Porting resetbase to Windows 8.0?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by the_soft45, May 31, 2016.

  1. the_soft45

    the_soft45 MDL Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    #1 the_soft45, May 31, 2016
    Last edited: May 31, 2016
    Hello guys, first post in this forum, hope to get some info and/or solution.
    I've been researching this for some time, and apparently, Windows 8's DISM doen't have the /resetbase switch that Windows 8.1 has, which is unfortunate, because I intend to use Windows Server 2012, and all those updates do take up a considerable ammount of space.
    In Windows 8.1, after installing 240 updates from scratch, I can safely run the /resetbase switch and clear 5Gb of space (or more).
    So my question to all you tech savvy users is: is it possible to port the /resetbase switch to NT6.2's kernel (seeing it's so similar to NT6.3)?
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nov 30, 2009

    Any special reason for not using Server 2012 R2?
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  3. the_soft45

    the_soft45 MDL Junior Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    I have an old AMD Athlon X2 rig that can only run on up to Windows 8, because of some new HW requirements 8.1 brought to the table (like CMPXCHG16b? I'm not sure).
    Mind you, it's still a very capable machine. That's why I'm asking if porting such feature is possible.
  4. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

    May 27, 2013
    what kind of AMD Athlon X2 CPU do you have? I guess you may be using a "Socket 939" or older CPU that can not support CMPXCHG16b. Socket AM2 (940) based AMD CPUs have CMPXCHG16b support like the Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8Ghz CPU that I have in my HP computer and can run Win8.1 x64.

    The "CMPXCHG16b" instruction requirement concerns only 64bit version of Win8.1 but the 32bit/x86 edition of Win8.1 does not have that requirement.