Back to Windows 7 from 10 not booting!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Alan Chun, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Alan Chun

    Alan Chun New Member

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    Hi everyone, I decided to wind back my install of windows 10 to my previous version, windows 7 after getting fed up with the start/cortana problem and having to reboot all of the time with f8.

    However, when it finally finished the boot menu came up with
    Windows 7
    Windows 7 (recovered)

    Now windows 7 (recovered) wont do anything as there is nothing in it and when I went into windows 7 it was asking to be activated as it said it wasn't a genuine copy of windows!

    After looking at things I found that during the rewind process windows 10 had changed my hard disks around and set up windows 7 on what used to be my second disk and my old windows disk is now drive d!

    I have managed to get windows 7 activated again but I cannot get my old windows to boot from the other disk, and that is where all my programs are registered to, so I can't run anything!

    If I try a repair it says it can't repair, however I know it's all there because if I then go to advanced it asks me to log in to that version of windows which I do, using my old login details!

    Anybody got any ideas on how I can get that version of windows/that hard disk to boot up again so I can get back to using all my software?

    Just to clarify:

    I have 2 hard disks in my system.

    Before I did a rollback from 10 to 7 my os and programs were on the c drive that is now the d drive and all my files and photos were on the d drive that is now the c drive.

    I now have a c drive that has the following:
    Windows (populated)
    Windows 10 (holds an iso of that version)
    windows.old (empty)
    There does not appear to be any system files on drive c such as bootmgr etc, they are all on drive d?!?

    The windows folder on the c drive is 8gb

    The windows folder on the d drive is 23gb
    Cheers

    Alan
     
  2. Alan Chun

    Alan Chun New Member

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    Sorry, my mistake, Windows 7 (recovered) is what is now on the current C drive and what I am booting into
     
  3. Alan Chun

    Alan Chun New Member

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    Nobody have any ideas?
     
  4. Alan Chun

    Alan Chun New Member

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    Oh well, not a very useful forum this.

    I am just going to wipe both hard disks and start all over again. It means I have to reinstall all of my programs, plugins and presets again, which is a pain and is going to mean wasted time.

    Thanks for reading though!
     
  5. Verki

    Verki Active Member

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    So, I heard that many software can help users back to the Windows before without reinstalling system, like AOMEI Backupper, which can do a unicersal restore instead of installing a system again.
     
  6. Alan Chun

    Alan Chun New Member

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    Thanks Verki, but I wiped and reloaded both hard disks yesterday and am now back up and running properly. thank goodness for back ups eh? :)
     

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