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Windows 7: I'm trying to factory reset my Laptop

5 Days Ago   #11
SlickClyde

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Slick,

have an OEM W7 X64 Home premium download.

https://software-download.microsoft....2fbd5fa95b2b00

Only valid for 24hrs

Roy

transfer the download to a USB, tutorial and tool here
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store
Is it valid for only 24 hrs from the point of download ? or from the point you posted that thread?


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4 Days Ago   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are 2 different things.

1) If you want to apply the factory.wim - i.e. a factory restore.

This can be done by using external boot media - locating the factory.wim , then applying it to a partition using dism or any other program capable of applying wim files.


2) If you only want to add F8 entry.

This requires creating an entry in the BCD store. You need the path to the bootable wim file.

The bootable wim file is usually called winre.wim ( sometimes it is called boot.wim ). I am not familiar with where that would be on your system. Likely somewhere on the recovery partition - perhaps in a folder called "sources". It is a lot easier if you assign a drive letter to your recovery partition first.
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