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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Geekthis, Jul 27, 2019.

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  1. Geekthis

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    my dell laptop originally came with windows 7 home premium. After upgrading to windows 10 I found that some programs are not working well if at all. My 30 day trial is up to bring it back to windows 7. So I was able to place my recovery partition on a usb drive which should be windows 7. Do you believe it will boot from the usb to return the laptop back to factory settings? I know support for 7 is running out of time. But there are still a few things I would like to do before then.
    Thanks for your opinions
     
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    There is no way to boot from the partition as far as I can tell. I did recover the use of the f8 key which windows 10 disabled. I am unsure if the repair command is for that partition. I suppose there is one way to find out.
     
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    I have tried every way I can see and it has not worked.
     
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    How far did you get with the steps at the link ?
     
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    I could not get past the first step. Command prompt didn’t recognize cd tools or imagex. The imagex.exe is in the c drive recovery is in d.
     
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    What folder on C is imagex in ?
     
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    I believe it was recovery. I don’t remember the main folder. I will search and be specific.
     
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    The path that imagex.exe is located is
    C:\\Windows\system32\Recovery\34f2e8f3-f14c-4ab4-
    c8e482d18675\sources\recovery\tools
     
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    Ok, follow post #4 again but copy/paste this in instead of following the link :-

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    C:\\Windows\system32\Recovery\34f2e8f3-f14c-4ab4-c8e482d18675\sources\recovery\tools\imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
     
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    1FB2EE25-1977-44B5-989E-B9F64F138AF8.jpeg my link was wrong but, what should happen when I press enter after I paste the link? I am getting an explanation not an execution. The link is correct now. is there a way to copy in cmd? I would love for you to see what it says. Can I run the imagex.exe as an administrator? I took a picture of the screen. Hopefully you can see it clearly.
     
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    see my next post please
     
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    Open an Admin Command Prompt window
    Copy/paste the first line below then press Enter, repeat for the 2nd line :-
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    cd C:\Windows\system32\Recovery\34f2e8f3-f14c-4ab4-c8e482d18675\sources\recovery\tools
    imagex /apply d:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 c:\
    
    If it still doesn't do anything check that the part stating with \34f2 … in the path is correct please.
     
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    Can you tell me what I need to do to fix this? We are getting closer!! I went back and copied the path opening each file one at a time.
     
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