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    Exclamation how can i get windows 7 back after installing backtarck 5r3 ?

    hello, i have a problem ... i had windows 7 than i installed backtrack 5r3 into a cd. when i was using backtrack i installed it to do a dual boot... when i restarted my pc it didn't give me an option, it when right into backtrack ... i lost my windows 7 . is there a way that i can restore my pc so i can get windows 7 back?

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    Default Re: how can i get windows 7 back after installing backtarck 5r3 ?

    Do not worry my friend..Your Windows 7 is still there..

    Do this: when you are in BT5, open up a terminal and type this:
    1. os-prober (it will start reading the partitions available in the hard drive, you will see that WIn7 NTFS partition appears along with BT5..
    2. update-grub (It will read os-prober and update the OS it found in the HDD, so next boot you will have your Win7 in the grub2 menu)

    Then just reboot and the next time, in the Grub2 menu you will see all OS in HDD, in your case, Win7.

    Luck..

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    Default Re: how can i get windows 7 back after installing backtarck 5r3 ?

    try putting your Window CD back in.
    You need to access a command prompt option, then
    you want to type:
    bootrec/fixmbr

    I then installed the VMware,
    loaded BT5R3
    but to pick up wifi I used an external/USB so there would be no conflict with Win7 (host).
    What is nice is I can browse in both systems at the same time.

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    Default Re: how can i get windows 7 back after installing backtarck 5r3 ?

    another option is to type in terminal

    apt-get install startupmanager

    then go to system>administrator>startup-manager to adjust settings. Mine is set to default boot windows 7 with a 5 sec delay window to choose to boot backtrack

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