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System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mike,

    You should be able to boot from your Windows 8 installation media into the recovery options to do a "automatic repair" (startup repair) on Windows 8 if it's listed.
    Yeah, I tried that. I received the message there was nothing to repair. I could even change the default OS selection using F8 but, even afterward, I still get the old OS choice (a la Win 7) screen.

    Mind you, I can still boot either OS (Win7 Ultimate x64 or Win 8 DP 8102 x64) but I am now stuck with the old OS choice screen after changing the default selection via the Win 8 options choice.

    In the end, I suppose, it's not a big deal but I really liked the Win 8 OS choice screen.
    Ah, ok. I suppose that while you are in Windows 8, you could do use the refresh Windows 8 option that replace the Windows 7 boot manager back with the Windows 8 one.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Sep 2011 at 21:43. Reason: added quote

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ah, ok. I suppose that while you are in Windows 8, you could do use the refresh Windows 8 option that replace the Windows 7 boot manager back with the Windows 8 one.
    Thanks, Brink.

    After the Football game is over (watching on Win 7), I'll give it a try. I was wanting to stay away from a re-install as I have already extensively customized Win 8 and customized Firefox on Win 8.

    I'll be back later to update.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Crap. It wasn't worth it just to get back the Win 8 OS selection screen. I'll update more as I get set back up on Win 8.

    The "Refresh" is pretty much the same as a re-install in Win 7 over the top of the existing OS. You're left with a Windows.old which I deleted by using a SIW2 PE DVD (I couldn't delete it from Win 8 or change permissions to do so).

    Be back later, as I mentioned, to update.
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  4. #14


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    Mike,

    You should have been able to delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 8 using the same method as in Windows 7 below.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete - Windows 7 Forums
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Mike,

    You should have been able to delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 8 using the same method as in Windows 7 below.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete - Windows 7 Forums
    Hi, Brink!
    I tried that. No permissions. Access denied, yadda yadda.

    I did find an interesting item on my desktop, though, as an HTML file titled "Removed Apps.html":

    Click image for larger version

    MS is improving and my assertion the "Refresh" was the same as reinstalling Win 7 over the exisiting Win 7 OS was not entirely accurate.

    Still, the experience is the same.
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  6. #16


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    Mike,

    Here you go for next time.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Hi, Brink!

    I just saw that. I would've given you some love but I have to spread it around a bit first.

    Thanks!
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  8. #18


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    No problem mate.
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  9. #19


    There is a Recovery under control panel.
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  10. #20


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Shyam,

    There's not as many options available from Recovery in the Control Panel, but I added it just for you.
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