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Question about usb recovery disks

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1

    Question about usb recovery disks

    Hi my pc has recently decided to not cooperate and wont boot without help, it wants me to either refresh my pc or reset it.
    So I tired refreshing it so I don't lose all my data and files, but that wouldn't work.
    Anyway I have made a usb flash drive recovery disk from my other netbook, if I use that to recover my pc will I lose all my data?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Yes it is possible.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    it will refresh it to the settings of your other PC - not really what you want to do

    If you can get into your PC - start backing up or coping your saved files..
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  4. #4

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    windows 8.1

    Im not I can get into it. Would a windows 8 installation cd do the trick?
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  5. #5

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    Windows 10

    Quote from this post:

    Do not delete the partitions on your hard drive, if you have important files on your hard drive and you will not be able to backup your important files.

    - Select the partition on which Windows is installed (see screenshot below).
    - Click on the "Next" button.

    - You will receive the following message (see screenshot below): If the partition you've chosen contains files from a previous Windows installation, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You'll be able to access Windows.old, but you won't be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    - Click on the "OK" button.
    - The installation of Windows will begin.

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