Subject: Re: A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either
Mike S<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You can do a startup repair and then a complete 10 repair install with a
> free w10 dvd (you d/l the iso for).
This Windows 10 Pro update bricking happened just after the first reboot of
the system after 3 consecutive sets of daily failed Windows 10 software
updates on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of January.
> w10 disk image
The Microsoft Tier2 telephone technical support (+1-800-642-7676) tried all
the Windows recovery options (save one) from the bricked boot disk, all of
Microsoft telephone support also tried the same set of all but one recovery
options using a DVD that he downloaded and burned for me when I gave him
control over a good Windows 10 desktop.
> If you can't boot from the hdd, boot from the dvd and run the startup
That fails because Microsoft Windows 10 Pro update bricked the OS.
> If that is successful and you can boot from the hdd you can
> reinstall all of the w10 system files while retaining your programs,
> settings, and data, if needed.
I already bought a new HDD and installed Windows 10 Pro and even had
Microsoft Software Specialists install for me Office 2007 Pro over the
phone by taking over control of my system yesterday.
SOLVED: How to download an ISO image for Office 2007 Pro in the year 2018
> w10 repair install procedure
The data is the only thing I care about since programs and operating
systems are all free (sort of) and readily available.
For the data, I'm trying the various methods (Knoppix, Testdisk, Recuva,
PhotoRec, DDRescue, etc.) all of which have much promise and where I saved
a lot of the data last night using Knoppix (although I ran into an issue
with "splicing" files that I need to resolve.
In addition, for the bricked operating system, I have an appointment at the
Microsoft Genius Bar over at the Westfield Mall in the middle of Silicon
Valley on Stevenscreek Blvd in Santa Clara (+1-408-454-5940) who have hours
from midnight to midnight so it's easy to make an appointment with them.
The good news, on topic for rec.photo.digital, is that I have been
transferring photos from the phone of the repair process over to the newly
installed Windows 10 Pro PC without any issues, either via WiFi pver the
LAN, Bluetooth over ad-hoc services, or over USB cable (it just works).