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Windows 7: I want to factory reset!

13 Jun 2014   #61
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

these are the files i have copied so far if you want to see what`s inside just ask
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13 Jun 2014   #62
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is a typo in the second command but never mind, the screenshot is more than enough. There is only one image inside the SWM files and it is straightly named as "Recovery image". Recovering OS from it is the hard part.

You need to build a "WinPE" boot disc with some special tools ( created by WinPE guru "SIW2" ).

Download the latest version of the builder from https://www.dropbox.com/s/8q4mqlo4qwoq7dl/REv18.zip

Follow instruction from this page to ceate the boot disc : new versions of simple winpe maker

(instruction are for old version 7 builder ). When it asks for permission to download some files from net, press "Y" to confirm.

Burn the resulting ISO to a blank CD and boot from it. You can optionally create a USB flash drive but avoid that if your system do have an optical drive.

Please report whether you can successfully boot using SIW2's WinPE disc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-wdo-vista.jpg
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13 Jun 2014   #63
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
There is a typo in the second command but never mind, the screenshot is more than enough. There is only one image inside the SWM files and it is straightly named as "Recovery image". Recovering OS from it is the hard part.

You need to build a "WinPE" boot disc with some special tools ( created by WinPE guru "SIW2" ).

Download the latest version of the builder from https://www.dropbox.com/s/8q4mqlo4qwoq7dl/REv18.zip

Follow instruction from this page to ceate the boot disc : new versions of simple winpe maker

(instruction are for old version 7 builder ). When it asks for permission to download some files from net, press "Y" to confirm.

Burn the resulting ISO to a blank CD and boot from it. You can optionally create a USB flash drive but avoid that if your system do have an optical drive.

Please report whether you can successfully boot using SIW2's WinPE disc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-wdo-vista.jpg
Can't I just boot from easybc because I don't have a 10+gb flash drive or disk
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13 Jun 2014   #64
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

should i extart it in the recovery partition which i have created?
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13 Jun 2014   #65
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't need a 10 GB flash drive or disc. We boot from the 300 MB sized disc and use SWM files stored on the HDD to recover the OS. We need to format the "C" drive which can only be done from outside of Windows. I don't think we can use "EasyBCD" here as GPT won't allow us to assign a drive letter to the OEM recovery partition.

Even if our attempts failed, you can always opt the clean install which requires to wipe the disk anyway. So will worth a try as a learning exercise.
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13 Jun 2014   #66
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
You don't need a 10 GB flash drive or disc. We boot from the 300 MB sized disc and use SWM files stored on the HDD to recover the OS. We need to format the "C" drive which can only be done from outside of Windows. I don't think we can use "EasyBCD" here as GPT won't allow us to assign a drive letter to the OEM recovery partition.
I didn't understand how to use his tool? Could you tell me where to extract it exactly and do I have to delethe files I already copied? Does it look for swm and image files in hidden partition also?
Thanks
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13 Jun 2014   #67
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Leave the SWM files there. We need to use that after booting from the disc.

To build the disc, simply extract the zip package and then execute "RunmeAsAdmin.cmd" file inside it. Make sure to right click on it and "Run As Administrator". A command prompt window will appear and ask for your permission to download some file from net. Allow it to do so. You may receive another prompt to add "Paragon partition manager". Press "n" to skip that and the option to add drivers will appear. Skip that also and the CMD will create a bootable ISO within 2-3 minutes. The resulting ISO file will be located inside the same folder. Burn it to a blank CD and check whether you can boot from it.
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13 Jun 2014   #68
Ripshock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Hi

Leave the SWM files there. We need to use that after booting from the disc.

To build the disc, simply extract the zip package and then execute "RunmeAsAdmin.cmd" file inside it. Make sure to right click on it and "Run As Administrator". A command prompt window will appear and ask for your permission to download some file from net. Allow it to do so. You may receive another prompt to add "Paragon partition manager". Press "n" to skip that and the option to add drivers will appear. Skip that also and the CMD will create a bootable ISO within 2-3 minutes. The resulting ISO file will be located inside the same folder. Burn it to a blank CD and check whether you can boot from it.
Should I extract it in l:\recovery which I made as you told me before? Also I want to use usb flash drive, so how to do it on usb?
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13 Jun 2014   #69
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Don't extract it in to the "Recovery" folder. Copy the zip file to the root of "L:" and then right click -->Extract all. This will extract the file to folder "L:\REv18".

It is better to install "WinRAR" which can extract both zip and ISO file : http://www.rarlab.com/rar/winrar-x64-510.exe

The easiest way to create a bootable USB flash drive is to use "Rufus". Please refer this guide for instructions : http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html

Instead of the Windows ISO, select our WinPE iso created earlier with the batch file.
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13 Jun 2014   #70
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's midnight in my place. Need some sleep.... See you in the morning (In the meantime, prepare and check the USB drive ).
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