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No active custom recovery image

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    No active custom recovery image


    When I entered recimg/showcurrent in elevated cmd , I get the message : There is no active custom recovery image.

    However when I checked disk management , I get the following partitions:

    EFI System 50mb
    OEM 40mb
    Recovery Partition 2GB
    OS C 50.12Gb
    Recovery Partition 5.42Gb

    What are in those 2 Recovery Partitions ? Are they the 2 restore points I created? Why is the second Recovery Partition so much larger than the first?

    Tks

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    Hello sportflyer,

    The OEM recovery partition is for a factory reset, and is not related to a custom recovery image which is used when refreshing Windows instead.

    You would need to create a custom recovery image to have one. See the related links at the bottom of the tutorial below as well.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Looking at the partitioning, looks be a OEM manufacturer's PC, but all the partitions are to small to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello sportflyer,

    The OEM recovery partition is for a factory reset, and is not related to a custom recovery image which is used when refreshing Windows instead.

    You would need to create a custom recovery image to have one. See the related links at the bottom of the tutorial below as well.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Wouldn't it be easier to use Macrium Reflect and save the drive images to a USB Ext drive ?
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    It's just another option to use with Refresh instead of the default, but Macrium would be a good option for a system image type backup.
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    Since the DVP11 tablet has only one USB port , is it OK to use a USB hub so I can use one port of the hub for the bootable flash drive , and another for the USB Hard Drive where the recovery image is stored ? I read somewhere that its not advisable to use a USB hub for this kind of Operation. Tks
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    Yeah, for a custom recovery image, you would want it saved in an internal hard drive. Otherwise it most likely will not be available when you need it since it if saved on a removable drive.
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    It should be OK to save image made with macrium in an ext drive , no?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, you could save the Macrium image wherever you like.
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    I have made the C drive image with Macrium and also prepared a Linux bootable USB stick using the methods recommended by macrium.

    I wanted to test out the bootable usb flash drive.

    I quickly learned that I cant use a bluetooth KB for this ! I connected an old USB KB so I can use F2 .

    I did not get the boot screen but some pane with settings like boot from Windows , UEFI etc . I dont recognize any of the settings. Perhaps that was because I had the usb boot stick in place when I started the system and pressed F2.

    I got locked out and had to get the proper key to continue to boot into windows.

    Do I have to disable UEFI before trying to boot from this flash drive?

    Not sure what is the proper procedure.
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