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Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without Installation Disk


MrShowdown

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#41
How to revert "reagentc /setosimage /path C:\Refresh /target C:\Windows /index 1"?
Since after this code, I have lost Refresh & Restore settings in my PC.
Kindly suggest.
Could you describe the "lost Refresh/Reset settings" ?



Thanks for the tutorial, but it isn't working for me.

Still says insert media (FWIW, I can answer the guys question about what happens if you have no disc drive. It still asks for USB/CD/DVD.).

Tried rebooting, still asks. Tried re-reagenting. Still not working.

Is it because I have an OEM copy?

I keep getting BSODs, so I wanted to refresh or failing that clean install. But I have no disc and the ******* installer doesn't take an OEM product key., so it was hard enough just to get the .wim.

OEM support forums pointed me to to an RTM download link, if you can believe that..

Thanks in advance,
Give me screenshot of the C:\Refresh Folder.
Also if your computer came with Windows 8, preinstalled, you don't have to insert a product key.
Well it asks me for one.

It came with Windows 8 preinstalled, upgraded to 8.1.

Maybe it doesn't like the install.wim because it's an Enterprise version, since that's what I got from the OEM's post and my only way to (legally) obtain the file?

Really annoying... you'd think if files were missing it could just download them to fix any issues.
Wait, do Enterprise get OEM version?
 

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shmu

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#42
I downloaded windows 8.1 ISO, but in it, I have install.esd, instead of install.wim.
I want to get back the ability to refresh Windows.
what to do?

I just discovered that I already created a rescue media with refresh capability, using this esd file, I think.
question is: can I get refresh capability natively on my PC?

Maybe there is a command to tell windows to make a refresh image that is not a custom image, but a default one, based on the esd file. Is there such an animal?
 
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MrShowdown

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#43
I downloaded windows 8.1 ISO, but in it, I have install.esd, instead of install.wim.
I want to get back the ability to refresh Windows.
what to do?

I just discovered that I already created a rescue media with refresh capability, using this esd file, I think.
question is: can I get refresh capability natively on my PC?

Maybe there is a command to tell windows to make a refresh image that is not a custom image, but a default one, based on the esd file. Is there such an animal?
Basically an esd file is an encrypted version of a wim file, specifically for Microsoft Store purchases. I'm going to search the ESD-WIM utility.
 

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    4GB DDR4-2400
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MrShowdown

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#45

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    OEM Lenovo
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    4GB DDR4-2400
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shmu

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#46
okay, I did that, and it works just fine, but I am still back where I was before. It makes an installation ISO that has install.esd, just like I had before.
 

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sarao

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#47
HI ! My illustrator cs6 kept crashing & I couldnt find any solution. Was thinking about resetting windows,got here somehow. Followed these instructions
Issue fixed. I dont know what was the problem or anything
But this fixed it. SO THANKS A TON MAN !
 

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#48
Probably being stupid but my aunt has my cd disk and was away on holiday so I needed to do this but I have done all of the steps but how do I actually get it to reset/refresh? I know I'm being stupid and I would really appreciate it if you couldn't make fun of me ;p
 

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SIW2

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#49
You say you have all the steps.

What goes wrong, at what point does it stop? Any messages? though most messages from 8 are useless.
 

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#50
You say you have all the steps.

What goes wrong, at what point does it stop? Any messages? though most messages from 8 are useless.
Well, like I said I've done all of the steps, I guess I have gotten something wrong and it says I do not have the neccasary files

but idk.. :(
 
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KYHI

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#52
okay, I did that, and it works just fine, but I am still back where I was before. It makes an installation ISO that has install.esd, just like I had before.
You can use that install.esd file as your registered recovery image install.wim

But if you need a esd to you - you need a method of getting the install.wim as the install.esd on the setup media is just the OS image.

To create an ISO with a win instead of esd try this..

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...your-own-bare-metal-reset-recovery-media.html
 

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Brink

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#54
Yep. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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