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Windows 7 System Drive died, trouble with system image restore to new drive (letters have changed)

Apologies if this is overly-long or I missed something basic. I lack formal training, and have been learning as I go along. My setup: My computer was built for me by a friend a few years ago, and has ...
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The “Command Prompt” commands in system recovery options

Consider my windows has failed to start normally and I only can go into the System Recovery Options. I want to use the Command Prompt at Startup to repair the Windows 7. Now what commands (except for ...
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System Recovery From an External Hard Drive

I created a Disk Image to my external hard drive but cannot seem to restore from it. Most explainations seem to only talk about CDs or DVDs. I'm running Windows 7 if that makes any difference. My hard ...
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Recovery from Windows 8.1 RTM back to OEM Windows 8

I've just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad and it came preinstalled with Windows 7 but had Windows 8 Pro license. I just used the Operating System Recovery Disk Windows 8 Pro DVD to install/recover OEM ...
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Disabled some Autorun-Programs now Windows start in startup repair

my Problem was: Computer doesn't start in Normal Mode -> solved this Issue by installing autoruns.exe(from MS) in Compatibility Mode and disabled some Programs. Then the Computer start normal but very ...
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Restoring Ghost backup to different hardware

I lost my desktop Win7 development machine, including the disk drive (apparently) to a power surge a few months ago. I have a Norton Ghost full drive backup from a couple months before the crash. I ...
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Time Machine backups & OS restore

My permissions were all screwed up and after every exhaustible try to change them all back my only solution was a complete restore. So I did a time machine backup onto my external and started ...
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Chkdsk hangs at “chkdsk is verifying usn journal…”

I'm trying to recover some data off a crashed hard drive using Windows System Recovery. Startup Repair just hangs for days (yes, literally) with no disk activity. So, I'm trying to run chkdsk c: /f ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 fails to boot on new hardware

I had to change the motherboard, CPU and memory in my WHS 2011 recently, but after doing so it wont boot up. After the BIOS screen, the monitor is black for a moment and then, the system automatically ...
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Using PowerShell in System Recovery?

I need to turn on system protection so I can run a system recovery. It seems to only be possible to do this through the PowerShell: ...
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Exchanging a brand new laptop because of a dead pixel, is there any way to re-validate my Microsoft Office product key?

I just bought a brand new laptop (Toshiba Satellite L655-S5155) and realized AFTER I had installed Norton 360 and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 that the monitor has a dead pixel. I'm ...
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Modifying recovery partition

In these days, laptops are being sold with a recovery partition by default (so you don't need any CD's and drivers) - just F9 at Bootup and restore. I have an Asus G73JH. The recovery partition ...
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Windows System Recovery: Is it needed? [closed]

I just recently deactivated system recovery on Vista, which saved me a huge amount of space. But I wonder is it necessary to have it activated? I can't remember that I any time had any use of system ...
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Where are the Windows 7 System Restore Points stored and how to preserve them?

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system crashed few days back and to recover that, I inserted the Windows 7 DVD. While running the System Restore from the DVD, it showed there are no restore ...
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How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing?

Often when trying to fix someone else's computer - especially consumer machines - the operating system will need to be reinstalled, but the owner will have lost or never created the installation or ...