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Windows 7: New Hdd with win 7 on

30 Dec 2009   #1
faultymonkey

XP (going on 7)
 
 
New Hdd with win 7 on

Hi

I just bought a second hand hard drive for my laptop (HP Nx6325) which has windows 7 ultimate 32 bit already installed. When I put in my new hdd it starts loading up win 7 and after a few seconds flashes bsod (cant read it as its too fast) and reboots. Then it tries to repair win 7 and after a long time of looking like its doing something says nothings wrong (but tries and fails to boot again)

Any help on why its doing this and how to load win 7 properly. I dont have the cd so cant do a repair but have a legally downloaded installer of win 7 professional that I could use if I burnt the iso to cd.

Is there some way I can repair win 7 ultimate that is on the new hdd or do I have to go the long way and format the drive?

Ta


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30 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faultymonkey View Post
Hi

I just bought a second hand hard drive for my laptop (HP Nx6325) which has windows 7 ultimate 32 bit already installed. When I put in my new hdd it starts loading up win 7 and after a few seconds flashes bsod (cant read it as its too fast) and reboots. Then it tries to repair win 7 and after a long time of looking like its doing something says nothings wrong (but tries and fails to boot again)

Any help on why its doing this and how to load win 7 properly. I dont have the cd so cant do a repair but have a legally downloaded installer of win 7 professional that I could use if I burnt the iso to cd.

Is there some way I can repair win 7 ultimate that is on the new hdd or do I have to go the long way and format the drive?

Ta
go to an administrator account. In search type cmd Once in cmd type sfc /scannow.This will locate problems. Then Get us your dump files.
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30 Dec 2009   #3
faultymonkey

XP (going on 7)
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply, but I cant even get to the login page as it crashes before it gets there.
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30 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Burn the iso. With the CD boot the computer and then select repair install. You must have a legal key, however.
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30 Dec 2009   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi

Reinstall with your Legal licence key only. Repairing would not be legal.
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30 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi

Reinstall with your Legal licence key only. Repairing would not be legal.
I missed that. We do not give advice for anything illegal.
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30 Dec 2009   #7
faultymonkey

XP (going on 7)
 
 

Ah poops...

Looks like ill have to do it the long way, format the new hdd, install xp, then install win 7 upgrade.

Thanks for you help anyway
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30 Dec 2009   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faultymonkey View Post
Ah poops...

Looks like ill have to do it the long way, format the new hdd, install xp, then install win 7 upgrade.

Thanks for you help anyway
You don't need to install XP to do the upgrade...search the forums here and you'll find assistance on doing a clean install with the upgrade disc.
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30 Dec 2009   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

[QUOTE=MacGyvr;471713]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faultymonkey View Post
Ah poops...

Looks like ill have to do it the long way, format the new hdd, install xp, then install win 7 upgrade.

Thanks for you help anyway

He has the OS on a hard drive, but no DVD.
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30 Dec 2009   #10
gregrocker

 

You say you have a "legally downloaded installer of WIn7 Pro", but do you have a key? The key is the legal part. All of the installers are the same after unhiding versions.

If you have Pro key, then it will not work in the Ultimate HD you want to recover anyway. And there isn't any reason to recover it unless you have an Ultimate key.
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