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HeathLuna
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Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

Running windows 10 on a AW 15 R3 signature edition.

I accidentally Deleted the recovery partition.

I have run a costume install as the AW support instructed me to once i was able to get a USB thumb drive.

Everything is still the same. I can not install the dell recovery program with the WinRE missing.

So how does one get Windows 10's Recover Environment back?

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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

Hi heathluna‌,

For Windows 10, we recommend to use the built-in tools for recovery that this OS has. Installing the software you're trying to install will not get you the PC the way it was from factory. It will actually create a new recovery with the current info.

 


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HeathLuna
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

Well that's the thing, the built in OS RE tools are not there. I have no recovery options at all. No where, every angle i check via trouble shooting i've read leads me to the same answer.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

I accidentally Deleted the recovery partition.

Not sure if you deleted the Dell Recovery Partition, or the Windows Recovery Environment partition.

I think you have to Nuke-and-Pave first, then clean install Windows. Best to just "DiskPart/clean" the disk to un-initialize it. If Windows goes to install on a partition-less drive, it will create all the necessary partitions.

 

Alternatively, you can just restore a full Image Backup of the whole system (if you have one).


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HeathLuna
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

was away for a bit. but thanks, i will try this nuke and pave

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HeathLuna
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

further more, i deleted the DRP, you know the blue recovery screen. well thats not an option anymore, recovery selection is totally gone. Creating a installation usb currently before nuke and pave

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HeathLuna
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

oh yeah, there were no partition left after the mess i made XD

HeathLuna
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Re: Windows 10 Recovery Environment missing

So far so good, windows reinstalled, drivers installed. Going to test and see if WinRe is there. Thanks a ton.

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