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Windows 7: Windows 8 installation

23 Jun 2013   #11

windows 7 32 bit

I want to get my pc up and running again without loosing my files and folders grub4dos wont let me do any thing

there were a previous post on grub4dos command like makeactive --(0,1) plus 2 other commands I cant find these posts after registering

even if I can just boot into windows 7 again I can take it from there

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23 Jun 2013   #12

windows 7 32 bit

hey guys for any one having this problem (grub4dos) not running a dual system go here Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7 it really works

sorry guys my information may have been inadequate but thanks for your support any way much appreciated
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23 Jun 2013   #13


Had you asked how to repair from GRUB boot loader blocking Win7 boot we could have told you to make sure WIn7 partition is Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

But this was not at all the topic of your thread or even mentioned in your first post.
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23 Jun 2013   #14

windows 7 32 bit

I understand and apologise the original thread stated that I wanted to install windows 8 without formatting my drive

then was answered that windows 8 gives me options on what I want to do

windows 7 is supposedly to give the same options but didn't and I lost 1,5 terabyte of data

the first thread also stated advise on how to partition the drive witch no one replied to

some of the answers lead to upgrade witch were not available due to the grub4dos error

I don't have a windows 7 disc thus meaning I had to find other means but were able to create a recovery disc on laptop

now my pc starts up but I have to start explorer manually and cant access my computer
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24 Jun 2013   #15


Which OS do you want to install now?

If Win7, which version do you own a license for? We can provide the installer if you own a license.

Data should always be backed up in case of HD failure at any time. Do you have a way to back up your data so you can Clean Install whichever OS it is that you actually want installed?

If not we can help you move your data to a safe partition which if untouched during install should preserve it, but this is not guaranteed. However it is safer than running an Upgrade install which overwrites C when all of your data is left on C.

Let us know what you want to do and we will work with you to get it done. Answer every question completely so we can move on.
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24 Jun 2013   #16

windows 7 32 bit

I'm running windows 7 ultimate 32bit (no licence)

I wanted to install windows 8 (no licence) but don't want to lose my drive

I am running with 2TB drive halfway full and no where to back up

if I can partition the hard drive I can win but windows 7 does not allow me to
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24 Jun 2013   #17


What do you mean "no license?" How are you activating Win7 or Win8?
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24 Jun 2013   #18

windows 7 32 bit

I ran windows 7 trial for 2 months now i got windows 8 trial planning to buy license as soon as i got it installed and working
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24 Jun 2013   #19

windows 7 home premium

Label your partitions so that you know where things are going to be installed..

Drive letters are irrelevant as each OS will see itself as C:

Whereas [volume windows 7] [volume windows 8] is quite clear to see..
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24 Jun 2013   #20


Post up a screenshot of your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Tell us what's installed where and how you'd like to partition your HD, and we will give you the steps to do it. It would be better to back up your data externally, or start with a new HDD or SSD for the OS install so your 1tb can remain data storage. However if necessary we will walk you through partioning the drive so your files are kept in separate storage untouched during install.

You still have not made it clear if you want to keep Win7 or replace it with Win8.
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