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Need to recover windows 8 from windows 10 Help!

  1. #61


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You have to boot from the setup media - remove every partition - and allow windows to install to the unallocated space...

    If you had done a clean install, you would not have all those extra partitions...

    you can also install windows 8.1 (link provided in post 56)

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  2. #62


    I did do clean installs four of them just as the instructions told me. Where in the world did I go wrong? Okay thanks
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  3. #63


    Hey I found the backup file in my external hard drive. I will post pictures I know this is this is the right one... Please have a look at it.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    That looks like a system image you made with Windows. The WindowsImageBackup is the one to point to when it asks where the image is located. Here are some YouTube videos on how to restore the image you have. Watch a few of them to get fimilar with the process.

    https://m.youtube.com/results?q=rest...ndows%208&sm=3

    You are going to need to know how to boot into Advanced Options. You you know how?
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  5. #65


    I watched them and tried once it was asking if I wanted to make a recovery before I could go forward when I went to do that with a flash drive it took me to bios I was not sure what to do from there. Any ideas?
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  6. #66


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    Follow this guide to get into Advanced Options. Right click the Start Button, hold down the shift key, click on Restart. On the first screen click on Troubleshoot, on the second screen click on Advanced Options. On the third screen click on System Image Recovery. Then follow the on screen prompts.

    Here is a guide to follow.

    Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 or 10 Boot Options Menu
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  7. #67


    Yes I did that and that is when it did everything but then it told me I had to make some recovery. I will try it again and will take a picture to show you.
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  8. #68


    When I did the above this is what I got after I hit system image recovery, then it shows me my external drive I click on that it shows me to create a disc, When I clocked on creating this disc it would take me back to the first page when I started. Weird. Why can't things go smooth argh!
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  9. #69


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    I've been searching the Internet for a solution to your problem. So far I have not come up with a solid answer. One person said he keep trying and eventually it worked. I'll keep searching but I think you should start a new thread with this new problem. Maybe someone will jump in with the answer.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 Pro


    I've been thinking about it and there is one thing you can try if your up to it. Since the oem recovery partition is trashed anyway, do a true clean install and then try the System Image Recovery again. Let me know if you want to try or just start a new thread.
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