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

  1. #81


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    I just brought another 8gb usb just in case, hope you'll assist me soon

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  2. #82


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Can you teach me now sir in restoring my tablet to factory state? I'm losing hope on this one... If only I could send you my tablet instead of ASUS who always tell me impossible things.
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  3. #83


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Please refer back to post 64 and 69
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  4. #84


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    the problem sir is, the winre.wim file date doesn't coincide with neither the install/custom .wim files..
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  5. #85


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    how can I fix the file dating if that's very important. I don't know, but with my tablet now, I can create a recovery media from the control panel but then I am unable to use it. so it's useless in someway, i'll give another shot at post number 64 but my concern is the file dating sir
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  6. #86


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    followed post number 64, even tough winre.wim is differently dated from install.wim. booted from the recovery usb. it says, there's a problem resetting the pc
    what now sir?
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  7. #87


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    tried all in posts #64 and #69 sir, still, no recovery usb is working. it's just weird when I use your pe to install using the two .wim files and the winntsetup, it works but it doesn't restore the recovery functions. (I don't know if what am I doing wrong - in either using the program or my methods) I'm getting discouraged since I still cant get factory reset to work. a big deal and a big letdown for my windows tab yet I do not want to send it to asus and pay super high fines either. am I stuck now?
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  8. #88


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    What i have now sir is a clean disk 0 (no partitions) and your winpe plus the copy of the oem recovery partition i copied, i can't seem to apply the custom.wim image as it always stops at 89% and reports an error and a statement saying there is no resource file found. But if you apply it using the winntsetup, it works fine, but im confused on what should be applied first, the install.wim followed by custom.wim or reverse or just one of them, im also confused with the options in winntsetup, as i dont understand fullt the options in the lowerpart. I cleaned my disk now to start again, incase you have some specific instructions
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  9. #89


    Posts : 49
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Dear sir kyhi,

    Using your tools, wait, let me repeat that, Your AWESOME tools, i manage to get the non wimboot option work. Here's what i did.

    1. Booted in your PE and executed the diskpart script from my factory recovery partition copy.
    2. Using winNTSetup, i used the custom.wim file of mine and applied to the OS partition. Selected driver preassignment but not WIMBoot, even though its greened. After the setup, i copied the old contents of the old factory reco partition and put it in the 8gb partition except the old wimfiles
    3. Executed the capture command in post #69 and captured a new install.wim file successfully, though the size is different from my old one, its 5gb.
    4. Used the reagentc /setosimage and /setreimage options to point to the new install.wim and the point to the old winre.wim
    5. Hid the recovery partition by removing the letter assignment, rebooted and after the setup reenabled the reagentc feature


    Observations:
    Reset/refresh feature worked again, and it meets my expectations. However, the size taken by the installation is around 12gb+ already compared to the old 8gb+, how can i fix that sir, did i miss something.
    Again. Thank you for your tools and the methods you taught me. Looking forward in polishing my installation And repair
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  10. #90


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Wimboot uses the compressed WIM as a file source (thus smaller footprint)

    You are now running a standard install. (larger footprint)

    Since you used the Wimboot partition layout - you are missing a partition..
    Also the 8 GB recovery image partition only should have the new 5GB install.wim in it..

    keep playing around with it and you will get it just right..
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