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operating system not found, and further problems

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 x64

    operating system not found, and further problems

    A friends laptop (sony vaio) with 8.1 installed, started giving the error operating system not found when trying to boot.
    I tried a sytem refresh with my windows 8.1 disc and it would boot from disc.
    After the system refresh it has gone back to windows 8 not windows 8.1
    Im assuming that it still can't find the windows 8.1 operating system.

    Sorry for the lack of clarity but I forget the exact steps I tried before getting totally confused. Im assuming it might be a partition problem as its working fine on windows 8.

    How do i get it to find the 8.1 os?

    Let me know if there is any information i can provide to help get to the bottom of this.

    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  2. #2

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    most likely the laptop came with windows 8 and not 8.1
    or the disk you used was windows 8 and not 8.1

    just reinstall windows 8.1
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  3. #3

    How do i get it to find the 8.1 os?
    You don't -- it's gone. You erased it when you did the system refresh. As indicated, you will need to do a clean install to get 8.1 back.
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