[Download:] Windows v8-x and 2012 Rx Server Customized Pack

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  1. moderate

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  2. moderate

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    Instructions for ReFS x64 or x32 pack only:

    1. Run System Information and check your Windows 8 build version.
    2. Use this mod only for:
    a) x64 or x32 based Windows 8 build 9200 RTM
    b) x64 or x32 based Windows 8 build 8400 RP
    c) x64 or x32 based Windows 8 build 8250 CP
    d) x64 or x32 based Windows 8 build 8102 DP
    e) x64 based Windows 8 build 7989 Milestone 3
    f) x64 based Windows 8 build 7959 Milestone 3 (Server)
    g) x32 based Windows 8 build 7955 Milestone 2
    h) x32 based Windows 8 build 7927 Milestone 2
    i) x32 based Windows 8 build 7850 Milestone 1
    3. Select ReFS Driver for Windows 8 build and bit-type according the build and bit-type you have installed.
    4. Unpack ReFS.rar archive.

    On x64 system:
    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x32 subdirectory to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\uReFS.dll
    6. Copy uReFS.dll from x64 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\uReFS.dll
    7. Copy refs.sys from x64 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\refs.sys
    8. Import (double-click) the attached registry file ReFS_RTM_x64.reg or ReFS_RC_x64.reg or ReFS_Beta_x64.reg or Protogon_Pre-Beta_x64.reg
    9. Restart your computer

    On x32 system:
    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x32 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\uReFS.dll
    6. Copy refs.sys from x32 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\refs.sys
    7. Import (double-click) the attached registry file ReFS_RTM_x32.reg or ReFS_RC_x32.reg or ReFS_Beta_x32.reg or Protogon_Pre-Beta_x32.reg
    8. Restart your computer

    Note1: In the b8102 Pre-Beta version some registry entries are missing in the exported REG file.
    (ProtogonFS was never fully enabled there, so you have to add one or two registry entries here and there
    according exported REG files from the other builds (just compare them), but always rename string "ReFS" to "Protogon"
    in the entries names.)

    Note2: In the Milestones version there are no registry files included to import. Edit and then use the registry file from the b8102 Pre-Beta.

    Note3: This will add the /FS:ReFS option to format command and also to the dialog window in windows explorer when you
    do the right-click at your non-system drive and select Format option. Unfortunatelly, you will NOT find ReFS option
    in other system dialogs (for example in "Computer Management", when you will create partitions on new disk), so you have
    select "don't format now" there and do format yourself via options described above. Also chkdsk command will recognise
    ReFS drives and display the message, that offline checking isn't needed for them.

    ReFS at x32 platform:
    ReFS_x32.jpg

    Instructions for Windows To Go x64 or x32 pack only:

    For x64 systems:
    1a. Copy x64\System32 and x64\SysWOW64 directories from archive to your Windows directory.

    For x32 systems:
    1b. Copy x32\System32 directory from archive to your Windows directory.

    For all systems:
    2. Import pwcreator.reg from archive to your Windows registry.
    3. Reboot
    4. Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows To Go
    5. Click on the link "What are the hardware requirements?" link to download online help file.

    Windows To Go at W8 Pro edition:
    w2go.jpg

    Instructions for Data Deduplication x64 pack only:
    1. Extract cab files to separate directory
    2. In this directory run elevated cmd.exe
    3. Type:
    Code:
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.9200.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.2.9200.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.9200.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.2.9200.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.9200.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.2.9200.16384.cab
    4. Type:
    Code:
    dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Dedup-Core /all
    dedup.jpg

    Instructions for Fraunhofer MP3 Professional x64 or x32 pack only:
    To switch to Fraunhofer MP3 Professional version without limitations:
    1. Check if you have x64 or x32 build of the system.
    2. If you have x64, then import l3codec_pro_x64.reg from l3codec.rar archive to system registry.
    3. If you have x32, then import l3codec_pro_x32.reg from l3codec.rar archive to system registry.
    4. Check your \Windows\System32 and (also - for x64) \Windows\SysWOW64 for presence of two acm files.
    5. If some files are missing, copy and overwrite files from the WindowsDefaultFiles.rar archive
    (for x64 system copy and overwrite to both directories).

    mp3.jpg

    Instructions for "Activate native W8 option for booting to desktop" pack only:
    Install (Boot to Desktop):
    1. Extract "Skip Metro" directory to C:\Program Files\
    2. Run elevated cmd.exe
    3. Run in elevated Command Prompt:
    "C:\Program Files\Skip Metro\install.bat_x64"
    Or
    "C:\Program Files\Skip Metro\install.bat_x32"
    4. Reboot

    Unistall (Boot to Start Screen):
    1. Extract "Skip Metro" directory to C:\Program Files\
    2. Run elevated cmd.exe
    3. Run in elevated Command Prompt:
    "C:\Program Files\Skip Metro\uninstall_x64.bat"
    Or
    "C:\Program Files\Skip Metro\uninstall_x32.bat"
    4. Reboot

    Note: You should wait 15 seconds when asked (five times), otherwise the change will not be made.
    If you can't make the change as decribed, run refresh.bat after either install_xxx.bat or uninstall_xxx.bat finishes.
    If none helps you can try running install_xxx.bat more times or doing more reboots.
    Once it is done, change is permanent and rock stable.

