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Removing win7 from dual boot

  1. #61


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    Ok, I have called a friend, he'll download win8 for me. I'm gonna do fresh install. But, before that, is there a way to extract my docs and files, cuz I really need to have them. Of course, I have nothing backed up...

    I need two documents by wednesday...

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  2. #62



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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    easy way: open your computer, search for .doc / .docx

    it will list you (after a moment) all of the word files. then they can be easily backed up to your flash drive
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  3. #63


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    For copying.
    Try to borrow any bootable linux OS CD/DVD or hiren's boot CD. You can copy it to a USB drive.
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  4. #64



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    Yes you can, but i've noticed, that using it from dvd is a way more faster than flash drive.
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  5. #65


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    Sorry, I mean run it from CD/DVD, and copy the documents to the USB disk.

    Corrected
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  6. #66


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    I CAN'T start my computer. Stuck after bios.
    I HAVE, but am unable to boot from LINUX MINT like any other cd/dvd.
    I will get Windows at weekend.
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    Ok, what does it say? is the W8 loader okay? perhabs the SATA / IDe cable has dropped off.
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  8. #68


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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview


    When I startup my computer, I get;
    Bios version,
    processor description,
    Memory check(ok),
    Loads masters and slaves,
    Blank screen for part of second,
    'Verifying DMI pool data...'
    Blank screen.
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  9. #69


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    You have done a lot. Not even single word prompting on the screen, right?
    I presume it got the boot system file but stuck. No boot file always come with "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER". Did you try repairing it with the installation disk?
    You have done a lot

    If you do have all data backed up. Better cut all the trouble off by installing it all over again from beginning. It saves you all trouble unless you have hardware malfunction.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Awwwwwwwwwww come on Kevin, that would be the easy way out. I say rewrite the partition table(s) Come-on Mirac, I know you can do it
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