Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Birkirkara, Malta
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    205
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts

    Windows 8 Repair Install

    Is it possible to do a Windows 8 Non Destructive Repair Install, and if so how?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155-Asus P867 Pro Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 8GB)

    Roy Whitethread

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,592
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,059 Times in 928 Posts

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to JoeP517 For This Useful Post:

    royw (2013-07-25)

  4. #3
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Birkirkara, Malta
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    205
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
    Joe, thanks. I used the Refresh method and then selectively restored files from an up to date Macrium image, and my Windows 8 OS is now running well.

    Regards, Roy
    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155-Asus P867 Pro Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 8GB)

    Roy Whitethread

  5. #4
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,592
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,059 Times in 928 Posts
    Nice to hear a success story. Glad you got it resolved. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

  6. #5
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
    can this process be used on systems encrypted with BitLocker or does it have to be decrypted first?

  7. #6
    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Manning, South Carolina
    Posts
    9,436
    Thanks
    372
    Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,326 Posts
    Roy,

    I'm a bit perplexed? If you had an up to date Image why not just restore the image?
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

    PowerShell & VBA Rule!

    My Systems: Desktop Specs
    Laptop Specs

  8. #7
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dweebken View Post
    can this process be used on systems encrypted with BitLocker or does it have to be decrypted first?
    Bitlocker is handled transparently by the OS, so I would think there is no need to decrypt anything. Bitlocker settings were preserved in the beta versions of Windows 8 and I haven't read anything about that having changed: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...t-your-pc.aspx
    Rui
    -------
    R4

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to ruirib For This Useful Post:

    dweebken (2015-06-17)

  10. #8
    Plutonium Lounger Medico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    12,631
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 936 Times in 856 Posts
    I suspect that Roy's Up To Date Images also had problems in it, hence the Refresh to get Win 8 working properly, then getting some files out of the latest Image.

    Roy, once things are working properly, you might be well advised to replace that Up to Date Image with a new Up to Date Images of the properly working system.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


    Sony Vaio Laptop, 2.53 GHz Duo Core Intel CPU, 8 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
    Win 8 Pro (64 Bit), IE 10 (64 Bit)


    Complete PC Specs: By Speccy

  11. #9
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fishkill, New York, USA
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 35 Times in 31 Posts

    See Latest Newsletter

    Just received latest Windows Secrets Newsletter https://windowssecrets.com/newslette...&r=46710-00446.

    Fred Langa covers the Refresh/Reset procedure nicely.

    Rich

  12. #10
    Bronze Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Birkirkara, Malta
    Posts
    1,467
    Thanks
    205
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
    Ted, you are right and having got things working properly I did make a fresh up to date full image and have followed this up with incremental images.

    Regards,
    Roy
    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155-Asus P867 Pro Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 8GB)

    Roy Whitethread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •