(SOLVED) Win7 Pro Dirty Install instructions needed (POST 2)

June 9, 2015 at 21:08:11
Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64bit, i7; 16GB
Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" process started & ended successfully!

Original question asked: Is there a link here or elsewhere for a Windows 7 Professional [I own the MS blue 64 & 32-bit set] "dirty install?"

Reason for asking: Both of my OS image files are corrupt; Since I cannot do a full-image restore with either image -- an error eventually crops up & everything comes to a screeching halt -- even after doing Folder by Folder by Folder restoration, using both images," computer posts, but never boots into Windows Safe or UnSafe modes. Can boot USB sticks or CD-DVDs all day long :)

Finishing solution: Thanks all! Believe it -- I was able to do a "dirty install" onto my Laptop S03. First using Acronis Disk Director 12 to make sure all other partitions were logical, and only C-partition was Primary and Active. After making a mistake with USB-booted MiniTool Power Data Recovery/Partition Manager and using same to get back all four partitions, I continued onward with Acronis Disk Director 12. Finally, using Acronis Tue Image, after restoring my desktop OS image onto S03 laptop, then restoring via Folder/File checkboxes the original S03-OS image onto said S03 laptop. First few boots were 800x600, moved up to whatever top end resolution; am now in the process of removing software meant for only the desktop. If anyone's interested: Before the above, I tried restoring S03 Folders & Files only, after many many noBoots, gave up and went with the above plan.

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June 9, 2015 at 22:38:19
I am glad you fixed your problem with help from other help forums (Bleeping Computer for one).

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June 10, 2015 at 14:55:32
Success, like lottery monies I guess, didn't last; I'm doing the double-restore again; this time, I'm going to do a factory roll-back via its PQService partition, if its still operational. After that, don't know; it may not hold up under constant use anymore.

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