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01 Dec 2009   #31
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

So do I use Macrium reflect now instead of PW? When I delet Vista which one do I use?


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01 Dec 2009   #32
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garethgkr View Post
So do I use Macrium reflect now instead of PW? When I delet Vista which one do I use?
Macrium will make you an image of just your data drive, save to external.

U still need PW to do the copy/moving operations.
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01 Dec 2009   #33
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

OK I just did it. it is resizing and copying atm. When i copied Windows 7 in to the space the status says None. How do I change that to active?
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01 Dec 2009   #34
gregrocker

 

I believe the command to mark partition active is automated in Startup Repair, but if not:

Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (for Windows 7 partition)
ACTIVE
EXIT

Then rerun Startup Repair 3 times to get it started up.
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01 Dec 2009   #35
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I've rerun startup repair 3 times. And changed the boot priority to HDD and restarted the computer. Now it just says Preparing your desktop. Then it bring me to a blue screen and at the bottom it just says Windows 7 Build 7600
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01 Dec 2009   #36
gregrocker

 

Boot into Partition Wizard and check that Win7 is marked active and data partition is not - if so, Modify>Mark Inactive.

Then restart to check changes.

If it remains the same, run Startup Repair again 3 times.

If that fails, run Command Line: "bootrec.exe /fixboot" AND "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", reboot

if that fails, run Commands: "Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force", reboot

then if necessary run Startup Repair again repeatedly.



Report back. I am staying up to hear.
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01 Dec 2009   #37
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ok. thanks mate.
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01 Dec 2009   #38
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

data partition? which one is that?

All I see is Windows 7 status active
And Main status none.
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01 Dec 2009   #39
gregrocker

 

"...booting up a previously working+activated copy of Windows 7 RTM, the message "Preparing Your Desktop..." appears and eventually a blank blue screen with a mouse pointer appears, with a message that "This copy of Windows is not genuine" (It was activated and working normally previously).


This usually occurs if the drive letter assigned to the Operating system partition in Windows gets changed. When you open explorer with the task manager, check the drive letter for the operating system. It probably is other than C:. Remember it.
Boot to safe mode and then run Regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices. Here find the mounted drive (\DosDevices\(Drive Letter)) that is currently assigned the drive letter that you found the operating system was using and change it to C: by renaming the entry (just change the letter).
First, change the \DosDevices\ that is labled C:, to some unused letter.
Reboot to normal.
As always changing the registry can case severe problems if done incorrectly

Whatever the cause may be, I don't think a full reinstall is needed, an in-place upgrade (Win7 over Win7) should do the same = restore the starting point for a successfull installation/activation."


source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...b-a0bffd0388c3
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01 Dec 2009   #40
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Which progress bar do you mean? And yes the CPU is working. It is only 11 months old.
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