Reinstall its Windows 8/8.1 not preinstalled on its computer without USB key nor DVD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Chibi ANUBIS, May 29, 2014.

  1. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    #1 Chibi ANUBIS, May 29, 2014
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  2. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Not understanding what this post/ thread does?
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I believe the purpose is to re-install Windows 8.x without using a USB flash drive or Setup DVD.
    You could accomplish the same thing by shrinking your windows partition and creating a recovery image partition and just using the refresh/renew stuff that comes with Win8.x
    You can even re-shrink that recovery image by exporting it to esd recovery compressed format if you know what you're doing. Messing with that stuff is not for the feint of heart though if you don't know your way around diskpart and reagentc.
     
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  4. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    Copy boot.wim to hdd, add it to bcd, copy sources dir to the root of a second partition. Boot from pe, install away.
     
  5. Chibi ANUBIS

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    #5 Chibi ANUBIS, Aug 15, 2014
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    Yes murphy78 is "Recovery" mode, is a new option of Win8.x

    Is possible to copy the "install.wim" in Win8 folder and tape this command in administrator manually :
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    reagentc.exe /setosimage /path C:\Win8 /target C:\Windows /Index 1
    I know HALIKUS, other solution exist but is sharing :p
     
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  6. ClassicRed

    ClassicRed MDL Novice

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    Hello there
    :clap::clap:
    You help me a lot with your tip.

    Can do the same with your windows 7?

    thank you
     
  7. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    Sorry is just the new option for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
    Windows 7 aren't possible to do that...
     
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