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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #521


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If you have the folder, the WinRE.wim is size.
    you know homes you make no sense with your short hand,

    OK so what "is size" and what is this folder and the file even used for?

    I mean I don't see it being used as any recovery as far as I can tell, if it was I wouldn't need to make my own.

    and what command/program can be used to open the thing up? I have a small program that supposedly gives you the rights but it doesn't seem to work now.

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  2. #522


    Canada
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    Hi theog,just posted in another thread I think about my success on the whole win 8.1 ISO and clean install thing. Not sure if it was you who started it but it was a perfect clean install for me on a 4 year old laptop then a nice tiny tweaked up image after. I didn't try the image thru windows, I use acronis and after joining here tried out macrium with success as well.

    If so thanks dude

    Ken
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  3. #523


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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If you have the folder, the WinRE.wim is size.
    double post

    Typo "in side"

    Unhide OS files.

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  4. #524


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If you have the folder, the WinRE.wim is size.
    double post

    Typo "in side"

    Unhide OS files.

    Click image for larger version
    way past that one homes, If I said I have the folder I guess you can assume I have it "un hidden" I need to know the program or command you used to actually "look" in the folder. I keep getting the "access denied", no matter how many times i try to re set the security on the folder.

    And like I asked, just what is this recovery folder used for anyway, and when would it even come into play?
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    And like I asked, just what is this recovery folder used for anyway, and when would it even come into play?
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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  6. #526


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    OK so I found what that thing is, its actually the thing you use when doing a problem type thing, not an Image restore. so yeah I see why its there, groan, its what you boot into to fix problems. and IS part of the system. man............. But I'm still looking for a way to break into it so I can see the actual file. Hell maybe there's a way to use it as WinPE. on a separate disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    OK so I found what that thing is, its actually the thing you use when doing a problem type thing, not an Image restore. so yeah I see why its there, groan, its what you boot into to fix problems. and IS part of the system. man............. But I'm still looking for a way to break into it so I can see the actual file. Hell maybe there's a way to use it as WinPE. on a separate disk.

    Windows Recovery Environment (RE) Explained | sepago
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Windows 8 only.
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
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  8. #528


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    OK so I found what that thing is, its actually the thing you use when doing a problem type thing, not an Image restore. so yeah I see why its there, groan, its what you boot into to fix problems. and IS part of the system. man............. But I'm still looking for a way to break into it so I can see the actual file. Hell maybe there's a way to use it as WinPE. on a separate disk.

    Windows Recovery Environment (RE) Explained | sepago
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Windows 8 only.
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    already have all that homes.......... USB/w8 repair disk/and full image backup

    and the way to get to it. TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base

    I just wasn't aware of the file "name" of the usual boot to fix windows problems or recover from an image you made through system image backup is all.

    all I'm lookin for now is how to remove the "access denied". to look inside that folder and see what the size is and if I can copy it to disk.
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  9. #529


    If all else fails, booting a Linux live CD/DVD/Flash drive will allow you to see what's in it and copy it somewhere.
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  10. #530


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    If all else fails, booting a Linux live CD/DVD/Flash drive will allow you to see what's in it and copy it somewhere.
    never mind, I just copied the folder to a temp folder and it was viewable.

    its got 3 files, a 3mg file named boot.sdi, a small file named REAgent.xml, and the big WinRE.wim @ 386mg

    I'm just wondering if I copied it to DVD if it would boot lol. I'll try it later.
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