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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

01 Apr 2019   #210
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot up the media it creates.
Click Tools > Change computer properties.
Click the dots and Browse to windows folder on your hard drive.
Click Load.

Tick the boxes as in the photo and click Change

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09 Apr 2019   #211
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Boot up the media it creates.
Click Tools > Change computer properties.
Click the dots and Browse to windows folder on your hard drive.
Click Load.

Tick the boxes as in the photo and click Change

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I still haven't received the install code. should I try it again? or does it matter if I'm not in germany?
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09 Apr 2019   #212
SIW2

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should I try it again?

Yes. Also check your spam folder
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09 Apr 2019   #213
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Got it this time around i'm currently installing it.

do i have to make the efi (?) of the old windows 7 or my current windows 10?
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09 Apr 2019   #214
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

crap.

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

i have no idea what that is. i got that after clicking on change.

Then it popped a messaging sayibng this

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Then i clicked ok in this

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

and gave me that screen you posted again.

What do you mean boot the media it creates?

I think i'm supposed to make a bootable media? how do I do that in this program?
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09 Apr 2019   #215
SIW2

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It needs to be run from another Operating system and pointed at the target. Therefore, you can run it from windows 10 and point it at the windows 7 partition.

Presumably, that is what you did.


The other way is to run it from from the boot media it creates. The boot media is another Operating system.

From your screenshot, it has completed the adjustment only by using the drivers already present in your windows 7 filerepository.

It is possible your windows 7 filerepository may not have all the drivers needed by the machine you transferred it to. That is why it asked for that inf file. It has probably decided to use the microsoft AHCI driver.


See if it boots up.
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09 Apr 2019   #216
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I suggest you create boot media for future use.

Assuming you have installed O&O on your windows10 system:

Click Tools tab > click Create bootable disc

Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap-o-obootmedia.jpg


Select your removable media in the dropdown, then click Create.

Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap-o-obootmedia2.jpg


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09 Apr 2019   #217
SIW2

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If you are using a 7th gen amd processor ,you will need graphics drivers for windows 7.

You might also need a bios update ( if available for that machine).

I don't know if it is available for that machine. If not, then win7 will not run on that hardware.

I don't see anything useful on the HP site. Looks like it is not possible to run win 7 on that particular machine because of graphics incompatibility.
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10 Apr 2019   #218
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you are using a 7th gen amd processor ,you will need graphics drivers for windows 7.

You might also need a bios update ( if available for that machine).

I don't know if it is available for that machine. If not, then win7 will not run on that hardware.

I don't see anything useful on the HP site. Looks like it is not possible to run win 7 on that particular machine because of graphics incompatibility.
i've tried rebooting and it doesn't give me the option to reboot into windows 7 using efi of any kind. is there a way to reboot into windows 7 from windows 10 using that program?
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10 Apr 2019   #219
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can add a boot menu entry to your current bcd store using easybcd, or visualbcd, or bootice, or by using bcdedit commands.

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Download Visual BCD

Also, Secure boot must be turned off in bios to boot win 7.
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