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Capture the Windows image to a custom install.wim file


sablerock

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#1
Guys
Pls help.
I want to capture my Windows 8.0 image to a custom install.wim file
and use it in setting up my own custom "factory recovery" partition.
Pls look at my files as per attached.
Want am I doing wrong?
Albert
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel

KYHI

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#2
You must capture the Image from within another OS or use WinPE

Dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:C:\ /ImageFile:"D:\Install.wim" /Name:"Windows 8.1 x64 OS" /CheckIntegrity
The capture directory is listed as C - but will not always be the case (depending)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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#3
Excuse me, what is an advantage of custom factory recovery over a traditional full system backup? For me, backup is more easy and convenient way; it allows to keep a number of copies unlike a single recovery image, which needs the regular update of wim file. The only bonus is that factory recovery is independent operation while restoration of backup needs an external boot (like a flash drive). Maybe I missed something?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 950 Pro, 512 GB

KYHI

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#4
A Clean & Fresh System Recovery -
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

sablerock

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3
#5
I need all my current windows settings/updates etc..captured to new WIM file, then replace the WIM in my installation media.
But, alas I can find no tutorial in this vast Web of how to do it without some complex stuff like another OS or use WinPE.
Has any body done this on Win8 ?
Decided just to clone my disk to portable usb HDD with recovery file on seperate Usb.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel

KYHI

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2,767
#6
you can not capture the OS as a wim unless it is Offline
Thus the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is used to restore the Recovery Image as the OS is offline
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

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