13 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2016 5:03 PM by just_another_guy

    F8 direct boot to Windows RE from boot manager not working after installation of new SSD and Win10 Pro upgrade




      Someone went through upgrading intel NUC NUC5PGYH with SSD and Win10 Pro and got F8 key press during  bootloader working again?


      I know I am very close to a working solution, but just cannot fit the final pieces.


      Here is an extract from my BCD config [full BCD config attached]:




      Firmware Boot Manager


      identifier              {fwbootmgr}

      displayorder            {c009c43b-17e1-11e6-8259-806e6f6e6963}




      timeout                 2



      C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum {current}



      Windows Boot Loader


      identifier              {current}

      device                  partition=C:

      path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi

      description             Windows 10

      locale                  en-US

      recoverysequence        {6e9ce97f-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014}

      recoveryenabled         Yes

      isolatedcontext         Yes

      osdevice                partition=C:

      systemroot              \Windows

      resumeobject            {48718d75-1950-11e6-8261-806e6f6e6963}

      bootmenupolicy          Standard

      quietboot               No




      C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum {6e9ce97f-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014} /v



      Windows Boot Loader


      identifier              {6e9ce97f-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014}

      device                  ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume9]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{6e9ce980-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014}

      path                    \windows\system32\winload.efi

      description             Windows Recovery Environment

      locale                  en-US

      inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}

      displaymessage          Recovery

      osdevice                ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume9]\Recovery\WindowsRE\Winre.wim,{6e9ce980-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014}

      systemroot              \windows

      nx                      OptIn

      bootmenupolicy          Standard

      winpe                   Yes

      custom:46000010         Yes




      C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum {6e9ce980-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014} /v



      Device options


      identifier              {6e9ce980-e347-11e5-a8e0-e01aa77e0014}

      description             Windows Recovery

      ramdisksdidevice        partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume9

      ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi




      I also added a supposedly "F8 key activation" to the RE bootloader entry that I found in another thread, with no success [see CUSTOM definition above].


      Right now, when I press the F8 key during  boot loader the system freezes. I need to CRTL+ALT+DEL it or to Power ON/OFF to recover it.

      For information, advanced recovery is working from a booted Win10 using SHIFT+restart with no issue.


      [Thank you for not replying with the many alternate ways to boot into Windows RE from a working windows installations, this part is working fine for me but is of no use to me... what I am looking for is booting into WinRE straight from the boot loader with F8, regardless if my windows 10 installation is working or not, like is was originally before upgrading to SSD and Win10 pro]


      Thanks in advance for any help!