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Refresh or Reset Windows 8 without Installation Disk

  1. #50


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hello!

    Very good manual, but can I ask to update this man for Windows 8.1 ? Thank you

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  2. #51


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by shmu View Post
    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..

    Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media
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  3. #52


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Is this solution still unapplicable to Windows 8.1?
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  4. #53


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep.
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  5. #54


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep.
    And still there is no alternative solution (beside making installation media)?
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  6. #55


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Another option is to create a custom recovery image that would be used when you refresh instead.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active
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