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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 from External HDD

03 Aug 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It didn't get "corrupted" that happened because you marked the C: as the Active partition, active is the flag WinRE uses to 'know' where to (re)create a new set of System boot files, when you mark a partition as active you have to run the startup repairs to finish the process.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




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03 Aug 2011   #22
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I can't run a startup repair from the DVD... Could you show me how to make add the system repair utility to my 4GB USB?

(I have 2 other computers that are running Windows 7 32 bit, am typing from one of them.)

Slasher
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03 Aug 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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You could use this tutorial:
Recovery Partition - Create
If do make sure you backup ext drive.

6) When Windows is installed, delete partition, When you have your replacement DVD Drive.

your DVD Drive Will need to be working.
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03 Aug 2011   #24
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
I can't run a startup repair from the DVD... Could you show me how to make add the system repair utility to my 4GB USB?

(I have 2 other computers that are running Windows 7 32 bit, am typing from one of them.)

Slasher
You can not a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
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03 Aug 2011   #25
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@theog - I didn't see that part that said to delete when you have your replacement dvd drive, you must have edited the post recently...

Can't be possible, I'm sure I could run a System Repair from a USB. That's because you can do so if you have the full Windows 7 on your USB, you will be able to do a startup repair. I can't fit the full Windows 7 on my USB...
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03 Aug 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It didn't get "corrupted" that happened because you marked the C: as the Active partition, active is the flag WinRE uses to 'know' where to (re)create a new set of System boot files, when you mark a partition as active you have to run the startup repairs to finish the process.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Have a look at Option Two #2 to see how to mark a partition Inactive then mark the C: active again and that should sort the issue.

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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03 Aug 2011   #27
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

But I can't run the System Repair from my DVD... Can you tell me how I can offload it to a USB?

Slasher
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03 Aug 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you have the bootable Windows 7 installation media, why don't you put that on the USB stick and use that to do the install?

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


@theog WinRE won't boot from a USB stick?

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03 Aug 2011   #29
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

The 4GB USB stick can only hold 3.7GB... The Windows 7 install media takes 3.8GB.
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03 Aug 2011   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The ISO from MS Technet is 3.09GB, what do you have an "all in one" ISO?

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