Re-install Windows 7 using recovery media (DVD)
Laptop: HP-430 Notebook
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
HARD DRIVE: THE 298 GB
When I bought recently my laptop HP-430, I partitioned new HARD drive using some other third party software. I created an additional partition (M:\). Here's the info, how I've repartitioned...
C:\ - 100 GB (changed from 284 GB to 100 GB).
D:\ - have not made any changes.
M:\ - 184 GB (created a drive by myself).
Then after a few days of testing purpose I thought using the Recovery Manager. So I run the Setup and chose the first option (System Restore) who says he will only reformat the drive (C:\) system and will not issue any other HARD disk changes. But to my surprise it deleted/reformatted the HARD full disc, and I lost all my documents, music, photos and all my important files, I recorded/saved on M:\ (that I had created...)
Can someone tell me why the hack happened...?
So now, next point. After that the Recovery Manager has restored the operating system, I repartitioned again, but this time with the Windows disk management tool. But the Windows disk management does not shrink (resize) the C:\(Systemdrive) of less than 150 GB. So I resized C:\ to 150 GB of GB 284 and created a player more (M:\) 147 GB size. And I deleted the recovery disc (D:\), but I created the recovery DVD before you remove the Recoevery of my HARD disk drive.
Now its time for me to reinstall Windows 7 using recovery media, I messed with some system files when installing a theme for Windows 7 and now my OS is completely unstable. So now I want to reinstall windows 7, but I do not understand what option selected in the Recovery Manager (when run from Recovery DVD)
Options displayed in the Recovery Manager
1 collect using Microsoft Recovery
2 recovery system (the option that I had chosen for the first time and got all the stuff removed)... He said that he only reinstalls the OS and custom make any other change of HARD drive.
3 minimized Image Recovery
4. factory Reset.
So now my question to you guys, it's what option do I have selected in the Recovery Manager so that all my saved content and my stuff on M:\ (I created) will not be removed... and the operating system is reinstalled.
I don't think that all the disk recovery options will keep your partition custom - as far as I know, the only time where you will receive a prompt to keep a custom partition when you use the option "Recovery of Image is reduced to a minimum" to the recovery Partition D that you deleted.
You can try the following workaround.
Download the good Image of disk Windows 7 from the link below: it must be exactly the same version your OEM Setup - that is to say if your laptop comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, it comes to the version, you must download.
Use the disk that you create to perform the installation - when you get to the option to choose the installation type, choose custom and select the C partition.
When asked, enter the activation key Windows located on the underside of your laptop, then when the installation is complete use the 'method of phone", described in detail in the link below to activate the operating system - this method supported by Microsoft and is popular with people who want to just that a new installation of Windows 7 without software load additional normally bundled with OEM installations.
Additional drivers, you may need to find from here.
DP - K
I can't install windows xp pro on my A40 Pro sitting unless I have to use the recovery DVDs including family XP Edition pro.
I own a copy of xp pro, but I just can not format the hard drive either through the xp pro Setup or using third party software.
Thanks in advance
Maybe you have an old version of your Windows XP operating system in the Microsoft Windows CD.
I guess you are not able to install the OS, because some updates and SP are missing on the CD.
You should try to include service packs of MS, and then install the operating system.
PS: I put t understand why you n t use the recovery CD. The installation is very simple and al Tosh drivers are pre-installed. OK, it s a Home version but there aren't huge differences of Pro
I have a dell inspiron 15r turbo's (7520) with 8 windows pre installed.
I'm a big fan of Windows 7 rather than Windows 8 so I would completely remove windows 8 and install windows 7 ultimate cost.
My problem is now that in the future if I want to install windows 8 then the recovery disc will help me do? Please help me.
The recovery disk does not contain the operating system. It allows you to access the hard disk recovery partition. If you install another operating system that usually makes the useless recovery partition. You cannot use the recovery disk to install windows 8 after installing another OS... If you have used Dell backup and restore, you may have other options if you chose to copy the recovery partition from the factory to the USB key. Start to the recovery flash drive and see what you can do. You can test out without actually reinstalling anything.
