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How to re-install windows 8 from install.wim file

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    windows 8

    How to re-install windows 8 from install.wim file


    Hi, i recently by mistake formatted c partition and WindowsRE partition too. I didn´t touch SAMSUNG_REC & SAMSUNG_REC2 where install.wim file is and i don't know how to reinstall from it. Could some one tell me an easy way to reinstall my windows 8 based inthis scenario as i am not a microsoft guru?. Thanks in advance

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to make Recovery disc:
    Support - Laptops NP700Z7CH | Samsung PCs

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Support - Laptops NP700Z7CH | Samsung PCs

    Samsung

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...Manual_eng.pdf
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)





    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to make Recovery disc:
    Support - Laptops NP700Z7CH | Samsung PCs

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Support - Laptops NP700Z7CH | Samsung PCs

    Samsung

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...Manual_eng.pdf
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've never personally used a recovery image to restore Windows 8 before, but I'll make a stab at this.

    I was going to suggest using DISM until I read you have a recimg file to use. So here it goes...

    If you have a USB installer drive of Windows 8 or a DVD (if not, you can use WinPE or make a recovery disk from a working Windows 8 PC, not too difficult) you'll have the option of refreshing your PC. If using the installer, you'll need to hit the Repair your computer link at the installation window. If using the recovery disk (easiest method I suggest to use), you'll have to navigate to advanced tools to get to Refresh your PC. It theoretically should prompt you to give the directory of the recimg file and do its magic. I THINK I once used this a couple of years ago with iffy success.

    Personally, I would avoid using OEM recimg files as they still contain bloatware. If this were me, I'd grab me an .iso image of Windows 8 Core and just reinstall fresh with clean and crisp Windows.
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How to re-install windows 8 from install.wim file
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