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Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active


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You're most welcome. Glad we could help. :)
 

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Okie dokie, I have done all this but still need further assistance.

When I try to make a Recovery Drive the option to 'Copy the Recovery Partition' is greyed out.

I found this page which explains the same situation: Windows 8.1 - Unable to "Copy Recovery Partition" when building Recovery Drive? - KeithMayer.com - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

I have tried to follow this by substituting INSTALL.WIM for CustomRefresh.wim but it does not work.

Am I missing something or is it not possible to store the CustomRefresh image on the Recovery Drive?

Regards..,
 

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Registering install .wim

Okie dokie, I have done all this but still need further assistance.
I have tried to follow this by substituting INSTALL.WIM for CustomRefresh.wim but it does not work.
Am I missing something or is it not possible to store the CustomRefresh image on the Recovery Drive?
Regards..,
Don't substitute. Create a new directory something like. Then copy your install.wim
D:\Original_Win\install.wim
Run this command in Administrator dos prompt
C:\Windows\System32\reagentc /setosimage /path D:\Original_Win /target C:\Windows /index 1
That will register where the install.wim is located.
If you want to create a customized install.wim than you can use this command in Windows PE to capture the Windows
image of your current windows. I would experiment with just the install.wim from the installation CD first.
Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:"D:\Original_Win\install.wim" /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name:"Windows8.1_x64_Pro"
Hope this helps. Microsoft seems to make this harder than it should be.
 

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In addition, you won't be able to copy the custom refresh image to a recovery drive. The 'Copy the Recovery Partition' is for the OEM factory recovery partition instead.

Instead, you could use the recovery drive to boot from to "Refresh" Windows that would then use the currently registered custom recovery image.
 

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Okie dokie, I have done all this but still need further assistance.
I have tried to follow this by substituting INSTALL.WIM for CustomRefresh.wim but it does not work.
Am I missing something or is it not possible to store the CustomRefresh image on the Recovery Drive?
Regards..,
Don't substitute. Create a new directory something like. Then copy your install.wim
D:\Original_Win\install.wim
Run this command in Administrator dos prompt
C:\Windows\System32\reagentc /setosimage /path D:\Original_Win /target C:\Windows /index 1
That will register where the install.wim is located.
If you want to create a customized install.wim than you can use this command in Windows PE to capture the Windows
image of your current windows. I would experiment with just the install.wim from the installation CD first.
Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:"D:\Original_Win\install.wim" /CaptureDir:C:\ /Name:"Windows8.1_x64_Pro"
Hope this helps. Microsoft seems to make this harder than it should be.
In addition, you won't be able to copy the custom refresh image to a recovery drive. The 'Copy the Recovery Partition' is for the OEM factory recovery partition instead.

Instead, you could use the recovery drive to boot from to "Refresh" Windows that would then use the currently registered custom recovery image.
Thanks guys.
 

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    On Board
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    Hard Drives
    1x WD1003FZEX - System Drive
    2x WD10EZRX - Storage Pool Drives
    2x WD20EZRX - Storage Pool Drives
    1x WD10EZEX - System Image Drive
    1x WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 - Network Attached Drive
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    Cooler Master HAF932 Advanced
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RAYQUEST

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how to convert this recovery image to ISO and then dvd or cd
 

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