Refresh PC Windows 8 Without Affecting Files

Jun 2, 2014

Spoiler: Image custom without software for recovering windows system

Refresh your PC Windows 8 without affecting your files

To avoid that your applications installed from disks or web site will be deleted, you can create a custom image control reimg.exe

Captures a new recovery image customized to the location specified by <repertoire>, and is defined as active recovery image.

Type the command : recimg.exe /createimage c:ImageSys

To display the path to the directory in which the active recovery image is stored, type:

Recimg.exe /showcurrent

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I have a brand new Asus laptop, bought it about 3 weeks ago. After installing some windows updates I restarted the computer and it it would not boot. Keep getting a quick error message 0xc0000001 and restarts. I have tried booting into recovery and doing automatic repair, tried bootrec's /fixboot, /fixmbr, and /rebuildbcd and and get successfully completed but still does not boot in both secure and non-secure boot. I have done a refresh, which completes successfully, but still not booting. The USERS folder in c:Windows.old does not show any users, even though when I click advanced options in recovery it asks to choose a login and enter a password. I have also checked the USERS folder at c: and :cwindows. Remember I did a refresh and not a reset so my pics should still be their. How can i recover my pics and fix the damn boot.

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