Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

  1. MrWhoopee's Avatar
    Posts : 49
    Windows 7
       #451

    Kyhi said:
    To GET the "F8" Boot Menu Option back in Windows 8/8.1, 10
    From an elevated command prompt type> bcdedit /set bootmenupolicy legacy
    From an elevated command prompt type> bcdedit /set displaybootmenu 1
    Bingo!
    I had missed this. Thanks so much!
    Can this be executed somehow using a BCD editor when the system won't boot?

    Hope your dad is doing well.
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,033
    Windows10
       #452

    Kyhi said:
    You can also use the Macrium Software, and select the option to Repair the Boot files

    I am not on my home PC, ( my development / test PC ) so I do not have the actual reference as to the program or options..
    For OP benefit.

    Run Macrium Reflect,

    select restore tab,

    click 'fix windows boot problems'.

    It will now list Windows install(s)

    Click next, finish and boot sectors will be rebuilt, even creating dual boot menus as appropriate.

    This facility in Macrium is basic but just works with no effort.

    Kyhi has done all the hard work putting it on the iso.

    Kyhi - hope you are ok (often people forget the stress on family).
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  3. Kyhi's Avatar
    Posts : 3,562
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #453

    Thank You C, for the program details..

    I'm doing good, got the options from the Dr. about my dad..
    Because of his health there are no GOOD options for my 80 year old dad..
    For every treatment option there is a down side or risk because of his health..
    so the only less risky option, is cemo and radiation, with the hope of destroying the cancer cells
    but the problem is (and the problem I'm having is) it is the same type cancer that I seen my mother fight for 2 years before it took her life last year.. She had no quality life for those 2 years and the treatment really took a serious toll on her..
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  4. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,033
    Windows10
       #454

    Kyhi said:
    Thank You C, for the program details..

    I'm doing good, got the options from the Dr. about my dad..
    Because of his health there are no GOOD options for my 80 year old dad..
    For every treatment option there is a down side or risk because of his health..
    so the only less risky option, is cemo and radiation, with the hope of destroying the cancer cells
    but the problem is (and the problem I'm having is) it is the same type cancer that I seen my mother fight for 2 years before it took her life last year.. She had no quality life for those 2 years and the treatment really took a serious toll on her..
    This is so tough - it brings back painful memories of my dad dying. We basically lied saying the (placebo) drugs would help as we know he only had a few weeks to live.

    Just before he died, he smiled and said he knew we were lying but played along for OUR sakes. I will always treasure that moment.

    PM me anytime if you just need somebody to talk to or even shout at.
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  5. Posts : 497
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
       #455

    Always hope for the better. My father-in-law who was diagnosed for cancer in stomach 26 years before was operated and stomach was removed. Now he is alive without stomach for last 26 years even in his 86th age.
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  6. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,033
    Windows10
       #456

    eLPuSHeR said:
    It looks great. Any reason for using the x64 version over the x86 one? I don't know which ISO to download.
    Not 100% certain but the 64 bit version will work on a UEFI or older legacy bios pc for sure, but the 32bit version may only work on older legacy bios pc.
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  7. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,574
    Windows 10 Pro
       #457

    32-bit works on UEFI.
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  8. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,033
    Windows10
       #458

    NavyLCDR said:
    32-bit works on UEFI.
    Thanks - then maybe no real difference unless 64 bit version has 64 bit programs?
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  9. Kyhi's Avatar
    Posts : 3,562
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #459

    32bit OS supports both x86 and x64 Systems
    64bit OS supports x64 Systems - and may contain x64 programs - although most are 32bit programs..
    32bit programs and files are smaller then x64bit programs.. Better for PE
    x64 OS supports more memory use - PE uses memory - x64 pretty much common place today with 8/10

    So in closing x64 better for memory use and x32bit programs are smaller - both of which are perfect for PE..
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,574
    Windows 10 Pro
       #460

    Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive: take a standard Windows 10 install USB flash drive, copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive to the \sources on the Windows 10 install USB flash drive (overwrite the old file). Now your Windows 10 install USB flash drive will boot into Kyhi's recovery drive giving you all those utilities. If you want to install Windows 10, run setup.exe from the USB flash drive from file explorer. Bonus! Two drives in one!
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