Windows 7 Restore Help

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cplmckenzie, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. cplmckenzie

    cplmckenzie MDL Novice

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    I recently bought an Acer Aspire with Windows 7 Preinstalled (no disk supplied with

    new laptop).

    Unfortunately my broadband modem did not work with it and I learned from the

    manufactuer that they would not make driver for the model that I owned and had to

    buy another ($189.00) model.

    So, I decided to install a dual operating system on the acer. One Win7 another XP3.

    So I went in the cmos and changed the hd type from sata to ide, in order to install

    XP.

    After the XP install, on boot only one OS option showed up - XP.

    So I attempt to restore the preinstalled Windows 7 which is still on the hd.

    The restore works fine up to a point.

    Then it needs some system dll's and it cannot located the ones from Win7 \system32

    folder and looks in the XP \system32 folder and they are not compatible with the

    Win7 OS.

    The Win7 restore asks for a couple files in particular.

    Does anyone know which files I need to fully restore Win7, and where I can get them

    without having to go and buy the Win7 installation disk ($199.).

    It seems that I will be out $200 buck either way.

    Is there a hack to fix my acer with both OS.

    cplmckenzie
     
  2. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #2 HotCarl, Dec 27, 2009
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    Why don't you just download a Win7 .iso that is for the version on your laptop...and use that to put the missing files back? :D

    If your PC came with Win7 on it, it should have a SLIC 2.1 enabled BIOS. I would check it first to be sure that it is with Everest, or the SLIC dump toolkit... But anyway, you *should* be able to install any version of Win7 on that laptop you want, you just have to locate the certificates that correspond to your system....and use a SLP key from the SLP keys thread...


    EDIT: Just be sure you locate the proper certificate for your system. You could have extracted them if your Win7 was running properly, but now you will have to locate them somewhere on the 'net. I would do a forum search, or a google search for certificates for the vendor of your laptop... An Acer certificate should not be hard to find. :)
     
  3. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    As above - get and burn a Win7 DVD. If you want both XP and Win7 you have to install XP first - Win 7 knows about XP and will add it to the bootmanager - XP simply writes its boot code to the MBR - this can be fixed but you need to start the repair option from the pre-install environment - I don't know if you can enter this from the recovery option of your laptop but if you can it will allow for XP to be added to the bootmanager but it sounds like you have gone past this by trying an unsuccessful restore.
     
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  4. cplmckenzie

    cplmckenzie MDL Novice

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    Where to download .iso

    Is there a url download the win7 .iso from.

    I am not to advanced. What is a SLP key
     
  5. alextheg

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  6. cplmckenzie

    cplmckenzie MDL Novice

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    Thx alextheg,

    The Win7 guide I will begin there, and try a fix as I understand the method.

    Thx for pointing me in right direction..

    Errrr..... will be in touch:eek:
     
  7. cplmckenzie

    cplmckenzie MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 restore question

    So, is this SLP key (PID)
    the same as the prod id number?

    thx
     
  8. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    #8 Rosco, Dec 31, 2009
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    No the id is generated from the key - the keys are here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10370

    This works when 3 conditions are met.
    1. The BIOS has a table in it which identifies the computer as an OEM (eg Dell, HP etc) computer - you can either flash your BIOS or use one of the loaders on this site.
    2. A matching digital certificate is installed into Windows 7.
    3. The key installed matches the version of 7 installed. A dell key can activate on a HP as long as it is the right key for the version - eg Ultimate or Professional or whatever.

    A loader does all this for you.

    If you install without providing a key during install you can easily "activate" 7 using a loader.

    If you want to dual boot XP and 7 install XP first.
     
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  9. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    He has an ACER, that came with 7. No loader, just install acer cert and key.
     
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  10. cplmckenzie

    cplmckenzie MDL Novice

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    Thx To All

    Just wanted to take a min and thank you guys.

    Window Ultimated installed and validated.

    Your rep power is highly under rated.

    So does this validation with the loader means that it will pass the genuine advantage check for m$ downloads

    Regards,

    I swear eternal loyalty to you all:cool: