Need to recover windows 8 from windows 10 Help!

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Very good follow-up.. We are looking to verify file and folder locations, so we can reset to OEM Recovery..

== Register the location of the recovery tools ==
Reagentc /Setreimage /Path T:\Recovery\WindowsRE /Target C:\Windows

== Register the location of the recovery image. ==
Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1

Once again all file we are looking for where referred to earlier in topic..

We found T:\Recovery\WindowsRE\WinRE.wim
Now need to see the files on R so we can verify the rest of them
 

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Thanks KYHI
I like following your threads on this subject. I don't know why but I find them very interesting.

I see from your post above you were looking for the recovery tools (WinRE.wim) and the recovery image. If I understand correctly, any time you need to reset OEM RECOVERY, you need to find these two partitions and register the .wim file from each partition. Your post above really helped clear things up.

If you wanted to register a OEM image that was broken up into .swm files, would you just point to .swm file number one?
 

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I seen N was empty and now see M is empty.. So not sure how they where created, but both can be safely deleted...

Try to assign letter R to the 20GB recovery partition....

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We just need the location of the Images, recovery does not care if wim or swm...
 

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I am not sure what you mean? How do I assign the 20 gig partition. I am so not a computer geek. HA HA!
 

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Okay I figured our how to try and assign partition 8 to the letter R but it wont let me either for some reason. Not sure how to delete the empty drives. Waiting for you reply.;)
 

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then try to assign drive letter to partition 8 - this way...

diskpart
list volume
select volume # (# being the volume number assigned to the 20GB partition)
assign letter=R

post a pic of R
 

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I did the same way like I did with the others and it did not work. So do I try it exactly as you wrote it above?
 

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Okay success partition number 2 was the 20 GB it is now letter R. I tried to open it but it wont let me. lol
 

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I don't know why R will not open. We can try this at the admin command prompt (not Diskpart).

cd C:\
R:
dir

Take a picture.

Hopefully it will show KYHI the files and folders he is looking for.
 

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Yes that's it. There's nothing left to do except wait for KYHI.
 

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Partition 8 is 20GB what is on that partition ????

Diskpart
list volume

post pic

although it now appears that partition 8 is no longer the recovery image partition - and it can not be reset back to the factory OS
 

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I have a a backup external drive too. Is there a way we can recover it from there? Windows 10 is having issues on this laptop that is why I wanted to set it back to the original.
 

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the biggest file you are showing is 11MB - Not even close to big enough for a system image..
 

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Ok. Well I did a clean install of windows 10 4 times and it continues to have problems. I went to repair and it wont even let me repair it to me that should work. I guess I am at a loss at this point. I so appreciate your time thank so much for trying to work with me.
 

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