Windows 10: Dual Boot 10 and 8.1 massacre Solved

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  1.    17 Mar 2016 #31

    Good help here, guys!

    Just wondering; why not leave the W8 OS there?

    edit boot timer as per @f14tomcat, then press and hold Shift while clicking Restart if you ever want to visit the 8.1 partition.
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #32

    Right on. It worked. So onto that next post?
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  3.    17 Mar 2016 #33

    Edwin said: View Post
    Good help here, guys!


    Just wondering; why not leave the W8 OS there?
    Yes they saved me.

    I was honestly just trying it out to see if it would work. Just like learning stuff. I'll probably replace it with Ubuntu or Mint. Just for a different perspective. My goal is to finish my own build, and then put either the 8.1 and update to 10. Or Linux if i can get all of the software i need (blu ray ripping/encoding, my library for PLEX) up and running.
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  4.    17 Mar 2016 #34

    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    Right on. It worked. So onto that next post?
    As long as you are booting into Windows 10 now satisfactory, you can do what you want with the Windows 8 partition. Just make sure to not touch the first "System" partition on the disk!

    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    Yes they saved me.
    You're the one who started it all by suggesting using your Windows 8 USB flash drive to install Windows 8 on the extra partition! I would suggest at a minimum you make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. A DVD or USB flash drive of Kyhi's recovery disc is not a bad thing to have available either.
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  5.    17 Mar 2016 #35

    All is right in the world...

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    And i may have thought of the method, but i would've been lost after that... So thank you. I was honestly expecting the worst. It happened last night and i definitely lost some sleep. Ha..

    Yes i want to do a complete backup of my PC. I had attempted it before messing with it, but it just stayed at the same progress for hours, so i gave up. Then i made the system image real quick. I'll do a Win 10 also if i need to. And i'll put that onto a DVD.
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       17 Mar 2016 #36

    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    All is right in the world...

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    And i may have thought of the method, but i would've been lost after that... So thank you. I was honestly expecting the worst. It happened last night and i definitely lost some sleep. Ha..

    Yes i want to do a complete backup of my PC. I had attempted it before messing with it, but it just stayed at the same progress for hours, so i gave up. Then i made the system image real quick. I'll do a Win 10 also if i need to. And i'll put that onto a DVD.
    Get yourself the free version of Macrium Reflect, you won't regret it. Macrium Reflect Free
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #37

    I will right now. Thanks bud.
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       17 Mar 2016 #38

    From post #18
    ModestMice21 said: View Post
    Attachment 69924That's what I'm working with. But now delete and format are available. But like I said I went ahead and started the installation.
    Remember that when you are here, on this screen, you are in a running WinPE system, so all you need to do is press Shift+F10 for a command prompt, and diskpart, taskmgr, notepad, bcdboot etc., are potentially available to you if you know how to use them. Taskmanager will allow you to browse through your disks to find and run other programs you may have installed to help you.

    As an example, although Windows File Explorer is not available, if you have 7-Zip in Program Files you can run the 7-Zip file manager to navigate around your system, and execute files from there. Maybe other portable files on your system may be accessible to get you out of trouble.
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  •    17 Mar 2016 #39

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    From post #18

    Remember that when you are here, on this screen, you are in a running WinPE system, so all you need to do is press Shift+F10 for a command prompt, and diskpart, taskmgr, notepad, bcdboot etc., are potentially available to you if you know how to use them. Taskmanager will allow you to browse through your disks to find and run other programs you may have installed to help you.

    As an example, although Windows File Explorer is not available, if you have 7-Zip in Program Files you can run the 7-Zip file manager to navigate around your system, and execute files from there. Maybe other portable files on your system may be accessible to get you out of trouble.

    I've gotten use to the terminal in Linux, but haven't messed with that sort of thing in Windows. I'll definitely look into learning more about that and Run.
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