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#225530 23-Nov-2017 08:56
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Hi during the recent Windows 10 upgrade, our computer was turned off.

 

 

 

Now when I turn it on I get the grub rescue prompt, saying that it cannot find the partition.

 

I have used 'ls' to see the partitions, none of them can be booted from.

 

 

 

I'm not familiar with grub or grub rescue, I had to google it the other day.

 

 

 

The C drive has partitions for ElementaryOS and Windows 10. 

 

Something had previously gone wrong with my ElementaryOS installation, so I don't mind if I lose this in recoverying Windows 10.

 

I have a Windows 8.1 disc but not Windows 10.

 

 

 

How do I repair or get Windows 10 running on my PC again?

 

I don't mind if I have to do a fresh install (provided I'm not buying a Windows 10 licence), lose Windows files and applications. I just want Windows 10 back.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1906149 23-Nov-2017 09:09
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If you are OK with starting a fresh on the PC you can use a Live Linux USB or Disc (Elementary Linux does it) to boot. Use the included Gparted App to delete the existing partitions and start again with a fresh install of Win 10

 

 

 

Edit; your Win 10 licence will be OK as it is stored against your account





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  #1906186 23-Nov-2017 09:46
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"I have a Windows 8.1 disc but not Windows 10."

You can download Win10 the ISO form MS & burn it to DVD .

 

 


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