What windows loader do I have installed ?

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  1. Capum130

    Capum130 MDL Member

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    Hello,
    How to tell if pc uses some sort of windows loader?
    there was a post exact like this but it was deleted.
    here are some quotes from it.
    1)How to mount the active partition ? is it using daemon or alcohol 52% ?
    2)If it has a loader, how to uninstall it ?
     
  2. Tito

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    Capum130 MDL Member

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    #3 Capum130, Apr 21, 2014
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    1)sorry, can't find a way to mount the active partition in DM (disk management)
    2)Where I should see if there is any random 5 lettered file? in DM there are volumes with single letters; disks 0, 1, 2, CD-ROM 0.
    3)*off topic* in DM, there is an right click context menu option 'Mark partition as active' in some partition volumes including Windows boot partition. Probably the one active is which don't have this option in the context menu, it's a drive with windows installed but it's not the primary, just old trash files, should be formated, also marked as Dinamic. The others as Basic. Question: Should I mark the boot partition as 'active'?
    Which Partition is the boot partition. Actually I have two Disks both with one Partition with Windows installed on each.
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    You just need to assign a drive letter to mount it.

    You need to enable the settings to show hidden files & folders as well as to show protected system files to see the file.
     
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    #5 Capum130, Apr 23, 2014
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    ifwindowsloadermdl.png They're assigned to a drive letter
     
  6. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    The 100 mb partition on disc 1 might be the best place to look, and it as no drive letter.
     
  7. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    There's an easier way to do this without messing around with partitions. Just download Windows Loader to check if the systems got a SLIC (v2.1) and if it's activated via an OEM key. If it does then press uninstall and reboot. If you then relaunch the loader application and the details line still contains "v2.1" then the systems not using a loader and you can reapply the OEM key.

    No partitions mounted, no settings need to be changed and you get your answer :)
     
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    Capum130 MDL Member

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    #8 Capum130, Apr 26, 2014
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    Thanks your patience and all guidelines. Sorry my lack of expertise. I have mounted the active partition successfully...late. Actually there is a random 5 lettered file: LCEWP, type: system file. Is it what I should look for?
     
  9. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Do as Daz suggested. If that file disappears, you have your answer.
     
  10. ismethere

    ismethere MDL Senior Member

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    Me..if using Loader of course DAZ loader all the way..DAZ 2.2.2 is the best! No Doubt.
     
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