Help repairing win8 single language?

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  1. BluShu

    BluShu MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I have a Windows 8 x64 64 bit installation on my laptop

    I screwed up the MBR and BCD while installing Ubuntu, so now I can't boot into Windows. The boot config files are missing.

    I can't make a recovery disc from another PC, and I have no Win8 install disc.

    Can I use a Windows 8 Core USB to repair windows?

    Do I need the .iso for Win8 Core Single Language x64 or can I use Windows 8 Core?

    Can someone tell me where to download w8 single language x64 .iso

    Also if anyone can tell me how to repair Windows boot files from Ubuntu, I appreciate it.

    I am currently on Ubuntu
     
  2. Tito

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  3. BluShu

    BluShu MDL Novice

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    Is there an easier way?

    Seems a bit complicated, all I want is a recovery disc to fix boot
     
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    There is a 'delta' way ;)
     
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    #5 5856898, Feb 20, 2013
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    Can you check if you have a recovery partition on your disk? If yes, I would suggest you try Fn key(depending on your laptop model) at start up to trigger system recovery. such as F11 for HP laptops.
     
  6. KNARZ

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    #6 KNARZ, Feb 20, 2013
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    you can use any win8 media to repair your mess.

    take your core usb, boot the winpe.
    hit shift + f10 for console

    (easiest way - there are many alternatives more nerdy ways)
    open notepad (yes notepad.exe) - this is only for gui browsing
    "open" locate to 'computer'
    look if there is some partition 100-350mb
    and note the assign letter, also as you should identify the letter for your broken os.

    now close notepad and just type:

    replace X: with system partition
    replace Y: with MSR/EFI 100-350 partition if you have one, otherwise forget the last parameter

    Code:
    bcdboot X:\windows /s Y:
    The letters have to be the CURRENT assigned one.
    Don't use guessed letters, as you think the Windows drive (in winpe) F: atm but will be C: after restart. Than just use F:

    For EFI you might need: bcdboot X:\windows /m {d58d10c6-df53-11dc-878f-00064f4f4e08}
    but I haven't tested this command.
     
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  7. BluShu

    BluShu MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys, will try both ways

    If it doesn't work I will use Tito's method