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dayglo666

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windows 7 in its ultimate wisdom after a bootmgr crash i was forced to reload win7 and it has now assigned my old drive as oem
how do i access the data on an oem drive in win7 64bit any ideas guys im not a noobie and know my way around if that helps cheers
 
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Not quite understanding. You reinstalled Win 7 on the same hard drive? If so your old window should be in a file called Windows old. You can copy and paste data from windows old to where ever you want it. Actually you could have avoided reinstalling by using a startup disk and do a bootmanager repair.
 

dayglo666

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il rephrase as mngr repair didnt work all want to be able to do is acess the files on a whole drive that windows has decided to mark as oem and wont allow me to give it a drive letter the drive is the one that my oold install is on dunno why it got marked like that but need some files of it.
 
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I find you have to do bootmgr repair three or four times before it works. Do you see a folder named Windows.old?
 

dayglo666

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no as i cant read the drive that windows was installed on before as it has been markes as an oem partition and cant be assigned a drive letter
 

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Your previous Windows installation is not on a partition marked "OEM". That's the restore partition. If you ran a full restore, your previous Windows installation and all the data is gone.
 

dayglo666

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yes thats exactly where it is along with 400 gig of music on my previous boot drive that win7 has decided for some unknown reason to mark as oem
 
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