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Windows 7: problem with two windows 7 installed on one drive

02 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
problem with two windows 7 installed on one drive

I have installed win 7 64 bit about a week ago. it worked fine.

a friend gave me a copy of windows 7 64 bit ultimate extreme edition.
for some reson the disk didnt boot so i dicided to install it from runing windows.

in the installetion prosses it copy the win 7 image to my "c:\$windows" directory.

after the computer restart it goes directly to the window install prosses, it shows a fail, with no options for me to do anything, and restart again and again.

i think if i would be able to remove the "$windows" directory or atleast rename it so it wont boot from there, my windows will work fine again..

any help?

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02 Sep 2011   #2

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02 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

its not my problem..

my computer is in a loop of restarts and i cant do anything about it..

any idea?
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02 Sep 2011   #4

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If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new install.

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Than do a clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
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02 Sep 2011   #5
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

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