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Lost\system32|on win 8.1 WMC,have WMC key,what next

Do I have to do a reinstall of windows 8.1? I lost my windows\system32\winload.exe on a failed windows update. I have a dual boot to windows 10 and can see the Windows 8.1 hard drive,I just can't boot to it.I tried to copy the EFI file but can't.
I boot from UFI to get into windows 10,I just hate to lose all the movies from my 8.1 WMC.
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Tried bootrec and all the others
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Have you already uninstalled update reboot/restore?

Whats the bios say?
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Have you already uninstalled update reboot/restore?

Whats the bios say?
my computer won't boot into my Windows 8.1.
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my computer won't boot into my Windows 8.1.
you've disabled Fast Startup?


cmd.exe and choose Run as Administrator (elevated command prompt) type

powercfg /H OFF

Fast Startup is disabled for good.

Note: powercfg /h off also deletes the hiberfil.sys file, that file is basically why Linux distributions will refuse to mount NTFS partitions as read/write.

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Disconnect the Windows 10 drive and leave the Windows 8 drive connected. Then do the fix #2 in the following page.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/0xc000000f-selected-entry-could-not-be-loaded/

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you've disabled Fast Startup?
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Note: powercfg /h off also deletes the hiberfil.sys file, that file is basically why Linux distributions will refuse to mount NTFS partitions as read/write.
If using Linux to access a drive that is formatted as NTFS, Linux will mount it. It won't mount it as read and write when the filesystem is flagged as dirty, but it will mount it as read-only. Mounting as read-only still allows access to files, but you can't create and change any data. The remove of hiberfil.sys has nothing to do with it of why Linux won't mount the NTFS drive as read and write. The hiberfil.sys tells Linux that Windows is a running process on this storage device and removal of this file will disrupt Windows. Removing this file is like pulling the plug or holding down the power button for 5 seconds to power down the computer without going through the power down sequence that Windows prefers. Without doing the power down sequence, the filesystem integrity is affected, any open files is a risk of corruption, and bootloader is at risk of corruption. Depending on the chosen Linux distribution and its mount scripts. The read-only option may not be automatically be used or be a fail-safe, so mounting the drive or partition to be accurate manually is the only option to mount the NTFS partition as read-only. This means a command line interface is required.
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