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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Build 10074
       01 Jun 2015 #11

    caperjack said: View Post
    not sure if you are commenting on my previous post but if you are I did not reinstall windows ,I just ran the boot /startup repair to fix the mbr
    I tried that several times with no results before I came to this site :/ Topgun's solution worked, so I'm happy.

    I forgot to pose a third question. Since I do not (I don't think I do) have a backup copy of my Windows 8.1, does this mean I am screwed when Win10 is rolled out?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,961
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       01 Jun 2015 #12

    Look at the link in my previous post #4 where you can download Windows 8.1 ISO. Put in a USB/CD then you can re-install Windows 8.1. Make sure you select correct Edition that you previously had with your Laptop so that Windows can be activated by reading the Product Key embedded in the BIOS.
    Actually it is best to do this way. A fresh clean Windows 8.1 installed without any third party Software then upgrade to Windows 10 might go smoothly without any conflict.

    @caperjack
    No, I was not commenting yours but the previous one. However, doing a boot repairr is a hit and miss and sometimes it does not work, especially when you have multiple recovery partitions.
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