To reinstall windows 8 you probably will have to ask Dell discs:
Windows 7 (64-bit)
I have a free space of 78 GBs that I'm not able to use... As when I try to use the "disk management" and right-click on the free space to "format partition" this option has been grayed out... !!
Please suggest if I can use this space without formatting? (I was suggested for formatting)
In addition, due to some other issues too I want to format my Windows (and reinstall) IE drive C so that the free space problem can be solved... Also I don't want no data in my other drives to be formatted...
I have the recovery partition and the recovery disks sent by HP...
Please help me how I can use them to solve my goal...
It's simple, as I suggested in my previous post.
Once you have a drive like the one on the image management window simply click New Simple Volume. Create a new partition called "New Volume". Make a right click on it and the option to format it will appear. The strips on the 75,38 GB of free space in your image indicates that the selected action will take place on this point in the disk management window. You can change the name for the new volume in Windows Explorer.
Immediately after a Windows Update, my computer will not re-start. It says disk error.
I could not start it from the recovery media and F8 would not work. I bought and installed a new hard drive. Now, when I put in the recovery media to install Windows on the new drive, it gives an error message.
What this may be? Would I be able to install Windows from the recovery media?
It is Windows 7 and laptop Satellite A500, 64 bit.
In General, you can install Recovery on each compatible HARD drive image so you should not be a problem in this regard.
Please tell us what happens when you start installation of recovery. What error message?
New HARD drive is recognized in the BIOS. Before you begin installation of recovery BIOS default value.
I m windows 7 and want to install windows xp, how to install windows xp using a usb flash drive. I have the iso file from xp.
The Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool is designed for the installation of Windows 7, is not for the installation of XP.
I suggest that you use Google that Microsoft does not support what you want to do.
As you have the ISO file, make a record with him:
See you soon.
I can install windows 7 using the windows vista product key?
I can install windows 7 using the windows vista product key?
You cannot install windows 7 using the vista product key
You can buy windows 7 and then you will get the own product key windows 7 install
read the windows 7 price microsoft below link
Walter, the time zone traveller
Hi all, I need your help
first of all sorry for my English but I'm from Greece. I really don't know a lot about the mobile only very basic computer.
I have a hp envy 17 3d 2080en with windows 7 Home premium which, after overheating, chips to the motherboard. I ordered and installed a used motherboard from China (part 630793-001 hp number).
After that I tried to start the laptop, but when he opens he said probably due to the change of the material he cannot start windows normally. After reading a lot on the internet, that I tried using the recovery DVDs I had prepared before the problem, but they will not start just yet. Then, I tried to use the cd system repair but again no luck.
I looked in the bios as some people say on the internet and realized that the product number and serial number are different from those of my laptop and it's maybe part of the problem, but I don't know. I looked in other posts about similar problems, but did not get a definitive answer and this is why I post for your help.
