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problems with setting up my own windows recovery partition

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1

    problems with setting up my own windows recovery partition


    been trying to set up my own win recovery partition after deleting the first one. i've been using this guide :

    https://neosmart.net/wiki/we-cant-cr...ve-on-this-pc/

    currently stuck on step 3. when i type "reagentc /setosimage /path C:\Win8.1" in the command prompt, i get a message saying "REAGENTC.EXE: The index of the recovery image (WIM) file must be specified."

    wondering if anyone know what to do ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    if you used the create media tool the index is 1

    Reagentc /setosimage /path C:\Win8.1 /index 1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    the create media tool ? sorry im not following. maybe you could explain ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    what are you using for media ??

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    or a store bought DVD

    the create media tool setup media only has 1 index > the MS DVD has 2 indexes

    you only need to use the install.wim or install.esd as the registered OS image (the install.* is found in the "Sources" folder on the setup media)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    i have windows 8.1 on a bootable usb, which im using, if thatas what you are asking ?
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