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#1 zuki_dude

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:31 PM

Are there any utilities that use a light version of windows 8 out there to boot and make a back up of data from a non bootable windows 8 hard drive?  I like to see Hirens boot come out with a version that uses windows 8.  With the current boot of Hirens I am unable to see a windows 8 partition no matter what settings I use in the bios on a factory install.  Now if I wipe a windows 8 and build from scratch then Hirens works fine.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:35 PM

I believe Win 8.1 encrypts the file system by default. If you have 8 there should not be a problem viewing the files. You can try using a linux distro like FatDog64 which should boot UEFI but you will need to disable Secure Boot and FastBoot in BIOS.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:55 PM

Windows 8.1 will only encrypt the hard drive by default if you login with a Microsoft account, just FYI.


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 10:04 AM

I believe Win 8.1 encrypts the file system by default. If you have 8 there should not be a problem viewing the files. You can try using a linux distro like FatDog64 which should boot UEFI but you will need to disable Secure Boot and FastBoot in BIOS.

 

This looks like what I need.  I will download and test it out.  thank you!!






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