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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 from External HDD

03 Aug 2011   #31
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Yes, I have the all-in-one with SP1... Hmmm... Can I ask you something? Would it be ok if I downloaded the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 strictly, put it on my USB, formatted everything on my laptop, and install?


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03 Aug 2011   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes, it has to be the EXACT same version you have the activation key for.

Note   Note

Windows 7 / Vista is version specific and not bit-rate specific, i.e. a Home Premium COA Windows activation key will activate either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Windows Home Premium Operating System.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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03 Aug 2011   #33
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I know that . Bare Foot Kid... Thanks. I'm going to download it, and put it on the USB. Is it necessary to use the tool or can I just copy all its contents into the USB?
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03 Aug 2011   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I would guess use of the took so it will be bootable.
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03 Aug 2011   #35
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Alright I'll use the tool . Thanks for teaching me this stuff... Learning more things by the day...
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03 Aug 2011   #36
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
@theog WinRE won't boot from a USB stick?
Hi Ted

You can not use a USB Pendrive to do a startup Repair, as startup repair will find the MBR on the Pendrive & not the HD.
Therefore will not detect a problem.

Self tested & MS kb934540.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem

Ray.
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03 Aug 2011   #37
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Oh well, doesn't matter, just going to re-install Windows 7 again, for the third time . How can I add the 4GB partition back to C: during setup?
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03 Aug 2011   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Alright I'll use the tool . Thanks for teaching me this stuff... Learning more things by the day...
My pleasure mate, keep coming back, it works if you work it.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
@theog WinRE won't boot from a USB stick?
Hi Ted

You can not use a USB Pendrive to do a startup Repair, as startup repair will find the MBR on the Pendrive & not the HD.
Therefore will not detect a problem.

Self tested & MS kb934540.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem

Ray.
Hello Ray.

Thanks for the info my friend, I've "not yet" fooled with installers/WinRE from a USB stick.
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03 Aug 2011   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Oh well, doesn't matter, just going to re-install Windows 7 again, for the third time . How can I add the 4GB partition back to C: during setup?

I'd do a wipe secure erase of the entire HDD first.



SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information



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03 Aug 2011   #40
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Would the secure erase with diskpart integrate all the partitions together?
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