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Windows 7: Upgraded to SSD, can't restore to factory to clean it all up

08 Dec 2019   #11
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks!


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08 Dec 2019   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Very important: Remember to detach the old drive (SATA or power cable) before you begin a clean install on the SSD or you may end with the boot loader on the old disk and the OS on the SSD.
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08 Dec 2019   #13
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There's only one bay. I put the old drive in a separate enclosure so as to access my files. So that's all good unless I'm goofy enough to try it with that drive attached! I'm going to hide that drive right now! :)
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08 Dec 2019   #14
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
A link for Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_COEM_x64.iso
Link is valid for 24 hours. Dec/09/2019 21:21:30 UTC (London time)
Download it NOW.

Can you explain "I'm running an ancient Office and 7 won't allow the new .docx install. I have those discs though from a Vista machine." What Office version you have?
You can install a patch to open and save .docx (I have it).
Hmm. This .iso file doesn't work. It doesn't look like one either. It has a VLC icon, which is a default program for "other" files. I'm pretty sure I've seen .iso files and the icon is different.

BTW. When I start the computer with the USB in, it should start from there anyway, right? Secondly, do I have to unplug all peripherals except mouse, keyboard, and monitor?
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09 Dec 2019   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
This .iso file doesn't work.
The iso file is fine. There is something odd about your vlc file association settings.
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09 Dec 2019   #16
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Very important: Remember to detach the old drive (SATA or power cable) before you begin a clean install on the SSD or you may end with the boot loader on the old disk and the OS on the SSD.
Went to the boot menu, asked it to start from the usb, nada. Did you mean I should wipe the drive first, entirely, and then install from the USB iso file because there would be no other choice?
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09 Dec 2019   #17
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The iso file is fine. There is something odd about your vlc file association settings.
There is no .iso file type in my file associations list, just .ifo (other file) and that's associated with VLC presumably because VLC is a default program. But that extension is the closest I have to .iso on the list.
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09 Dec 2019   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Something wrong there. The default association is with isoburn.exe

Mine has 7-zip as default with isoburn.exe on the open with list

Try rt click an .iso and select open with. Then select isoburn.exe or browse to windows\system32\isoburn.exe if it isn't on the list.
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09 Dec 2019   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

So you downloaded the Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_COEM_x64.iso.
Did you burn a DVD with it or did you do a USB Win 7 installation disk?
If you did a USB Win 7 installation disk, how did you make it? (you can't only transfer the iso file to the USB disk)
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09 Dec 2019   #20
pxfragonard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Trying to reinstall from recovery, it now says Windows is locked. Interesting. I'll keep plugging. BTW Megahertz07, you didn't mean I should wipe the drive first, did you? I didn't think that made sense and that you meant the clean install would do that itself and rewrite the partitions. I'm leaning toward a factory reset now since this isn't working, then try a clean install on top of that since any problems in doing that would have been fixed. So I assume.
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