Solved Reinstall EFI Partition

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  1. Jannis6780

    Jannis6780 New Member

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    Hey,
    I have a problem with my Surface Pro 3.
    I installed Linux and use dual boot with rEFInd Boot manager. Now I deleted the linux partition and deleted the rEFInd directory from the EFI partition.

    The problem is, that the rEFInd Boot manager is still there and I am not able to boot from USB to reinstall my Windows 8.1.

    Is there a way to repartition the EFI partition or reinstall UEFI ?

    Thanks, Jannis L.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It would seem like you need a Recovery USB to do this. There is an option to remove everything and reinstall and an additional checkbox/option to recreate partitions. It's possible that if everything is loaded in memory it could do this from the onboard Recovery partition but Repartitioning underneath yourself has obvious risks. :)

    if you don't have a Recovery USB already you can download the image from Microsoft.
     
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  3. Jannis6780

    Jannis6780 New Member

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    Thanks man. It works with the Recovery USB. Now my surface is on normal state :)
     

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