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Windows 7: Installed to wrong partition. OOPS!

11 Apr 2011   #1
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Installed to wrong partition. OOPS!

Funny what can happen when you get distracted. I was trying to load
Windows 7 on my D: partition (single HD) to create a Dual Boot
test. Accidently targeted C: partition for the install. OOPS.
How can I reverse this situation and start over. It appears that
my Windows XP stuff is still there but called Windows.old
I have attached a Snipping Tool image of the C: partition as it
currently sits.
Many thanks gang.
Cheers
JohnnyAInstalled to wrong partition. OOPS!-capture.jpg




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11 Apr 2011   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

Always unplug all other HD's during install. With separate HD's, Dual or Multi-boot via BIOS Boot Order or one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

This keeps HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas a Windows-managed Dual Boot interlocks them and requires surgery to remove one later.

Tips for getting a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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11 Apr 2011   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks Greg. I'm on it. Will report back.
Regards
JohnnyA
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11 Apr 2011   #4
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Back in business. Many thanks Greg.
Regards
John
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11 Apr 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Glad to hear it, Johnny.
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