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Windows 7: Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

04 Apr 2010   #20
edbarcik

Win 7 Build 7600
 
 
Restore from Windows.old

is there a boot sector setting for Win 7? Only vista is listed in the tutorial, also, what about moving Program Files <x86>, can't figure out how to do that, I get syntax is incorrect error.

I managed to copy all the programs over to the Program Files <x86> folder but they don't show up in "All Programs" so how or what has to be done?


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04 Apr 2010   #21
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The boot sector is for Windows Vista and 7, but XP uses a different one.
You *should* be able to move files from the Program Files x86 folder, if you are moving from a x64 to x64 OS.

If you are moving from a x86 to x64, then the Program files becomes the Program Files x86 folder, and the regular one is left alone.

You would need to backup and then restore the registry, or reinstall your programs.

~Lordbob
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06 May 2010   #22
Deeoneishere55

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows.old

I had to reinstall Windows 7 over Windows 7. Will this Windows.old tutorial work for my situation?
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06 May 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you are doing an Upgrade install, (or a repair install), no Windows.old folder will be created. Your programs will not need reinstalling, and your data will not be touched.
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06 May 2010   #24
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Deeoneishere55 View Post
I had to reinstall Windows 7 over Windows 7. Will this Windows.old tutorial work for my situation?
What Johnathan said is true.

However, if you did a regular install over your old one, then YES it will work.

~Lordbob
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13 Jun 2010   #25
icepein

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi everyone i was googling for this problem i hav and i found this solution.

I just wondering if my previous windows 7 is crashed(cannot boot up or go into safe mode, system restore and repair all don't work), my only option is do a clean reinstall. I know then my old files will go into window.old

But my question is if my previous windows 7 cannot be booted up and if i restore will the same problem happen again?

And about step 7
7) Type the following commands in, one at a time. Press ENTER at the end of each line. This will rename the windows.old folders, in preparation of being moved.
I see rename folder to vista. If im using not using vista should i type that?

Many thanks in advance i hope i can backup my data T_T
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13 Jun 2010   #26
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepein View Post
But my question is if my previous windows 7 cannot be booted up and if i restore will the same problem happen again?
No. If you do a reinstall, that should fix the boot up problem. First, have you tried a repair install, or fixing the MBR? That is more likely the problem then a bad install.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by icepein View Post
And about step 7
7) Type the following commands in, one at a time. Press ENTER at the end of each line. This will rename the windows.old folders, in preparation of being moved.
I see rename folder to vista. If im using not using vista should i type that?

Many thanks in advance i hope i can backup my data T_T
Yes. Because W7 is the same kernal as Vista, and I have used this to go from W7 to W7 install.

Hope that helps.

~Lordbob
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13 Jun 2010   #27
icepein

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No i cannot do repair install because it requires me login to windows and run as administrator. I haven't try MBR though but I think it won't fix the problem cause my windows is somehow corrupted due to NEWSid.exe if u heard of it.

Anyway i'm going to reinstall later and see if it works or not...I really hope it does and my program are running back like charm!

And thanks for the fast reply i really appreciate it.
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26 Jun 2010   #28
meee

windows 7
 
 

i don't like 2 program files and 2 user files and windows.vista file, however i don't have the permission to delete them...how would i undo those things?
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26 Jun 2010   #29
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try taking ownership of the folders you would like to delete: Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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