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Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media


KYHI

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..

Enjoy!!
KYHI​
 

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Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site. ;)


I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.
 

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SIW2

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If you are interested in that kind of thing, you can knock up a better pe using this.

Extract the zip to your HD . Run as admin on the "runmeasadmin.cmd". It finds winre from your HD and enhances it. 64 bit only so far. 32 bit coming soon.

That's it. 8.1PEx64v2.zip
 

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KYHI

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I already have both versions and it all started out in WinPE and I can apply the images that way, using cmd files..

gotta partition the drive, got figure if mbr or uefi, gotta apply images, gotta prep the images..

WinRE is basically WinPE with recovery tools

I have ADK and can knock up what ever - but I wanted to alone the program to be small enough, and easy enough to explain
 

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well, next I would like the recovery option to select what recovery image to use.. right now the images used are on the recovery media.. Would like the option to select the recovery image partition as the recovery image..

Dell had a recovery drive before that would allow you to use the USB image or the HD image
 

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It is all in the pe you can create using my batch file posted above. Something in there that I wrote myself, and also the great program from JFX.
 

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I wasn't looking to download a program, as there is no challenge it that.. And it kind of takes away from the learning curve..
 

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Hi KY,

Thanks for bringing that up. I am not sure what you mean by "save as" option.

If you want to capture an image:

1. Select the Source directory to capture

2. Select the Destination and give it a name.

3. Hit the Capture button.

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When I select destination I can select a folder - I type in a name in the box and button says open, so I go to window type in name data.wim, hit capture, error line 7

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