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PC With Windows 7 Home Pemium Won't Boot Up After Upgrading

I inherited a Gateway PC with Windows 7 Home Premium on it. Initially it started up just fine. Then I started updating Windows 7 as it was not updated for a good while. Cut a long story short, ...
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How can I install Window 7 if if there is not a single driver to install?

When installing Windows 7, the following dialog appears: However, the list of available drivers is empty. What can I do to populate this list with available drivers for my hardware?
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Windows 7: Create Restore Point timeout

Restore Point creation fails with error 0x81000101 (timeout). Command "vssadmin List Writers" shows timeout results for: Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer' Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-...
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Please help me restore windows and windows data after intervention of "Windows 7 Boot Updater" program (preferred without load drive)

Today I wanted to decorate the system(Windows 7 x64) a little. I found in the Internet that can change the animation of loading Windows by Windows 7 Boot Updater program(I downloaded it here; FOR ...
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How to restore a System Image VHD to a new harddrive?

I am upgrading the hard drive, from disk A (120 GB) to disk B (500 GB), in a laptop with Windows 7 professional. This is what I did: Made a system image of A using the built in backup tool, saving ...
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System image to restore windows 7 on new 2 in 1 laptop.

Recently, my old lenovo L440, running windows 7 64bit had some damage to the motherboard leading to a replacement computer. I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 730 2 in 1 with the i7 8550U processor which runs ...
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Shadow Copies are properly created, but in Explorer I can’t access to “previous versions” (reported as not available)

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit: I always utilized the shadow copies, not only to restore the OS to a previous version: I mainly use the shadow copies to restore single files, by using the "Previous ...
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How to create recovery media for Windows 10 (Legacy)?

I've created a backup system image of a Sata SSD using Windows, that has been through a few upgrades. Taking another backup of that drive is now impossible, but I have a recent system image taken with ...
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How to do a clean install WINDOWS 7?

My other Laptop has issues, i took out the hard drive and paid for a usb/sata cable - NOW i can connect that drive to my working computer. I've backed up my data. I want to do a clean install on the ...
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Trying to fix Windows 7 PC after deleting a registry key for a class experiment

I'm in a computer tech class where everyone is working towards CompTIA A+ certification. After discussing troubleshooting problems in Windows, we were turned loose and given the opportunity to break (...
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Exclude some files from Windows system restore

In my Win7 machine have a local MYSQL database with all its data file under c:\mysqldata If I try a system restore this restores all database files to restore date like a huge rollback. How can I ...
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Can changed file be restored(old_version) → Currently no previous version available

I had a file on my m/c functions.php until July 10, 2017: the day when the new hard disk was installed, but some how the file got changed and is now of 0KB; there is no previous version available as ...
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Where can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Acer Aspire E5-575G 77ze http://www.acer.com/ac/ro/RO/content/model/NX.GDWEX.055 (http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.GHGAA.002 I can't find the English site) My ...
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Mac [Sierra] recover Bootcamp [Windows 10] through VHD

Recently using Windows' built in restore from image is failing for me when restoring from a recent image I have. Which leaves in a bit of a sticky situation where I can't boot into Bootcamp [windows] ...
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Need assistance with understanding the use of many recovery partitions

I am on a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 machine that had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 dual booted. The hard drive malfunctioned and I had to get it replaced. I thankfully had a system image backup created (...
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Copying WindowsImageBackup in command line

I often restore Windows 7 system from a WindowsImageBackup folder from drive d: using a Windows installation disk. I also keep incremental backups on external HDD. Provided that I formatted d: how ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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