1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       08 Sep 2016 #1

    Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

    I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

    I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,589
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       08 Sep 2016 #2

    1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

    See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

    2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

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  3. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       08 Sep 2016 #3

    The partition was deleted long time ago because I accidentally overwritten the partition. I guess recovering the partition would be useless now...
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       08 Sep 2016 #4

    Plus, when I try to boot from windows 10 iso, there is no more 'reset this pc' option (like it used to be....) or probably I overlooked it
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,589
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       08 Sep 2016 #5

    One option is this:
    1. Create full disk images e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage
    (Everyone should use disk imaging to recover from disk corruption, failure & replacement, unbootable PC, user mistakes routinely- highly recommended here).

    2. Wipe your disk and clean install Windows (same version)

    3. Replace the Windows partition with that from your disk image

    4. Run startup repair.
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