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  1.    01 Feb 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by isimsizkullan View Post
    I may want to resize the the System Reserved partition which holds Winre.wim and put install.wim there.
    But how will i manage to show install.wim file to REAGENTC.exe, that partition is not accessable from Windows.
    You have to assign it a drive letter. What do your disk partitions look like?
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  2.    01 Feb 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You have to assign it a drive letter. What do your disk partitions look like?
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    Wow, i didn't know that we can do that.
    Thank you.
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  3.    01 Feb 2016 #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by isimsizkullan View Post
    Wow, i didn't know that we can do that.
    Thank you.
    As soon as I finish messing with the system reserved partition, I remove the drive letter again to minimize the chances of me or something else messing with it when I don't want to.
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  4.    01 Feb 2016 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    As soon as I finish messing with the system reserved partition, I remove the drive letter again to minimize the chances of me or something else messing with it when I don't want to.
    Totally.
    Give a letter, add install.wim to REAGENTC, remove letter and viola.
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  5.    01 Feb 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    That's what I do. Install.wim copied from the ISO downloaded from Tech Bench. After you copy the install.wim file to the desired location you have to set up reagentc to use it with:

    REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path r:\Recovery /index 2

    The path in red is to the folder containing the install.wim file. Index 2 is Home. Use Index 1 for Pro. Also the recovery partition that you copy the install.wim file to only has to have a temporary drive letter to run the command. After the osimage location is set in reagentc (verify with reagentc /info), you can remove the drive letter from the recovery partition.

    Another advantage to having the install.wim file on the hard drive is that you can use the dism restorehealth command and point it to the install.wim file for the source (but your recovery partition has to have a drive letter for that).
    Question on the Install.wim file, if you don't want to add it to your recovery partition. Can't you just add it to like a 2nd drive on your computer?? Like place it on a D-drive in a folder?? And if you can, would you still need to use the Reagentc command?? Just wondering ??
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  6.    01 Feb 2016 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Question on the Install.wim file, if you don't want to add it to your recovery partition. Can't you just add it to like a 2nd drive on your computer?? Like place it on a D-drive in a folder?? And if you can, would you still need to use the Reagentc command?? Just wondering ??
    I don't see why it wouldn't work from a 2nd drive. In order to access the install.wim file to do a clean "system reset" from the recovery environment you have to point reagentc to it. reagentc means "recovery environment agent" not sure what the c is for, maybe control or configuration? I'll have to try it on my desktop computer that has multiple hard drives. [and now, OldMike, a new SSD as the system drive - you will be happy to know! I'm slowly converting ]
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  7.    01 Feb 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I don't see why it wouldn't work from a 2nd drive. In order to access the install.wim file to do a clean "system reset" from the recovery environment you have to point reagentc to it. reagentc means "recovery environment agent" not sure what the c is for, maybe control or configuration? I'll have to try it on my desktop computer that has multiple hard drives. [and now, OldMike, a new SSD as the system drive - you will be happy to know! I'm slowly converting ]
    Well its about time!!! You are going to LOVE your SSD drive!!!! Yesssssss!!!!
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  8.    01 Jun 2016 #27
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    Great Info, and need some clarification and help on the same problem.


    I'm putting a couple of screen shots in here even though I've used them before. "Recycle, Reuse."

    Based on what I'm reading, it doesn't appear that in the case of the deployment I've performed that the "Recovery" folder is even close to where it SHOULD be, because I think it should be on Partition 01 "WinRE" or 05 "Image" (Not sure because I'm still not sure if people (Brink & isimiskullan) are saying that's where windows put the RE Tools instead of seeing the RE Tools I already put on Partition 01 before installing, or that's where Windows is saving image data instead of partition 05 that I set aside an entire terabyte for.)

    For Example: OldMike ; are you saying I need to reinstall RE? If so, how will it give a drive letter if the partitions are already designated as " Recovery " partitions?

    It's better if I just let the pictures explain the rest because I did a cheap flow chart to better explain where I'm at on this too.

    The least I can tell is that for whatever reason, Windows 10 deployments are a little different than other versions of Windows when it comes to putting in a WinRE partition as Microsoft recommends and in the past my end users have preferred, so to say the least, things are not going status quo in that it looks like some paths will have to be redefined on my end. I just haven't had this much difficulty in having Windows find RE in the right spot before.

    ...and here are the pics... I hope they help others, but also am looking for help from those who've solved this before with Windows 10. Thanks.

    Issue # 01 - 02 :

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    Issue # 02 - 02 : (Brink, Thanks for pointing out that there's a recovery folder because I wasn't thinking to look for it in C)

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    Looking forward to getting through this so that Windows, Win RE, and Imaging all have the right information going to where it's supposed to.

    Looking forward to the responses.
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  9.    01 Jun 2016 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by StepLadderInc View Post
    Looking forward to getting through this so that Windows, Win RE, and Imaging all have the right information going to where it's supposed to.

    Looking forward to the responses.
    It would really help to see a full screenshot of disk management (make sure to widen the columns so we can read all the info in the columns:
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  10.    01 Jun 2016 #29
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    Screen shots as requested.


    No problem NavyLCDR. The WinRE partition size I've historically used is 8GB just in case additional tools are required. I've only had to integrate additional tools a few times since the year 2000, so no extra tools in the partition because the size is a "just in case" measure.

    Screen shot as requested ( had to obscure the C Drive name for confidentiality purposes, but that's the one with the full install of Windows along with all of the required partitions before it "MSR/EFI" , "System" , then "C Windows" )...

    The WinPE partition at the end works peachy, and is one of the gold standards of the way I deploy drives provided everything else I do is how the OS requires/recommends/both.

    Please pardon the High Contrast. My vision is terrible.

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