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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device

07 May 2009   #10
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
You can do the bcdboot command if you change directory to where the DLLs that it depends on exist. I just found this out and hadn't yet added it to the tutorial. XP has some of the same DLLs as 7 but they're the wrong version for bcdboot. What you do is CD to the dir (h:\windows\system32 in the example) then run bcdboot with that as the current directory. That will cause bcdboot to pick up the right DLLs and it will work OK.
for some reason when i do
cd e:\windows\system32
it doesnt do anything

i can see it in my computer and get to the folder and see the dlls
ive tried
cd e:\
and still nothing


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07 May 2009   #11
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try step by step.
First change the letter:
if You are on c:\{some_path}\
simply write e: and hit enter.
Than try to go to the desired folder with cd command eg.: cd windows\system32
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07 May 2009   #12
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 



E is the new windows 7 drive.
im using XP so i have to go to that folder first so it has the correct dlls but then it gives these errors

edit: the picture is wrong. i pasted the second error into it aswell but i got the wrong one so they are both same. the second one should be
bla bla entry point swprintf_s could not bla bla bla msvcrt.dll.
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07 May 2009   #13
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had also problem with making W7 bootable - as I wrote before - but I managed to overcome this using EasyBCD. Maybe try that?
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07 May 2009   #14
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

it tells me that easybcd is only for vista. and on websites and forums it says it was made only for vista.
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07 May 2009   #15
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No way - yesterday I used it on XP and it worked (now thanks to EasyBCD I have XP and W7 on my PC).

I downloaded it from HERE.

And maybe You need also .NET framework 2.0 - it's HERE.
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07 May 2009   #16
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

i downloaded it from there but it says

valid bcd registry not detected.
tocorrect press ok. this will modify the MBR and requires the latest version of windows vista. press no to exit

when i start it. i shortened it a bit lol. i can press ok but only if im sure it wont cause crap on my XP
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08 May 2009   #17
Luciak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm. I didn't have that notice.
For me it was running correctly.

You may try to fix master boot record - maybe it was corrupted during some operations when You tried to make W7 bootable.

But if it will or will not damage Your XP - I do not know :/
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08 May 2009   #18
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

is there any other way to get windows 7 bootable?
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08 May 2009   #19
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

I used the W7 dvd to go into command promt and did the bcd thing and it worked. it said
boot files created successfully
but i still can't boot into W7. it says
windows boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

Later this evening i will try repairing the startup with the W7 disk.
I tried it before and what happens is that it starts to restart but it doesn't. it just stays at the shutting down screen. i can't move the mouse or anything so i think it crashes/freezes. it ALWAYS does this. whether its just before completeing install or doing this, the W7 installer always freezes before shut down. either that or it takes a long long time for W7 to shut down, which i guess isnt the case.

What can i do to get W7 bootable?
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