May help W10 user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double image restore...


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    May help W10 user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double image restore...


    The following just might be useful to a Windows 8+, Windows 10+ user having similar crashNburn & recovery.

    My original post in a few Windows 7 forums:
    Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

    Is there a link here or elsewhere for a Windows 7 Professional [I own the MS blue 64 & 32-bit set] "dirty install?"
    Reason for asking: Both of my OS image files are corrupt; Since I cannot do a full-image restore with either image -- an error eventually crops up & everything comes to a screetching halt -- even after doing Folder by Folder by Folder restoration, using both images"
    computer posts, but never boots into Windows Safe or UnSafe modes. Can boot USB sticks or CD-DVDs all day long.

    My final post in the same Windows 7 forums:
    Thanks all! Believe it -- I was able to do a "dirty install" onto my Laptop S03. First using Acronis Disk Director 12 to make sure all other partitions were logical, and only C-partition was Primary and Active.
    After making a mistake with USB-booted MiniTool Power Data Recovery/Partition Manager and using same to get back all four partition, I continued onward with Acronis Disk Director 12. Finally, using Acronis Tue Image, after restoring my desktop OS image onto S03 laptop, then restoring via Folder/File checkboxes the original S03-OS imsage onto said S03 laptop. First few boots were 800x600, moved up to whatever top end resolution; am now in the process of removing software meant for only the desktop. If anyone's interested: Before the above, I tried restoring S03 Folders & Files only, after many many noBoots, gave up and went with the above plan.

    The above just might be useful to a Windows 8+, Windows 10+ user having similar crashNburn & recovery.
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    Quick update: The above didn't work long; don't know why it BSOD after successfully posting/booting/starting up a few times. Oh well, this is bulb number 1, in a line of 9,998 more bulbs to try before we find the one that will finally stay lit.

    Addendum: After a fresh ReInstall, I worked until all things were set up for wifey's daily use. All good.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 15 Jun 2015 at 19:03.
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