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Lenovo Carbon X1 Windows10 recovery

Dear Lenovo Community,


I just got my X1 2 weeks ago and wanted to add the Linux OS as an additinal OS on the X1.

Now Windows is not booting anymore and I even have a hard time to get an bootable USB stick running.

Can I access the build in Windows backup somehow?
Linux OS is running smoothly




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Re: Lenovo Carbon X1 Windows10 recovery

Hi, welcome to the forums.


It dependes on how you installed Linux on your Thinkpad.  I guess you want to be able to have a "dual Boot" machine, right? That when it turns on it will ask you if you want to run Windows or Linux.


You need to have a "boot manager", Linux have some, Windows has its own to help you do that.


But according on how you installed Linux, check that you haven wiped out the Windows partition. If you wiped out the Windows 10 partition, maybe you can try to reinstall it with the Windows 10 Media Creation tool. That image can also help you recover your Windows 10 partition if it was just removed from the boot sector.


But I don't have much experience with the Linux boot manager. I don't know if the Linux community keep using GRUB2 as some of its boot manager.



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