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  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


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    There will be a lot of files in there.

    You should find boot.wim and install.wim amongst them.

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  2. #12


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    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    all i have is boot.wim and winre.wim
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  3. #13


    Posts : 16
    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    i just did a search for .wim, lol easiest way.. the first time i think i was in the recovery folder when i did the search so nothing came up, but the second time i got the boot.wim and winre.wim
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That's awkward.

    I think they must be using a proprietary filetype.

    Sony might be using .sny.

    If there are several, it is possible to stitch them together after changing the headers, but it is a hassle.

    Another possibility is to change the bcd entry and get the thing to boot straight into the recov partition., with luck the factory recov will start up.

    Complicated on an efi system.
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  5. #15


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Check your pm in user control panel.
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  6. #16


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    It just crossed my mind - you may be able to install grub2 again and see if it adds the win re tools partition to the grub boot menu.

    If it does, you can then try and boot into that.

    Have you got bootrepair and grub customizer on your linux boot media ? ( I am assuming that is ubuntu 12.10 x64 live cd )

    If it's not there, you can install into your live session

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
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  7. #17


    Posts : 16
    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It just crossed my mind - you may be able to install grub2 again and see if it adds the win re tools partition to the grub boot menu.

    If it does, you can then try and boot into that.

    Have you got bootrepair and grub customizer on your linux boot media ? ( I am assuming that is ubuntu 12.10 x64 live cd )

    If it's not there, you can install into your live session

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair

    this was the very first thing i tried lol, i'm checkin out the pm now, get back to you tomorrow.. thanks for your help brotha
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  8. #18


    thank you so much it worked with me
    pleas contact me soon
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