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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 after hdd format

21 Oct 2011   #21
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Most times when you move a HD with Win7 to new hardware it will not start up due unless first SysPrepped on the old hardware: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

In a case where the old hardware is dead or not available, the transferred HD or image can be started by first booting Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to run on the installation.

If the same problem occurs when trying install in your brother's computer then you need to confirm the ISO integrity, download another from a known safe source, then burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer.

"Bootmgr is missing" means the DVD is not being booted, but trying to start the HD. Make sure you are booting the DVD or flash stick correctly: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
or use the one-time BIOS boot menu key given on first screen to select DVD/USB drive.

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22 Oct 2011   #22

Windows 7 64-bit

ok i tried every suggestion that you guys have told me to try. I now have installed ubuntu 11.04 on my pc. it is the only thing that will install. Is there a way to install windows using ubuntu. And i dont mean a vm(virtual machine)

Edit: I haven't tried the Paragon Adaptive Restore CD, or the usb universal transfer thing. I will try that when i get home and let you know about it.
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23 Oct 2011   #23

Windows 7 64-bit

I realized why my cd's wouldnt work and windows wouldnt install. In image burn i had my layer break set to another number. Now that i set it back to calculate optimal its working fine. Thank you all for your help and I learned alot during this time. Once again thanks
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