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Problem with recovery partition

  1. #11

    Posts : 8
    Win 8

    I copied the asus.swm file to a folder called Recovery and set is as osimage file with reagentc. it accept the path but still no luck with f9 nor with the windows recovery. still get the message of missing file.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 8
    Win 8

    Here are the updates.
    I also converted the swm file to wim and set it as os image in reagentc and it didn't work.
    Since I couldn't get the recovery to work I decided to deploy the image file manually to the OS partition.
    Created the WinPE flash drive and boot into it. from there i used the dism to deploy the swm file that was on my recovery partition to c drive. It did work and I can boot into windows 8. there was couple of difference from when i first start the computer the first time.
    I had to choose an option to run the out of the box experiance (OOBE) the first time i boot the sytem and then system restarted and the OOBE started. Also I see a Windows 8 build 9200 on the botton right of the screen which was not there when I boot the computer the first time.
    system didn't install all the drivers automatically and I have 6 missing driver. I'd assume they should be in the image file. not sure why they are not.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Also I see a Windows 8 build 9200 on the botton right of the screen which was not there when I boot the computer the first time.
    Which means OS is not activated.
    Activate Windows 8 Online
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  4. #14

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 SL

    I've got the same problem...
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  5. #15

    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Honestly, instead of going through all this, why not download a fresh copy of 8.1 right from MS using the media creation tool Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help , it will put it on a USB for you and make it bootable, then just install vanilla 8.1, it should activate automatically from the key in the BIOS, then install all your drivers from Intel, nvidia etc. Sounds like you've got a half baked image on your computer that could possibly be missing key stuff. The boot to audit mode on first boot seems to me like it could be missing the answer file. Whenever I get a new computer I don't even bother with the factory OS. I just wipe and install a fresh Win7/8.1.

    Anyway hope you get this solved.
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