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

26 May 2009   #40
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by expo703 View Post
ok i will add that but... when i boot up in the bois i get a splash screen saying "Previous version of windows" Which is my C:Windows XP
or "Windows 7" Which is my D: drive right now 64 gigs Windows 7 32 bit.


so the line would be>>>>>>>>>> D:\Users\JPE\Desktop>bcdboot g:\windows /s g:
Command line is correct. If you followed the instructions correctly you will not see that boot menu. If you want to boot back to those other OS's you'll need to mark the original partition active with diskpart and reboot.


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26 May 2009   #41
expo703

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Command line is correct. If you followed the instructions correctly you will not see that boot menu. If you want to boot back to those other OS's you'll need to mark the original partition active with diskpart and reboot.

D:\Users\JPE\Desktop>bcdboot g:\windows /s g:


Boot files successfully created.

I rebooted and saw "Previous version of windows" (which is my XP on C:\) and Windows 7 (which is my D:\)... so what did i do wrong i followed the steps 100% ???? i'm lost. I still want to have the option to boot up to windows XP if all this fails...
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26 May 2009   #42
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by expo703 View Post
D:\Users\JPE\Desktop>bcdboot g:\windows /s g:


Boot files successfully created.

I rebooted and saw "Previous version of windows" (which is my XP on C:\) and Windows 7 (which is my D:\)... so what did i do wrong i followed the steps 100% ???? i'm lost. I still want to have the option to boot up to windows XP if all this fails...
You didn't activate the g: partition. Re-read the diskpart commands in the thread. You missed issuing the "act" command against the g: partition or some other software re-activated your original partition. You can run diskpart again, select the g: partition and issue the act command again and reboot.
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26 May 2009   #43
expo703

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
You didn't activate the g: partition. Re-read the diskpart commands in the thread. You missed issuing the "act" command against the g: partition or some other software re-activated your original partition. You can run diskpart again, select the g: partition and issue the act command again and reboot.

I just did that AGAIN, and same result.. Rebooted still have two options Windows XP and Windows7 32 bit.???


DISKPART> lis vol

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 F DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 127 GB Healthy System
Volume 3 D NTFS Partition 137 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 4 G 7new NTFS Partition 16 GB Healthy

DISKPART>

I typed sel vol 4 and act and it said "part ion now active". then typed exi and rebooted.
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26 May 2009   #44
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by expo703 View Post
I just did that AGAIN, and same result.. Rebooted still have two options Windows XP and Windows7 32 bit.???


DISKPART> lis vol

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 F DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 127 GB Healthy System
Volume 3 D NTFS Partition 137 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 4 G 7new NTFS Partition 16 GB Healthy

DISKPART>

I typed sel vol 4 and act and it said "part ion now active". then typed exi and rebooted.
Did you see in the instructions that I didn't cover multiple hard drives? Your G partition must be on another physical device. To boot it you need to set that in your BIOS or use the BIOS boot menu if available. I can't cover that so it was omitted from the tutorial.
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26 May 2009   #45
expo703

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Did you see in the instructions that I didn't cover multiple hard drives? Your G partition must be on another physical device. To boot it you need to set that in your BIOS or use the BIOS boot menu if available. I can't cover that so it was omitted from the tutorial.

oh um... so if i do the whole thing over and parition the C:\ instead u think it will work?
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26 May 2009   #46
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by expo703 View Post
oh um... so if i do the whole thing over and parition the C:\ instead u think it will work?
No. Leave it the way it is and consult your computer or motherboard documentation re: choosing the boot device. The reason I avoided getting into it is that the rest of the tutorial was step by step and there are dozens of BIOSes and a like number of ways to adjust boot sequence. All you need to to is tell the BIOS to boot off G:!
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10 Jun 2009   #47
khalidmehmoodawan

Windows Vista
 
 
:( Missing BootMGR

I followed the instructions as you said...

And got the messages same as shown in ur explaination. But when i restarted... I received the following message

Missing BootMGR
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart system.

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12 Jun 2009   #48
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khalidmehmoodawan View Post
I followed the instructions as you said...

And got the messages same as shown in ur explaination. But when i restarted... I received the following message

Missing BootMGR
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart system.

Most likely your BIOS is not setup to boot the drive. Rerun bcdboot adding "/s d:" or whatever the drive letter is then figure out how to get your BIOS to boot it. The tutorial specifically omits multiple drive installations because of this additional complexity that I cannot explain at the same level of step-by-step detail. There are just too many different BIOSes...
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14 Jun 2009   #49
khalidmehmoodawan

Windows Vista
 
 

Issue Resolved:

after installation of windows 7 along with windows vista (two separate hard drives) , if you face BootMGR missing error.

Simply boot with the windows Vista DVD and select system recovery.
Then select startup recovery and allow the system to resolve the issue.

I got my problem fixed this way.

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