Windows 10: ThinkPad Yoga Creators Edition won't boot, won't restore, won't reset.

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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       17 Jun 2017 #21

    tannalein said: View Post
    Yeah, I doubt there's anything other for me to do than a clean install, but at this point, I'd really like to figure out how things work. I haven't had to resurrect an OS since Windows 7, and I'm finding out that a lot of stuff has changed since then. I've learned a lot in the last few days, and it would bug me if I didn't figure this out. Crazy, I know.
    I'd like to know too, but I'm not sure all you've done at this point. I'll keep an eye out if you need further help.
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  2.    17 Jun 2017 #22

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Well, rescue disks are money maker for them. Computers/pads/phones is a highly competitive, toxic market. i.e. That recovery partition has extra software on it that Lenovo gets money for.
    It's still a dick move. As good as the laptop is, it's still overpriced. One would expect better service for the money.

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Do you have Windows 8 keys by any chance?
    I've checked on the MS site, and according to the FAQ, I shouldn't need a key, since they have my hardware ID I should be able to simply install Windows 10, as long as it's on this hardware. We'll see how that turns out.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       17 Jun 2017 #23

    At the risk of being redundant, as much as you want to figure out what happened, to learn as you put it, a clean install certainly appears to be the best alternative. Just FYI for you....after a clean install, you will not need that Lenovo Recovery partition, it will be worthless.
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  4.    17 Jun 2017 #24

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I'd like to know too, but I'm not sure all you've done at this point. I'll keep an eye out if you need further help.
    I'll probably just reinstall in the morning. But I'm pretty sure it has to do with the BCD and/or ReAgent settings, I just don't know what they should be.
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  5. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       17 Jun 2017 #25

    tannalein said: View Post
    I'll probably just reinstall in the morning. But I'm pretty sure it has to do with the BCD and/or ReAgent settings, I just don't know what they should be.
    That previous link I gave you includes another link all about the recovery environment.

    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) How-to Topics

    I'll be reading as well.
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  6. Posts : 37,567
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       17 Jun 2017 #26

    While I'm thinking of it, make sure you update your BIOS before and drivers shortly after installing 10. I'm thinking that's what started this whole mess with BSODs.

    This page I would think you’d get them using the “Component picker”:

    Error

    I'm also learning how to create customized install disk with hardware-specific drivers using this tutorial:

    Customize Windows 10 Image in Audit Mode with Sysprep Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    And this:

    Add Device Drivers to Windows During Windows Setup | Microsoft Docs

    That's if you're interested of course.
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  7. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       18 Jun 2017 #27

    This thread has been moved to the BSOD section. Hopefully @axe0 or one of the other BSOD guys will take a look. @tannalein, please look at and follow the BSOD Posting Instructions. The BSOD members will need that information.
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