OEM Recovery Partition Creator for Windows

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  1. Lauriz

    Lauriz MDL Novice

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    forgot to mention usb loads iso;s to install from one workaround would be to save two different isos on usb one with autounattend for mbr and the other for uefii gpt. but that takes up double the real estate on the drive.
     
  2. Gazer022

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    Maybe this would help. As it will modified the boot.wim to work with.
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    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...-mbr-windows-installation.69967/#post-1242372
     
  3. Lauriz

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  4. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    Hello ! Thanks for the share :)
    You can download the PreConfig pack here : https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...-mbr-windows-installation.69967/#post-1493864
    Just extract and patch your boot.wim and put recovery folder and xml files in the root of your iso. You can use OEM edition pack if you need to install manufacture information.
     
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  5. gorimer

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    #3385 gorimer, Apr 11, 2020
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    Computer will not boot into the recovery USB drive when secure boot enabled. Will I have to reinstall without secure boot?
     
  6. gorimer

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    #3386 gorimer, Apr 12, 2020
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    Same problem, computer is a Dell inspiron 5748 bios A15. Windows 10 1909 installs, software works for push button reset, but if create a USB install and try using it on a blank drive or existing drive it creates all the partitions but bios will not see it as a bootable device even if I disable secure boot. If I boot the windows install and try to fix boot problems it doesn't work.

    Possible issue is the recovery drive is created using mbr and not gpt forcing me to disable secure boot to allow the USB recovery drive to boot. Could partitioning the secure boot partitions under a non secure boot condition cause the bios to see the HD as not secure and fail to allow it to boot? Even if secure boot is enabled or disabled?
     
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    #3387 gorimer, Apr 12, 2020
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    Update: Enabled secure boot in the bios.
    ran gparted in linux mint 19
    Formatted an USB drive as gpt not mbr
    Copied the 2 partitions from the original USB drive to the gpt one.
    Booted to the new gpt drive and did restore.
    On reboot, computer read the HD and started the windows startup processes.

    A check may be needed to make sure the USB recovery media is created as gpt for a secure boot enabled bios, or a choice on creation to pick gpt or mbr to match your computer type.
     
  8. Gazer022

    Gazer022 MDL Novice

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    #3388 Gazer022, Apr 13, 2020
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    I manually add the efi file from the first partition of the created usb recovery drive on my dell Inspiron 3442

    PS:

    some laptops of UEFI from windows 8 era need to manually insert the EFI file of the Recovery drive.
     
  9. gorimer

    gorimer MDL Novice

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    So the efi file on the USB recovery thumb drive needs to be copied to the recoverd hdd before it will work?
     
  10. Flipp3r

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    Perhaps you've stuffed something up in your config mixing mbr with uefi. Sure you may need to disable secure boot to boot your usb but there's never been the need to manually copy any efi files.
    These tools have been tested for years on so many different platforms without issue...
     
  11. Gazer022

    Gazer022 MDL Novice

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    No, it need to register manually the EFI file of the USB recovery drive into the Laptop/Computer UEFI settings not on the recovered drive because the default option of when you insert the usb recovery drive will not boot.
    I already encounter his problem. UEFI firmware on the laptop we possess had these problem will only detect but not boot the recovery drive without modification on UEFI boot register or the USB recovery drive itself.
    He already boot on MBR before and work flawlessly just he wants to boot it now on UEFI.
     
  12. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    I didn't found a solution for than neither. WinRE restore always to drive 0.
     
  13. Gazer022

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    It's ok, this is like one of a kind scenario that rarely encounters. Thanks for looking for a fix.
     
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  15. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Hi All!

    I am currently DL Windows 10 2004 + Language Pack + Etc.

    I will create my new French/English Windows 10 media first than I will start working on my tools to confirm it works with 2004.
     
  16. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    What is your new feature ? This software is already great :)
     
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  17. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Version 4.2.1 is out.
    • Added: Support for Windows 10 2004 (required files are in the "Do not distribute package, as usual)
    • Updated: Boot files (USB Media) for Windows 10
    • Updated: DoubleCommander for Windows 10
    • Fixed: Recovery creator works with more than 10 devices connected (I saw that on my computer with 3 card readers connected)
     
  18. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    nice. will test it asap.
     
  19. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    Thanks ! In the future is possible to add ARM64 ?
     
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  20. AnarethoS

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    Don't think so. The software I use to code the GUI and such does not support ARM64.

    Anyway, can you run non-microsoft compilled ARM64 binairies on that platform?