Thanks to you all
IF YOU HAVE AN HP LAPTOP (MINE IS HP ENVY 3D 2080EN) THAT YOU HAVE CHANGED THE MOTHERBOARD WITH ANOTER ONE (MINE WAS FRIED OVERHEATING) AND AFTER REPLACING YOUR LAPTOP DOES NOT START AND YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH SYSTEM REPAIR DISC OR DOES NOT PERFORM A CLEAN WINDOWS INSTALL OR DON'T LISTEN NOT A RECOVERY CD/DVD RECOVERY THEN EXPERTS HP WHO KNOW NOTHING. LOOK IN YOUR BIOS, AND IF YOU SEE THE PRODUCT NUMBER OR SERIAL NUMBER DIFFERENT THAN THOSE APPEARING ON YOUR COMPUTER (USUALLY IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT) THEN GO TO A HP SERVICE ALLOWED AND TELL THEM TO HAVE YOYR TATTOOED BIOS. WITH THE TATOO (COST US $ 40), THEY WILL REPLACE THE NUMBER OF BAD PRODUCT AND/OR THE SERIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS AND YOUR PROBLEM IS SOLVED. MY MOTHERBOARD HAS BEEN FRIED TO OVERHEAT AND I BOUGHT A USED ONE FROM CHINA. AFTER I REPLACED IT THE LAPTOP WOULDN'T START AND WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO REPAIR DVD HE OR EVEN THE USE OF RECOVERY. I CALLED HP SUPPORT, I EVEN JOINED THE HP FORUM TO ASK FOR HELP AND I GOT ONE EXPERT WAS USUALLY TRY THIS OR TRY THIS. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. FINALLY, I READ AN ARTICLE FROM THE INTERNET THAT EXPLAINED THAT WHEN YOU CHANG THE MOTHERBOARD / SYSTEM BY ANOTHER THEN THE BIOS REFERS TO THE NEW PRODUCT NUMBER, MOTHERBOARDS AND/OR THE SERIAL NUMBER AND THIS WAY THERE IS INCOMPATIBILITY WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW WINDOWS TO START, YOU CAN NOT REPAIR WITH SYSTEM REPAIR DISC OR IT DOES NOT PERFORM A CLEAN WINDOWS INSTALLATION OR A RECOVERY CD/DVD RECOVERY. ONCE YOU TATOO THE BIOS THATS IT. THE LAPTOP WORKS. I HOPE THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL HELP SOME PEOPLE WAISTING THERE TIME AND SPEND THE MONEY FOR NOTHING
I have to do a ground up to Windows 7, re - install media re-installing Win7 provided, due to the failure of the hard drive (so no available recovery partition). The machine is a XPS 9000 (circa 2010). The first phase (partitioning, file copy and extraction) works very well. However, when I restart in Windows for the first time since the hard drive, I get a message that Windows install can not configure Windows to my hardware. The only option is to recognize and to restart (which gives the same message). Subsequent reboots just to say that the Windows installation cannot be completed and restart to install Windows.
Clues to this topic? I have no new hardware in the machine which would be incompatible with this disc to re - install (admittedly old and probably non - SP1). I wonder if the drive is missing in fact support that they put in the installation image factory. My next step is to get a Dutch Win 7 installation disc (probably with SP1) to see if it works. Other thoughts?
Belarc Advisor only gives you the product key of the registry which, for installation OEM Dell will be a SLP key. This will be different from the key on the COA and can be activated manually by entering it during installation.
The key on the certificate of authenticity can be introduced during the installation and this activation requires a call to Microsoft.
Key/OEM SLP activation can be applied to a retail facility without a product key by using the program and cert ABR files which I saved for installs with the Dell reinstallation DVD:
Although Windows view (s) and begins to install it on the hard drive, it could be an art of hiccups the end with the HDD and loading SATA drivers can always solve this problem.
Reading the full specifications for Inspiron One 23 in my basket, I fell on this...
"Recovery - operating system options Operating system Windows® Recovery Media not included"
Shoild need arises, how to re - install the OS 8 Win.
Unfortunately Dell do not ship DVD to reinstall Windows with the systems more.
I recommend you contact Technical Support as soon as the system arrives and asks a reinstallation DVD.
If you reside in the United States or to the CA, you can fill out this form to request for media:
Unfortunately Dell doesn't have a courteous of the customer form in all other regions.
Note Technical Support Dell may tell you to use Dell backup and recovery to make the installation media, but from my experience, this is not a reliable solution like a DVD of actual relocation.
I intend to install mSATA SSD on my ThinkPad E420 soon. My laptop comes with the recovery partition in the hard drive. How to install Windows on the SSD drive?
I am familiar with the WIndows installation of optical media, but never to the recovery partition (which I assume where is the installer of Windows).
Thanks in advance.
Sorry, I have no idea on how to install directly from a separate to another drive, but you may want to check this . You will need 1 CD (start) and a 4.7 GB DVD (data) because Lenovo recovery adds all this bloatware in factory settings.
That said, if you want a clean install, use the Windows disk (in case you do not have the same edition, you can download it legally from the net, google it) and your OEM key for activation.
I got my dad a new computer laptop of Lenovo and I'll upgrade the drive to a SSD drive.
