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installing Windows 8 release version on other harddrive

  1. #11


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well I tried just now, but sill Imagex is not recognized , although WAIK is installed

    sorry

    Jeff
    (I think this was a crossposting, so I have answered it where it should have been - no probs)

    Hi Jeff, first search the WAIK folder for imagex.exe. I have not got access at the moment but I think it might be in a folder like PETools, but search by typing into the start screen and it should be found. Once you have found it the best way to have imagex accessible on your system path at all times, is to copy it into your c:\windows\system32 folder. The, whenever you might need it open a command prompt as admin and just run the command I gave earlier, modified to suit your needs.

    Best of luck.

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  2. #12


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    ok Fafhrd,

    I did bite the bullet and installes via Imagex. Took about 7 minutes, but I hope everything is alright.

    Need to wait until next week before I do a shutdown to see if everything is ok.

    Or can I check this out wihout restarting?

    moving the Imagex file to Program Files AND running the command as administrator did the trick.

    If this is ok, then that is a powerfull command.

    thanks

    Jeff
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  3. #13


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Sounds good - cannot complain at a 7 minute install, can you? I am glad you got it together.

    I agree that Imagex.exe is a very powerful tool, alongside others such as diskpart, net, fsutil, and dism etc.

    I don't quite understand about the shutdown - is this the host system that you have to wait to shutdown? If so, I hope all goes well with your bootup of the new Windows 8 system.
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  4. #14


    Conundrum. I have installed Release Preview twice. First time using Custom instal to create a dual boot system which did NOT appear in the dual boot options and hence was inaccessible. Second time I inadvetently overwrote my C: drive Winows 7 installation. Windows 7 was recovered by Acronis back up, and works as before. Both times, Windows 8 installation worked ok. NOW on trying to install in a different partition it reports that my CPU is not compatible with windows 8 .... no Hardware has been changed! Any ideas on this?
    My System, Motherboard Intel DH55TC
    CPU i5 650 3.2Ghz
    Hard drives 2 at 160 Gbyte.... partitioned to allow dual boot
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  5. #15


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    I don't quite understand about the shutdown - is this the host system that you have to wait to shutdown? If so, I hope all goes well with your bootup of the new Windows 8 system.

    Well on the C: drive there was Win7 on the K:drive Win8 Developer. Now I only have on the K: drive Win8 Consumer, but the system reserved partition is still on the C: drive. Since I want both Consumer and Release I asked for help and thanks to you and others Fafhrd I could install via Imagex and will use this again.

    I am afraid to shutdown and restart, not knowing if I can boot properly.

    I really need this computer to work right now, so I will wait for reboot until next Thursday when I am back from France.

    even do not allow updates right now, since a restart could be triggered.

    Thanks for all of your help

    Jeff
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  6. #16


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltbush View Post
    Conundrum. I have installed Release Preview twice. First time using Custom instal to create a dual boot system which did NOT appear in the dual boot options and hence was inaccessible. Second time I inadvetently overwrote my C: drive Winows 7 installation. Windows 7 was recovered by Acronis back up, and works as before. Both times, Windows 8 installation worked ok. NOW on trying to install in a different partition it reports that my CPU is not compatible with windows 8 .... no Hardware has been changed! Any ideas on this?
    My System, Motherboard Intel DH55TC
    CPU i5 650 3.2Ghz
    Hard drives 2 at 160 Gbyte.... partitioned to allow dual boot
    You'ld be better starting you own new thread with this, Saltbush, you'll get more response. Welcome to the Windows 8 forums!
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  7. #17


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well Fafhrd, I restarted finally and ...... you where right this works just great. Unbelievable, will use IMAGEX again.

    many thanks to you and others who pointed me in the right direction.

    Jeff
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  8. #18


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Anyone who discovers how simple Imagex installs are, will avoid the standard Windows setup in future, I believe. Glad you tried it.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes - much faster and more flexible.
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