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Deleted windows 7, now windows 8 doesn't boot

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8/Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04


    With the other versions the same windows product key can be used? Since it is the same computer?

    EDIT: I saw what you did...

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  2. #12


    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    Yes.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    You dont want the start up repair option, you should use the recovery option. Brink has it all here:

    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
    Use the Recovery Options above.

    NO need to reinstall.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Use the Recovery Options.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8/Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    Use the Recovery Options above.

    NO need to reinstall.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink
    2. From here, select the recovery option in Troubleshoot or Advanced options that you would like to do at boot. (see screenshots below)

    Refresh your PC (Troubleshoot)
    Reset your PC (Troubleshoot)
    System Restore (Advanced options)
    System Image Recovery (Advanced options)
    Automatic Repair (Advanced options)
    Command Prompt (Advanced options)

    UEFI Firmware Settings (Advanced options)
    NOTE: If your motherboard has UEFI, then you will have also have this option available in Advanced options. Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for available settings in it.


    Windows Startup Settings (Advanced options)
    NOTE: You will not have this option if you booted from a system repair disc or recovery USB flash drive.
    which one of these options? i didn't said on the first post, but I did the automatic repair, and nothing happened. It said that couln't repair anything. I did the fixboot command at the cmd like i've said on the first post, but change the error message to "missing operating system"...
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  5. #15


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    With automatic repair, may need do three to four times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8/Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    With automatic repair, may need do three to four times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
    Thanks a lot! I'll try this now!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8/Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04


    Do i have to unnistall ubunto to do this?
    The partition containing windows 8 is set to active.
    the partition containing ubunto is set to hidden and inactive.
    the partition that used to contain windows 7 is set to inactive.

    i did the automatic repair, 5 times, then restarted the pc, and ubuntu booted.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    If you have install linux that is why Windows 8 is booting.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Basically, what happened is you had Win7 installed as primary OS. That is where the boot partition and files were located.
    when you deleted the 7 partition you deleted all the boot info as well.

    My recommendation as others have suggested, back up your data wipe the drive and Reinstall 8 as the primary OS.

    Sent from my WP7
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  10. #20


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8/Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Basically, what happened is you had Win7 installed as primary OS. That is where the boot partition and files were located.
    when you deleted the 7 partition you deleted all the boot info as well.

    My recommendation as others have suggested, back up your data wipe the drive and Reinstall 8 as the primary OS.

    Sent from my WP7
    That's What i did.
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