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User cancelled Windows 10 upgrade, laptop rolled back to 8.1 instead of 7

A user in my class on computer skills for senior citizens accidentally started the Windows 10 upgrade. She has a Toshiba laptop that came with Windows 8.1 Home, but was downgraded to Windows 7. She ...
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How to create Repair disc for Windows 7 64 bit?

When I try to Restore System image from backup I've got this error: "The selected system image cannot be restored in this recovery environment" Browsing this Forum I noticed that folks found that this ...
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How to repair a Windows7 boot sector on a secondary hard disk?

I am trying to rescue a damaged Windows7 here. Unfortunately, its boot record is corrupt (but its partition table is okay, only its boot code is bad). I've put its hard disk into a working Windows ...
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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

I have bought Windows 8 online, and since then upgraded first to Windows 8.1 and now Windows 10. There seems to be some misconfigurations with my OS. I have tried formatting serveral times, but it ...
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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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can't restore windows 7 to a hard drive even tho the computer can find the hdd

So in Windows 7 / System Recovery Options I click on System Image Recovery. The image is loaded from a DVD (last disc of the DVD per the instructions) and I can see the HDD when I click on the ...
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Restore(?) generic USB keyboard driver from command line in repair-mode

As the title says, I'm experiencing some troubles with a dead keyboard (and mouse, for that sake) at the Windows 7 (enterprise) login screen, and I can't find a way to fix it. Earlier today I decided ...
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How to windows 7 restore if error 0x8000ffff appears? Not able to boot into system [duplicate]

I have a computer with Windows 7. When I boot it, I get the usual starting animation, the harddisk LED blinks but then the screen gets black and nothing more happens. No sound, so activity, no changes ...
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overinstall/reinstall/repair Windows 7 and keep old programs and data? [duplicate]

I have a broken Windows 7 system which does not fully boot. The system restore is not working. I am inexperienced with Windows systems. Question: Is it possible to use a Windows 7 install CD and ...
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Is registry restored after a system restore?

This one is straightforward. After restoring a system using system restore, are registry keys and data get restored as well? Interested in Win7 only.
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Copying WindowsImageBackup folder

After making an image backup in Windows 7 Pro 64bit to another partition on the same physical hard drive there is WindowsImageBackup folder. After that if I wanted to save this backup to an external ...
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What does “Intended for distribution with a new PC” mean on an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium CD? [duplicate]

I just bought a new gaming PC and it came with a Windows 7 Home Premium CD but it says on the top of the disk “Intended for distribution with a new PC.” Would I be able to use this disk on my other PC ...
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SSD crash after failed windows restore

I am going to explain my situation completely. I was upgrading windows 7 to 10 (genuine) on my laptop. The upgrade did not go well. Windows tried to restore itself to a former status and there the ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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Dell Windows 7 recovery disk, lost Cd key

I have a Dell XPS desktop and my hard drive crashed recently. I went out a purchased a new hard drive and installed it, But I have a problem... I bought the computer from my brother a few months ...
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Restore files from Windows Vista/7 backup to Windows 8.1?

We have a backup of a Vista system made via the Windows Backup utility that we'd like to restore files from to a Windows 8.1 system, however it appears that 8.1 has completely removed the Windows ...
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How to restore a previous version of a BluffTitler file without backup

I made an important BluffTitler file *.bt which I modified to make it different from the previous version. but I wasn't careful though and then I accidentally saved the different file over the ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?

I know that Windows 8 has a Refresh option. Is there anything like that for Windows 7 (64 b) I have the original install CD (I think!). I'm getting weird data-related errors like: ChdkDsk errors ...
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Missing backup and restore option in Windows 7

I don't know exactly what happen, but I'm thinking it has something to do with Windows 7 upgrade: 2 weeks ago I upgraded to SP1 and pretty sure this is when it happens to "broke" my backup and restore ...
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How to restore a Windows Vista PC to factory settings, when it has been upgraded to Windows 7

I'm trying to repair a friend's PC. It's a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7, and it seems like the only option is going to be to restore it to factory settings. My friend has given me two recovery ...
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Error 0x8100001A when trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore

When trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore, I get this error: It doesn't appear to matter what backup date I try to restore from. I always get this message. Quick research ...
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Want to get rid of KB3004394 but used up all my restore points?

This question is related to my earlier question : crypt32.dll is broken for Virtualbox since patch Tuesday 9-Dec-2014? . I need to restore back to a point before KB3004394 but that point is no longer ...
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Want Windows 7 back after mistakenly installing Ubuntu in C drive

I had Windows 7 and it was slow, so I tried installing Ubuntu on an empty drive, but by mistake I installed it on the C drive. Now I want Windows 7 back. I am not bothered about Ubuntu getting erased ...
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how to system restore windows 7 with clean boot

I want to restore a computer running windows 7. My goal swipe it clean and then re-install windows 7 with the same product key. To do I understand that I need to create a recovery drive (on USB ...
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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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Why did System Restore wipe out a complete desktop, and a lot of files on the primary partition?

