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Windows 8.1 Recovery - Could not find recovery environment

  1. #201


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    active

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  2. #202


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    active
    When I purchased the laptop it was preinstalled with windows 8 and recovery then I format the whole harddisk and install the pirated copy of windows . Now I came to know that original embedded key can be used for original Installation. Do you think that marking the partition 1 as active will solve the windows 10 upgrade problem?
    Last edited by bilal546; 09 Nov 2015 at 12:35.
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  3. #203


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    active
    I marked the partition 1 as active just like you said.
    now can i upgrade it to windows 10 ?
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  4. #204


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    active
    help please
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  5. #205


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You can try...

    download the windows 10 ISO > Tech Bench

    Mount the ISO and then run setup.exe within your current windows 8.1 host OS
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  6. #206


    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    You can try...

    download the windows 10 ISO > Tech Bench

    Mount the ISO and then run setup.exe within your current windows 8.1 host OS
    mount the iso on what ?
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  7. #207


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    please help


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    active
    I have a problem please.

    I have a Windows 8.1 laptop HP. But i upgrade with a clean install to Windows 10. After some time i decide to go back to my FACTORY Windows 8.1 and i had success with the HP recovery tool (F11).
    But with my new Windows 8.1 i had too many partitions and i decide to delete the "unnecessary" but it finished accidentally to delete all the partitions (also Windows partiton, system reserved, winre) except the OEM RECOVERY 17gb.
    Now i'm on a Windows 8,1 that i have downloaded from a Microsoft, but i want to go back to MY factory Windows 8.1. And when now i'm entering in the recovery there is no HP recovery tool, or when i choose restore system to factory it says; please insert media"

    i'attached a different screenshots if could help.
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  8. #208


    Posts : 3
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

    1 Partition and think i need more


    Hello Group!

    I have a similar problem but with a bit of a twist than the others that have posted here so far. i also am having trouble updating to windows 10 from windows 7 ultimate 32 bit sp1 and after reading thru all the post here have came to the conclusion that i have an incorrectly partitioned hard drive that is preventing the upgrade.

    After running DISKPART and finding out that i have only 1 partition on my hard drive (as shown in image), can i use one of the partitioning tools like minitool or AOMEI to resize the current partition and move it over to create the other needed partitions and to put them into the proper order, And if so how many partitions and what sizes would i need to create and what ID's and GPT Attributes would i use for a NON OEM built computer and what would be the correct procedure to do this?

    Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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  9. #209


    Posts : 1
    WIN8.1


    Hi All,
    A lot of extremely useful information. I have similar problem with my WIN, and I have already repaired a lot of points, especially with proper settings.But unfortunately, I still can not refresh/reset my windows. Could you give me some more tips? Below you can find my actual situation:
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  10. #210


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Tip   Tip
    Here is another example of the damaged partition type.

    Partition 1 - System (500 MB)
    Partition 2 - OEM (40 MB) - Note: This Dell OEM partition type is ok.
    Partition 3 - Reserved (128 MB)
    Partition 4 - OEM (2048 MB) - This partition type should be Recovery (not OEM).
    Partition 5 - Primary (363 GB)
    Partition 6 - Primary (556 GB)
    Partition 7 - OEM (9 GB) - This partition type should be Recovery (not OEM).

    Attachment 64958


    How to fix the error message: "Could not find the recovery environment", if the ID for the recovery partition type is incorrectly set to OEM or Primary.

    - You need to manually select the partition and change the partition ID.

    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition

    select partition # Note: Select the Windows RE tools partition.
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac

    select partition # Note: Select the 350 MB or 450 MB Windows RE tools partition (if you have this partition).
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac

    select partition # Note: Select the Recovery image partition.
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac

    list partition
    exit

    Tip   Tip
    If you want, you can also run the following command after the each SET ID command.

    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001

    "Prevent end users from removing partitions by using Windows Disk Management tools."


    Attachment 52934

    Run reagentc /info (see also screenshot below).

    Code:
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration Information:
     
    Windows RE status:         Enabled
    Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition7\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 3f1aab21-5d18-11e3-9e3c-b4f57e9d9da7
    Recovery image location:   \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition8\OKRbackup\factory
    Recovery image index:      1
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index:        0
     
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
    Attachment 52935

    Now the Refresh and Reset should work (see screenshot below).

    Attachment 52936

    Hi all. Having some problems with my laptop - want to factory reset but "could not find recovery environment". Followed the steps above related to diskpart, but this is how my disk 0 reads:

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    How can I go about fixing this issue to allow me to reset my laptop to factory settings? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated
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