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Windows 7: C:\Recovery Access denied

27 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
C:\Recovery Access denied

I'm trying to fix " Cannot create system repair disc "with this guide. I'm trying to copy winre.wim to recovery. When it asks if I want to replace and I press Yes, it says access denied.
Open a elevated command prompt.

Type bcdedit /enum all

You will see an entry (probably several) that says C:\Recovery\(some long string)\winre.wim,(same long string)

Make the following directory based on the value (some long string) that is shown above. For example purposes only:

md c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

If folder already exists, great :)

Insert your Windows 7 install DVD and cancel any autorun prompts. Assumption is that D: is your CD/DVD drive - change accordingly ;-)

copy d:\sources\boot.wim c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb\winre.wim (or just open in explorer and drag d:\sources\boot.wim to the folder on your HDD and rename it to winre.wim - this is the all important part!

copy d:\boot\boot.sdi c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

copy d:\boot\bootfix.bin c:\Recovery\0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb

Remember, the folder "0b3447fa-c429-11de-afd2-bdec487c77bb" will probably not be the same on your bcdedit /enum all and find the correct name of the folder from the list (which will have "C:\Recovery" and "winre.wim" in the entry)

Ruin recdisc.exe and voila you can make your recovery CD/DVD ;-)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Run the commands from System Recovery Options Command Line.

That is a lot of work to preserve the worst possible install of Win7 one can have. The factory preinstall is a corrupt version of Win7 throttled by bloatware and duplicate utilities which conflict with better versions built into Win7. Thats why most tech enthusiasts won't even run it but instead choose to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware until you can get the superior reinstall, then save a Win7 backup image of the optimized install instead of Factory Recovery. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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