Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

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

  1. #1

    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
Related Threads
When I double click any folder, it opens "Documents" folder in a new window. If I right click and choose "Open" it works fine. HP Pavillion Desktop with Win 8.1pro X64bit.
Hi all, So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)). I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load. I also end up at...
working on a Dell 15r that has the thumbnailextractionhost.exe bug so it is effectively impossible to do any repair functions that requitre a functioning windows 8. slaving the disk, I see the default user profile was migrated/recreated around the same time the users issues began, recently, and it...
Help Appreciated. In a Windows 8 PC, User account is "Standard" and Administrator account is different, in which how can I exclude some application which is from asking administrator password to execute? My situation is specially for application updates such as java and/or adobe reader....
"Double Screen" Problem in General Support
Hello all, I purchased an HP desktop with windows 8 towards the end of 2012, and have been running into a recurring problem that has worsened recently. Originally, something would occasionally occur after my computer went to sleep. When I woke it up, there would be no desktop icons and...
Solved Rename "Home" user to actual user to? in User Accounts and Family Safety
Dear All, My friend has Win 8 64-bit installed via his assembler. In his C: drive (OS drive) shows as C:\User\Home..unlike mine one which is C:\User\Troy <my name> He wants his user name to replace the "Home" user. Please guide how to achieve this and hope this will not impact the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook