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  1. baarod

    recover windows 8 from a .wim file

    So far we have not covered GPT UEFI booting. I've tried several times to create a UEFI boot UFD containing Win8 PE from the ADK, the DISM dir (recommended over IMAGEX now), BCDBOOT and the INSTALL.WIM from the Win8 x64 ISO sources directory. They idea is to set the destination computer to boot...
  2. baarod

    Windows 8 Preview

    You have kids right? No matter how old -- even my 8 year old can load Windows. Perhaps it's like that? If so it's really easy to get rid of it as long as we know where it came from. I'm not helping anyone who claims Windows 8 was forcibly installed on their computer unless we can get them to...
  3. baarod

    Cannot stand the crackling

    Folks, as you know I am always a staunch proponent of new Microsoft technologies, all the way back to Windows 3.1, but I have never had an issue with a near production OS from them as bad as this. I have a four core with 16GB and cannot get Zune to play w/o popping and making me crazy. I know...
  4. baarod

    Total freeze after installing updates

    When you restart, the system does not go into recovery automatically? How are you forcing a shutdown? Holding the power button? You can try to force it to appear by turning the computer off while it's booting. From a cold shutdown, press the power button and wait until you see the fish...
  5. baarod

    MS puts a hard block on MSE because it is incompatible with Win8 CP.

    What are you even here for if you hate Microsoft and Windows so much? Just to troll and make trouble?
  6. baarod

    recover windows 8 from a .wim file

    Actually the base deployed PE (boot.wim) looks to be smaller. Must be all the other stuff...
  7. baarod

    recover windows 8 from a .wim file

    There is no WAIK for Windows 8. There is not now and will never be one. WAIK has been supplanted by WADK or Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. From the website I linked: "Windows deployment is intended for OEMs and IT professionals who want to customize and automate the installation of...
  8. baarod

    recover windows 8 from a .wim file

    Don't use WAIK anymore with CP. About the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit <-- this is it's replacement.
  9. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    Metro-hatred: read back twice and wept, groaned, roared and (nearly) wet myself sobbing. Luddites! System 7 is nothing like iOS!!! I know, I know that was not the intent of the quote but given the forum I had to link references. I still can't believe that Win 8 will pick up all your XP...
  10. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    Working. Re-engineering Fortune 50 host-based DB2 apps to virtualized pods. Enterprise architecture stuff like I used to do for Oracle. Very boring.
  11. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    So we're simply separated by a common language again?
  12. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    HA! I was there. I think I did the original tutorial for imagex/bcdboot on 7F. I know that when I google for the commands I used our posts come up still ;)
  13. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    I've not performed enough testing for that to go live. I'd rather you didn't. I'm still surprised that it rebuilt the multiboot menu by default. I'm sure there are bugs in there that will prevent folks from getting to their "other" OS and then I'm on the hook to figure it out ;) You can post...
  14. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    Boot from a Windows 8 install DVD and shift+F10 for a command prompt. What's a "line command" vs. a command line?
  15. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    EasyBCD is ready for Windows 8 CP! | The NeoSmart Files The text menu is a FEATURE! ;) Uncle Mark? I didn't know there was a family link ;) Honestly I haven't been completely in the Microsoft ecosystem directly since I wrote the DOS version of Schedule+ for them years ago...
  16. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    Well aren't we connected ;) No offence to Mahmoud and kudos to him for participating. He's got to concur with me regarding Russinovich then ;)
  17. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    As a command line switch to bcdedit or is this a new exe in 8? Who's Mahmoud ?
  18. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    No more EasyBCD for you!!! Now you see why I don't trust any "system utility" that was not written for the OS by Microsoft until the OS has been released a while -- except Winternals because Mark Russinovich is a God. I think if you follow post #36 again you'll be fine. Microsoft has made...
  19. baarod

    Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

    WHOA! Hold the phone! Are you telling me you got the Win8 multi-boot menu automatically? If so that's NEW and a big new feature!!