Recover Win 8 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM From install.wim and winre.wim

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  1. cesarulidc

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    #3 Snuffy, Sep 11, 2014
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    OEM has a specific method to set in proper sequence they way they want Partitions. and if the PARTITIONS are not proper,
    it will not install, unless you use the proper method to set partitions.
    Acer partition is different from Dell, which is Different from HP.

    You can also if needed as Tito suggested. Boot to UEFI bootable media, (normally that is Windows 8.1) then FORMAT the HDD, then Clean install, I tested this method on
    Acer and Dell Desktops and Laptops, and Format then reboot to allow clean install, and it will install the proper version as provided by your embedded key.

    This is from one such OEM Recovery Disk
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    
    <!-- ResetConfig.xml for UEFI -->
    
    -<Reset>
    
    
    -<SystemDisk>
    
    <DiskpartScriptPath>$PBR_Diskpart.txt</DiskpartScriptPath>
    
    <MinSize>56658</MinSize>
    
    <WindowsREPartition>1</WindowsREPartition>
    
    <WindowsREPath>Recovery\WindowsRE</WindowsREPath>
    
    <OSPartition>4</OSPartition>
    
    <RecoveryImagePartition>5</RecoveryImagePartition>
    
    <RecoveryImagePath>RecoveryImage</RecoveryImagePath>
    
    <RestoreFromIndex>4</RestoreFromIndex>
    
    <RecoveryImageIndex>4</RecoveryImageIndex>
    
    <WIMBoot>0</WIMBoot>
    
    </SystemDisk>
    
    </Reset>
    here is a diskpart command from the same Recovery Disk
    Code:
    rem == ResetPartitions-UEFI.txt ==
    
    convert gpt
    
    rem == 1. Windows RE tools partition ===============
    
    create partition primary size=305
    
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
    
    assign letter="T"
    
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    
    rem == 2. System partition =========================
    
    create partition efi size=100
    
    format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
    
    assign letter="S"
    
    rem == 3. Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition =======
    
    create partition msr size=128
    
    rem == 4. Windows partition ========================
    
    rem ==    a. Create the Windows partition ==========
    
    create partition primary 
    
    rem ==    b. Create space for the recovery image ===
    
    shrink minimum=2195
    
    rem ==    c. Prepare the Windows partition ========= 
    
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
    
    assign letter="W"
    
    rem === 5. Recovery image partition ================
    
    create partition primary
    
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
    
    assign letter="R"
    
    set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
    
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    
    list volume
    
    exit
    
      
    and if you have a HP it dictates the size of ea partition as per the total size of you HDD.
     
  4. cesarulidc

    cesarulidc MDL Novice

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    :clap: Using the "SKU = CoreSingleLanguage (*)" links i've already installed Windows 8.1 in my laptop. For this particular case, i used Windows 8.1 Single Language Spanish 64-bit and a generic key for the installation. After it, i activated it via Internet using my OEM Key.