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Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

  1. #220


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    OMG, I'm feeling quite incapable right now, but I am stuck on Step 2 of the Tutorial, where all I should need to do is copy/paste. When I open the command-prompt it shows c:\Users\{my username}> and if I copy/paste it comes back with `V. I don't know how to get it to show C:\Windows\system32 to put in the command.

    I am on Windows 8.1 on HP desktop (came with 8.0 and I upgraded to 8.1 last year) . I'm attempting to create a custom refresh point...but guess I need the simplest instruction ever.

    P.S. I am logged in as Admin.
    Last edited by way2ob2se; 16 Apr 2015 at 21:25. Reason: clarity

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  2. #221


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by way2ob2se View Post
    OMG, I'm feeling quite incapable right now, but I am stuck on Step 2 of the Tutorial, where all I should need to do is copy/paste. When I open the command-prompt it shows c:\Users\{my username}> and if I copy/paste it comes back with `V. I don't know how to get it to show C:\Windows\system32 to put in the command.

    I am on Windows 8.1 on HP desktop (came with 8.0 and I upgraded to 8.1 last year) . I'm attempting to create a custom refresh point...but guess I need the simplest instruction ever.

    P.S. I am logged in as Admin.
    Hello,

    You need to open an elevated command prompt instead. A command prompt will not open elevated just because you are an admin. See link below.

    Elevated Command Prompt - Open in Windows 8
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  3. #222


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Oops, color me red. I didn't realize there was a difference, but once I followed your instruction, it worked like a charm. Thank you!!
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  4. #223


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  5. #224


    Posts : 2
    win10


    Hi Brink,
    I have my daughters grad papers stuck in a CustomRefresh.wim file I was lucky enough to make BEFORE hard drive went South. Bought a new hd, just to find out my win8 dvd was some sort of "time bomb" version that won't install no matter what. How to get these precious papers out, short of visiting data recovery company, if possible, since the original win8 refuse to
    install ?
    I have CustomRefresh.wim file on a different internal hard drive in the computer and on a memory stick, of course.
    Files can't be seen in either place when try to go thru Advanced option in Repair. Tried to load SATA and USB drivers to no
    avail !?
    Thanks a mill in advance B !
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  6. #225



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Try connecting it to a running PC on a 2nd SATA port and use 7 Zip file manager to browse and copy it to the other drive.
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  7. #226


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Burko, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I agree with Cliff. You should be able to do this on another computer to use 7-Zip to open and browse the .wim file on the drive to recover the file from it.
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  8. #227


    Posts : 2
    win10


    Thank you Cliff & Brink.
    Wow! 7 zip - who would think !? Knowledge rules, word! Once again it was proven " you live, you learn"!
    Unfortunately, there was nothing to be saved. That drive was with few partitions on it; I wasn't smart enough to check where was the bulk of
    her doc, ppt etc files being saved. It appears on some drive other than c ...
    I'll go back to drive itself and try to deal with damaged SATA terminal to see if I could get it recognized by windows and go from there.
    Thanks a bunch guys; all the best !
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  9. #228


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Your welcome Burko. Sorry that it wasn't in your .wim file.
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  10. #229


    Thank you! It's workable for me
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