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Revert back to windows.old Windows 8.1 only for 1 thing

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    my bad = bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes

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  2. #12


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Guys im here to share some amazing news with you. And im tearing up because I was kind of hopeless. I thought id never get back all those cherished memories in videos and pictures. It is solved.

    The issue which caused the error in the previous post was while having copied all the files (like KYHI told me) from windows.old to the root of the drive, the personal settings in the documents and settings folder were misplaced. It was strange, I had just basically copied all things back to the root folder like KYHI told me to do before doing the commands in CMD, but the OS wasnt loading the original account data in documents and settings.

    This was because it didnt load the documents and settings folder, but another folder instead. It was loading a newly made folder from scratch called "users" in the same root directory. So when I went back and looking at everything, I was like. How is it that I have 2 folders with different names but with the same accounts. Having explored them it seemed only 1 of the 2 folders had my actual data. The other one was empty and was likely forcfully made when booting up the OS.

    I again loaded up Bootable Custom Windows 8.1 Recovery Environment, and copied all the files from documents and settings to users when I noted this, and voila. All my files are now allowed to be decrypted.

    The OS is operating as if I never changed it. No errors, no bugs. Everything is working fine. If anyone else, sometime gets in the same situation, I hope that person can find this thread and know it is possible to get back a previous OS. And decrypt files if nescesary.

    Guys I wanna thank you all for your help even just the little bit of it. I wanna thank KYHI for giving me that strong push in the right direction. I feel like my life has veen saved today. Please show me in what way I can show my gratitude. I would love to be able to donate or whatever if possible. Thanks a million to you great guys. THanks a lot. 50gb of files and memories have just been restored. Feeling very well again.


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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Just try to help others, when you can.. That is how we pay it forward..

    Very glad it all worked out for you...
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    Thanks man. I probably wont be much of help but ill visit and look around sometimes.
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