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Too many recovery partitions?

  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is from the store?

    Could be useful. I might bre able to make something but it may take a while.
    Hi, what do you mean by able to make something?

    Thanks!

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  2. #32


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    I am trying to knock up a little program, so you can have a proper boot.wim. The thing on your recovery drive might be called boot.wim, but it isn't.
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  3. #33


    I see. that is why booting from recovery drive failed if I understand it properly, correct? So with your program I can have a good recovery drive created.

    Thanks! SIW2
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    Is that Core single language?
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  5. #35


    Sorry, I don't understand what "Core" single language mean..

    Thanks! I shall wait for the gui
    Last edited by mourinho; 01 Jul 2014 at 23:17.
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    It is working here, so just need to finish the gui.
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  7. #37


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    @SIW2, I was wondering if the Recovery drive would not work because the system could not split the install.esd into smaller files for placement on the flash drive?

    I was also messing around with extracting the image with index 4 from the install.esd. I don't know if it will be usable, but let me know if any of this might work. I was able to export an install.wim image, having 2 indexes (8.1 and 8.1 Pro), into a install.esd that contained only the index I gave it. I was then able to export it back to the install.wim file with only 1 index included. For purposes of this discussion, it would only be necessary to export the .esd index 4 to a .wim version.

    Using different names for the exported files should keep the originals from being overwritten. Make sure and change the names back before using.

    DISM.exe /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\install.esd /SourceIndex:4 /DestinationImageFile:C:\install2.wim /Compress:recovery
    Edit: Added /Compress:recovery on to command which seems to work, but have not tested the exported file during an actual reset.
    Last edited by Saltgrass; 03 Jul 2014 at 07:45.
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  8. #38


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    @ mourinho,

    Run as Admin on getwims.exe

    Select source esd:

    Click image for larger version


    Select a partition where you have space:

    Click image for larger version


    Click Make iso:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by SIW2; 03 Jul 2014 at 00:30.
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  9. #39


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    You should have a MYISO folder. Ideally it will contain all this:

    Click image for larger version

    The sources folder should have boot.wim and install.wim and lots of other files, like this:

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #40


    Big Thanks SIW2!!!

    This worked.

    Super people here!
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