New version of wow7 (7.0.1a)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by acerola, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. acerola

    acerola MDL Novice

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  2. Opa

    Opa MDL Addicted

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    #2 Opa, Aug 2, 2009
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    Awesome!

    Adding it in the repository ;)

    edit: added!
     
  3. Gonzakpo

    Gonzakpo MDL Member

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    1) What would be the order in which I should run the scripts?.
    2) What should I do if I dont have a hidden partition (System Reserved)?

    Thanks.
     
  4. acerola

    acerola MDL Novice

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    Check out the HOWTO I made. The link is in the original post.

    After you copy the files to your boot partition:

    install_wow
    reboot
    install_cert
    install_key
    check_activation
     
  5. bono1

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    hi, when i try and install wow7 as administrator from the c:\ drive, i get the following error message

    'bootsectgrldr.exe' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.


    any ideas, to the error?
     
  6. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    worked for me.

    i preferred this solution that others as here i can see everything happening, it is small and can have no hidden harms, others are full GUI installers.
     
  7. jarucho

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    #7 jarucho, Aug 2, 2009
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    Is this message normal?

    Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode. The update may be unreliable since the
    volume could not be locked during the update:
    Access is denied.

    Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Regards.

    Edit: Still no good news for me. None of the loaders still work on my HP 2710p.
     
  8. cpc_s

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  9. acerola

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    Check if install_wow.bat and bootsectgrldr.exe are present in the same folder. Run install_wow.bat from inside that folder.
     
  10. acerola

    acerola MDL Novice

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    Yes, the message is normal. Sorry it doesn't work. It works better if you computer already have slic 2.0.

    During boot, can you see text on the screen, from grub? You should see things like "Starting Windows 98" and "starting cmain()" and similar stuff. If you see them, then wow is not working for you. If you don't see them, then you did not install it successfully.
     
  11. HotCarl

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    #11 HotCarl, Aug 2, 2009
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    The error is due to the cmd prompt not being able to "find" the bootsect...exe file to run it...

    It is due to an issue with the install_wow.bat not setting a proper path to find the bootsect... file. Try changing the contents of install_wow.bat to:
    (Note: You must have the all the files <all the .bat/.exe/whatever files...ALL THE FILES> for this WoW 7.0.1a lo*der in the root of your win7 drive <or hidden partition>...e.g.: C:\ or D:\ or E:\ or R:\)

    Code:
    @echo off
    for %%X in (C: D: E: R:) do (
    if exist %%X\bootmgr goto :continue
    )
    
    goto :end
    
    :continue
    Path = %path%;%%X\
    bootsectgrldr.exe /nt60 %%X
    echo Process complete. Press any key to continue.
    pause > nul
    exit
    
    :end
    echo Process Failed. Unable to find boot partition. Press any key to continue.
    pause > nul
    exit
    
     
  12. murderer

    murderer MDL Novice

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    I do step by step with my DELL Precision 490 and no success for me! :(
     
  13. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    What happens?
    What is the error?
    Can you post a screenshot?
    Any information would be great, other than "It does not work..." and then a frowny face, which is totally meaningless...
     
  14. HotCarl

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    #14 HotCarl, Aug 2, 2009
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    If none of these automated batch/cmd files work for you, try to do it manually then without the script...as the script did not work for me either and I had to do it manually myself to get it to work...
    Let me break it down for you...:

    After you mount your hidden 100mb partition (provided you have one, if you do not have the hidden 100mb partition then do not worry about it), assigning it a drive letter, open Hazar's lo*der (from Hazar's origional, solo release...>the .exe file is something like "Hazars 7 act*vator.exe") with WinRAR and copy all of the files (except the install.cmd file) to the root of your hidden partition (R:\ if you mounted your hidden partition to R:; if you have no hidden partition, then the root of your Windows 7 drive <e.g. "C:\">)... Ensure the file named "Cert.xrm-ms" <or any other valid .xrm-ms file> is there as well as "gldr" and "bootinst.exe"...as those are the only 3 files that you need. Remember, if you have one, those files must be in the root of your hidden partition (if you let windows format before install and it created a 100mb partition with no drive letter...but you can give it one in windows by pressing the Start button, then in the Run/search box, type "diskmgmt.msc"...) *or* if you have no hidden partition, put the files in the root of the drive that Win7 boots off of <e.g. "C:\" if C: is your windows drive>...

    Next, click the Start button. In the Run/Search bar, type cmd. A file named cmd.exe will appear above. Right-click cmd.exe and select "Run as Administrator".

    Now, once you have the cmd console open, type the following:
    Code:
    slmgr.vbs -ipk *****************************
    slmgr.vbs -ilc "Cert.xrm-ms"
    
    ...that will load up the key and the certificate. If your certificate <the .xrm-ms file> is not called "Cert.xrm-ms", then either rename the .xrm-ms file, or change the slmgr.vbs command above to reflect the file name of your certificate file...

    Next, run bootinst.exe from the cmd console with the correct parameters...like so: (Where R: is the hidden partition, or your win7 boot drive...if it is not, replace the 2 "R:" below with the appropriate drive letter...e.g. C: if your C drive is your win7 drive and you have no hidden partition...then the command would be: "C:\bootinst.exe /nt60 C:")
    Code:
    R:\bootinst.exe /nt60 R:
    
    ...after, a message should come up about something like something may not have been written correctly or something...ignore it, that is fine.

    Now with that done, make the "gldr" file a hidden, read only, system file, through the cmd console, with the next command:
    (Again, where "R:" is the hidden partition, or your win7 boot drive...)
    attrib R:\grldr +h +s +r

    That's it, reboot and cross yer fingers...

    **A Quick Recap:
    1. install the xrm-ms certificate.
    2. install the product key.
    3. find which drive on your system contains the "bootmgr" hidden file (if it is on your hidden partition, mount that partition 1st and give it a drive letter like the directions say to...) and:
    - copy the grldr file there.
    - make it hidden & system.
    - and run bootinst.exe for that drive. (e.g. "R:\bootinst.exe /nt60 R:" where "R:" is your hidden or win7 drive that has "gldr" there...)

    ...I'm afraid that I cannot spell it out much simpler than that...
     
  15. HotCarl

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  16. murderer

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    I already have Vista on my disk and I put Win 7 cd and let Win 7 format and do a clean install!
     
  17. HotCarl

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    OK, then most likely you have a hidden partition that Win7 is booting off of, and this is what is causing you trouble...

    Run the command "diskmgmt.msc" from the run/search bar in the start button... <right click it, then "Run as Administrator" in the list above the search bar>
    Once that opens, you should see all the volumes on your hard drive. One of them should be 100MB in size and have _no_ drive letter or label assigned to it... Do you see this?
     
  18. Cipher

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    I manually updated WoW v7 by over writing the wow7 directory and grldr, menu.lst file with v7.0.1a files.

    Rebooted and tried hibernating, everything still seems to work. :)

    Q. Is there anyway to get it to load up without seeing all the 'cmain...' stuff?
     
  19. murderer

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