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Win 8 Upgrade Problem


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#1 Joeviking14

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

my computer was running Win 7 Home Premium. I tried to upgrade to win 8, and have had nothinh but problems.
When trying to upgrade the win 8 software under Recovery says that my PC needs to be repaired."The Boot Configuation Data for your PC is missing or contains errors. I have run all the recovery options with no luck. Now I cant even boot my computer.
I have formated an old hard drive I had laying around and I plan on installing Win 7 Home Premium w/SP1 and using the old hard drive as a second drive. will this work?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Can you get into a command prompt on the trouble computer and go into command prompt and tpye this in

Bootrec.exe /fixmbr

See if this helps

If It doesn't I will provide you with a command to recreate the BCD file

I have formated an old hard drive I had laying around and I plan on installing Win 7 Home Premium w/SP1 and using the old hard drive as a second drive. will this work?

Yes it will work however if you are using the same key as the previous OS on the upgraded Windows 8 hard drive. The key would already been used. If it was a OEM key.

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#3 Joeviking14

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:17 AM

Thank Chris,
I tried just about everything, ikncluding all the Bootrec commends. None worked. I just reinstalled win 7, but what about the $$$spent on the win 8 upgrade. Think I can get it refunded?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Thank Chris,
I tried just about everything, ikncluding all the Bootrec commends. None worked. I just reinstalled win 7, but what about the $$spent on the win 8 upgrade. Think I can get it refunded?


try install upgrade as a full fresh install .
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