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Is the recovery drive (flash usb drive) from Windows 8.1 enough to restore a full windows installation, even if I install Ubuntu on my laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire Switch that I would like to try to play with Linux, but I would like to have the possibility of reverting to Windows if the Linux becomes really unusable (driver problems). I've ...
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Bootcamp interrupted while installing Windows 7, Now I couldn't find the partition.

I tried to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp assistant. Bootcamp interrupted while installing. It created a partition, but now the partition is missing. I have pasted the diskutil list result below ...
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Corruption of .pst Outlook Files with Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 crashes about once a week. I can usually resolve this by running the Outllok Inbox Repair Tool. I make a copy of my .pst every two days for security. Outlook crahsed this morning, I have ...
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Go back to Windows 7 from Windows 10 from unaccessible recovery partition

I recently got a computer with a Chinese Windows 7 Home Edition (live in China) version installed on it. Said computer has a "Recovery" 10GB partition. Model : Dell Optiplex 9030 AIO (All-in-One). ...
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How can I replicate the “dpkg recovery”(shown in Recovery Mode) from Terminal Emulator?

After seriously messing with my LinuxMint 17 installation, I was unable to log in. So I went into recovery mode, where I chose dpkg recovery option. It informed me there were some broken packages and ...
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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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How to recover data and partition after diskpart clean

While installing Windows 10 from the Repair Tools command prompt, I ran clean command by mistake on the whole disk, so it becomes a single 465GB partition. Previously, it contained four partitions. ...
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TOSHIBA Qosmio X770 Recovery doesn't work anymore

I bought some years ago a Toshiba Qosmio X770 PSBY5A-04T01W which comes with Windows 7 home premium. This laptop is the version which supports only 8 GB RAM, no 3D technology. I've been using it as ...
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How to delete Microsoft Edge recovery files

I found out that when I closing Microsoft-Edge from C# code (Process.exit()). Edge save all the tabs that were open in a recovery files located in: C:\Users\<myusername>\AppData\Local\Packages\...
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Creating multiple Windows 7/8 system recovery drives on one external USB drive?

When I'm creating a system recovery drive, it always warns me that "everything on the drive will be deleted". I need to create recovery drives for 30 computers, and I have a 1 TB USB external hard ...
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Recovery of an old SATA Drive Data and Boot? [duplicate]

My old (6+ years) HP tower computer was not booting: After BIOS, the message (SMART?) was like: 'Hard drive failure imminent. Backup...'. Upon pressing F2 to continue, Windows 8 logo just hanged. So ...
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How to undelete a directory on btrfs multi-disk volume

I'm new to btrfs and have an issue. I originally posted this as an answer on an identical question but i have been told that I'm supposed to ask it again. First things first. I have exhausted Google ...
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Can I mount a partition as a CD-ROM/DVD Drive?

I made a 3GB FAT32 (because UEFI) partition on my SSD and copied the Ubuntu install files to it, with the intention of it acting as a recovery partition if something happened to my data, although it ...
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Can I use the System Checker Tool on Command Prompt on Advanced Options

I have a infinite loading problem.Windows 10 can boot, I can see Windows logo but it is not able to install successfully. I'd like to use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted ...
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Niether start-up repair nor system recovery works on Advanced Options

I think since I unplugged the computer while it was working, Windows 10 does not start up successfully again. When I boot, I see Windows 10 logo and then it turns to be black screen where dots are ...
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Windows 10 volume converted from MBR to GPT, how to readd recovery command line console?

I decided to do what you're not supposed to do and convert my MBR install of Windows 10 to GPT. I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 for the conversion, it worked fine, and I managed to get boot ...
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Firefox: How to recover deleted bookmarks?

When organizing the bookmarks in my Firefox browser I had a folder highlighted and hit Delete by mistake. How can I recover the folder? NOTE: It's too late to hit Control + Z, and the bookmarked ...
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Lost user files when upgrading windows. How can I recover files? (windwos.old folder did not capture other user accounts)

Due to an issue with booting, I had to reinstall windows 7 over an existing windows 10 installation. I chose the option which allows you to keep your old windows files through the windows.old folder ...
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Can't open recovered image files

My portable 2.5 hard drive just stopped being recognized by Windows. It was still visible as RAW, so I used a recovery software. It recovered a lot of files (I had a lot of pictures on it), but I can'...
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Will doing a restore with Dell Backup and Recovery re-partition my Hard Disk to Factory State?

I'm thinking of using the Dell Backup and Recovery Software to restore my Laptop to factory settings. Thing is, when I got the laptop, it had only a C and D drive. I've created 2 more drives and ...
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Mac OS X Internet Recovery Questions

I have recently upgraded a MacBook Pro 2011 13" with a new Samsung EVO 850 240GB SSD and am using the Mac OS X Internet Recovery feature for the first time. The previous disk was the original HDD that ...
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Why does creating a recovery drive on Windows 10 fail?

I am trying to create a recovery drive for my Windows 10 installation, updated from Windows 8.1. I am using Control Panel | Advanced recovery tools | Create a recovery drive and regardless of whether ...
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Is it possible to boot from a USB flash drive on the recovery screen?

When one is using a Chromebook, they can forcefully get it into recovery mode by pressing Esc+Refresh+Power. This will then display a recovery screen. I’ve had a couple of friends tell me that I can ...
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Recover files from formatted partition

My external HDD suddenly decided that it doesn't want to mount one of the partitions anymore. When trying to open under Windows, I got "corrupted partition. Can't open" type of error. So I just ...
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How to backup 8.1 laptop drive for disaster recovery purposes?

