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(Solved) - Windows Refresh Image Creation: Default Image?

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  • Started 4 years ago by aqua123
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aqua123
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I want to follow the guide found here: https://www.howtogeek.com/108944/how-to-create-a-custom-refresh-image-in-windows-8/ and I am wondering how to select the default Refresh image that comes with your computer. Any ideas?

If you need it I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7. I then upgraded to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Hi aqua123 ,

Welcome to HTG ,

I am not a Win 8 user but have you read through this : https://www.howtogeek.com/132428/everything-you-need-to-know-about-refreshing-and-resetting-your-windows-8-pc/

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aqua123
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Yes I have read the article you sent me. I understand that Refresh removes your desktop programs, but according to the article in the original post that I made, the image will preserve any programs that were installed at that time.

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gedstar
Posts: 521

Personally I don't use this feature in Windows 8, I prefer to use Acronis True Image for my backup, you can also use http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx.
What I do is create an Image to a separate Hard Drive at least once a month after updating Windows 8 and all apps + cleaning up my system.

Did you do I fresh install of Windows 8?

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aqua123
Posts: 9

I found how to choose the default Windows 8 Refresh image. In the command prompt (admin) type: recimg.exe /deregister
Thanks for all your help.

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Lighthouse
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Thanks for the feedback :)

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