    Instructions for "Activate Games Explorer, W7 Games and WVista Games" pack only:
    1. Select and enter to x64 or x32 directory according your platform

    2. Copy all subdirectories of x64 or x32 to your system drive

    3. Import Games_x64.reg or Games_x32.reg to your registry

    4. Create Game Explorer shortcut:
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
    or
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:games

    5. Extract GameExplorerBuilder.zip to:
    \Program Files\GameExplorerBuilder
    on x32
    or
    \Program Files (x86)\GameExplorerBuilder
    on x64
    and create shortcut:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\GameExplorerBuilder\GameExplorerManager.exe"
    or
    "C:\Program Files\GameExplorerBuilder\GameExplorerManager.exe"
    for managing Game Explorer items.


    Games.jpg
     
  3. moderate

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  4. xebex

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    Will the ReFS client work on Windows 7 x64? Just curious.
    Thnx
     
  5. MrMagic

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    Can earlier OS's still read ReFS partitions ?
     
  6. rateiosu

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    I don't think so. ReFS is a quite new partition system. If they can be read, it will be read as RAW for now. Even some partition manager doesn't recognize reFS Yet.
     
  7. JamesG269

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    For those who use ReFS, you may want to use the /i:enable switch in format, e.g. "format d:\ /i:enable /q". This switch enables integrity checksuming on all file data, instead of the default of just file metadata.
     
  8. BenWade

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    #8 BenWade, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
    I'm having issue with 9200 build. When I'm trying to format in REFS file system i have message: windows was unable to format :( Formatting in NTFS is ok. When I'm trying format it via computer menagment to REFS appears the message below

    This version of Windows doesn't support the ReFS format on drive (ex:Z)
     
  9. JamesG269

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    If you installed the ReFS drivers correctly (and reboot afterwards), did you type "format z: /q /fs:ReFS /i:enable" into elevated cmd.exe?
     
  10. BenWade

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    format d: /q /fs:ReFS /i:enable i typed this to cmd opened with admin rights and:
    82183986.png
    I installed all files properly, why i have always problems:rolleyes:
     
  11. mati414

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    Hi, You are not alone! I have same error
     
  12. BenWade

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    If the information is helpfull I have this problem on Win8 Professional.
     
  13. meShell

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    Didn't try it by myself, but maybe this should be other way round?

    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x32 subdirectory to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\uReFS.dll
    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x64 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\uReFS.dll

    to

    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x32 subdirectory to C:\Windows\System32\uReFS.dll
    5. Copy uReFS.dll from x64 subdirectory to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\uReFS.dll
     
  14. kallstrom_74

    kallstrom_74 MDL Novice

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    am i misstaken..or.. you cant use a FeFS partition as primary and install windows 8 on it?
     
  15. BenWade

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    #15 BenWade, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
    When i do it other way round there is no option (right click on disk) to format in REFS file system. I go now to my girlfriend she have Release Preview and test it to format my disk in REFS.
     
  16. sevenacids

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    #16 sevenacids, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
    32-bit (x86) executables/libraries always go into SysWOW64, 64-bit (x64) ones in System32 on a 64-bit Windows. On 32-bit Windows, the SysWOW64 directory doesn't exist.

    As for now, ReFS partitions are not bootable.
     
  17. JamesG269

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    #17 JamesG269, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
    This is a long shot, but I see that format is saying your partition is already formatted as NTFS, try going to Computer Management and deleting the partition. If you are starting from a fresh disk, you should initialize but not format. If you already formatted it (because you were using it for storage or whatever) you need to delete the partition (unformat it) probably. After doing that, try to "format d: /q /fs:ReFS /i:enable" as usual.
     
  18. sevenacids

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    I highly doubt it. It's a driver and some required low-level system APIs might have changed or are not present in Windows 7.
     
  19. BenWade

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    #19 BenWade, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
    I have same problem in RP windows. Also tried you're advice James but i have same problem as in post 11# Am i doing something wrong?
    1 check windows build
    2 I put files from x32 to syswow64
    3 Put files from x64 to system32
    4 opened reg file.
    5 restart
    :(
    I also tried this with inother hdd with no succes.
    Maybe this won't work on my ver. of windows maybe download Enterprise?
     
  20. ihateyouguys

    ihateyouguys MDL Novice

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    Did you check to see that the files were successfully copied to those directories?