I'm taking a college course and the first assignment was a Business Impact Analysis of what would happen if my laptop was stolen. By the end of it I had a chart spanning several pages full of lost ...
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windows activation after recovery [duplicate]

My laptop crashed recently and factory image was restored. It now gives me a message to activate windows again. I had an authenticate version of windows 8.1. How can i get the activation key to ...
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how can I fix a Windows XP comp which has BSOD at startup through Ubuntu liveUSB?

My uncle has an old netbook with XP. It won't boot somehow. I already tried safe mode, the result is the same. While loading, it restarts with BSOD. I can not read error message. I tried to boot it ...
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Unreadable old DVD Disc

I have an old DVD which contains the recording of a concert we made with the band I had when I was in high school, this is I think the only recording we have. It was readable 1 year ago, but now none ...
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windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine

I'm getting this issue with almost every window I try to open just doing nothing or returning some nondescript or unhelpful error message (such as Invalid Interface). And windows tells me I'm on a ...
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Will my files be erased if I use a recovery image on my Surface Pro?

I’m following the official Microsoft instructions here to attempt to restore my Surface Pro 2 from a Windows 10 Technical Preview from expiring. I’m going to copy the recovery image to a USB. Will it ...
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Upgrading to Windows 10

I bought a Dell XPS 15 almost 4 years ago. It had just 500 GB. So to recover space from recovery partition, I burnt dell recovery on to disks. It took 2 DVDs to burn the recovery image. Then I created ...
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Lost my Lenovo Recovery partition

I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in my Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can I restore that Partition? I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive ...
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Windows 10 is always stuck at spinning dots; can't reset and can't recover

I just upgraded my Alienware Aurora R4 from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. Everything seemed to go okay. I was able to log in and everything as per the usual. Then I went to reboot it, and now it ...
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Windows directory data from backed up PC is showing as a regular file

I have a backup of data that was copied from an old PC circa-2001/2002 (probably Windows 2000 or even Windows 98). I don't recall the details but I believe this data may have been xcopy'd from an ...
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WinRE lost %windir%

I was using WinRE to fix my bootrec. I accidentally assigned my C: (main) volume as K:. I then switched it back to C: and only find 2 folders in there. When I use %windir%, it points to X: drive. How ...
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No Recovery Console option on Windows XP CD boot

It jumps straight to partitions window: But I need this screen: So what is it? I got this friend PC that gets BSOD on load and I am planning to run the Recovery Console on his Windows XP SP3 ...
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Partition and data lost after HP recovery

I have lost all my data on my HP Pavilion 15-e016tx Notebook PC and other partition now by using HP recovery disk. Now my system only has 2 partitions: One is the system and the other is the recovery ...
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How to read contents of ATSAM3X8E chip on Arduino Due Board in Mac OS X

I have two Arduino Due boards with some programming that has since been lost. I need to back up the contents before replacing the program. I’ve been playing around with another Arduino Due before I ...
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Shred File without overwriting blocks

AFAIK, a file on a file system has two components. The pointer that stores the directory path of the file. Also stores the list of sectors/blocks on the disk that the file is composed of. The real ...
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Big encrypted zip and bad sector

I've got one big (11.6 GB) file in encrypted zip. But I've lost 4096 bytes (one sector) near 1 GB from begin file. I copy it by "dd ... conv=sync,noerror". I can decrypt 916 MB of file but then it ...
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Recover current OS in case the new one fails

I currently have Windows 10 but late needs make me have to switch to Linux. One thing that I've seen the last time I installed Linux is that it doesn't recognize my networking board. If this happens ...
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HP Envy dv6 7206tx Boot loop after Factory reset

Yesterday I used my recovery disk to factory reset my laptop. The installation process was successful. After all files and hp softwares are installed into laptop it restarts. From that point it stuck ...
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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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to recover chrome bookmarks after upgrade from window 7 to windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1. I want to restore all my previous chrome bookmarks to the freshly installed chrome in windows 8.1. The issues are: I did not take up backup ...
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Revert Back to My Original Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

I had Original Windows 7 Home premium installed in my Toshiba laptop. I had to install Windows 8.1 for an application specific use. Instead of selecting custom install, I installed it on top of my ...
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Restoring zimbra corrupted database

I have a huge problem with zimbra. The ibdata file is corrupted, and I can't open the mailboxes. I have all the msg files inside store/0/*, but I only have database backup from a week ago. I have ...
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How can I recover a deleted docx file?

I have a very important Word 2010 file that has been deleted. I believe the kids may have deleted it as it's not available on the desktop where I had saved it as well as in the recycle bin. I have run ...
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UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME After installing Vagrant

I recently installed vagrant, an application that creates virtual machines for programming on my pc which is running Windows 10, it wouldn't install at first, it gave the error :"must install to local ...
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Repair raid after bad suspension (Error Occurred 0)

My zenbook after a standby problem in xubuntu 14.04 is not booting anymore, neither xubuntu nor Windows want to boot. This screen comes up after BIOS: pressing ctrl-i i obtain: Option 1,4 and ...
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Can I recover data from raid 1 drive after windows installation?

I had a raid1 setup on asus motherboard on windows xp. At some point one drive failed and I took it out. For a long time I continued to use the remaining drive without replacing the bad drive and ...