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Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

  1. #50


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Mikie. Thank you for posting back with your results.

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  2. #51


    How could I miss that, but better late than never. That's all I needed to avoid that annoying software reinstall after a refresh.

    Thanks Shawn !

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  3. #52


    Posts : 8
    win 8

    error code 0x80042301 from attempt


    ok i tired to do this, entered cmd entered the request then i received this error code, 0x80042301 as the recovery could not be completed, any ideas on how i may be able to accomplish the recovery? thanks from mexico
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  4. #53


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cisco, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy services is enabled and set to manual.
    If that doesn't help, then see if running a sfc /scannow command may help.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #54


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    hola from mexico, i now have a refresh image i followed yoru tutorial, excellent by the way. I want to refresh my system win 8 pro. if i do a refresh now that i do have the refresh image, all of my former programs will be maintained. Is that correct? Do I need to do anything differently to begin the refresh? if this works I will be a very happy man.

    on another note, on my other PC with win8 i cannot connect to the internet from the metro start page, i always receive cannot connect to the internet Although i am connected from the desktop. very frustrating. i have tried dozens of suggestions, even a refresh. nada works. thanks
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  6. #55


    Posts : 8
    win 8

    refresh image


    ok thanks for the speedy reply, v s c is set to automatic. is this ok? so is all is well and i do a refresh win 8 will read the c:\refreshimage and not delete my program files? well i thought i had a refresh image but, i was 57% through and i received this error code
    0x80070006 if it isn't one thing it is another.
    Last edited by cisco; 30 Mar 2013 at 16:20. Reason: additional information
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  7. #56


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If it failed again with that error, then how much free space is on the drive/partition that you are trying to save the custom refresh image to?

    Please go ahead and also post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc).
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  8. #57


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    trying again 230 gigs free

    ok stopped at the same place. 57% i am about to give up on win 8, i have two computers both now with win 8 they had win 7 and i NEVER had as many problems in years of use as i do with win 8 and that is in three months. the os i feel is just not ready, may never be. a vista 2??!!!.. i am working on my newer computer to communicate. the other with the problem writing to the file just crashed AGAIN. this is just such a drag.. so when i have a chance, if is do, i will send a file with the screen shot. thanks. and about the win store not connecting any ideas? that is the problem on this computer.

    the reason i am doing a refresh is that i cannot log on. i arrive at the lock screen then around and around goes the spinning oval.. arpound and around... i have done a chore to try and resolve the issue but none work. SOOOOOO a refresh. I learned for trying to refresh this computer that I do not want to refresh without some backup. days to re install my programs.. so there you have two computer both disasters with win 8.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2013 at 18:46. Reason: merged consecutive posts
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  9. #58


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    ok failed twice more times stopped at 47% this time after a serious removal of unused programs... attached is the desktop image of the disk mang.

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #59


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Cisco,

    The problem is that when you restore a refresh image, it will restore your entire Windows 8 to how it was when the image was created.

    In your case, it would restore the same cannot logon issue.
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