The PC was running unusually slow so I thought I'd restore it to a few days back and see what happens. I put up system restore point to 2 days ago, that's 11th of May. And when I loaded Windows again ...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...
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Booting Windows 7 from different SATA controller

I have a Win7 installation on a box where the on-board SATA controller died, so I've added a dedicated controller card, and now need to fix the Windows boot sequence that the driver is loaded with the ...
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System Image Restore Taking Forever

I recently changed my motherboard, CPU, and power supply since my old motherboard was having some problems. I used Paragon Adaptive Restore to make Windows bootable after changing the hardware. ...
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Windows 7 - restoring system image from second hard drive and making it the boot drive

I have Windows-7 64 bit on an HP dv8 laptop that came with two physical hard drives - C & D. I have a recent system image and other files and folders on drive D. Drive C has failed and the ...
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Data recovery from laptop which was formatted because of new Windows 7 installation

I want to recovery my data from an Windows 7 Ultimate installation. My laptop got stolen but later I caught the theft. But unfortunately all my data is lost because he formatted my laptop and put on a ...
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Restoring Win7 from System Image. Will external HDD be affected?

I want to restore windows 7 using a system image I created a while back. The image is located on my external HDD and my question is will the contents of my external HDD be deleted or the drive ...
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Computer with OEM Windows 7, but no product key - can I backup and restore it?

I have bought a used computer with a valid and activated Windows 7, as installed by the vendor. There is for some reason no product key attached to the case so I cannot simply reinstall Windows 7 ...
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Does the Win XP/7 dual boot “missing restore points” problem apply to systems with separate hard disks for each O/S?

I'm in the process of installing Windows 7/64 on a system with Windows XP/32 on it. During my research, I read about a problem that occurs in the dual boot scenario where Windows XP deletes Windows ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...
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Restore only some volumes from a multiOS system image

I have two Windows installations on different drives. System Restore won't let me make a system image of only the one I use most (Win7), I had to make a system image for both drives. I recently had ...
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My Windows 7 automatically ocassionally reverts to an earlier state

My Windows 7 Professional, service pack 1, 64 bit, often reverts itself to an earlier time. I notice this by files and icons that I have deleted from my desktop suddenly reappearing. Looking through ...
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Why does Windows 7 keep reverting to previous state?

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with SP1. I have auto-update turned on and have all the latest Windows updates AFAIK. Every now and then, my system reverts itself to a previous state, including: ...
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How to discover Windows flavor from unbootable drive?

The history of this "gifted" laptop (is it a gift if someone gives you a 2-year-old computer that won't boot?) is that it has had its hard drive chewed by virus(es?) and no longer boots. Recovery mode ...
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Windows 7 Hidden Recovery Partition

Is it possible to copy my recovery partition into another media and restore from it. If it is possible, kindly share the method to perform it. Thanks.
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Windows 7 System Restore Failed

I need to restore Windows 7, because I installed some software which ruined my PC. I see the error above. I tried running the restore tool using administrator privileges, and disabled my antivirus, ...
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Windows 7: how do I find the setting for safe mode which was inadvertently set as default; it will not boot up in normal mode

In Windows 7 how do I find the setting to make normal mode my default? The setting for safe mode was inadvertently set to default, and now my computer will not boot up in normal mode.
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Yikes!!! Restore windows.old folder after being deleted? [duplicate]

Basically, I used Disk Cleanup utility on a windows 7 Ultimate machine to delete the Windows.old folder only to discover that it contained a critical amount of data in the 'users/JonDoe/' which was ...
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Why wouldn't Windows 7 have a “Repair your Computer” mode on F8?

I'm trying to follow the instructions here. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. You have to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo ...
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Windows 7 computer won't boot, won't restore

I installed a printer driver today which required a reboot. After the reboot, my computer blue screened. Windows can't fix the problem itself, and I attempted to do a system restore but it won't take ...
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Dual boot WINPE and WINRE USB?

Can this be done? I think it would be cool to have one USB to access these. Leon
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Factory restore Windows 7 without erasing Ubuntu on Toshiba dual-boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot system on my laptop. When I bought it I immediately created recovery discs. Then I repartitioned and installed Ubuntu. Now my Windows is running slowly and I ...
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Shrunk windows 7 partition, trying to reclaim lost space

Short Version: Moved Windows 7 partition on disk to 0 (location on disk) Expanded partition to fill up HDD reboot and boom, no boot. wrote new mbr from Parted Magic still broken and Windows 7 not ...
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What if I have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly?

I am a bit anxious that I might have deleted the recovery partition mistakenly, what should I do if that has happened? How to make sure whether that's the case and the reason I've been unable to use ...