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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #10
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    Hi Brink,

    Is there a way to customize the install.wim to have applications and settings come down with a refresh, similar to recimage in Windows 8.1?
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesura View Post
    Hi Brink,

    Is there a way to customize the install.wim to have applications and settings come down with a refresh, similar to recimage in Windows 8.1?
    Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Unfortunately, recimage has been deprecated in Windows 10.

    If you like, you could create an image backup to be able to restore as needed.
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  3.    13 Aug 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Unfortunately, recimage has been deprecated in Windows 10.

    If you like, you could create an image backup to be able to restore as needed.
    Hi Shawn,
    Your instructions for creating this internal image look fairly straight forward. But I am confused about one point. You tutorial appears to highlight My PC (within file explorer) and then the File option at the top/left of the page...before creating the new drive letter (of choice) within one's hard drive. Is this also accomplished from going to Disk Management? In other words, it appears what you are describing is essentially the same thing as a hidden partition on a single physical hard drive (similar to an OEM factory reset image). I am just not entirely clear on getting that first step done as far as assigning the drive letter (such as F drive for the ResetRecoveryImage folder). I would not want to mess things up. Thanks.
    Last edited by scott784; 13 Aug 2015 at 22:31.
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  4.    14 Aug 2015 #13
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    Hello Scott,

    Sorry for the confusion.

    This basically creates a custom reset image that is saved into the "ResetRecoveryImage" folder. You can specify any "location" for where the folder is to be saved at. In the tutorial I just specified to have it saved to my F drive as an example. No need to do anything else special.
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  5.    14 Aug 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Scott,

    Sorry for the confusion.

    This basically creates a custom reset image that is saved into the "ResetRecoveryImage" folder. You can specify any "location" for where the folder is to be saved at. In the tutorial I just specified to have it saved to my F drive as an example. No need to do anything else special.
    Hi Shawn,
    Just call me dumb, but this is where my confusion lies. For example, I only have 1 hard physical disc (C drive of course) and I would want to create that small partition on my single physical/internal hard drive to accommodate the "ResetRecoveryImage". How do I create that partition using your example? Your tutorial shows the user going to File Explorer, clicking on My PC and then the FIle option (upper/left corner of screen). But where am I going from there to get this partition going? For example (and for the sake of the example--I can call it F drive too). But this is what confused me. Windows has a built-in Disk Management tool (which I am not too familiar with but know will do disc partitioning)........but I don't know how to create this partition with the saved ISO (using your instruction).

    Everything beyond that first step (in your instructions)...... looks easy. I am just stuck on that first task and getting a F drive created on my single physicial/internal drive. Thanks for your help
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #15
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    No problem. The example I used in the tutorial was just a second hard drive (F) that I saved it to.

    If you like, you could also save it on your C: drive to help make it easier.
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  7.    14 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No problem. The example I used in the tutorial was just a second hard drive (F) that I saved it to.

    If you like, you could also save it on your C: drive to help make it easier.
    Yes, this is what I was thinking/envisioning.....kind of like an OEM hidden partition with a resetrecoveryimage on that single hard drive. But I am guessing I would need to use the disk management tool to create that partition and then basically set up the recovery image on there.

    From you comments, I think I now understand you didn't create any kind of virtual F drive, you simply used your second hard drive, which of course has a different letter assignment (F drive in your case). Thanks.
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  8.    14 Aug 2015 #17
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    You're welcome.

    If you wanted to save it to another partition, then yes you could shrink the C: drive by how much you want to create the new partition with.

    Do note, that this is not like a system image. It's only like having your installation media always available instead.
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  9.    14 Aug 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're welcome.

    If you wanted to save it to another partition, then yes you could shrink the C: drive by how much you want to create the new partition with.

    Do note, that this is not like a system image. It's only like having your installation media always available instead.
    Makes sense now :-)
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  10.    31 Aug 2015 #19
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    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro

    hey brink I got a question..... if I create a usmt.ppkg will the reset install.wim I copied see it if its in the same folder then reinstall my apps and programs like the create recovery drive option..... reason I ask is when I try the create recovery drive method and select backup system files it fails to create....
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