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Ok so Volume 4 is the new windows, so there is still something wrong with the Old one, takes me back to the repair screen. Should i try to go back to it and tell you what it says so maybe we can fix it in the new one?
 

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Ok so i rebooted and the problem with the old windows is:

The application or operating system couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors.

File: \windows\system32\winload.efi

Edit: I don’t know if i did this right but i copied the winload.efi file from C Drive to D Drive (new to old)
Now i’ve rebooted and a new file destination and message has appeared:

The OS Couldn’t be loaded because the system registry contains errors.

File: \windows\system32\config\system
 
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You can try copying missing file. Execute from elevated command prompt (in new windows).
(single line)
copy c:\windows\system32\winload.efi d:\windows\system32\

But it seems to me, old windows is seriously damaged, lot of files missing. May not be possible to fix it.
 
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You can try copying missing file. Execute from elevated command prompt.
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copy c:\windows\system32\winload.efi d:\windows\system32\

But it seems to me, old windows is seriously damaged, lot of files missing. May not be possible to fix it.
Just copied that file. Please see my recent message, i’ve edited it.
 

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For future reference, "or from backup only " is the proper way to handle this.
A good backup routine, and you could have been up and running in an hour.

But that backup needs to happen before the system goes bad.
So, what is this backup routine. Backing up all the files in my Drive, and pasting them into a spare usb flash drive that i can later on put back in when it’s reset?
 

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So, what is this backup routine. Backing up all the files in my Drive, and pasting them into a spare usb flash drive that i can later on put back in when it’s reset?
A proper full drive backup can include everything needed to recover and boot from.
But not just a simple copy/paste.

I use Macrium Reflect, and create an Image. This is the whole drive....boot partition, OS, applications, personal files, etc, etc. Everything.

Free software and an external drive or two. Cheap and easy.
Backups are kinda like car insurance. Pretty much a required thing.
 

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A proper full drive backup can include everything needed to recover and boot from.
But not just a simple copy/paste.

I use Macrium Reflect, and create an Image. This is the whole drive....boot partition, OS, applications, personal files, etc, etc. Everything.

Free software and an external drive or two. Cheap and easy.
Backups are kinda like car insurance. Pretty much a required thing.
A proper full drive backup can include everything needed to recover and boot from.
But not just a simple copy/paste.

I use Macrium Reflect, and create an Image. This is the whole drive....boot partition, OS, applications, personal files, etc, etc. Everything.

Free software and an external drive or two. Cheap and easy.
Backups are kinda like car insurance. Pretty much a required thing.
So you’re saying i can backup everything on that Drive and just paste it back in to the new windows i have after i reset?
 

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So you’re saying i can backup everything on that Drive and just paste it back in to the new windows i have after i reset?
Not quite "paste".

You create an Image, or series of Images. This is the WHOLE drive contents.
You also create a RescueUSB

If the system ever goes south, you boot from the RescueUSB.
Find the Recover function.
Tell it where the Image is, and what drive to apply it to.
It will recover that Image, and overwrite everything on the indicated drive.
Bring the system back to exactly the condition is was when you created the Image. Yesterday, last week, whenever...
 

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Not quite "paste".

You create an Image, or series of Images.
You also create a RescueUSB

If the system ever goes south, you boot from the RescueUSB.
Find the Recover function.
Tell it where the Image is, and what drive to apply it to.
It will recover that Image, and overwrite everything on the indicated drive.
Bring the system back to exactly the condition is was when you created the Image. Yesterday, last week, whenever...
I get what you’re saying but i have no clue what an ‘Image’ is, in this case, and how to execute all of this
 

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I get what you’re saying but i have no clue what an ‘Image’ is, in this case, and how to execute all of this
Once you get this system back up and running, read that link I posted above.
The software indicated in there, Macrium Reflect, will mostly guide you through the whole process.
And of course, you can come here and ask all the questions you want if anything is still unclear.
 
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Once you get this system back up and running, read that link I posted above.
The software indicated in there, Macrium Reflect, will mostly guide you through the whole process.
And of course, you can come here and ask all the questions you want if anything is still unclear.
I mean i know what apps i want to get back, so i might just go with the reset
 

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Your current system seems to be too far gone for a "reset".

A full reinstall and then reinstallation of all your applications.

After that, consider this backup routine thing.
Why is it too far to reset? What’s the difference between a reset and a full reinstall, i mean both fully reset windows to its original state
 

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