Windows 10: Win 10 had a problem so I did a recovery.

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  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    Win 10 had a problem so I did a recovery.


    I was sent back to my Windows 7 original OS. I made a back up DVD. Now I need to access the backup files but can't. I figured I could reinstall my Windows 10 upgrade and access the files. I can't find out how to reinstall Win 10. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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  2.    18 Aug 2015 #2

    Did you make an image backup of Windows 10 before you did the recovery?
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    It asked if I wanted to do a backup and I did. Went to a DVD.
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4

    irishman1952 said: View Post
    It asked if I wanted to do a backup and I did. Went to a DVD.
    If you did an image backup you should have been given a chance to create a recovery disk to boot from. Did you do that?
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       18 Aug 2015 #5

    irishman1952 said: View Post
    It asked if I wanted to do a backup and I did. Went to a DVD.
    To restore your computer from backup:
    • Reboot your computer via your Windows 10 installation media.
    • During the Windows Setup, click Next, then click the Repair your computer link in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    • Click on Troubleshoot and then click Advanced options
    • Select System Image Recovery.
    • Select the target operating system you want to recover
    • Click Next and Finish.


    Edit: If you have not already done so, you will need to use the MS Media Creation Tool to create the necessary installation media. Instructions are in the link below:
    How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
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  6.    18 Aug 2015 #6

    Since you've already upgrade to Win 10, if you like you can do a clean install with the Media Creation Tool. Or do an in-place upgrade after installing from the backup, if there are issues with the backup that need to be fixed.
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #7

    Looey said: View Post
    If you did an image backup you should have been given a chance to create a recovery disk to boot from. Did you do that?
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    Windows 10 will not create a repair disk-fails with error 0x80070057. In a chat with MS support, I was told that the image disk is bootable and no repair disk is needed. I don,t believe it. Is this true?
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #8

    ldav2k9 said: View Post
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    Windows 10 will not create a repair disk-fails with error 0x80070057. In a chat with MS support, I was told that the image disk is bootable and no repair disk is needed. I don,t believe it. Is this true?
    When I create an image backup on Windows 10 I am asked if I want to created a bootable disk to restore the backup with. If you can't boot then you would need a bootable disk. In Windows 8.1 you could boot from the installation disk and do a repair from there.
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #9

    Looey said: View Post
    In Windows 8.1 you could boot from the installation disk and do a repair from there.
    Same in Win 10...
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  10.    18 Aug 2015 #10

    add to messsage


    I received my windows 10 as a free upgrade to 8.1 so I don't have an installation disk. I guess that to find a bootable capable disk, I am going to have to go outside Microsoft and Windows. I hate to do that because they are always full of malware and unwanted crap apps. I do have a disk with bootable DOS on it (believe it or not), maybe that will work if the image disk has a setup file

    ADDED: Please understand that Windows 10 will not create a bootable repair disk--I fails with error0x80070057--this is what started this thread originaly
    Last edited by ldav2k9; 18 Aug 2015 at 17:24. Reason: add
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