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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

22 Oct 2010   #151
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have not installed any Home Premium versions, so I not sure of the total file size for them. All mine have been, Ult, Pro, & Enterprise (14gb or greater)


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22 Oct 2010   #152
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I do however have a 250GB external hard drive...

But I CANNOT lose the files on that. I hadn't backed up in there for a few months, but it's as close as to my life as I have left (and as a writer, my life was in my currently sick pc)
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22 Oct 2010   #153
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Greg, I agree with your previous comment, it's too small to be installed correctly.

I would give the BCD repair a fair shot, as you're nearly finished.

Then go from there.
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22 Oct 2010   #154
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mypcbroke View Post
I do however have a 250GB external hard drive...

But I CANNOT lose the files on that. I hadn't backed up in there for a few months, but it's as close as to my life as I have left (and as a writer, my life was in my currently sick pc)
You WON'T be able to use the external hard drive as a boot device as one of the steps of making the hard drive bootable is by deleting everything on it.
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22 Oct 2010   #155
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Let's not take any chances with your ext HD. USB Flash drives are very cheap now. Somewhere between $ 6.99 & up ! But we need to be sure the laptop can Boot from
a USB device in the Bios.
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22 Oct 2010   #156
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

So I'm not going any further until I get USB drive?
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22 Oct 2010   #157
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Greg, I agree with your previous comment, it's too small to be installed correctly.

I would give the BCD repair a fair shot, as you're nearly finished.

Then go from there.
I think she just did.

The HD has been tested with GWScan WD diag/repair and DIsk Check which both passed, correct?

Best to complete testing the hardware by running memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes: Memtest86 - Download Page

Did you try burning to DVD the MS Win7 ISO you got to try install? This would rule out the Acer Upgrade DVD being bad or modified to run from Vista. I asked several pages back for a screenshot of DVD contents.
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22 Oct 2010   #158
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The HD has been tested with GWScan WD diag/repair and DIsk Check which both passed, correct?
Yes

Best to complete testing the hardware by running memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes: Memtest86 - Download Page
I'll try this next <--which one do I get 3.4 or 3.5?

Did you try burning to DVD the Win7 ISO you got to try install? There is some question about the Acer Upgrade DVD integrity.
Yes, I have attempting with new DVD
OH! And my roommated just got home She has an empty 4GB flash drive (why empty? no idea, not gonna ask)
Not sure what I'm using it for, but it is available
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23 Oct 2010   #159
gregrocker

 

Download and install Ultra ISO trial: http://www.ezbsystems.com/ultraiso/download.htm

plug in USB flash, on UltraISO File tab Open ISO, on Bootable tab select Write Image file.

On page which opens, use Format button first, then Write button.

Then boot the USB flash stick using one time Boot Menu key.

Alternate USB flash automated create method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srOoGhm-jcI
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23 Oct 2010   #160
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Am I still doing this?

Best to complete testing the hardware by running memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes: Memtest86 - Download Page
I'll try this next <--which one do I get 3.4 or 3.5?


Also, I know this might be a little late in asking... but I will be able to return the USB back in original emptiness right? Or do I owe her 15 bucks?
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