Clean Install then Recover Backup?


  1. Posts : 27
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    Clean Install then Recover Backup?


    Long story sort I kind of messed up my GPT partition table. I have backed up an image of my Boot partition only (C:\) and not any other partitions such as bootloader etc...

    So my question is, would I be able to start all over, re-format the drive from Win10 installation media and do a clean install, then paste my backup onto just the boot partition leaving everything else in tact? I know how to rebuild the bootsector in case I can't boot.

    Is this going to work?

    Edit: Wasn't sure if this should go here on into the Install section, mods feel free to move it if needed.
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    It should work, after you rebuild the BCD to point to the GUID of the operating system partition which will change when you restore the backup.
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  3. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    NavyLCDR said:
    It should work, after you rebuild the BCD to point to the GUID of the operating system partition which will change when you restore the backup.
    Thanks for your answer. It worked perfectly and it even run an "automatic repair" on its own and fixed the BCD itself!
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