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Using sony.wim to Clean restart??

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 (Preinstalled Windows 8)

    Using sony.wim to Clean restart??


    Good day all, since I have really complicated laptop, its sony VAIO and after I search I got ASUS Laptop to factory, "some files are missing" thing this article. I helped me really lot because I read that after instalation or update into windows 8.1, my laptop cannot find my recovery partition. So I already do the thing.
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    after a long search I dont find the install.wim or install.swm. what I have is sony.wim. Do anyone here know is it the same with install.wim? and please help me to assign the recovery partition so I can push the "remove everything and reinstall windows" on my computer. because Turned out the problem is the missing files thing. Here's the image where I found the sony.wim:
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    Because I used the install.wim with tutorial I found online and turned out my laptop does the recovery install without installing my sony bloatware and I cannot adjust my brightness etc.
    I am not really good at this btw LOL
    Thanks before

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Please tell me the size of that sony.wim - because your preview pane is cutting it off

    and is R a usb drive or a harddrive partition?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    What size is that wim

    and type

    diskpart

    list disk

    post a pic
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 (Preinstalled Windows 8)


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    What size is that wim

    and type

    diskpart

    list disk

    post a pic
    Ops sorry its 3.48 GB Heres the pic
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    I have two disk because I follow your instruction before on previous link to change my recovery volume into R/F:\
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    Please tell me the size of that sony.wim - because your preview pane is cutting it off

    and is R a usb drive or a harddrive partition?
    The R partition is harddrive partition but somehow it changed into F now??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    That is the ONLY wim you found on that partition F - look in every folder
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  6. #6


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 (Preinstalled Windows 8)


    Yes I looked into every folder using the search column and I found another .wim
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    Btw its changing into partition F:\ because maybe I run "creating recovery media from my VAIO care"
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  7. #7


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    what size is that p1.wim
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  8. #8


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 (Preinstalled Windows 8)


    718 mb
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    search G for a wim and what size
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  10. #10


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 (Preinstalled Windows 8)


    From G i got boot.wim and its 352MB
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