to boot the PC so you can get at the data.

How to Create a Vista Recovery Disc


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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04 Oct 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

Once you copy out your data using method Barefoot posted above, put the Win7 DVD in the tray and boot the PC. Either enter BIOS setup and set DVD drive as first to boot, or press the key given on first screen for Boot menu to choose the DVD drive.

At the first screen for DVD, press Shift F10 to open a Command Line, follow these steps to wipe the HD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then boot back into DVD to Custom install to the partition you created, format before install.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device.

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-msconfig.html

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly.

Then save a Win7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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05 Oct 2010   #23
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What fantastic support - thanks to all...
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05 Oct 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It's our pleasure, just be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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05 Oct 2010   #25
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Were you able to solve your problem??
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05 Oct 2010   #26
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks...

actually I do have a question...

The pc boots to the recovery console in vista (it gets that far).

My question is, I cannot see (once I am in the recovery console) how I can get the data off of the pc? The tutorial barefoot has kindly mentioned above, shows the win 7 recovery...?

Sorry to be a noob on this, but can you help?

Thanks a million guys for your continuing support...
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05 Oct 2010   #27
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

All I need then guys is to recover the pics and docs from the pc...

Format the hard drive and install win7...

Just need a walk-through on getting data off of pc in current state.

Thanks
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05 Oct 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aratatatat View Post
Thanks...

actually I do have a question...

The pc boots to the recovery console in vista (it gets that far).

My question is, I cannot see (once I am in the recovery console) how I can get the data off of the pc? The tutorial barefoot has kindly mentioned above, shows the win 7 recovery...?

Sorry to be a noob on this, but can you help?

Thanks a million guys for your continuing support...


I just double checked Vista and the steps are exactly the same as the tutorial I posted, as I knew they would be.
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05 Oct 2010   #29
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, just had a good look at that recovery tutorial...

firstly, just to clarify, I do not need a vista disc to get to this point in tutorial?
secondly, could I copy data to flash drive (usb stick - i have a 32 gig - should be enough) just to be on safe side?
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05 Oct 2010   #30
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

thanks btw!
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