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  1.    29 Apr 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDee View Post
    Would it be possible to remove the HD from the laptop and either backup or clone the info onto a separate directory on my desktop or put it on a flash drive ????
    would the repair version be bootable ???
    To answer these questions:
    1. Basically yes, but it is recommended that you backup your stuff onto a separate hard drive.
    2. No, it is an in-place upgrade which means that you have to be in a Windows 10 environment to actually be able to do the in-place upgrade.
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #12
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    axe0
    I take it that by being in Windows 10 Environment I need to be in Win10 somehow. According to diskpart the only partition on the HD is an "x" which I think is the RE. I can do a DIR from an Admin command prompt window which is as close as I can get to accessing the HD. except when I boot off the flash drive I get a dual boot screen with the only option being Windows 10. When I click that it goes to the "attempting repairs" loop. I also get the F8 option which again goes to the "attempting repairs" loop.

    I've also tried my Recovery Disks but their Win 8.1. That didn't help.
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  3.    30 Apr 2016 #13
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    Could you post a photo of the partitions in diskpart?
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  4.    30 Apr 2016 #14
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    Don't have that capability.
    When I burnt the ISO file to USB how big should the program take?
    The article recommended a 32GB or larger Flash Drive, it only used a bit over 4.
    Also I tried the 64 version, perhaps I should use 32?
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  5.    30 Apr 2016 #15
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    The ISO is about 3-4GB large.

    Using 32b brings limits with it, it would be better to use the 64b version.
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  6.    30 Apr 2016 #16
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    How big would it be when extracted to the USB?
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  7.    30 Apr 2016 #17
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    The same, an ISO is a compiled file of the whole package.
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  8.    30 Apr 2016 #18
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    Opinion, do you think an original OEM Win10 CD/DVD have the capability of fixing this situation?
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  9.    30 Apr 2016 #19
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    That depends on how you're planning on using it, there are some possibilities you could do with it although such is mostly used for a clean reinstall of the OS, but yeah it may solve the problem.
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  10.    30 Apr 2016 #20
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    Download my Bootable PE Rescue Disk - link in sig below..

    to gain access to your PC and HDD to see what is going on...
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