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  1. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64
       3 Weeks Ago #1

    Factory Image Restore Option Missing After BCDEDIT Windows 10 Home 64


    As the title suggest, I no longer see the option "Factory Image Restore" in the Advanced Boot Windows 10.

    Laptop
    Dell Inspiron 7559
    Processor: 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor 2.6GHz
    Memorry: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GB x 1)
    Graphic Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M, 4GB GDDR5 video memory

    Back Story


    1. Two days ago I tried to install hackintosh on the laptop while Windows 10 Home is intact. I installed it in a different partition on the same harddrive. So the Windows was at C and the Mac OS Sierra was at E while D is used for data storage.
    2. In the process of installation, I press F4 while highlighting the Mac OS installation and then tried to boot it. But I couldn't boot it. The hackintosh failed.
    3. I gave up, and then boot from the Windows 10 but it also failed. It showed that there is no bootable device.
    4. I made a usb bootable windows 10 to recover the bcd using the command prompt option in the installation but it still failed to boot.
    5. I ended up installing the new windows 10 on the E drive (wiping out the failed hackintosh). After doing this, I succeeded.
    6. I am able to boot to the new windows as well as the old windows.


    To keep things clean, I want to do a factory image restore. The problem is that because I used bcdedit before (see 4), I couldn't find the option to do the factory image restore.

    I read online that I can fix the bcd using the visual bcd editor. I have no clue how to use it.

    Here's a screenshot of the bcd visual editor on my computer.

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    I wanted to be able to do a factory image restore.

    How can I do this using BCD Visual Editor?

    Thanks in advanced.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Please post a screenshot of disk manage, and please expand (widen) the columns so we can see all the info in the columns:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

    Also, right click on the start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin) and run the following command:

    reagentc /info

    Example:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    
        Windows RE status:         Enabled
        Windows RE location:       \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
        Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: fcaab80d-8717-11e6-843d-aa73efa5da58
        Recovery image location:
        Recovery image index:      0
        Custom image location:
        Custom image index:        0
    
    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.
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  3. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64
       3 Weeks Ago #3

    Hi Navy,

    Thank you for replying.

    Here is the screenshot of my Disk Management

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    and here's the reagentc

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It shown as disabled

    Thank you in advanced.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    This is what I would do, it it were me. Read my quote in the middle of the OP here:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Replace the boot.wim file on your Windows 10 installation USB flash drive with boot.wim from Kyhi's recovery tools. Boot the computer from that into Kyhi's recovery tools. There is a partition wizard program included in Kyhi's recovery tools, can't remember exactly which one at the moment. Use the partitioning program to delete the last two partitions on the hard drive. Move your data partition to the end of the hard drive (and you can resize it then too, if you want). Delete all the partitions on the hard drive in front of the data partition. Run setup.exe on the USB flash drive from within Kyhi's recovery tools and do a clean install of Windows 10 to the unallocated space that will be in front of your data partition.

    The other alternative you have is to find the WindowsRE image which will be winre.wim and the system restore image (probably install.wim) if it exists and then use reagentc commands to set the locations to the winre.wim and install.wim. You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard free to explore the partitions on your hard drive which will explore that last partition that does not have a drive letter and will also display the hidden and system folders on any partition. winre.wim is probably in a hidden system folder.
    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

    That second alternative is complicated, and not 100% guaranteed to work. I would cleanup the hard drive by deleting all partitions except for the data partition and move the data partition to the end of the hard drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    Will I get the factory image from Dell out of this?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    dsar said: View Post
    Will I get the factory image from Dell out of this?
    If you do the second complicated alternative you might. If you do happen to find the factory recovery image, there might be multiple indexes in the image and you will have to figure out which index is the correct one. Index 1 might be for Pro, index 2 might be for Home, for example. Once you mess up the marker to the factory recovery image, it's pretty difficult to restore, and there is no guarantee the factory restore image can even be used by Windows 10.
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  7. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64
       3 Weeks Ago #7

    Oh my .. hmmm

    I appreciate your help guru, I'm just going to order the recovery from dell.

    Thank you very much
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  8. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    dsar said: View Post
    Oh my .. hmmm

    I appreciate your help guru, I'm just going to order the recovery from dell.

    Thank you very much
    If a clean install is working and all the hardware has drivers, why waste the money on purchasing the recovery from Dell? And if the computer came with Windows 7 or 8, you should be able to reinstall Windows 7 or 8 and download all the rest of the factory software from Dell's website? That's what I just did with a laptop I restored for a friend. It came with Windows 7, so I just re-installed Windows 7, downloaded the driver files from HP's website and was 100% functional.
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  9. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Home 64
       3 Weeks Ago #9

    Hi again

    My Laptop came with Windows 10 Home x64. To be honest with you this is the first time I have an original Windows 10 product key. In the past I normally just use a loader to activate my Windows.

    If I do a clean install, do you think the product is still genuine?
    How do I retreive my product key?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  10. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,352
    Windows 10 Pro
       3 Weeks Ago #10

    dsar said: View Post
    Hi again

    My Laptop came with Windows 10 Home x64. To be honest with you this is the first time I have an original Windows 10 product key. In the past I normally just use a loader to activate my Windows.

    If I do a clean install, do you think the product is still genuine?
    How do I retreive my product key?
    The product key will be stored in UEFI. You can view it with Showkey Plus from this forum:
    ShowKeyPlus - Windows 10 Forums

    As long as you install the proper edition of Windows 10 (Plain Windows 10, Single Language Edition of Windows 10, or "K" edition of Windows 10), during installation it will retrieve the product key from UEFI, install Home automatically, and activate automatically. And it will be 100% genuine.
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