I have a dual boot configuration with Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
My Windows 7 installation won't load after some Windows updates, Startup repair will not work (
startuprepairoffline), and System Restore options are greyed out because 'you have to enable System Protection' which I can't do now as I can't load Windows.
I have tried a recovery flash drive, which didn't work, and I have not got my CD drive with me.
Fortunately I have Ubuntu installed, so I can browse all the folders.
My question: can I do a Windows System Restore in Ubuntu by manually editing restore files? If yes, what files are they? If not, can I enable Windows System Protection, via Ubuntu, so that System Restore would be enabled?