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Windows 7: Unsuccessful download of Windows 7 ISO with valid product key

06 Mar 2019   #21
SIW2

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some oems use proprietary format. Maybe you need the oem program to use it. However, there are wim files in your screenshot.

cdrivebackup.wim and sdrivebackup.wim are there - You should be able to browse to it with winntsetup from the boot media linked earlier. See what they contain.


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06 Mar 2019   #22
jwblue17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
some oems use proprietary format. Maybe you need the oem program to use it. However, there are wim files in your screenshot.

cdrivebackup.wim and sdrivebackup.wim are there - You should be able to browse to it with winntsetup from the boot media linked earlier. See what they contain.
I downloaded and ran winntsetup before booting from the ISO. Would that matter? I was curious if I would be able to see the files without booting from a boot ISO.

Can I use a clickfree backup drive and boot from that if it already has data in it?

If so Does that BOOT ISO need to be burned to the drive or can I just transfer the boot files?

How much space is needed? It is pretty full.

When applying the file to a target partition can it just be the main c: drive or is it necessary to create a partition? How do I do that?
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06 Mar 2019   #23
SIW2

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You said winntsetup couldn't see the wim files.

That might be because it is a hidden partition.

If you use the boot media, partitions will not be hidden.

You can probably unhide it from within windows by changing the partition ID.

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When applying the file to a target partition can it just be the main c: drive or is it necessary to create a partition?
If you are applying a wim image, there has to be a target partition already created.

3rd party partition manager is the simplest way. You already have 4 partitions on that disk.
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12 Mar 2019   #24
jwblue17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Recovery partition still intact, but unable to access it?

Use boot media. Fire up winntsetup. Browse to the big wim file on the recov partition. Usually called Install.wim, but might be factory.wim. Apply the image to a target partition. if wim contains more than one image, use the largest


boot media:

17514x86.iso
17514x64-v10.iso

If you are unsure, boot up the media and post screenshots of disk magament and the contents of the recovery partition.
I was able to pull all the Recovery files including the .wim image from the recovery drive. They are on the main C: drive now. Can winnntsetup pull the .wim file from the main C: or does it need to come from the Recovery partition?

At this point can winntsetup perform this task when booting from C: drive or does it still need to boot from USB? I would just try it but I am so paranoid of Windows these days I don't know what could crash it.

In Winntseup when applying to the image to the target partition does Windows automatically reboot or does something else need to be done?
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12 Mar 2019   #25
SIW2

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You can't apply an image over itself. If the image is on C, you can't apply it to C.

I suggest you use boot the media, use winntsetup to browse to wim ( the wim cannot be on the target partition it can be on any other partition/disk or on a usb stick).

If you want use C as the target partition ( winntsetup calls the target partition the "installation drive" ), you had better format it before applying the image from the wim.

Alternatively, you can create another partition to apply the wim to. ( thereby leaving your current "C" intact).

Aomei partition Assistant is included in the boot media if you want to do any partitioning/formatting, etc.
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14 Mar 2019   #26
jwblue17

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 17134 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can't apply an image over itself. If the image is on C, you can't apply it to C.

I suggest you use boot the media, use winntsetup to browse to wim ( the wim cannot be on the target partition it can be on any other partition/disk or on a usb stick).

If you want use C as the target partition ( winntsetup calls the target partition the "installation drive" ), you had better format it before applying the image from the wim.

Alternatively, you can create another partition to apply the wim to. ( thereby leaving your current "C" intact).

Aomei partition Assistant is included in the boot media if you want to do any partitioning/formatting, etc.
I am getting yellow and red buttons. How do I fix those?


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14 Mar 2019   #27
SIW2

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The disk mbr needs to be NT6 and the taget partition pbr also neds to be NT6 (bootmgr code).

The "boot drive" partition needs to be marked Active

The coloured dots in your screenie seem to indicate that in your case E is not marked Active

You can use bootice/windows disk management/Aomei part assistant to do it:
BootIce.zip


OR the easiest solution is use your current active partition as the "boot drive" , and E as the installation drive.


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