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Windows 7: HP Laptop upgrade from Vista - 4 frustrating failures!!

30 Dec 2009   #51
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 disk just went to install screen, do I need to do something else?


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30 Dec 2009   #52
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

On reboot it asks:

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
If key pressed it boots into the install screen

If left to it's own devices it says NTLDR is missing
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30 Dec 2009   #53
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

panic over was confused by apparent start of install found repair console on second page
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30 Dec 2009   #54
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jecook View Post
On reboot it asks:

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
If key pressed it boots into the install screen

If left to it's own devices it says NTLDR is missing
This is expected.

Now boot into DVD Repair My Computer and run Startup Repair 3 separate boring times.

It will do its dozen tests and attempt to repair the MBR, then rewrite the MBR to 7. Usually takes 2-3 reboots.
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30 Dec 2009   #55
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

boot looks strange, it comes up with user name but then goes into 'Preparing your desktop' an then I get a blue screen which has in right hand corner 'Windows 7, Build 7600, This copy of windows is not Genuine' !!!
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30 Dec 2009   #56
gregrocker

 

Use Computer>properties activation link to insert your correct product key.

This sometimes happens on Reimaging operations, rarely so far on Resizing.
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30 Dec 2009   #57
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL. 7 can be sensitive to being moved around.

Go to System properties window- and reactivate.
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30 Dec 2009   #58
gregrocker

 

Boot into PW to run System File Check to get a clean bill of health on the Resizing operation
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30 Dec 2009   #59
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

where do I find system properties window? or Computer properties activation link, all I have is a blank blue screen with the not genuine note in the corner no icons at all. I can run task manager that is all
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30 Dec 2009   #60
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

I can run a cmd console but presumably not in administrator mode
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