Device Independent Image for Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by david_xross_2, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I'm recently changing my system. I have a lot of important software installed on my previous system..Is it possible that I create an image (custom recovery image) of the software and Windows like using recimg and then copy the resulting image in the new system and refreshing it to get my installed software back?

    Can anyone help me with the commands for recimg?

    Regards :D
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Oct 8, 2013
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    create:
    Code:
    recimg /createimage C:\Refresh
    in new system:
    Code:
    recimg /setcurrent C:\Refresh
     
  3. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    hbhb MDL Expert

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    the :bye2: screwed up everything :dance:
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    #6 rrohela, Oct 8, 2013
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    You can create image with create command mentioned by abbodi1406 & then copy that image to external disk.

    Hook up an external drive to new system , use recimg /setcurrent hit Refresh and i guess you are done.

    As this image will not be a generalized image, what will happen on new system only testing can tell?.....


    Forget to mention that i read someware that it is currently not possible to use an image created with recimg for one hardware on different one....
     
  6. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you everyone for your responses :D Really appreciate it :)

    That's great, I've just created my CustomRefresh.wim, Can you point out how to generalize it, for deployment on the new system?
     
  7. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    nice imaginary thought....
    What a thoughtful confusion delivered.
    This is incorrect procedure, when using syspreped captured image then recimg's image is pointless....


    when with generalized image getting every single app preinstalled then why to use recimg?
    once image deployed to another system then why to refresh?
    What is point of recimg's image(not-generalized) to save installed apps if generalized image has every thing?


    @david_xross_2
    To generalize & capture image start from this post...
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ISM-(DVD_Win8)?p=694612&viewfull=1#post694612
     
  8. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    you can create a image of win 8 or 8.1 and put DVD and click of system image restore when needed using this command
    Cmd(admin )

    change H: to your chosen destination