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Windows 7: Help me uninstall windows 7

16 Jan 2012   #1
shortshoot

Windows 7 home basic x64
 
 
Help me uninstall windows 7

Hello. One of my friend, who has windows 7 x64 enabled in his laptop, lost his administrator password and then, panicked and installed another windows 7, partitioning his disk drive. Now, he has access to this newly installed windows 7 OS, but he can't log on to his old windows 7 OS, which has all his important files and other media. he says " I see an error related to the memory when i try to load my old windows 7 OS " and then, his comp gets restarted! please help.


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16 Jan 2012   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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16 Jan 2012   #3
shortshoot

Windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

Sorry. we didn't make any recovery disks. and thats why were in trouble...
however, we can't even restore our files back to the previous files.

Do you think my friend is unable to log on to his old win 7 OS, because of the newly installed one?
the current partitioned disk, which contains the newly installed win 7 is named recovery
and the old one os.
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16 Jan 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You could try to restore the Master Boot Record (MBR) as explained in this tutorial.

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

If that doesn't work, you can try using the Recovery Environment's Boot Record tool.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
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16 Jan 2012   #5
shortshoot

Windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

I wanted to tell you exactly what the problem is, thats why i'm posting this again.
When i try to login to my old win 7 os,
the problem is, it taked me to a blue screen, where i see "Initialising disk for crash dump"
BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
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16 Jan 2012   #6
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I suggest you download a light version of linux like puppy linux or linux mint.No need to install linux.Just boot from the linux CD and back up your important data from the old windows installation to any external HDD.Then use your Windows installation DVD to clean install windows.

Clean Install Windows 7
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16 Jan 2012   #7
shortshoot

Windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

Okay. Is there a way i can delete my existing windows 7 os from the windows 7 setup disk?
or from some where?
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16 Jan 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can overwrite partitions using Windows "Diskpart" command accessible from the Windows install disk.
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16 Jan 2012   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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which contains the newly installed win 7 is named recovery
and the old one os.
Why did you not use the Recovery Partition to reinstall?
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16 Jan 2012   #10
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

That should not be difficult if I understand your query right. Using a partition manager boot disk access the available partitions. Then delete the partition carrying the existing OS and poof, the OS is gone and its space becomes unallocated. Recreate a new partition on this unallocated space and there you are. Alternately reformat the partition with the existing OS and then too the OS is deleted and wiped out.

Please remember that when you do any of these two alternative all the data on the Drive is lost. So please save the data that you wish to retain from your existing OS drive elsewhere beforehand.


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Okay. Is there a way i can delete my existing windows 7 os from the windows 7 setup disk? Or from some where?
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