Windows 10: How does Windows boot to advanced recovery option e.g. command prompt? Solved

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #41

    Thanks.. good to hear. I've yet to pluck up courage (or be bothered enough??) to try again, having been busy with other things. I intend to follow my usual policy of not upgrading
    a. Until Aeroglass is compatible
    b. The first major update has been released...
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #42

    Thanks.. good to hear. I've yet to pluck up courage (or be bothered enough??) to try again, having been busy with other things. I intend to follow my usual policy of not upgrading
    a. Until Aeroglass is compatible
    b. The first major update has been released...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    4 Weeks Ago #43

    Bree said: View Post
    Remembering your problems, I tested advanced recovery after upgrading to Fall Creators Update. All working in 1709 as it was in 1703 (and 1607 before that).
    Have you looked to see how many recovery partitions you have now?
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  4. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #44

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Have you looked to see how many recovery partitions you have now?
    It's an MBR system, so the same four it had since it was an OEM Win7 machine. The recover partition after the initial free upgrade to 10240 was 845MB, and has remained that size through all subsequent upgrades.

    My test machine is also MBR. As I mentioned in post #16 all four partitions were already used for other things when I upgraded it to Win10. It has no recovery partition, rather the upgrade put a protected/hidden recovery folder on the C: drive instead - has the same files and does the same job as a recovery partition. That too upgraded successfully to 1709.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #45

    Solved when I discovered the CU viewed my SSD as Disk 1, whereas the AU viewed it as Disk 0. Quite unexpected.

    I clean installed the AU and replaced the Windows partition with that from my CU build.

    Thanks to great efforts by all!
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  6. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       3 Weeks Ago #46

    Great news!

    I hate unsolved mysteries, especially in IT.
    Even if you can find a 'cure', you can't trust the fix until you know the cause.
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