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System Refresh & Image Recovery problem on Asus Vivotab

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    System Refresh & Image Recovery problem on Asus Vivotab


    I have made a System Image & a Custom Recovery Image on my Asus Vivotab but I cannot get the system to recognize them on a USB Hard Drive.

    I got into this by testing the Refresh Custom Recovery Image. The system did not find the image as the system allocated a different drive letter so I have basic Refresh. I have found my way to the Administrator Command but cannot find RECIMG on either the x: or C: drives. Do I need a Path Command from System32?


    I also have a System image on a USB Hard Drive but cannot get the system to find it. I have tried putting the files folders in the root directory but the system still does not recognise them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF1938 View Post
    I have made a System Image & a Custom Recovery Image on my Asus Vivotab but I cannot get the system to recognize them on a USB Hard Drive.

    I also have a System image on a USB Hard Drive but cannot get the system to find it.
    Did you remember to make it bootable?

    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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    Windows 8


    No I just copied the files to the USB Drive. The system boots ok its getting the system to find the files.

    I think I can fix this if I can find RecImg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF1938 View Post
    No I just copied the files to the USB Drive. I also have a System image on a USB Hard Drive but cannot get the system to find it.
    That won't work. Follow the procedure (previously provided) for your USB drive to be recognized as bootable.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF1938 View Post
    The system boots ok its getting the system to find the files.
    Not sure I understand how that fits into your original post.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF1938 View Post
    I think I can fix this if I can find RecImg.
    Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active

    Hope all this information helps!
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    Windows 8


    I have managed to sort it out with a reread of the tutorials.
    I copied the CustomRefresh.wim file to the C: Drive.

    Found the Elevated command Prompt through Start\Change PC Settings/General/Advanced Startup/Toubleshoot/Advanced Options/Command Prompt

    Changed from the X: Drive to the C:\Windows\System32

    RecImg /setcurrent "C:\RefreshImage"

    Then did a Refresh and got the System back ok.

    Thanks everyone for the help.
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System Refresh & Image Recovery problem on Asus Vivotab
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