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Recover from System Image without Optical Drive

I have a system image saved on an external hard drive that I wish to apply to a new laptop. The problem is that the machine has no optical drive. Using the Recovery Options in Windows 10 to recover a ...
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create bootable iso from oem windows 7 (recovery media disc) folder

I need to create a bootable iso from windows 7 recovery media discs contents that I copied from discs before they went unusable. So my problem is that in two different folder lies my original windows(...
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Windows 10 recovery drive (usb stick) breaks after first use

I have some problems with my Windows 10 bootsector (I think I wiped it by accident). I created USB stick repair drive and I am able to go to console to try some stuff. However, if I try command ...
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Corrupt Windows 10

I've been having problems with Windows 10 parental control features, that seem 'Buggy' in nature; so I did a sfc /scannow in the cmd window. When it finished windows came back with Windows ...
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Linux account locked due to failed logins

i hope someone could help me while trying login to my Ubuntu machine with my user i'm getting "account locked due to 29 failed" i logged in with recovery mode and now i'm root but i can't change ...
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How do I restore the recovery partition in windows 8.1

For some reason, the recovery partition on my computer is gone which means I can't do a restore or a full reinstall of Windows. Here are some screenshots as proof. Here's one of the "This PC" window: ...
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which recovery partition is safe to remove (active, recovery partition) or (recovery partition)?

I have two recovery partition and I need to delete one of them. I need to know which recovery the active, recovery partition (400 MB)or recover partition (839MB) .
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Which programs did I install on Windows? (access only through file system from Linux)

My old notebook died. I was able to salvage the harddrive and are able to access it from my new laptop's Linux Kubuntu 14.4. On the old notebook I had Windows installed as a secondary system (dual ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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PowerPoint: Autosaved versions disappear after saving file

I was working on a presentation in PowerPoint when I accidentally deleted some content in it. Undo did not help, but I saw there are several older auto-saved versions listed in the File menu. I ...
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Will the Windows 8 Recovery USB “Reset” Option work on a blank HD?

Similar questions have been asked before at various times, but there is no clear answer on THIS question. Neither do the instructions for the Windows 8 Recovery USB provide much of an answer. Say I ...
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Can I install windows again after I fully install Ubuntu on my windows 8 tablet

H I'm wondering if I install Ubuntu can I install back windows again to my windows 8 tablet lenovo miix or do I have to backup first then install Ubuntu sorry for English.
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Is this very large recovery partition necessary?

I've seen some other questions asking if they can delete their recovery partition. Most of these have been <1GB in size. Mine however, is 16GB and I'm not sure why. I've installed Ubuntu a few ...
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Acer 4730Z Windows Vista Recovery Disk

as I tried to upgrade my Acer 4730Z Win Vista to Windows 7, the process failed and wants to recover the previous. Unfortunately my Recovery CD 1 is not copying completely and no where reached. Please ...
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can i restore/ repair dev, proc & sys? elastix on asterisk (Centos)

well my hard disk started to get bad sectors and began to fail.. so i had to take a image, tried the clonezilla. every thing was alight till i restarted y machine and then kernal panic! & the ...
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Data Recovery software doesn't recover recently deleted files but can recover year old files

I have deleted a zip archive from my E: drive which was really important to me about 3 days ago. Since I really needed it back, I ended up using Data Recovery software like eraseus data recover. This ...
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RECUVA conundrum

I needed to restore data on my 500 GB HDD after a (Vista) system problem occurred which forced me to reinstall my OS. After 66+ hours of processing, RECUVA (my recovery software) requested that I ...
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Windows.old results emtpy after windows 10 update

I've been stuck in this situation from a couple of hours and can't really find any solution to that issue. Background: My friend's pc (an HP computer) (with windows 10 upgraded from windows 8.1) ...
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Is formatting recovery partition to update OS recovery safe

So, I bought my HP Notebook 15 2 years back with Windows 8.1 installed. It came with a factory reset recovery partition. Last year, in the July of 2015, I updated to Windows 10, free of charge, as my ...
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how to erase sensitive data “permanently” if hd broken and cannot do full random overwrite?

I purchased a broken hard drive. I copied some of my movies on it. It is broken now. I want to send it back to the factory. I wanted to permanently delete all my files with "Sdelete" secure tool. ...
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Recovering deleted Shadow Copies

This is the situation; *VSS has been disabled. *VS copies has been deleted, previously were deleted the restore points (i'm a Little confused about these two apparently different things). *Restore ...
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How to create custom partitions with a recovery disk?

