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Windows 7: fix my roll back boot.

31 May 2014   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

ok found it said rollback requires switch, did I fail to put in some option? I tried /? but it didn't like that either.

Also ram drive is X: does rollback need to know where my drive is?

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31 May 2014   #12

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Looking back at your first post, I don't follow what you mean here:
And on top of that Windows put a 32 bit windows 7
If you started with 64 bit , how can that happen.

What makes you think it is 32 bit?

You are probably best letting someone remote in and see what the situation is.

If you havewin7 installation media, you can make a sophisticated winpe on one of your working win 7x64 systems using this:Win 7 winpemaker

If you don't have the right media , it is here , the SP1 U ( media refresh ) is most recent

Windows 7 -
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31 May 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

well your guess is way better then mine but I have a great memory for this sort of thing.

why do I think that??? I dont, windows does, or at least it reports that in the properties of mycomputer.

So let me shorten this and ask by line number if you need more details.

1) I put in my windows ultimate CDs ( from what I read all win7 CD contain both 32 and 64 installs ) then selected inplace upgrade. Then it copied and backed up all my files as shown on that link above.
2) I left to do some house work and came back to a screen that said windows fail to install, windows will now roll your os back.
3) I saw roll your windows back on the boot loader and also line 2 was "Windows 7 64 bit", so since I had the option I tried "Windows 7 64 bit" first. It then started to finalize the windows install.
4) after it was done and rebooted I no longer had the roll back option and soon realized it was a 32 bit os.

I dont know why it installed in the first place let alone why 32 bit? So I'd like to role back and try again. Is it posible that was a 32 bit only install I have 4 cd's here. If so why did windows even allow that?

I dont know anyone that knows more then I do, if anyone wants to help me by remoting in just give me a shout.

I'll try making this winpe thingy.
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01 Jun 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

winpe didnt work due to the donor system no being simulator enough I guess. After boot it crashed on the ACPI driver. I thnk I'm going to have to install a clean win 7 on the same system and then try the winpe.

Also I just noticed this. a hidden folder called restore. in it I have

Is that the rollback boot?

EDIT: ok I think this is what windows did. I'm pretty sure if I boot to this folder I'll be able to roll back. but easy BCD does not make this "easy" and wiki tell me to do this
Step 4: Configure BCD Store

In this step, you will create a new boot configuration file called BCD by using BCDEdit. BCD replaces Boot.ini. BCDEdit is a command-line tool that is designed to manage BCD stores. BCDEdit is available in Windows PE and Windows Vista. For example,

Bcdedit –createstore c:\temp\BCD Bcdedit –store c:\temp\BCD –create {bootmgr} /d “Boot Manager” Bcdedit –store c:\temp\BCD –set {bootmgr} device boot Bcdedit –store c:\temp\BCD –create /d “WINPE” –application osloader Bcdedit –import c:\temp\BCD

The last command returns a GUID value. Substitute <GUID> with this value in the following examples.

Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> osdevice partition=boot Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> device partition=boot Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> systemroot \windows Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> winpe yes Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –set <GUID> detecthal yes Bcdedit –store c:\boot\BCD –displayorder <GUID> -addlast

Your computer is now ready to boot Windows PE directly from the hard disk.
but I need to change that to point to c:\Recovery\. Sorry about the formatting up there, the returns got messed up.

here is s snap shot of a working winre boot.
identifier {d1758ad0-da09-11de-87b2-fe21320b6b8c}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\d1758ad0-da09-
path \windows\system32\winload.exe

description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\d1758ad0-da09-
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64,

Well to make the roll back work I just rigged a failed upgrade. I had my c:\recover backed up and I just copied over this rigged fail and it rolled it back for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2014   #16
Microsoft MVP


If you had a Dual Boot menu and the new install was 32 bit then it was never an Upgrade Repair Install over 64 bit since the 32 bit installer will not even run on a 64 bit OS. You probably clean installed 32 bit to another partition from booted installer, possibly over your OEM Recovery or a data partition.

We need to see your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image. Try to tell us what is on each partition as best you know. If in doubt you can rightclick each in Disk Mgmt to Explore.
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