@gjacobse said in Dreaded Windows Recovery:
Just over a week ago I let my older laptop install updates - and now - the dreaded Windows Recovery screen is all I see.
I've backed out Quality and Features with no success. There are no System Restore Points and even trying to Reset all fail.
While I am able to recover my data - before I go and kill it, I wanted to ensure that I hadn't missed anything on trying to recover what I have...
BIOS is up to date, same version as was installed, and no new hardware has been installed.
Is this a lost cause - and best to just duck my head and re-install, or just migrate this poor soul to Ubuntu.
You should also check the health of the drive in the system. For example, if it's a Samsung SSD, run Samsung Magician to verify the drive is still in good health. A drive going bad can corrupt a Windows install and updates or something similar can be disk intensive enough to make it noticeable.
Installing Linux on an otherwise failed or failing drive can be brewing storm. So I'd still check the drive first before doing that.