Restoring Ubuntu After Windows 8 Upgrade

Mar 7, 2013

I currently run Win 7/Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot. Win 7 is installed, obviously, on my C: Drive and Ubuntu is installed on my D: Drive (Both are 500GB HDD's. Drive D: also is where I Store my photos, movies, document, music, etc)).

I'm going to do a clean install of Win 8 on my C: Drive, but how will I be able to access my Ubuntu install after I get Win 8 all set up?

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Any different solution to accomplish the same as I don't want to move app data to d: any more because I'll have ssd drive for my system, and I would prefer to have it all in one partition, so my solution will no longer be effective. Is there any native Windows 8 solution for system backup and is it any good? Or maybe I could simply backup "windows" and "program files" folders, and restore just them. Would it be as effective as restoring entire partition?

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Now, if I remember correctly, unlike windows disc-installation, it will not let me choose which drive to format and install the new OS on, it'll just delete everything and restore it to the state it was in when I first got it.

Since both drives are on the same HDD, will it actually be deleted? (the secondary drive). If yes, what can I do to "tell it" not to touch that drive?

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I recently received a restore usb for windows 8 from dell and had some trouble.

When I tried to repair the operating system with the usb restore, this it what happened.

I was given the following options- off the USB restore

2- system restore
3- repair
4- Re-install windows 8

After trying to 1-3 first to repair the OS, all denied being able to fix.Sometimes I would get these messages-

1-Volume Locked.

2-A required drive partition is missing.

3- windowssystem32winload.efi is missing or corrupt.

After I re-installed windows 8, I see the following partitions.

1- c: re-install windows 8 - 404gig of 418gig(currently done)

2- d: corrupt windows 8 , but all the system files are still there 45 gig of which 38 gig is used by the previous corrupt OS ( but all the files are still there).

My question is , is there any way to fix or restore the corrupt previous OS ?

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I am 100% sure it is the disc as my DVD drive is working fine, every other DVD I put in works flawlessly. Installing the game fails at around 50% and burning the DVD to an ISO also fails at 50%. Other games install/burn fine.

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Then rather than going through the entire process on my second PC, I simply partitioned the drive in an identical manner to the first PC then restored the image backup from the other PC onto the second system. Then I rebooted the system and it came up without any issues. I ran MS Update and it downloaded and installed a couple of drivers (GFX, audio, etc) since the second system was slightly different hardware-wise. The only thing I changed on the second system was to give the PC a different name and also change the default user account name, to avoid networking conflicts.

That was a couple of weeks ago. I've been running both systems (seemingly) without any problems. I have two Win 8 licenses, but only used the first. I haven't been nagged or warned about the same licensing key when running essentially the same system on two different machines.

Aside from the obviously licensing issue, are there likely to be any other problems that may crop up?

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When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and what exactly is the problem here with my BIOS. The obvious googling turned up nothing except some people with Sony Vaios that had the same problem, which was corrected with a BIOS update, and of course, there is no information on what their BIOS update does to make the 8.1 upgrade possible.

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Upon attempting to copy one of those image files back to the system partition, I found my machine unbootable.

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I have now used my bootable install media to make a new windows 8 instal on the machine. I can see with Diskpart that the machine again has the four UEFI partitions.

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The question is how to do this without messing it up again. By the way, windows own "restore from image" function will not allow me to select my Aomei created drive image.

My thought right now is to find a different partition copy tool which will allow me to OVERWRITE the new system partition on the machine (as said Aomei Partition Assistant does not allow this). The old version of Norton Ghost would do that, but my only copy is floppy based and this new MOBO doesn't even have a floppy connector.

I do want to maintain the setup as UEFI and I'm wondering whether there's anything else I need to know about UEFI installs that would suggest another approach.If indeed I can solve this by overwriting the partition (instead of deleting and creating a new one), any recommendation for a bootable tool (USB or CD) ....

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