Wiped out Win 7 and won't boot

Hosea

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Used EasyBCD to copy boot info to main partition so could install Windows 10. When attempting to ainstall Win 10, computer went crazy, wiped out 9 years of apps and data, and will no longer boot. Win 7 recovery disk does not work. Neosmart's Larry referred me to here. Guidance anyone?
 

Ex_Brit

Older but no wiser
Staff member
Best go to email Support in this case. Larry should know more than we peers do.
easyre@neosmart.net
 

Ex_Brit

Older but no wiser
Staff member
On second thoughts, from the way I understand what you wrote. You failed to first create a new partition for Windows 10 to be installed on so it overwrote your Windows 7 completely. If you told the installer to clean the drive first and then install your stuff will be wiped. your missing files and folders should be in a folder created on your hard drive labelled Windows Old, unless you wiped the disk, then they are lost.
There are companies out there that can retrieve stuff from a hard drive after wiping,, but they're very expensive.
You didn't mention whether or now Windows 10 installation media is the full OS or a repair disk. If the latter then that's wrong media. You do the free upgrade offered by Microsoft using their method.
If you wanted 2 OS's, 7 and 10 then you would have had to make a new partition for it using Windows 7 Disk Management tool.
Then installed on that separate partition.
As long as you haven't deleted anything you can reverse the upgrade.
Your missing files and folders should be in a folder created on your hard drive labelled Windows Old, unless you wiped the disk, then they are lost.
 
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