Windows 10: Lost boot disk for disk image of 10 Professional. Solved

  1.    26 Nov 2016 #1

    Lost boot disk for disk image of 10 Professional.


    I had Windows 10 Professional on my computer which crashed when I was burning a video a couple of weeks ago. The only way to get up and running again was to go to my original Windows 7 disk that I purchased when I got this computer then upgraded to 7 Professional. I had a disk image of the 10 Professional OS, but lost the boot disk that was made in Macrium Reflect when I did the image. How can I make another boot disk that would work? I can't seem to get the image to work from the external Hdd but need a boot disk to use at startup.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       26 Nov 2016 #2

    oldyeller38 said: View Post
    I had Windows 10 Professional on my computer which crashed... The only way to get up and running again was to go to my original Windows 7 disk that I purchased when I got this computer then upgraded to 7 Professional.
    That wasn't the only way, another would have been to do a clean install of Windows 10 Professional. Perhaps you didn't have the install media and no other PC to download it.

    You do now (a working Win7) so I would download the iso or make USB install media for Windows 10. Do a clean install (you already have a digital licence, so skip the part where it asks for a key, it should activate automatically). Then you can install Macrium Reflect in order to make its boot disk. Finally, use the new boot disk to restore your image.
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Nov 2016 #3

    If you have already installed Windows 7 and only thing you want to do is to restore a Macrium system image, you can simply install Macrium Reflect on your current system, create the boot / rescue disk and restore your image to get back to Windows 10.

    See this tutorial for instructions: Macrium Reflect - Backup Restore - Windows 10 Forums. Part One shows how to install it, Part Two how to create the rescue media, and Part Five how to restore your backup.

    Kari
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  4.    30 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks to all


    I want to express a huge THANK YOU to all that helped & gave suggestions as how best to get back to my 10 Pro OS from a few month's ago. Now I need to start a new thread.
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