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  1. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
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       #120

    Hi @Mastermindj3

    You need to set the description for the captured image.

    Code:
    imagex /flags "CoreSingleLanguage" /info X:\sources\install.wim 1 "Recovery" "Windows 10 Home Single Language" /CHECK

    The imagex.exe is part of the Deployment Tools found in the Windows ADK for Windows 10.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...ed/adk-install

    or you can add the description to the command to capture the image:

    Code:
    dism /capture-image /imagefile:Z:\install.wim /capturedir:D:\ /name:"Recovery" /description:"Windows 10 Home Single Language" /compress:maximum
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  2. Kari's Avatar
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       #121

    Polo6RGTI said: View Post
    Hi @Mastermindj3

    You need to set the description for the captured image.
    Description is not necessary, it is only needed when WIM file contains more than one Windows edition, to let user to choose which edition to install.

    In this recovery partition process, description can be added but it is not required. Missing description is not the cause for Windows Setup not finding any editions.

    Kari
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  3. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
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       #122

    Kari said: View Post
    Description is not necessary, it is only needed when WIM file contains more than one Windows edition, to let user to choose which edition to install.

    In this recovery partition process, description can be added but it is not required. Missing description is not the cause for Windows Setup not finding any editions.

    Kari
    Yes you are correct Kari. @Mastermindj3 posted a screenshot of the error while trying to install the captured image on a virtual machine, the Windows Setup window gives a blank option when the description is not set.

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  4. Kari's Avatar
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       #123

    Polo6RGTI said: View Post
    Windows Setup window gives a blank option when the description is not set.
    The fact that description is not set has nothing to do with Windows Setup not finding any Windows editions in WIM image when user boots from custom recovery partition. The only purpose of the description is to let user to select what edition to install in normal clean install.

    However, this method creates a WIM image with only only edition, index 1. It will be the same edition than the edition the WIM was captured from. That edition will be automatically installed from custom recovery partition. User will not be asked about which edition should be installed, therefore the description is unnecessary. It does no harm, of course, but it will not be required in this case.

    I repeat: missing description has absolutely nothing to do with Windows Setup not finding a valid Windows image in WIM file, when Windows Setup is run from custom recovery partition created as told in this tutorial. Description for each edition in WIM image is only required when performing a normal clean install, booting from Windows install media instead of custom recovery partition.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 09 Jun 2019 at 20:37. Reason: Typos fixed, some details clarified.
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  5.    #124

    Stuck


    I'm stuck on step 1.4:


    Code:
    1.4) When done, boot computer from Windows install media, When the Windows Setup region and keyboard selection screen is shown, press SHIFT + F10 to open Command Prompt:

    I bought my laptop second hand, and I don't have any install media, like a CD or USB. How do I do this step?
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  6.    #125

    jimbob said: View Post
    I'm stuck on step 1.4:


    Code:
    1.4) When done, boot computer from Windows install media, When the Windows Setup region and keyboard selection screen is shown, press SHIFT + F10 to open Command Prompt:

    I bought my laptop second hand, and I don't have any install media, like a CD or USB. How do I do this step?

    Download Windows Media Creation Tool from:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/soft...load/windows10


    Create Windows 10 installation media


    look at this in the download window, which tells you what you have to do.

    Select the option

    Using the tool to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC

    Basically your going to download the tool and use it to create the media for another machine. This will then create the iso for you, which you can store on your HD and then burn it to USB stick, probably best, using rufus, which you can download from:

    Rufus

    rufus will create a bootable USB stick for you, all you have to do is point rufus to your USB device and to the iso you created from Windows Media Tool.

    If you need further help then let us know.
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  7.    #126

    Aha thank you for your reply.
    The thing is: I don't want a recovery USB. I just want one as a recovery partition on the laptop.

    Can I just check if I understand right:

    I will have to create a bootable USB, using the Windows Media Creation Tool
    Then boot from that USB
    in order to make a recovery partition on a new partition on the laptop Hard Drive

    is that right?
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  8.    #127

    You need the files from the windows install media, which is best put on a USB stick. Should point out here that the USB stick needs to be a sizable one as the captured install.wim will be quite large in GB terms, mine was 15GB.

    You then mount the iso on the USB stick, right click and mount, and navigate to the source folder.

    Navigate to the install.wim, or install.esd file, as you have created the media using the media creation tool, and replace it with the install.wim file you created from your capture.

    Then follow the rest of the tut to create your recovery partition.

    Let us know if you need more help.
    Last edited by techquest; 15 Jun 2019 at 07:00.
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  9. Kari's Avatar
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       #128

    techquest said: View Post
    You need the files from the windows install media, which is best put on a USB stick.
    Another option is to boot to Command Prompt as told in this tutorial (Option Two): Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    Kari
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  10.    #129

    Kari said: View Post
    Another option is to boot to Command Prompt as told in this tutorial (Option Two): Open Command Prompt at Boot in Windows 10

    Kari
    Yes forgot about that one Kari.
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