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Repair disk for non booting Windows 8.


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#1 sdav888

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 02:37 PM

Hi,

Do Windows 7 repair disks work on Windows 8 (or 10) for that matter?

I've tried using a 7 repair disk on 8 and it hasn't worked.

I'm downloading Ultimate Recovery disk and Hirens, has anyone tried these?

 



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#2 Agouti

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:26 PM

No, a Windows 7 repair disc will not work on a Windows 8 computer, and vice versa.  However, a Windows 8 repair disc will work on a Windows 8 computer.  And yes, you can boot Hiren's and UBCD (if that is what you mean) as long as you switch to CSM mode if it's a UEFI computer.



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Posted 30 March 2016 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for your help, I will give those a try.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hi sdav888! You can create a Windows 8 repair disc from another working Windows 8 computer. Most of boot CDs we used before don't support Windows 8 UEFI secure boot, so you might need to temporarily change the boot mode to legacy or CSM, and disable the Secure Boot option:

http://www.top-password.com/blog/set-windows-8-pc-to-boot-with-legacy-bios-mode-instead-of-uefi-mode/

 

A update is appreciated if your problem is solved.






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