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Where is the OS files located?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

Can anyone tell me exactly where on my pc are the OS files located please?



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:01 PM

Most of the critical files are in C:\Windows, but they're all over in C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Program Files, C:\ProgramData, C:\Windows, C:\Users, etc. Can you be more specific? Which file(s) or kind of file(s) are you looking for?

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:04 PM

ALL of those many files? Reason I'm asking is someone brought a disk titled "recovery media" which he said is supposed to be a bootable disk with the OS on it but when I tried booting from it, it shows "no bootable device present". Looking at the dvd's contents in my explorer view on my machine, I am seeing 2 folders titled "Boot and the other one Sources", aside from those 2 there is only 1 file named "Boot mgr". Does this mean it's an empty bootable disk , that there isn't an OS on it?



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:16 PM

What size is taking the content of that disk? If the folders are empty, then yes, it means that there's nothing on it. Right now it looks to me like it's indeed a Recovery Media for Windows. Is it for Windows 7 or 8/8.1? Are you trying to boot from the USB explicitely or not?

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:28 PM

The dvd is 164mb. In My Computer it is showing "Repair Disc windows 7 64-bit". I already installed the OS from my disc, just curious as to what exactly this disc is supposed to do. So if it was a disc with an OS on it, what folder on the disc will contain the OS please?



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:48 PM

 164 MB is too small to be an install disc.  For 7 and later, you'd have a DVD with 2 GB or more.  So what you probably have is a repair disc.  I'd throw it away and make my own by going to Control Panel - Backup and Restore -> Create System Repair disc.  If you have an install disc, it has the ability to do a repair as well.

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 03:20 PM

I think a Windows 7 repair disk might be around 300 - 400 MBs.  I have a Windows 7 repair disc lying around somewhere or the other.  If I dig around I might find it and see what files/folders are on it.  Now, I wonder where it went hmm...?


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:07 PM

I was sent Windows7 reinstall / recovery DVD's, Not fresh install,by Toshiba. There was a total of 4 DVD's and sent "home delivery"

Disk #1 is 3.9Gig <<<=(I just checked it) Allow for 15 to 16 Gig on a large USB stick.. Windows 7 takes (on average) 2Gig of your OS.

 

Since then I have cloned them and it took over 2 large DVD's to fill the information, and I am not sure that I have it all.

 

If that Helps.

EDIT to add last bit


Edited by Jaycan, 23 February 2016 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:59 PM

164MBs sounds a bit small. Is it for Windows 7 32 or 64-bit? Also, the full Windows OS is pretty much located in \sources\install.wim on a Windows installation media. But 164MB is a bit too small to contain a full Windows installation, so I think it's just a Recovery CD to access the Recovery PE, not used to reinstall Windows.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:48 PM

Hi Aura.

164MBs sounds a bit small. Is it for Windows 7 32 or 64-bit? Also, the full Windows OS is pretty much located in \sources\install.wim on a Windows installation media. But 164MB is a bit too small to contain a full Windows installation, so I think it's just a Recovery CD to access the Recovery PE, not used to reinstall Windows.

I just checked the content of my first recovery DVD (as I said above)
 

I was sent Windows7 reinstall / recovery DVD's, Not fresh install,by Toshiba. There was a total of 4 DVD's and sent "home delivery".

Disk #1 is 3.9Gig

So I would estimate this at about 4Gig X 4 DVD's or a 16Gig Memory stick for storage.

 

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:49 PM

Your Recovery discs contains a Windows image made by Toshiba for your laptop/computer. That image is restored when you use these Recovery discs to recover the system to its default settings.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:49 AM

The working framework isn't care for a record or something u can simply discover in your reports. The os i like a beautiful interface that u use to deal with every one of the projects and records. 
 
For instance if u ever known about windows. windows is an os. They have diverse ones tho like windows 98, windows xp, windows vista, and windows 7. 
 
When you turn on your PC ordinarily u see a windows logo in a dark foundation stacking. That is the os stacking and getting prepared so u can utilize the PC. 
 
I trust i helped and don't stress you will show signs of improvement at learning thing about PCs.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:22 AM

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