How Refresh Windows 8 when its says installation media invalid

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by leepat0302, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. leepat0302

    leepat0302 MDL Novice

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    For some reason Windows 8 Pro keeps corrupting after installing updates i have used the DVD to refresh in the past but i can't boot into Windows so i can refresh without media ie copying install.wim to C drive
    I'm dual booting Windows 8 Pro With Windows 7 VHD
    Its corrupted 3 times now each patch tuesday any help would be great
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Dec 17, 2012
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    try this..
    rename install.wim to CustomRefresh.wim
    put in new folder C:\Refresh
    open elevated cmd and run:
    Code:
    recimg /setcurrent C:\Refresh
    now goto PC Settings > General > Refresh...

    if the workaround failed.. run this in cmd to undo changes:
    Code:
    recimg /deregister