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Custom Refresh question

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    Custom Refresh question


    I have a question about the Custom Refresh option in windows 8 via the command line.

    Does this option create an actual image of the current system state? The reason I ask is because I did a Refresh which was handy, but I had to reinstall over 200 Windows updates.

    The Custom Refresh Option via the command line will save your downloaded applications and personal files (unlike the default Refresh which removes all user downloaded applications but saves users personal files...music,documents, etc).

    So the Custom Refresh option is a better choice in my opinion, but I still want to avoid the updates if possible. I know about other backups as well, I am thinking that this is a nice first try option if you don't have to install the mega-windows updates

    I am still trying to find out if it is more like an image where you can avoid having to reinstall the nearly 300 Windows updates.

    Any illumination on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Keokuk, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you create a custom recovery image, it will include the desktop apps you've installed and the Windows system files in their current state. Saved recovery images do not include your documents, personal settings, user profiles, or modern apps from the Store because that information will automatically be included by default at the time you refresh your PC. This way when you refresh your PC with the saved custom recovery image, it will save and include your current documents, personal settings, user profiles, and modern apps.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Thanks for help!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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