I got my Inspiron 3442 with Windows already installed on it having a single partition. I had to use the shrink feature to resize and create more partitions but they were not exactly I'd like them to ...
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Wiping a Hard Disk while leaving a message behind

I wanted to know if there was a method to wipe a hard disk, so that if someone tried to recover data, they would be greeted by a message that the wiper chooses. For instance, in this video the wiper ...
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Unable to select second HDD as backup drive Windows 10

I've got two drive on my desktop, a 250GB SSD with my OS, and a 4TB HDD for other files. When I go to Windows 10's settings to create a system image for recovery, it doesn't notice the HDD. I had no ...
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How to recover data from corrupted WD external hardisk [duplicate]

I have Western Digital Passport 1 TB external Hard disk. It has got corrupted. When I connect to my Window 7 machine, my external hard disk rotates but my machine does not recognize it.I have checked ...
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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS (...
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Best practice for Win 10 (Home version) recovery, including license:

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. I'm not sure what the various recovery options will do in a disaster scenario. One option is to make a System Repair Disc, which I have done. It seems that this will ...
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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How to recover my photos,Video on my Memory(SD) [duplicate]

How to recover my photos,Video on my Memory(SD). I tried to "Recover" but it didn't work. Then and I tried some application. Thank you.
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Windows 10 System Image Restore Failed - The Parameter is Incorrect

I backed up my computer by using Windows Backup and Recovery System Image. I have been using this technique for years with windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I use a System Repair disc to successfully restore ...
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Need advice. Is it safe to recover 4TB of data from a 4.5TB drive using the same drive to put the recovered files in? (Recuva) [duplicate]

I've accidentally formatted my 5TB storage drive (I got so angry with myself that punched the wall and broke my right hand over it) but luckily all the important files are still in "excellent" ...
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How many disk drives do I need for data recovery?

I have just lost 3 hard drives (displayed as uninitialized) at once for an unknown reason and I wonder how many disks I should buy for data recovery. Currently my thinking is: I'll never touch the ...
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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How to boot centos for recovery without monitor or DVD?

I modified the fstab to include the newly created partition, then rebooted. But the system won't boot, and I suspect it is due to incorrect information in fstab. My machine has no monitor, no working ...
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Vista Recovery Partition ERROR Cannot open C:\RECOVERY.DAT

until my last installation of Windows Vista (from the Recovery Partition) and Ubuntu, I was able to boot the Windows Vista recovery partition from the GRUB menu, simply clicking on the corresponding ...
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What would be the consequences of deleting a recovery partition

I recently upgraded my 64 bit HP laptop's OS from windows 8.1 to windows 10 via the official free online upgrade offered. This resulted in a recovery partition being created (actually a second one - ...
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New PostgreSQL Slave server ERROR - Timeline

I've started a new SLAVE PostgreSQL server set up. master: 192.168.100.1 slave1: 192.168.100.2 slave2(NEW SLAVE) 192.168.100.3 * NOTE: I run the pg_basebackup from another STANDBY SERVER. Not ...
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Three recovery partitions on Windows 10 laptop. Can I safely remove some of them?

Previously I had Windows 8.1 Single Language and upgrade to Windows 10 Home and after this upgrade to Windows 10 Education and now I have 3 recovery partitions. Could I safely remove some of this ...
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Problems with my LVM partition, showing wrong size and brings I/O errors on vgscan?

I have a volume group with 3 logical volumes. 1. lv is used for a virtual webserver, 2. is a old backup of lv 1 and the 3. is a storage volume. Now my first lv throws i/o errors and is no longer ...
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How to create recovery disk using only offline hard disk

I've put an SSD in laptop, a very slim laptop, which took some time to complete, replacing older drive, which works. Is it possible to create recovery disk, using only the older drive, which is now ...
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Recover Chrome history

Today I reinstalled my computer and I want to recover my history from before the reinstallation. I logged into my Google account and I checked my history, but there I found history only from my phone.
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How to “label” disk partition as recovery

I bought a new SSD which is smaller than HDD I had before so I had to clone only certain partitions. The partition that contained OS, then partition reserved for OS (100MB) and lastly the recovery ...
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Accidentally reformatted entire disk as ext4 [duplicate]

I had 4 major partitions on my computer, a 200gb windows 10 partition, a 200gb data partition, a 20 gb windows10 recovery partition and a 30gb ubuntu(ext4) partition. I made the 30gb partition to ...
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I have created a Windows 10 USB recovery drive. Do I still need to create a system image?

I have followed these instructions to create a USB recovery drive for my new Windows 10 machine. I would like to just have something where I can restore the original (now current) state of my ...
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Windows 8 recovery USB not booting

I created a Windows 8 recovery USB drive in preparation for replacing the hard drive in my Samsung NP540. When I boot from the drive, I get a screen reading: Recovery Your PC needs to be repaired ...
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Windows 8 install problems on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f221ea All-in-One Desktop PC

I'm attempting a fresh Windows 8 install on completely brand new SATA hard drive, purchased yesterday and with the official Recovery Disks that were sent to me by HP. I think I may have inadvertently ...
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Recover data after deleted and formated

Well I've searched on this site something equal to my problem and I didn't find any help... Let's say I had a keystore.jks file on my %User/KeyStore/% (I was using Windows 8 by the way), then I ...
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How do I upgrade to Windows 10 if I have less than 8 GB free?

I have an ASUS X205TA with MS Windows 8.1. This has a 32 GB drive, but it also uses WIMBoot and has a recovery partition. I am unable to get more than 7.5 GB of free space. Microsoft offer a ...
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Can I shrink the recovery partition if my machine uses WIMBoot?

My machine (ASUS x205ta) uses MS Windows 8.1. It also uses WIMBoot: Identifying drives that use WIMBoot. Windows Image File Boot (WIMBoot) Overview. The recovery partition is 10 GB. The installed ...
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Data Recovery form Flash Drive

I would need to know if there is a way how to get data from death flash drive. When I have flash drive pluged in during pc boot it freeze. When I booting without flash drive I get to boot menu, when ...