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Solved Unable to use built-in ASUS recovery partition


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Just wondering.. Can I make a new install.wim file and replace the current one so it factory resets to 8.1 instead?
 

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System One

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    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus p1801 AIO

KYHI

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or you could capture your upgraded installation via

dism /Capture-Image /CaptureDir:C:\ /ImageFile: R:\RecoveryImage\Install.wim /Name:"Windows 8.1 Upgrade"

you would have assign letter r to recovery partition - move old factory image out or rename it -

But this process is from winPE or setup disk boot repair pc - command prompt
 

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    Dell XPS 8700
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    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

KYHI

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Just create a custom refresh image and put it in a hidden folder on C:

This way they can reset to factory or refresh back to a clean upgraded 8.1
 

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
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    24 GB
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I might just leave it with the upgraded version and fix the path for the recovery and that's it. The next guy can figure out how to upgrade to 8.1 if he needs to... It's not hard.. Just takes a long time. On my Alienware laptop I ha e an image with everything installed and I can flash the refresh in 15 minutes with everything ready to go... That's how I prefer it.
 

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    Windows 8.1 64-bit
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    Asus p1801 AIO

KYHI

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at command prompt

recimg /createimage C:\CustomRefresh

then hide folder..
 

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

aggrenoxx

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recovery partition problem

Hey guys, I came across this thread because I am having trouble resetting our Asus Laptop with the recovery image, used the GUI in the 'Change PC Settings' and it basically just reboots to the F9 recovery option and that is where i first discovered the issue with it saying there was a recovery partition or something of that nature missing. So I'll help you guys with screenshots of whatever you need if you can help me figure what is wrong with my system. I have tried SIW2's solution

here http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/39197-unable-use-built-asus-recovery-partition-6.html with the bootable USB drive but in his directions, here ..

"Boot it up and you will get a menu. To install from .swm files, click the SWMINSTALL button on the menu. Browse to the Install.swm file. You will want to select the image called Push Button Reset or similar, it is probably image 2."

i dont have the option to install from .swm files or see anywhere an SWMINSTALL button..

I am trying to see if copying the install.swm file from my recovery drive to the USB drive /resources folder will help as that was one of the things i missed from the directions.
 

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    Windows 8.1

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Such a long time since I posted that, had forgotten it was still up.

If you enable personal messaging in your user control panel, I may be able to help.
 

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
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aggrenoxx

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Ok, so I burned the .iso you provided onto a usb flash drive. I booted it, and up popped up a desktop with utilities, what and how can I use to fix l my restore partition?
 

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    Windows 8.1

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Find the osimage on your restore partion and point at it with reagentc command.

The osimage might be install.wim. More likely to be Install.esd.

It will be big about 3gb.

If you can't see it in windows explorer, you can see it using Partition Guru.

When you know where it is, you point at it like this:

1) Rt clik on Windows\System32 and open a commnad prompt.

Type resgentc /info, then press enter.

Hiopefully you will see that reimage is successfully listed.

Point it at the directory ( folder ) containing your osimage like this:

Reagentc /setosimage /path driveletter:\folder-containing-osimage /index 1 /target driveletter:\Windows
 

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
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SIW2

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Find the osimage on your restore partion and point at it with reagentc command.

The osimage might be install.wim. More likely to be Install.esd.

It will be big about 3gb.

If you can't see it in windows explorer, you can see it using Partition Guru.

When you know where it is, you point at it like this:

1) Rt clik on Windows\System32 and open a commnad prompt.

Type reagentc /info, then press enter.

Hopefully you will see that reimage is successfully listed.

Point it at the directory ( folder ) containing your osimage like this:

Reagentc /setosimage /path driveletter:\folder-containing-osimage /index 1 /target driveletter:\Windows
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

KYHI

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the 11gb is the factory recovery image
 

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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