Be prepared to reinstall Windows 8.1


In 2013, many brands pre-installed Windows8 system, I believe that more and more users use and contact Win8, although the experience of Win8 system is mixed, but can not prevent Microsoft's development progress, less than half a month The time, Windows 8.1 for the upgraded version of Win8 is also coming soon. It can be said that 2013 is the era of 8. In the daily use process, Windows will inevitably fail or crash, and this time you can solve the problem by reinstalling the system. However, after the Win 8 system, the habits and tools for reinstalling the system have to be changed. Overnight, the cumbersome reinstallation of the system process has become so simple and user-friendly.

Because Win8/Win8.1 introduces three new system recovery features. "Recover the computer without affecting your files" (similar to what we think of system repair), "Restore all content and reinstall Windows" (similar to the system reinstallation we often say), "Advanced startup" & rdquo; (Similar to system recovery in the era of Win7)

The following small series will take you through the system reinstallation process under Windows 8.1.

Preparation Tools: A copy of the Windows 8.1 ISO system image.

Specific steps:

1. Load the Windows 8.1 ISO image and copy the image/sources/install.wim file to other non-system disk directories, for example: D:\\sources folder.

2. Query the install.wim information in the ISO image. For example: enter the dism query command in the command character (administrator)

dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:d:\\sources\\install.wim

//can query D:\\sources The system images contained in \\install.wim and their respective index numbers.

For example, the small series is a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition with an index of 1.

3, is also the most important step: configuration recovery image work: then need to use the REAgentC command

//REAgentC.exe tool is for Windows 8/Windows 8.1 /Server 2012/Server2012 R2, support for setting up Windows(R) repair environment (Windows RE) boot image and one-click recovery backup image, you can also use it to manage recovery options and custom projects. The REAgentC command can be executed on an offline Windows image or on an executing Windows operating system.

Start configuring the recovery image

Enter the configuration command in the command character (administrator)

reagentc /setosimage /path X:\\sources /index N

//The path after the path indicates the path to the folder where the install.wim file is located. The N after the index indicates the index number in the wim image to be restored

So enter the recipec /setosimage /path d:\\sources /index 1

After the operation is successful, execute reagentc /info Command, view the recovery image configuration:

4, the preparation is ready, the system recovery (reload) can start at any time

Open the computer settings, enter the update and After recovery, select Restore

Select Delete all content and reinstall Windows, then the following message will appear:


There are two partition disks affected by Xiaobian

If you select “ delete only my files, this option is just a simple format Partitioning, the initialization process takes very little time (about 10 minutes). If you plan to transfer your computer to someone else, it is recommended to choose the second option, so that the partition will be erased first in the recovery process so that the original files in the partition are difficult to recover, which will take a long time.

In the final step, click “Initialize”, it will automatically restart to complete the initialization process. If you do not intend to reinstall the system, please be cautious. The initialization process takes about 10 minutes. After the completion, it will restart again. After the restart, some hardware driver configuration, user account settings and other operations are required. After the configuration is complete, you will enter a brand new Windows 8.1 operating system.

At this point, it was discovered that system recovery or reinstallation has become so simple in the era of Win8/Win8.1. You don't need an external CD, or a USB flash drive (if you just want to restore your computer without affecting your files), you can use the installation disk or the USB flash drive. If you have already used the Windows 8.1 system, set it up quickly, in case you need it.

Attached: x:\\sources\\install.wim, you can directly use the wim image in the original system installation image, or you can use dism to manually back up the wim image after the complete system disk, eliminating the need to install software and The annoyance of the drive.

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