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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

13 Dec 2009   #181
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
While you were gone, my teacher SIW2 posted links to download the Win7 repair console.

Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

Download the ISO. He suggests you use Win2Flash to put it on stick. That's what you used before to make the bootable stick, right? Can it use ISO file? if not you may need to extract files.

You could also first try writing the ISO to the stick using UltraISO trial version bootable tab which you downloaded yesterday.

He says WIn2Flash will work, tho. I just looked at the vid tutorial and it does ISO's. Looks easy.
Well it's still downloading the repair disc.

Thanks for the help. Even though we weren't successful in applying XP to my laptop, it'll be fine.


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13 Dec 2009   #182
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you check to see if there is a repair console already on there by tapping F8 at bootup?

THere might be one placed elsewhere by Gateway given on the first bootup screen. There should also be a separate recovery partition so you can restore the computer to factory condition as a last resort.

Personally, I would keep the repair flash stick, then save a Win7 Backup Image of your HD stored externally on your network so that you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or a replacement from the image, using the booted repair stick "Recover Using an Image".

Maybe also take that cardreader back and get an external optical drive, or external HD to store backup on.
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13 Dec 2009   #183
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you check to see if there is a repair console already on there by tapping F8 at bootup?

THere might be one placed elsewhere by Gateway given on the first bootup screen. There should also be a separate recovery partition so you can restore the computer to factory condition as a last resort.

Personally, I would keep the repair flash stick, then save a Win7 Backup Image of your HD stored externally on your network so that you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or a replacement from the image, using the booted repair stick "Recover Using an Image".
Well you can show me how to do that later on. For now, it's just get Windows 7 back up and running, delete the XP partition, and extend the memory from the deleted partition back to the main drive. I'll just save the Windows XP ISO with me.
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13 Dec 2009   #184
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you check to see if there is a repair console already on there by tapping F8 at bootup?

THere might be one placed elsewhere by Gateway given on the first bootup screen. There should also be a separate recovery partition so you can restore the computer to factory condition as a last resort.

Personally, I would keep the repair flash stick, then save a Win7 Backup Image of your HD stored externally on your network so that you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or a replacement from the image, using the booted repair stick "Recover Using an Image".

Maybe also take that cardreader back and get an external optical drive, or external HD to store backup on.
Oh by the way, I have a spare laptop that when it boots up, it says operating system can not be found. Anyways, if I recover the Windows 7 image, can I install it to the spare laptop?
-.- The card reader was only $9 with tax exempt.
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13 Dec 2009   #185
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No the Win7 which came with the Gateway can only be used on the Gateway hardware.

Why not put XP on that other laptop? What license is stickered to it?
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13 Dec 2009   #186
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No the Win7 which came with the Gateway can only be used on the Gateway hardware.

Why not put XP on that other laptop? What license is stickered to it?
Windows Vista Home Premium. Except the laptop I bought it used. So I don't have the Windows Vista disc.
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13 Dec 2009   #187
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

That doesn't matter. Just download or borrow any Vista disk, if it isn't home premium remove the ei.cfg file from Sources folder to unlock all versions, then vLite to recompile the ISO to burn to DVD, or make files bootable on flash stick.

then install Vista and it will legally activate with batch license key on sticker, after a robo call to MS to sort out the specific key from the batch. Specific key might even still be readable from mobo by running Belarc Advisor.
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13 Dec 2009   #188
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Cracktivations never hold, and tend to blow up on you right after you've gotten settled in to OS and aren't expecting the loss.

They are also illegal. Not a good habit to get into, considering where it can lead.

If there is a license sticker on the box, then you own that version of Vista for life of the machine. You're smart enough to find an installer. Why steal another key?
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13 Dec 2009   #189
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Funny no matter how fast you reply, I have usually rewritten my post at least once already!
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13 Dec 2009   #190
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Yeah, I noticed. I check back all the time now.
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