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Need to recover windows 8 from windows 10 Help!

  1. #91


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes I think it's fine to have them both plugged in at the same time. You need the portable hard drive plugged in to show Windows where the WindowsImageBackup is located.

    Boot your comuter from the flash drive, go into Advanced Options, then System Image Backup. Hopefully Windows will automatically find WindowsImageBackup. If it does not, you have to show Windows where it is located.

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  2. #92


    Okay here is my confusion, when I boot up I do it with the shift key, if I have two things plugged in at the same time wont it chose one or the other? How do I boot? P.S did you see my above post and picture.
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  3. #93


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Clearly you need to take the PC to a computer repair shop....

    Gotta give Trustme major props...
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  4. #94


    Yes he is awesome!
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  5. #95


    Yes he is awesome! He has been so patient. I am so grateful...
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  6. #96


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    Startup Repair is not right. Did you get to the Advanced Options screen? I believe the first screen is this



    Next click on Troubleshoot, on the next screen click on Advanced Options, then System Image Recovery
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  7. #97


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried to post a picture but it didn't work. How do you do that? I'll have to read.
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  8. #98


    Yes I did that it keeps telling me I need to put the recovery disk in.. So what I think I will do is boot and download windows 8 and then try and do the system image recovery. What do you think?
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  9. #99


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    I'm not sure I follow you. You have to boot from the flash drive because Windows needs to format your hard drive. That's why you were getting that message when you tried holding down the shift key and rebooting.

    When it's asking for the recovery disk, does Windows give you the option to browse to your portable hard drive, and then where the WindowsImageBackup is located?
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  10. #100


    Here is a pic of what advanced options given to me. I clicked in System image Recovery step 1pic step 2 picture it reads external hard drive, I click it step 3 and it shows me the fallow pic. Then I am stuck and can go no further.
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