Win7 wim restore

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Evgeniy, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    I have some realy basic questions for a person who knows WAIK.

    There is wim image on recovery partition.

    1. How can I restore that image using imagex (with srp partition and second partition assuming that wim doesnt partition drive by it self)

    2. How can i make/burn recovery Discs from wim image that is on recovery partition

    I am just instaling WAIK.....
     
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  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Dont think you can use Imagex to restore the wim.
    Well if you captured the image you can just replace the old install.wim with your new one..
     
  3. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    Hmmm i dont get it.

    Here is what I am trying to do.

    I have a laptop with a HDD that dont pass SMART check but i can copy files from recovery partiton.

    And I am trying to restore system to a new drive and i could think only 3 ways.

    1. Is to clone the recovery partition (that doesnt work cause its damaged)

    2. Try to deploy over network never done that so its a long shot.

    3. is to somehow create recovery discs from that recovery partition

    (im now playing with WAIK and see where that will lead me but I am sceptic that i can learn how to solve above problem)
     
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  4. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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  5. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    How big is the Install.wim file on your recovery Partition ?

    as you could do this...


    imagex /split image_filedest_filesize {/check}


    Splits an existing .wim file into multiple read-only split .wim files (.swm).




    Important



    You must run this option from Windows PE.


    image_file

    Specifies the name and location of the .wim file to split.

    dest_file

    Specifies the file path of the split files.

    size

    Specifies the maximum size in megabytes (MB) for each created file.

    This option generates the .swm files into the specified directory, naming each file the same as the specified image_file, but with an appended number and the .swm file-name extension. For example, if you choose to split a file named Data.wim, this option creates a Data.swm file, a Data2.swm file, a Data3.swm file, and so on, defining each portion of the split .wim file.

    You can also set the following option:

    /check

    Checks the integrity of the .wim file. If not provided, existing checks are removed.

    For example,
    imagex /split d:\imaging\data.wim 600
     
  6. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    What do i get when i split this into volumes?

    How can i deploy them on new HDD.

    Thx
     
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  7. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    you will get this...
    Splits an existing .wim file into multiple read-only split .wim files (.swm).

    to deploy, create a bootable winpe disk that has imagex.exe in the windows/system32 folder, then boot and at command propt type

    imagex /apply "Loation of your files"\"The name you called it".wim "index number 1,2,3 etc.." c:

    like
    "imagex /apply E:\Image.wim 1 c:"