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How do I restore recovery partition for 'Reset PC to work?

  1. #51


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    Did the USB boot..
    if so how far you get

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  2. #52


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    The usb didn't boot sir. I also tried removing the misspelled folder, still didn't boot. What's the next necessary steps sir?
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  3. #53


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    renaming the mis-spelled folder - and renaming the other
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  4. #54


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    Sir. What will i rename? Can you please elaborate more on what will i do in the Recovery Folder?. And what will i do with the other files?
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  5. #55


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    Plus what will i do with the other files?
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  6. #56


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    I managed to reinstall the oem Os from your windows pe using the win NT installer. But upon success, no drivers were installed including the preloaded bloatwares and even the office. How will i fix this?
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    Update, i found that the custom.wim was the install i was looking for (OS + drivers+ bloatware) however, i still could not get reset/refresh to work, can you help me on this one? I need to finally reset it the proper way. Thanks!
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  8. #58


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    Ok sir KHYI.
    I'll detail you the steps i took.
    First, downloaded your win 8.1 pe.

    I the booted from the default win8.1 installatuon disk to delete all the partitions and again except the recovery drive.

    Next, i booted from your pe. Remember the diskpart script? I followed that except for the parts where it will touch the recovery drive created. After that, using the win nt setup, i pointed to the respective partitions and this time, i used the custom.wim as the source file. Checked the wimboot option and that's it.

    After successful installation, i rebooted. Everything's feel like factory default. However since the install is somewhat like first aid, i decided to reset the pc to achieve the full oobe experience. I checked reagentc then it said it is enabled with both the winre and recovery image pointing to partition 4 (default recovery partition) so i thought all was fine

    Here's the problem
    When i finally try to reset the pc, it allows me up to the point where i should see the manufacturer logo and the resetting percentage below it, but instead of the "resetting your pc x%", it just restarts and after booting into windows, a dialogue box appears saying there's a problem in resetting your pc.

    Next, i tried the advance startup option to reset my pc there, but it then said insert your installation media.

    This has become somewhat confusing now. But im still glad i have managed to restore the factory os, the only drawback is that i still cant use, reset/refresh.

    Please help me soon sir KHYI? Am I getting close? I hope so,
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  9. #59


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    well glad you got as far as you did...

    go into control panel > recovery > create a recovery drive....

    try to boot from that recovery USB and then refresh the pc...

    but save the Recovery Partition Files that you already copied (somewhere or any where)

    to create a recovery drive with a standard PE you will need these files..

    ResetConfig.xml
    DiskpartScript.txt
    WinRE.wim
    Install.wim
    Custom.wim
    Reagent.xml
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  10. #60


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    What size is your HDD ??
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