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Can't Refresh Using System Image

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Professional

    Can't Refresh Using System Image

    I'm trying to run a Windows 8.1 system refresh on an HP desktop with the following characteristics:

    Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit
    P4 processor 3GHz
    3.25 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    200GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 30GB free

    Here's the procedure I'm using:

    1. I created a system image using recimg.exe and stored on an external USB 1TB Seagate Drive.

    2. I went to Settings/change pc settings/recovery and clicked on the bottom procedure that says I can
    restore using a system image. The computer then said that it couldn't find a system image.

    3. I then registered and set the image as active using
    recimg /setcurrent "M:\custom-refresh\2-19-15" and was told that the procedure completed successfully.

    4. Then to check the procedure I went to recimg /showcurrent with this result

    RecImg: Operation completed successfully

    It looks like the paths to the image (what I typed in setcurrent and what shows up in showcurrent) are not
    the same unless that's the way the system specifies the external drive.

    5. I tried to run the refresh again and when the computer restarts instead of finding the image I get a
    screen that asks me if I want to change the startup options.

    Can anyone help me out with this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    that is because the volume drive letter is changing after the reboot.. As the file is on a removable drive..

    You may have M assigned in windows but once your out of windows that drive letter changes to something else..

    as I doubt you have 11 assigned partitions

    boot from your setup media
    Hit F10 at the install screen
    type diskpart
    type list volume

    note the extHDD drive letter change

    reboot into windows and use disk management to reaasign the drive letter to extHDD drive

    then set current image
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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