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Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition

  1. #131


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    Windows 8.1


    Yes I was hoping I'd be able to get SIW2's file from somewhere but had no luck. I managed to get the install.wim file from the 8GB hidden partition using PartitionGuru. SaltGrass, what did you see that would prevent it from working?

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  2. #132


    Hello, I am currently using Lenovo Twist Windows 8.1 (Came with 8.0).
    I am unable to create a recovery drive because reagentc.exe /info does not work.

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    I've followed some of the instructions that theog has listed
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    Here is a screenshot from EaseUs Partition Master

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    Which partition am I supposed to select and change the ID of?
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  3. #133


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You can check post #72 to get some info on the situation, and/or check the linked thread for directions on how to make the changes.

    Resetting your recovery partitions showing as Type OEM is essential for your recovery system to work. However, it may not be all that is necessary to make Recovery System fully operational, so other suggestions in this thread could also be necessary.

    Need help accessing Recovery partition

    I was just wondering if running a chkdsk on the partitions might help restore the Volume Information, but I have not tested it and cannot say if doing so might lead to other problems. Edit: It appears chkdsk will not work since I cannot find a way to tell it to check one of the OEM partitions. EaseUS can still see what is in the partition, but Windows cannot.

    Edit: You also have a Lenovo with the very large original Recovery partition (1 TB). What has been happening to some with those is the information copied to the new 350 MB recovery partition fills it up and ends up leaving you with a system which is not able to create System Image Backups using the Windows utility.
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  4. #134


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
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  5. #135


    Thank You!!! reagentc.exe works again!
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  6. #136


    I got install.wim from the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation Kit. I set a new location for the recovery media on reagentc.exe. My computer came with windows 8.0 pre-installed, and I upgraded to windows 8.1 Will the refresh process put me back to windows 8.0 or 8.1? Will it ask me for my product key? (I think my product key only works on 8.0)
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  7. #137


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    If reagentc works again, you might do a reagentc /info command and post the results.

    As I understand the Reset process for OEM systems, it will normally, if it works, put your system back to an Out of the Box status. Windows 8 will be the OS. But you are now in the area when the utilities SIW2 has provided might be necessary for your system to be able to accomplish a reset. The results of the Reagentc command might help determine your exact status.
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  9. #139


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    Your 8.0 key will work for 8.1, you may need to enter it manually.

    Beter find out what it is first.

    Produkey will do the job if you are currently activated. ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server

    Doesn't look you have an osimage registered. Try pointing reagentc at the folder containing install.wim.

    reagentc /setosimage /?

    will tell you how to do that.
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  10. #140


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You are not showing the Recovery Image as registered in your listing. I can give you a command but the index number being 1 may not work. Some Install.wim images have more than one image included within it. So the Index number, or placement of the image you need may be something other than 1, perhaps 3 or 4.

    This is where the software SIW2 provides will, I believe find the correct inage and index number for you to Reset your system. But I am still not sure if the Windows 8.1 Recovery Tools will be able to recover a Windows 8 image. Maybe someone else will have more definitive information.

    But the command to register the image is below, assuming index 1 is the correct number and you are using the assigned Letter R: for the recovery Image partition. You will have to assign a drive letter to the partition in an Admin Command Prompt using the Diskpart assign letter="R" after you have selected the correct partition.

    reagentc /setosimage /path R:\recoveryimage /index 1

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    This also assumes the path to the Install.wim file is R:\recoveryimage ..

    If this doen't work, I will not be able to take you any farther since my knowledge is limited. If you have problems SIW2 will probably be around to help....
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