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  1.    13 Dec 2015 #40
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    I am curious; will the finished product of a refresh be .ESD or .WIM ?
    The reason I ask is that I will want to be able to do DISM repair with a valid soure.
    I also want to be able to create partitions.
    TQ
    Peter
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #41
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    Hello Peter,

    There's no need to specify a source with DISM after doing a repair install since it would use the default Windows image as usual. You would typically only need to specify a source if the default image was unable to repair or is corrupted.
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  3.    06 Jan 2016 #42
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    Hi, the windows.old directory created when I upgraded from 8 to 10 is no longer on my surface. I do have the recovery usb (created yesterday). Will the refresh still work or do I need to also have installation media? I'm nervous to start if I don't have everything I need.
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  4.    06 Jan 2016 #43
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    Hello egipps, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    No worries. Refresh/Reset doesn't use anything from the Windows.old old. Instead it uses the default Windows image installed with Windows. If Windows can't find the image for whatever reason when you refresh, it'll just ask you to insert your installation media like in step 6 to use it instead.
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  5.    06 Jan 2016 #44
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    Thanks heaps. Only problem might be that the Surface Pro 3 didn't come with installation media. And it had Windows 8 installed when I bought it. Would the Windows 10 upgrade have installed an image? Hmm maybe I should download the image first just in case? (provided the right version is available). Don't think I can go backwards if it needs it.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name DSSURFACE
    System Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Model Surface Pro 3
    System Type x64-based PC
    System SKU Surface_Pro_3
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4650U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 2301 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 3.11.0950, 5/06/2015
    SMBIOS Version 2.8
    Embedded Controller Version 32.00
    BIOS Mode UEFI
    BaseBoard Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    BaseBoard Model Not Available
    BaseBoard Name Base Board
    Platform Role Mobile
    Secure Boot State On
    PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale Australia
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10586.0"
    Username DsSurface\Doreen
    Time Zone AUS Eastern Summer Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 7.91 GB
    Available Physical Memory 4.66 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 9.16 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.76 GB
    Page File Space 1.25 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
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  6.    06 Jan 2016 #45
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    thank you sir; I appreciate your help'
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  7.    06 Jan 2016 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by egipps View Post
    Thanks heaps. Only problem might be that the Surface Pro 3 didn't come with installation media. And it had Windows 8 installed when I bought it. Would the Windows 10 upgrade have installed an image? Hmm maybe I should download the image first just in case? (provided the right version is available). Don't think I can go backwards if it needs it.
    Yep, Windows 10 will have a default image included with it by default when you upgraded to Windows 10.

    No worries. The refresh doesn't actually start until it either detects and uses the default image, or you insert your installation media and continue if it fails to detect the default image.

    If you like, you could download a Windows 10 ISO file to use to create a bootable Windows 10 USB to have if needed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  8.    06 Jan 2016 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    thank you sir; I appreciate your help'
    You're most welcome.
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  9.    06 Jan 2016 #48
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    Thanks heaps!
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  10.    06 Jan 2016 #49
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    You're most welcome.
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