The laptop comes with Windows preinstalled 8 and a score of 'install' to 'reset to factory settings.
1st quarter) I can transfer this 'partition install' to other media (thought to put it on an optical medium - DVD)?
Q2) Will it activate again ok on the new drive?
Thanks for your help all in advance,
How to create a recovery media and to recharge a system Lenovo Think Microsoft Windows 8 with preload
Yes, you can use this to reload Windows 8 on your new SSD.
Windows 8 became unstable. Created a new set of recovery Toshiba satellite media. The laptop does not start media (boot sequence is set to CD/DVD first). Media is recognized in another computer and begins installing Win 8 very well.
I used a copy of Windows 8, I bought it for another computer. It is installed very well. Install product key is not required, but mobile has a different product key so my product key card. Received this product key for the BIOS/UEFI? Windows 8 shows that the product is registered.
Question 1: why wouldn't start on the laptop DVD but work fine on another computer? (8 Win DVD original works fine so peripheral CD/DVD is functional.)
Question 2: can I expect any problem, do not use is not the original software? don't care about the extra bloatware.
You can check to see if there is a newer version of the Recovery Media Creator...
I know that some versions must be uninstalled because it caused inaccessible DVD discs.
Win 8 is designed to search for a key in the bios... at least the preinstalled stuff is...
If your system says it has registered and activated, he must have done this... Or you just got lucky.
You might see if there are startup options that may be needed for the recovery discs...
Something that you select on the Toshiba screen... The disks may need to start with a command of the Bios, for example...
Here are some tips that I have found which can be useful...
If the recovery partitions are always in place you can just hold zero above p all turn and do the process without disc.
If this does not work, then place 1 disc in and restart the laptop. maintain f12 during startup, and select cd/dvd drive to start first. This would lead to boot the disk instead of the hard drive.
I got the Macbook Pro 13 "Early. 2011 Super DVD player has been broken. So, I bought a new hard drive (750 GB) and the original hard drive (320 GB). I change the position of the hard disk, I put 750 GB as the first hard drive and 320 GB as a second hard drive (by using the drive caddy).
The current operating system is the Version OS X El Capitan 10.11.2.
So I try to install Boot Camp using Boot Camp Assistant.
Boot Camp Startup Wizard
Presentation of the boot - you need an optical drive to install windows, so I plug my external DVD and put it inside the Windows 7 Installer, click on continue.
Create or remove a Windows Partition - I select Macintosh HD (750 GB) and create a second partition for Windows, press to continue.
Create a Partition for Windows - resize the disk partition of 750 GB became 498 for OS X and 250 GB for Windows. Tap on install.
After the system restart and boot from external DVD
The display flashes only _, I waited 10 minutes... does not.
Reboot again without using external DVD, only a white screen (2-3 minutes) and appear only flashing _
I tried using
1 USB key and still the same.
3 remove the hard disk and install mac OS X using internet recovery, install OSX Lion, a Lion training camp and try to use refit, does not.
Can someone help me?
machine will not start in vista
I have a gateway W34DUA with windows vista it will not load vista how do you get the thing to reinstall without a disk I'm thinking it was pre loaded
or can I get a disc and use the product key from the back and reinstall?
There is no Windows Vista downloads available from Microsoft.
You can contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send you a set of recovery disks.
They should do this for a small fee.
And if you have never received a recovery disk when you bought your computer, there should be a recovery Partition on the hard drive to reinstall Vista on how you purchased your computer.
The recovery process can be started by pressing a particular combination of the key or keys at startup. (Power on / start)
"Full factory recovery"
Some manufacturers have more available Vista recovery disks.
If this happens, you may need to try this instead:
You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.
Other manufacturers recovery DVDs are should not be used for this purpose.
And you need to know the version of 'bit' for Vista, as 32-bit and 64-bit editions come on different DVDs
Here's how to do a clean install of Vista using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft:
"How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '
And once the operating system is installed, go to your computer manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers for your particular model or laptop computer.
And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.
"How to activate Vista normally and by Activation of the phone '
See you soon.
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