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Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

  1. #60


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    ok thanks again.. where do you live? i live in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico.
    1. the computer with the cannot connect to the internet, has already been refreshed. still cannot connect, any ideas on how to solve this problem?

    2. is the computer that is having serious problems starting, the continuous circle. fine in safe mode but.... this computer i want to refresh... still not able to create a refresh image. but if the same problem will still exist why?

    3. so it seems the only way to have a functioning system is to re install windows?? that i will not do... This is so difficult. Why re install if there are issues with some many aspects of win 8 why go through with a re install if the same problems will happen again. on the net it seems that there is much disappointment with win 8. Personally at first I loved the new os, the tiles the new metro seemed good, seemed a new way. but obviously there are many issues with this OS. Ideas??!!

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  2. #61


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Cisco,

    I live in north Texas.


    Q1) You may need to install your network drivers.

    Q2) A refresh image is a snapshot of your current Windows 8. It wouldn't do any good to create one of a Windows 8 that has issues since when you restore the image, you would also be restoring the same issues.

    Q3) You could refresh Windows 8 without a custom refresh image, then just reinstall any 3rd party programs, some drivers, and adjust your settings again. You would need to deregister the custom refresh image first, then do a refresh without it.
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  3. #62


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    ok,

    1. just check all drivers one microsoft kernel debug and two qualcomm wireless and Ethernet. all are current. the qualcomm are new for win 8. i restarted same problem.

    2.ok so the only way to correct is a re install that is not a happy scenerio.

    3. no reason to refresh if the problem will persist. i gues i am up the ol creek without a paddle.
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  4. #63


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    No need to clean install or reset. All you have to do is refresh without using the custom refresh image.
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  5. #64


    Posts : 8
    win 8


    ok thanks with this my system SHOULD be functioning. BUT there will be NO APPS, or to use an old word, programs, except the ones from win 8. Is this correct

    Thought you may enjoy this article

    Just how much do people hate Windows 8? | ZDNet

    paz
    cisco
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  6. #65


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Correct, a refresh would remove any installed desktop type programs, and they would have to be reinstalled.
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  7. #66


    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Is there something like this for Windows 7? What is the best way to "refresh" Win 7 OS with an image?
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  8. #67


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ganie,

    Sorry, but this is a new feature only available in Windows 8.

    However, you could create a system image in Windows 7 to be able to do a System Image Recovery as needed. A system image is for the whole system instead of just Windows like a custom refresh image in Windows 8 though.
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  9. #68


    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Thank you Shawn. Yeah I do have an image of my 7 system. Cheers!
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  10. #69


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Single Language Ed.


    Hi,
    Is it alright to use C:\ partition for creating and keeping the custom recovery image ?? If yes, then during refresh, will it not get wiped off as Windows 8 installs itself again.

    Regards,

    Rakesh
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