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

  1. #61


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    I have a 29gb emmc sir, i already havr a copy from my external microsd. I tried creating a recovery drive but it also says, there's something wrong in resetting..., unless you teach me how to create a working recovery drive, i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks sir KHYI, what i havr is a spare 8gb usb drive, the other drive contains your pe,, will be waiting for your reply. Thabks in advance

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  2. #62


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    I hope you Can teach me soon on how will i get to factory reset totally my tablet like it was when yhe first day it first booted. Thanks sir KHYI
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  3. #63


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    what is your over all intention ? To upgrade to windows 10 ?
    I would prefer you setup your tablet - without Winboot (5 Partitions)...

    since you have figured out how to use diskpart to repartition the disk
    we will then use DISM to apply the factory images to the C partition
    then after we apply both the install.wim and the custom.wim to the C partition
    we will then again use dism to re-capture C into a new factory install.wim to R partition..

    Windows 10 only uses 4 partitions , because it does not use the R partition that windows eight uses....

    It seems useless trying to recreate a windows 8.1 recovery - when you are going to upgrade to windows 10 anyway...

    Also my dad is in the hospital with terminal cancer - so I have limited time - to when I respond,,,

    there are many steps involved in the process and long to explain - but you are more advanced then other may be..
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  4. #64


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2czip

    Recovery USB template - the link above... format USB Fat32

    Find the WinRE.wim that is on your SDCard that has the same DATE as the Install.wim >
    Copy that winre.wim to the sources folder of the template and then rename from winre.wim to boot.wim
    Copy the install.wim from the SDCard to the template usb sources folder
    Copy the custom.wim from the SDCard to the template usb sources folder

    that will allow that USB to recovery your PC without winboot,

    BUT before we can do that we have to figure out the proper size to make the recovery partition..

    So what size is the install.wim and what size is the custom.wim ????? ( in GB or MB )

    BUT still do not do anything to your PC at this time................
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  5. #65


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    As far as the diskpart is concerned, recovery drive is 8192, both .wim files have 3gb+, as for the winre.wim, i think its180mb. So after doing all the steps above, what's next?
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  6. #66


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    My intention is to get a flawless recovery drive, using either asus backtracker or recovery drive. I just wonder why the asus backtracker reports that recovery partition doesn't exist, while create rcovery media detects and creates a reco drive that still doesn't reset my pc.Thanks for that, actually, im a cpa and my interest with compiters are that high, it's my first time to delve in the tablet form factor,,,,and im sorry for your dad, keep praying sir, ill pray for him too. Get in touch when you have time.
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  7. #67


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Update, sir, my Winre.wim file was created 2013, while both my Install and custom wim files were created this year. what shall I do?
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  8. #68


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Sir, there was something that happened, i retried once more the recovery drive i crated in windows 8.1, not the format, i ask to keep existing partitions and i selected no since i thought it will recreate a new working recovery drive, in tge middle of the process, it failed, booted in your pe and the recovery partition was gone, all of them were gone, thankfully i have copied it's contents, but now, i think i got too far, help me soon as you have time. Thanks in advance
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  9. #69


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    edit (#4 windows partition) of the template USB Sources/PBR-diskpart.txt so that the shrink is 8192

    Then boot from the template USB and reset your PC

    once your PC resets DO NOT go through any of the process of accepting the MS Agreement or adding pc / user name
    because we will now reboot into My boot disk to apply the custom.wim also to C:

    Dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:"USB:\Sources\Custom.wim" /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\
    USB\sources being location of the custom.wim

    then Use command prompt
    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select partition 5
    assign letter=R
    exit

    go into R:\RecoveryImage and delete the current install.wim

    then we'll recapture the directory with the custom.wim applied

    Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:C:\ /ImageFile:R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows 8.1 Bing OEM" /CheckIntegrity

    Reboot the PC - go through the User Setup
    go into control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive....

    and now you should have a NEW factory recovery on that usb - without wimboot..
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  10. #70


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Can i still have the wimboot feature sir since it will be beneficial for the limited storage of my tablet? Are there any alternatives?
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