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Repair install after network card change

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    Windows 8 Pro x64, Ubuntu 12.10, x64

    Repair install after network card change


    I just changed the wifi card in my laptop and forgot to back it up first. After changing it it failed to boot because of a recent hardware change. I downloaded a copy of windows 8 pro to attempt to do a repair install, and did the automatic repair option but it failed to do it. Is there a way I can get my system to boot without reinstalling the OS?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How to do a Automatic Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
    I just changed the wifi card in my laptop and forgot to back it up first. After changing it it failed to boot because of a recent hardware change. I downloaded a copy of windows 8 pro to attempt to do a repair install, and did the automatic repair option but it failed to do it. Is there a way I can get my system to boot without reinstalling the OS?
    Put the old card back in at least temporarily.

    FWIW, repair install probably does not work on Win8. If you run the installer from within Win8, I think the most that can be done is a reset or a refresh.
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Repair install after network card change
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