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May help W8+ user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double imag

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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    May help W8+ user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double imag


    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    its sailing into the sunset...and to another port of call


    Success, like lottery monies I guess, didn't last; I'm doing the double-restore again; this time, I'm going to do a factory roll-back via its PQService partition, if its still operational. After that, don't know; it may not hold up under constant use anymore.
    I 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.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 12 Jun 2015 at 08:39.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

May help W8+ user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double imag
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