Windows 10: Previous dual-boot: deleted old Win8, now Win10 won't boot Solved

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  1. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       27 May 2016 #21

    in your PIC of two GPT partitions...

    you need to shrink the windows partition 100MB
    and create an efi partition..

    create partition efi size=100 format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM"
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  2. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2016 #22

    simrick said: View Post
    Sounds good.
    AND WE'RE BACK, BABY! IT WORKS. Everything is just like I had it. Wowza. What a ride it's been. Thank you hugely for the help; the image trick was it. Now, we've got robust partitions actually made by Windows (instead of me trying to hack them together) and Win10 is right back where I wanted. You are amazing. Thank you--I really appreciate all your help.

    And, Disk Management does in fact just show 3 partitions; I think that 16 MB one is not visible or maybe it gets deleted after install.

    Here is what Disk Management shows:

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    Macrium Layout:

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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       27 May 2016 #23

    Kyhi said: View Post
    in your PIC of two GPT partitions...

    you need to shrink the windows partition 100MB
    and create an efi partition..

    create partition efi size=100 format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM"
    Oh, gosh, I just saw this! Ohhh, OK, right. Apparently, that 450MB recovery partition isn't required, so it was just this one partition missing. But, I think it has to be in front of the Windows partition and moving it, etc. sounded a bit complicated.

    But, thank you. Hopefully, when someone else makes the same mistake I did, they'll be able to see your reply first (I'll mark them both in the OP) and they can try it first, as it does sound faster.
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  4. Posts : 12,428
    W10Prox64
       27 May 2016 #24

    ikjadoon said: View Post
    AND WE'RE BACK, BABY! IT WORKS. Everything is just like I had it. Wowza. What a ride it's been. Thank you hugely for the help; the image trick was it. Now, we've got robust partitions actually made by Windows (instead of me trying to hack them together) and Win10 is right back where I wanted. You are amazing. Thank you--I really appreciate all your help.

    And, Disk Management does in fact just show 3 partitions; I think that 16 MB one is not visible or maybe it gets deleted after install.

    Here is what Disk Management shows:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	disk-management.png 
Views:	8 
Size:	87.5 KB 
ID:	82032

    Macrium Layout:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.PNG 
Views:	4 
Size:	9.4 KB 
ID:	82034

    YES! Macrium to the rescue again! So glad it's working now!

    And, Disk Management does in fact just show 3 partitions; I think that 16 MB one is not visible or maybe it gets deleted after install.
    You're right - I forgot about that....
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  5. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       27 May 2016 #25

    retest the my PE ISO download
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  6. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       28 May 2016 #26

    simrick said: View Post
    YES! Macrium to the rescue again! So glad it's working now!

    You're right - I forgot about that....
    Right? Whew; it's a major sigh of relief. I had set it all up 2 weeks ago and it took the whole weekend to get everything installed again on the 500GB. Another weekend saved--thanks again.

    Kyhi said: View Post
    retest the my PE ISO download
    The new mirrors are working perfectly, Thank you for providing such a valuable resource to the community. I want to put it on my flash drive now, haha, permanently!
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  7. Posts : 12,428
    W10Prox64
       29 May 2016 #27

    ikjadoon said: View Post
    Right? Whew; it's a major sigh of relief. I had set it all up 2 weeks ago and it took the whole weekend to get everything installed again on the 500GB. Another weekend saved--thanks again.



    The new mirrors are working perfectly, Thank you for providing such a valuable resource to the community. I want to put it on my flash drive now, haha, permanently!
    Cheers! Enjoy the weekend!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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