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Refresh Windows 8 - Set a Custom Recovery Image as Active

  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. Usually, programs are installed in the "Program files" folder, but the user settings for the program are often store in a folder bearing the program's name in the user's %AppData% folder.

    Programs often have files scattered in various locations on the hard drive, and entries in the registry.

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  2. #41


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    Win 7 - Win 8.1, Android, Chromebooks (ugh Macs)


    Excellent article Series on this.
    I have 7 Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S2 20CD's and they were Not imaging the traditional way.
    This turned out to be better, faster and has a smaller image.
    I just put the refreshImage on a 16gb thumbdrive and installed everything (MS Office, Browsers, Apps and very custom settings for our network/domain)
    THANKS!!!!
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  3. #42


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Phil, and welcome to Eight Forums. I'm glad it was able to help.
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  4. #43


    Gurgaon
    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Single Language


    There is a tiny free applet RecImg Manager that does things even better. It can be downloaded from RecImg Manager - Backup & Restore for Windows 8 and Mobile Devices!.
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  5. #44


    RecImg Manager provides unlimited operating system and application imaging - including all system files and installed software - in a matter of minutes with no document loss and a tiny image footprint.

    Only the Windows 8 operating system and applications are imaged and refreshed: files such as video, music, & personal documents remain intact. No personal documents are erased during restore and recovery.

    Store OS and Application images on primary as well as external or networked storage or devices
    Looks good !



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  6. #45


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64


    Anyone have any ideas on this? I successfully created, validated and set a custom Win8 image to the D partition. But a dry run attempt to refresh or reset from it fails. When setting the image, recimg says it's on partition7, yet I only see 6 partitions on the disk. But it wouldn't call it a success if that were a problem, right?

    Stuck...

    I tried to Reset after a hard Restart, and this time got an error number: 80070490

    EDIT: I'm having a problem with the jpg attachment showing in preview but not on the forum. Here's an external link:


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Jan 2015 at 18:04. Reason: attached your uploaded image
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  7. #46


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from a command prompt(admin)

    type> recimg /showcurrent

    that will tell you where and what folder it is looking for the custom refresh image
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  8. #47


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64


    Please see my linked photo.
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  9. #48


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    recimg /deregister

    recimg /setcurrent d:\refreshimage

    which means recimg is looking for the "customrefresh" image in the refreshimage folder on drive D
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  10. #49


    Posts : 34
    Linux Lite 3.2 x64


    Thanks, Shawn, for attaching that image. Wondering what I did wrong.

    KYHI - how does that differ from what I did?
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