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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK -And I DONT restore the BAK keys either, right? I think that was the problem, all there were were BAK keys, no real ones.

    So I guess I just log out of Admin and try the account now?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Correct. You wouldn't want to restore that either since it could corrupt the account.

    Yep, it'll be time to see if you are able to sign in to the account again now. Fingers crossed.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It's like a WHOLE NEW MACHINE! As David Carradine said, "You're the man" (actually he said I'm the man but we'll let that slide)

    Actually your guide was easy to follow once I read it through, I just did it step by step. I've got this extra local account now, I don't know if it works or not. My User folder was 120 GB! I was trying to save it onto my Media drive, but it was taking forever. Then I remembered if I just moved it to a different location, It would move almost instantly, so I did that. Then I moved each folder that was in there back separately including the AppData folders. Everything seems to be in place. And once I logged in, my Desktop Theme came back.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Jon. I'm happy to hear that all is ok now.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah your method was the best. Technet's was of course the worst. There was another one blogged by some guy, it was pretty similar to yours, but you had it explained a lot better.

    When I make my tutorials I'll copy your style. Maybe I'll make one for this, specifically for 8, because there were a few extra steps.

    Oh yah, I figured out how to get the Legacy Boot Choice and Safe Mode back, it was from a ZDnet guy. It still gives you access to the extra functions in 8 though. It's BCDedit /set {default} bootoptionsmenu legacy. I have no idea how to set it back though
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I have no idea how to set it back though

    BCDedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ah, it's bootmenupolicy, I had that wrong heh. Thanx
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