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    Windows 8 Repair Install

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

    Advice would be appreciated.

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    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.

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    Nice to hear a success story. Glad you got it resolved. Thanks for posting back.

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    can this process be used on systems encrypted with BitLocker or does it have to be decrypted first?

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    Roy,

    I'm a bit perplexed? If you had an up to date Image why not just restore the image?
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    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
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    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.
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    Just received latest Windows Secrets Newsletter https://windowssecrets.com/newslette...&r=46710-00446.

    Fred Langa covers the Refresh/Reset procedure nicely.

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    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.

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