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wings515Sun Oct-17-21 06:16 PM
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"Lost WIN 7 after running virus scan"


          

I blew it!. Got Black screen with all kinds of information. I proceeded to do a re-install and after completing I had forgotten this was a Vista laptop. I downloaded the win 7 iso and tried to find the install tool but it is no longer available.

Anybody have a copy of this tool to install win7 using a USB stick?

Regards,
Dan

Dan K

  

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TtechSun Oct-17-21 10:58 PM
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#1. "RE: Lost WIN 7 after running virus scan"
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If you have the ISO file, you can use Rufus to write it to a USB flash drive to make a bootable install.

https://rufus.ie/en/

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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wings515Mon Oct-18-21 05:55 PM
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#2. "RE: Lost WIN 7 after running virus scan"
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I had downloaded Rufus recently and went through the installation of the 7 OS onto my USB. When I went to install on my to be 7 machine it did not have UFI capability. In frustration I tried another method and again had some problems. Restarting Rufus I read the FAQ and it described how to change the format to MBR with BIOS as the target.

After a couple of tries on my to be 7 machine where I had to do a custom install it seemed to work. It looks like it kept the Vista OS but that is OK.

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Dan

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