How to install Windows 8/8.1 to a blank hard disk from the Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive?
Originally Posted by digifred
Note: If the sources folder (in the Windows 8 recovery USB flash drive) contains the split image files: asus.swm, asus2.swm, asus3.swm, etc, then you must edit the ApplyImage.bat batch file.
change this line:
to this line:
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\install.swm /SWMFile:R:\RecoveryImage\install*.swm /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\asus.swm /SWMFile:R:\RecoveryImage\asus*.swm /Index:1 /ApplyDir:W:\