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How do I make a reset, not refesh image in Windows 8/8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    How do I make a reset, not refesh image in Windows 8/8.1


    I installed Windows 8 Through my windows DVD and now want to make it so I don't need the Windows Installation Disk or any USB Recovery key. Is there any way to make a refresh AND reset partition and image.

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Refresh and Reset are already built into Windows 8. You still need the disk in the event of a repair or complete clean reinstall.
    What makes you say you do not need the Installation Disk?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I made a recovery image using recimg that lets me refresh but not reset. I want to make a restore partition like a OEMs where it doesn't ask for a disk and its already built in the HDD somewhere hidden. Can I use recimg to make a refresh AND reset image. I would like that a lot. Thanks.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Ask yourself this, what happens if the hard disk fails!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Then I'll use the disk but that's not the point now right now. All I'm asking is if it possible and how? It would be much appreciated. I just want it so its a little easier if I'm away and I need to reformat my laptop.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thank you whs! I'll try and report back.
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    You are welcome. If you like the method, you might also be interested in this additional possibility.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active
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