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Leslie
01-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Hi all, got myself into trouble and I can't work it out, I was running win 7 on my laptop and I have got 3 win 7 system image cd's plus a repair cd, but not a win 7 installation disc from microsoft.
I let someone else use my laptop whilst I was away, when i come back they said win 7 was going crazy so they installed XP on it, of course I wasn't happy so i formatted the drive using the XP cd, then I tried to using my system image discs to get back my win 7, hoping I could get win 7 back on it but nothing is working, something I am doing wrong or can't you use system image discs this way?
So any help would be fantastic.
thanks
Leslie.

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2015, 04:36 PM
Are any of these images an ISO? If they are, it needs to be burned to dvd first

Leslie
01-03-2015, 04:40 PM
Thanks for your reply, when i done them they were suppose to be bootable, how can i check ?
A bit more info-
When I put the first image disc in it just says-
Non -System disc or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

So I put in the win 7 repair disc in it says-
windows is loading files, keyboard option comes up,
then i get up to restoring then i get-

The system image has failed
Error details: the specified list of volumes to recover contains duplicates.
[0x80780088]

Lawrence
01-03-2015, 05:01 PM
Looks like you may have to go to your Recovery Partition(if you have got one) and boot from that,sure you won't have any saved files

Most came with a Recovery Partition (Compaq,HP,Dell etc)

Leslie
01-03-2015, 05:19 PM
Thanks but I used diskpart to format as well.
Is there a way to make those discs into ISO ?

dugimodo
01-03-2015, 05:45 PM
How did you create the image disks if you did it yourself ?

Leslie
01-03-2015, 05:53 PM
It was a while ago now, but I followed the directions from a web page, probably a bad mistake as I thought they would be bootable.

Lawrence
01-03-2015, 06:05 PM
You just need a Windows 7 ISO and you have the Key,should be straight forward

Leslie
01-03-2015, 06:22 PM
I was trying not have to buy a win 7 installation disc, as not to rich right now.

Lawrence
01-03-2015, 06:36 PM
Microsoft just released Windows 7 ISO's 3 days ago http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/legally-download-clean-windows-7-iso-directly-microsoft

Just go to the Microsoft Recovery Website http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery ,Enter your product key and download the ISO and burn to a DVD

The only thing that costs $$$ is the Key if you don't have

wainuitech
01-03-2015, 08:26 PM
Microsoft just released Windows 7 ISO's 3 days ago http://winsupersite.com/windows-7/legally-download-clean-windows-7-iso-directly-microsoft

Just go to the Microsoft Recovery Website http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery ,Enter your product key and download the ISO and burn to a DVD

The only thing that costs $$$ is the Key if you don't have That site is wrong again so it appears, the same site was suggested a while back, and just like now wont accept any W7 keys I've tried.

The site I suspect used to be connected to digital River, the location Microsoft stores store their ISO's.

Lawrence
01-03-2015, 08:59 PM
This is of the 26 Feb and comes straight from Microsoft's site http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-finally-offers-windows-7-iso-downloads

Was this what you were referring too?

wainuitech
01-03-2015, 09:35 PM
This is of the 26 Feb and comes straight from Microsoft's site http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-finally-offers-windows-7-iso-downloads

Was this what you were referring too?

Yep same site as a few weeks back. Have a look at the other post and speedy even advised. Tried again tonight with 4 different W7 keys, OEM & Retail, Home and pro editions, all the same thing.

Try it yourself and see if it works for you.

Neil F
01-03-2015, 10:02 PM
Assuming you have a legal product key and you read the ISO link above but want to make sure Phone Microsoft for clarification.
Despite their often quoted "poor response" I have always fount them very helpful.
I do recall however that when I went to set up Win 7 64 bit on a new Hard disk ( I had legal Win 7 32 bit) that the instructions were a bit brief re ISO files so searched on various forums and eventually "got there".

pctek
02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
Hi all, got myself into trouble
I let someone else use my laptop whilst I was away, when i come back they said win 7 was going crazy so they installed XP on it,.

No you didn't.
Well I hope you took that someone else out back and beat them to pulp......take it in to a tech, get the tech to sort your images out and get it back to how it was and then send the bill to that person.

dugimodo
02-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Assuming you used the inbuilt windows 7 tool to create the image to restore it you need to boot off either a windows install disk or a system repair disk. You can make the repair disk from another windows 7 machine if you don't have either.
Try these sites for instructions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/restore-computer-from-system-image-backup#1TC=windows-7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows7/create-a-system-repair-disc

Leslie
02-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Thanks everyone for your help, got that idiot that stuffed up badly to find me a win 7 disc .that I can use with my serial numbers, so headache is over now thank god.

Appreciate every ones help greatly. :thumbs: