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I Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 and Windows Recovery not work

  1. #41


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you can reset to factory if you follow my posts.. You do not need any backup media or storage..

    Right Charm -> Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery -> Advanced Startup ->
    Restart Now -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt

    type> diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> list volume
    type> exit

    Verify that H is the drive letter assigned to the recoveryimage partition and C is assigned to your windows partition

    Because ONCE you enter DOS the drive letters tend to change, other then what was assigned in windows

    Once you have verified that H is the recovery partition and C is the windows partition

    type> dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"H:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\

    Dude you mess up the drive letters with that command - your screwed..
    You can change the drive letters in the command to match the drive letters shown in diskpart for those partitions

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  2. #42


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    you can reset to factory if you follow my posts.. You do not need any backup media or storage..

    Right Charm -> Change PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Recovery -> Advanced Startup ->
    Restart Now -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt

    type> diskpart
    type> select disk 0
    type> list volume
    type> exit

    Verify that H is the drive letter assigned to the recoveryimage partition and C is assigned to your windows partition

    Because ONCE you enter DOS the drive letters tend to change, other then what was assigned in windows

    Once you have verified that H is the recovery partition and C is the windows partition

    type> dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"H:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\

    Dude you mess up the drive letters with that command - your screwed..
    You can change the drive letters in the command to match the drive letters shown in diskpart for those partitions
    Excuse me KYHI

    Click image for larger version
    (G is the USB 8G flash!)

    This is true?
    dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"F:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\


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  3. #43


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    yes that is true..
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  4. #44


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    yes that is true..
    I do this:
    Click image for larger version

    And when restart laptop:
    Click image for larger version



    And I had to install a new Windows again
    Where did I go wrong?
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  5. #45


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Anyone know where is the problem in my work?
    I do it again?
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    do you reinstall windows again? or is that where you are at
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  7. #47


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    insert your setup media and while on install screen - select startup repair (bottom left)

    or you need to get back into command prompt...

    insert your windows setup media and when you get to the install screen hit F10 - that will bring up a prompt
    also usually after 3 power cycles if windows fails to load - recovery should get triggered - and get you to a prompt..

    at prompt type> C:\Windows\System32\bcdboot C:\Windows
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  8. #48


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you HYKI

    After that error, laptop was reset again, and show error again and....
    I was forced to install a new Windows 8.1 from DVD

    Before anything I have a question
    After َApply image, what should happen?
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  9. #49


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    After َApply image, what should happen?
    PC should run through OOBE and User Account Setup
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  10. #50


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    OOBE is Out Of the Box Experience, in case your wondering. If you manage to get the factory reset to work it should be just like it was the first time you turned it on after taking it out of the box it shipped in. I currently don't have any PC's with the OEM factory recovery partitions on them. I've done clean installs on them after replacing the factory hard drives with SSD's. At this point I can't really help you recover yours. I don't have a setup here at home to test on.
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