[SOLVED]Windows 7 Ultimate Not Genuine Anymore

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ashwin.terminator, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. ashwin.terminator

    ashwin.terminator MDL Novice

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    OK, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Bit from an Untouched DVD download of the same a few months ago. Then ran DAZ's loader and it was activated and I was happy. Then I decided to be experimental and installed Ubuntu. Used it for a few days, then got bored of the same. Decided to uninstall it and uninstalled it according to a video on YouTube. Which required me to delete the Linux Partition from within Windows and then Re-Write the MBR Using EasyBCD. I reboot and the next thing I know, my Windows 7 ain't genuine anymore! :eek:I tried using Daz's Loader again, but it says Unsupported OS Information and Unsupported Partition Table. From what I read, the entire Hard Drive has to be formatted. But backing up around 600GB of data isn't easy. Any other ideas? BTW, my computer is a self assembled computer. If the last bit of info was ever required.
     
  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Unsupported partition table can also mean that it can't access the partition it needs. My guess is that after uninstalling Ubuntu you had to also recreate some of the Windows 7 boot files :g:

    If you load up disk management (diskmgmt.msc) and take a screenshot of the window (maximize it) then I might be able to tell you whats wrong.
     
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  3. ashwin.terminator

    ashwin.terminator MDL Novice

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    #3 ashwin.terminator, Aug 23, 2011
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    Yeah, seems like EasyBCD recreated the MBR which eventually tampered with your loader. Here's the screenshot.

    i171.photobucket.*com/albums/u284/ashwin_rulz15/*Untitled.png

    Sorry, but can't post the SS because I don't have the necessary credentials for the same. Just remove the * and you have your screenshot!
     
  4. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Well the 100MB partition looks OK. Maybe you could assign it a letter via disk management, install the loader and then remove the letter?
     
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  5. ashwin.terminator

    ashwin.terminator MDL Novice

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    Perfecto Daz! Worked just the way your loader was meant to work! :D One question though, what are the tell tale sings you look for before concluding that just assigning a Drive Letter should fix the problem?
     
  6. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Well it's just a test to see if Windows gives you the option. You was lucky enough that it worked, although I'm a little confused why that would work and direct access didn't.
     
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  7. ashwin.terminator

    ashwin.terminator MDL Novice

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    Yeah, lucky enough! And lucky enough to be helped out by you too! Thanks a million!
     
  8. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    I have basically the same problem, and I am pissed off with myself that I let myself become convinced to try a Linux installation once again, after 10 years. Their Grub does not allow to change the boot order to make Windows the default, which makes it now a never ending nuisance. I am using Win 7 ultimate with DAZ loader.....

    I found the video on how to get rid of it, by using easyBCD and then getting rid off the partitions, but I was afraid that using this would have the consequence of disabling the DAZ loader. And this thread has shown me that was i right about this. As I am not too good with these things, can you tell me in what way to proceed, please? I want to make sure to do this in the right order, so I will not end up getting blue screen or other disasters, and then not even be able to ask here how to fix the mess I got myself into......
    In what order do I proceed to remove the Ubuntu Grub booting with easyBCD, get rid of the Ubuntu partition and re-installing the loader?

    Thank you
     
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    stblink MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to create a recovery partition when installing a new windows 7 ?

    Is it possible to create a recovery partition when installing a new windows 7 ?
     
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