Windows 10: Windows 10: Recovery Image

  1.    19 Feb 2017 #1

    Windows 10: Recovery Image

    Hi All,

    I am trying to setup a recovery in my PC.

    I created a partition(R) to host the system image (install.wim) and running below command to set the OSimage for recovery.

    reagentc.exe /setosimage /path R:\recovery\windowsRE /Index 1

    The command is running successful and below is the output.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration

    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 293bc468-fe84-11e6-87fd-5453eda8d39c
    Recovery image location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\recovery\WindowsRE
    Recovery image index: 1
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    but still image is not found when running the "system recovery". Please suggest me how to fix this issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Feb 2017 #2

    reagentc.exe /setosimage /path R:\recovery\windowsRE /Index 1
    Because that is the wrong location for the OS Recovery Image....

    You are setting the OS Image to the WinRE Recovery Tools Image (winre.wim)

    Although I would like to see the contents of your R:\recovery\windowsRE Folder....

    Also note: SetOSImage was depicted in windows 10 and winre in windows 10 does not look for install.wim...

    Dell uses a redirect file and a custom winre.wim to allow the installation of the factory install.wim, rather than the reconstruct.wim used by windows 10 winre
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3

    Thanks Kyhi for the response.

    I guess /setreimage switch - for Windows RE image & /setosimage switch - for OS image. correct me if I am wrong.

    Also, let me know how to map the install.wim as system recovery image in Windows 10.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Feb 2017 #4

    you are correct in your switches.....

    Since you are using windows 10 > Recovery is the last partition (4)....
    Increase the size of the recovery partition to also hold the recovery image (450mb + say 6GB for OS Image) or what ever...
    Create another Folder on that Recovery Partition R:\ > ( R:\RecoveryImage )
    Copy your install.wim into that recoveryimage folder

    Run the following commands
    reagentc /disable
    Reagentc /Setreimage /Path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE /Target C:\Windows
    Reagentc /Setosimage /Path R:\RecoveryImage /Target C:\Windows /Index 1
    reagentc /enable

    And Test Recovery via PC Settings > Recovery....
    Make a System image of your PC FIRST using macrium reflect free !!!!
    Just in case your recovery testing fails !!!
    As that is How windows 8 recovery works..
    Some reports early on where windows 10 accepted the commands, then later the command was depicted
    And it all has to do with winre
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    20 Feb 2017 #5

    Why not just make an image backup using Macrium Reflect Free, then select option to create a boot entry. You also need to create a usb flash drive in case hdd fails but that is not different to any recovery method.
    Actually, I think there is very little point in doing what you are doing on Windows 10. It is just as easy (if not easier) to download the standard installer iso from MS, copy contents to a blank partition, and create a boot entry by runnning Khyi's excellent command file(s) on post #845 of

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Note: Post was actually intended for another iso but works just as well for windows 10 installer iso. No changes needed apart from renaming the boot entries if you like).

    Also whenever iso is updated, just delete old files in partition and copy new ones.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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