1. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       19 Oct 2016 #1

    Can't boot or install nor repair


    I tried to dual boot windows 10 pro 64 bit with windows 7 but I put the wrong disk in and ended up installing win 7 32 bit. :'(

    Now windows 10 won't boot Iv tried running repair but still same error. Bad_info or something with blue screen, but it boots into 7 and I can view my files have put 64 bit is on over 32 but still can't seem to repair my 10 not even with USB.

    Do I need to completely lose my stuff or is there a work around?

    Thank you in advance
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  2.    19 Oct 2016 #2

    OboieOne said: View Post
    I tried to dual boot windows 10 pro 64 bit with windows 7 but I put the wrong disk in and ended up installing win 7 32 bit. :'(

    Now windows 10 won't boot Iv tried running repair but still same error. Bad_info or something with blue screen, but it boots into 7 and I can view my files have put 64 bit is on over 32 but still can't seem to repair my 10 not even with USB.

    Do I need to completely lose my stuff or is there a work around?

    Thank you in advance
    Hi there

    Roundabout way but this is possible

    1) On another computer download Free Macrium and make BOOTABLE USB.
    2) Boot Macrium on your defective machine.
    3) Take image of your W10 partition - you'll see why - we aren't going to RECOVER it. just get data from it. Copy to external HDD etc.
    4) In the Macrium menu do an Explore image and browse to the image file you created. It will create a drive letter then you can browse it with the file explorer in the Winpe bit of Macrium and copy data files. Copy them to HDD you saved the image on.

    Note - for the future always keep DATA and OS on separate HDD's / SSD's /partitions --- that way when re-formatting etc you don't lose Data.

    As for W10 - after recovering your files you'll have to do a clean install -- you won't need to re-activate.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,503
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    OboieOne, You need an external source to copy the files to. Assuming I understand you correctly, Jimbo45's way will work real well. But, if you can see the files from Windows 7,can you copy them and paste them to an external drive from within Windows 7?

    You can also copy/paste from the Windows 7 Recovery console
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...y-console.html

    You can also Recover your files using any Linux Live CD. Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - Windows 7 Help Forums

    You have several options. There is no reason for you to lose your files.
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