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How to do a re-partition and Re Boot Windows 8

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    How to do a re-partition and Re Boot Windows 8

    Hi Experts,

    Kindly help if some one can.
    I have done a complete reset on windows 8 from a USB recovery disk.
    While trying to boot ,system didnt allow me to do image recovery,system restore etc...

    After doing a google search,I have re partioned my disk using diskpart.

    I have done all as per the following,got from google search.

    1. Boot up from the recovery USB drive and go to the command prompt.
    2. At the command prompt, enter the following (note that this will give you a 150 GB Windows partition and a big user data partition; the data partition can be omitted if desired):
    select disk 0
    convert gpt
    create partition primary size=300
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
    assign letter="T"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    create partition efi size=260
    format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
    assign letter="S"
    create partition msr size=128
    create partition primary size=153600
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
    assign letter="W"
    create partition primary
    shrink minimum=15000
    format quick fs=ntfs
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
    assign letter="R"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    3. Now you should be out of Diskpart but still at the command prompt. Copy the recovery images to the recovery partition. Your recovery USB will probably be drive C, and the images will be several install.swm files in the Sources directory. Copy them to drive R. Like this:
    cd sources
    copy *.* r:
    4. Apply the images to the Windows partition:
    dism /apply-image /imagefile:install.swm /swmfile:install*.swm /index:1 /applydir:W:\
    5. Copy the Windows RE tools to the Windows RE partition:
    md T:\Recovery\WindowsRE
    cd windows\system32\recovery
    attrib winre.wim -h -s -r [use this line only if the next line fails]
    copy winre.wim t:\recovery\windowsre\
    6. Copy the boot files to the System partition:
    bcdboot w:\windows
    7. At this point, Windows will boot up, but will look funny. You can now do a Reset Your PC without getting the message about a missing partition, and everything will be back to normal!


    Successfully completed all steps But nothing happens. I'm not getting a windows 8 reinstallation screen at all..

    Did I miss something ?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Sree 00 44 7551896609

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Follow the instruction on this link might help:
    Could not find recovery environment
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  3. #3

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by nsreekanth9724 View Post
    Successfully completed all steps But nothing happens. I'm not getting a windows 8 reinstallation screen at all..

    Did I miss something ?
    How to install Windows 8/8.1 to a blank hard disk from the Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Could you tell us exactly what type of media you are working from for the source files?

    Do you know for sure the index of the image you want to apply is 1? On many OEM type installs, it might be 2 or 3?

    If the image did not get applied correctly, the bcdboot command will not function.

    Have you checked to make sure which drive letters have been applied to the media drive and your HDD being installed on is disk 0?

    Where is the install.swm located as far as a path to it?

    Did the process appear to work by showing a 100% completion after the applying the image?
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