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Setting recovery partition to active then boot from there

  1. #31


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    Windows 8


    @SIW2
    what is the install partition?

    what do I do after downloading peallv10x64.zip ?
    when I run the PEALL-RUNASADMINv10.cmd, a command prompt with yellow appears and then disappears instantly.
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  2. #32


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    install partition is the partition you want to install onto.

    Strange the peall-etc.cmd isn't working. It works fine for me.
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  3. #33


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    Here. I've manage to take a snap shot of the command prompt that appears.

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    sorry its blurry. It disappears to fast for me.
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  4. #34


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    this is what happens when I select the "Repair my computer" option.

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  6. #36


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    This created an file in my desktop named "ISO" so I'm assuming it worked. Thanks for that.

    Do I burn this on a CD or is there a program inside that I just need to launch?
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  7. #37


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jgcvaleroso View Post
    Yes, I have accessed the recovery option using both:
    • by hitting F9 after a complete shutdown.
    • by going to PC settings and selecting Advance startup.

    (I assumed both have the same result)


    Okay, so after I selected the "Reset your PC" option, its moves to the next screen which tells me what will that option do. After clicking Next, it will load up a bit and then it will ask for a boot media to continue. Thats about it. I'm stuck at that point.
    I have been trying some things, and in this situation, the only thing that showed as valid media was an Install flash drive. Plugging it in resulted in an immediate check and was shown as being valid. So it seems the image on the recovery flash drive or the one in the Recovery partition are not usable for some reason, possibly version differences.

    I will be testing today, but not hopeful for an easy resolution.
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  8. #38


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    It is better to extract it to the root of your drive, e.g. c:\peallv11x64. Your "desktop" will have very long paths. It should have offered to create an .iso file


    If the iso folder was populated correctly, then you can copy the contents onto a flash drive that has been formatted ( it should be formatted fat32 if you are using uefi boot )


    Quote Originally Posted by jgcvaleroso View Post
    This created an file in my desktop named "ISO" so I'm assuming it worked. Thanks for that.

    Do I burn this on a CD or is there a program inside that I just need to launch?
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  9. #39


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I just set up a system with Windows 8 and a Recovery partition and updated it to 8.1. The Reset seems to recognize the Windows 8 image on the Recovery drive and I was not asked for any media. I have not completed the entire reset process, but it looks better than before.

    I noticed some differences in the reagent.xml on the recovery drive. One that would seem to be relevant is the change in the 8.1 notation from ImageLocation to PBRImageLocation. The information for both entries is exactly the same so you may be able to enter the info you show for ImageLocation into the PBRImageLocation line.

    There is another difference that might be significant and that is a line for DownlevelWinreLocation. Since the Windows 8.1 update adds an additional small recovery partition (and you show this), the line contains references to the original Windows 8 recovery information, like the path to the Winre.wim file for Windows 8.

    There are some other differences, such as OSBuildVersion, WindowsRE version IsAutoRepairOn. One entry was removed which was BootKey.

    If you could look on your recovery drive and check for the reagent.xml file, then save it as a .txt file and attach or copy in your next post, we could compare the listing to one that seems to work.

    Just a point of interest, when I updated to 8.1, these changes were made automatically and I did not have to use reagentc to set anything.
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  10. #40


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    @Saltgrass I can't seem to get a hold on to reagent.xml file inside. I cant see it in windows explorer. Any suggestions on programs that might help?

    @SIW2 Okay so I transferred the BIN folder and the Command Script file to C:\ and launched the script. Here's exactly what I did next:

    I reformatted my external drive (the one with the copied Recovery Drive) to FAT32(default)

    then I opened the ISO file that came out in C:\ and copied the contents (BOOT, EFI, sources folder) to my external drive. (I copied the files inside and not the whole ISO folder)

    in BIOS, I set my external drive as boot priority #1 then saved and exit.

    after that, my laptop booted normally so I'm assuming I'm still in my normal windows environment.
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