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Windows 7: creating a 2 OS thumb drive

25 Oct 2012   #81
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I've got a 16GB flash drive so I think I'll give it a try.

Thanks


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23 Jul 2013   #82
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys
I have a dell xps l502x and i want to restore it to factory setting.i have not any dvd just a recovery partition containing a file factory.wim approx 8 gb.and i cant acces recovery part by pressing F8 in boot.how can i use my recovery portition and its file to restore my lap top to factory setting manually?
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23 Jul 2013   #83
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Solutions: How to restore dell factory image when PC restore does not work?

There are a couple of solutions in that link.

First try booting your recovery media, go to cammand prompt, and find your recovery partition drive letter like this:

diskpart

lis vol

exi

Use the drive letter you got from lis vol command in the following: (replace D with the the drive letter of your recovery partition )

D:\pctools\pcrestore
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24 Jul 2013   #84
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums behzadpax.
F8 is for accessing w7 Advanced options, You may have to press F10 or F11 for the Dell recovery options.
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24 Jul 2013   #85
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Solutions: How to restore dell factory image when PC restore does not work?

There are a couple of solutions in that link.

First try booting your recovery media, go to cammand prompt, and find your recovery partition drive letter like this:

diskpart

lis vol

exi

Use the drive letter you got from lis vol command in the following: (replace D with the the drive letter of your recovery partition )

D:\pctools\pcrestore
I did this but i got error "the system can not find the path specified."
Because i have not this path in my recovery partition c:\pctools\pcrestore ( c: is my recovery partotion and e: is my os partition).
And i tried to use that link but i have some problem with that when i use imagex /apply c:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 e:\
Not work for me and give this error
"imagex" is not recognized as an internal or external commond, operable program or batch file.

Pls help me
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24 Jul 2013   #86
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums behzadpax.
F8 is for accessing w7 Advanced options, You may have to press F10 or F11 for the Dell recovery options.
Hi Britton30 thank you
I press all that keys you said but nothing happen.this is the defect of all l502x lap tops that have recovery partition but no way to use that!
There is not any recovery option in boot menu and im realy confused.i looking for a manual way or something to use my factory.wim file and recover factory setting.
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24 Jul 2013   #87
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Either you are pointing the commands at the wrong place, or you do not have imagex in that place.

You can borrow my recovery media. Boot it up, and use Gimagex to apply the wim.

The file to download is called SMALL1

https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!363
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24 Jul 2013   #88
behzadpax

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Either you are pointing the commands at the wrong place, or you do not have imagex in that place.

You can borrow my recovery media. Boot it up, and use Gimagex to apply the wim.

The file to download is called SMALL1

https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=B0A22...89320E3247!363
Thank you very very . . . Much man:thumbup:
My problem solved.i cant believe
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24 Jul 2013   #89
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome. Always happy to help with windows issues.
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01 Aug 2013   #90
TrenD

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit, English
 
 
YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It is possible - but I am not finding it easy.

The lovely people at Paragon sent me a Linux menu/loader to use for that purpose.

Strangely, I can create a multiboot .iso using that - The .iso boots - a nice Paragon menu comes up , with the individual .iso's I put inside all listed - I select one - and it loads up. It works great.

BUT - it only works if I boot it from the HD - if I burn it to cd - it boots, but the menu won't load.

I have a suspicion my dvddrive is not compatible with the Linux filesystem being used and it doesn't burn properly - I could be wrong.
Try this ...

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows)
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