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Linux 7 Dual Booting

« on: 02 March, 2021, 01:56:25 PM »
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Recently my tablet-pc that has Windows 8.1 on it somehow became corrupted, so I created new partition for Linux and have been using that, but I want to fix the Windows to sell it. I have a Windows 8.1 on USB drive but if I reinstall it, it'll screw up GRUB, right? Is there a way tro fix the Win partition, without recreating everything? ::)

Re: Linux 7 Dual Booting

« Reply #1 on: 03 March, 2021, 06:04:09 AM »
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Don't know if this will help for Win 8.1 but it's what I had to do for repairing a Win-7 partition once.


Go into the BIOS to change the boot device to USB and insert USB drive, then restart system.
In 'Windows Setup' dialogue set the Time and currency format, Keyboard or input method and the language to install and then click 'Next'.
Click on 'Repair your computer' from the lower left corner.
From the 'Choose an option screen', click on 'Troubleshoot'.
Click 'Advanced Options' in the 'Troubleshoot' screen.
In the 'Advanced Options' screen, click 'Automatic Repair'.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Automatic Repair.


Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: 04 March, 2021, 01:54:56 AM »
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Don't know if this will help for Win 8.1 but it's what I had to do for repairing a Win-7 partition once.


Go into the BIOS to change the boot device to USB and insert USB drive, then restart system.
In 'Windows Setup' dialogue set the Time and currency format, Keyboard or input method and the language to install and then click 'Next'.
Click on 'Repair your computer' from the lower left corner.
From the 'Choose an option screen', click on 'Troubleshoot'.
Click 'Advanced Options' in the 'Troubleshoot' screen.
In the 'Advanced Options' screen, click 'Automatic Repair'.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Automatic Repair.


Good luck!
Great, thanks for that, but how do I get into the BIOS? ???

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« Reply #3 on: 04 March, 2021, 08:53:35 AM »
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It's usually like this for 8.1.

Press Windows key + Q. 
Search for PC settings in search bar, click on PC settings. 
In PC settings click on Update and recovery. 
In Update and recovery click on Recovery. 
Under Advanced startup section, click Restart now. 
From the options displayed, click on Troubleshoot. 
Then click Advanced options. 
In Advanced options click on UEFI Firmware Settings. 
Click Restart and wait for few seconds.

Your laptop should reboot and you'll see the BIOS start screen.

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« Reply #4 on: 04 March, 2021, 09:38:00 PM »
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Hey you both!  Thanks!  Was able to get into the BIOS, etc - and I've got my Windows back!  Woo-hoo! :)

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« Reply #5 on: 05 March, 2021, 04:53:32 AM »
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Glad you got it sorted! :)



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Re: Linux 7 Dual Booting

« Reply #6 on: 05 March, 2021, 11:10:02 AM »
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Seconded!  In 'the olden days' ::) you just had to press the delete key or similar in rapid succesion upon the POST to get into BIOS, but modern systems boot so quickly it's difficult to do this.



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Re: Linux 7 Dual Booting

« Reply #7 on: 07 March, 2021, 03:45:49 AM »
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Seconded!  In 'the olden days' ::) you just had to press the delete key or similar in rapid succesion upon the POST to get into BIOS, but modern systems boot so quickly it's difficult to do this.



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I have a similar prob so glad I found this thread, but what is POST? ???

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« Reply #8 on: 08 March, 2021, 04:02:10 AM »
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Seconded!  In 'the olden days' ::) you just had to press the delete key or similar in rapid succesion upon the POST to get into BIOS, but modern systems boot so quickly it's difficult to do this.



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I have a similar prob so glad I found this thread, but what is POST? ???
Oh righty!  Well it means Power On Self Test which is basically the motherboard checking itself out before the OS loads.  Great you got your windows back btw.

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« Reply #9 on: 08 March, 2021, 01:44:12 PM »
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Right, get that.  Thanks! ;)