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Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

  1. #240


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.

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  2. #241


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    Windows 8.1


    Hi, I am new to the forum and would like to ask this question. I have prepared a Custom Recovery Image as detailed in original posts. If I refresh my computer now, will my Image be used to keep my current settings, installed programs & Apps exactly as they are now, or will I have to re-install everything all over again. I am considering doing this since I have problems with Windows Updates and I wish to get these working properly again. Your help would be much appreciated.
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  3. #242


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That is correct. If the custom recovery image you created is still registered, it'll be used to refresh Windows back to how it was when the image was created.

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to verify if the image is registered.

    Refesh Windows 8 - Display Path of Current Active Recovery Image
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  4. #243


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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Brink. I have created thr Custom Recovery Image and checked that it's there with Refesh Windows 8 - Display Path of Current Active Recovery Image, which it is, so I'm going to run the refresh tomorrow. I just wanted confirmation that I was NOT going to loose all the programs that I liked & downloaded as some said I would. Thanks again.
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  5. #244


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You would lose anything that you installed after the date the custom recovery image was created.
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