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T540 Revert custom boot image

Question: T540 Revert custom boot image

I can find instructions for installing a custom image for the initial splash screen, but I have a machine that was previously owned by someone who put on a custom image. All I want to do is take it off and revert it to the original one. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Preferred Solution: T540 Revert custom boot image

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When I change the individual-element font sizes (in Control Panel> Display), they look fine for that session, but go right back to the default the next time I log in. How can that be prevented? I upgrade 2 machines to Win10 and thought I configured them identically but this is only happening on one.

I'm not blind or crotchety, but my eyesight is such that the default 9-pt Segoe font is simply not legible.

Grateful for any clues, workarounds, third-party rescue software, etc....

Mark

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When I change the individual-element font sizes (in Control Panel> Display), they look fine for that session, but go right back to the default the next time I log in. How can that be prevented? I upgrade 2 machines to Win10 and thought I configured them identically but this is only happening on one.

I'm not blind or crotchety, but my eyesight is such that the default 9-pt Segoe font is simply not legible.

Grateful for any clues, workarounds, third-party rescue software, etc....

Mark

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Ok.. I'm just throwing this out here...it's darn late hihi

I have written a 'program' (script), which will automate a recovery system for windows 7, full with a working bootmanager, (custom) partitioning, ramdisks, custom environment (winre/pe), and backup imaging , all legal and licensed according to microsoft as long as its not distributed (aka single computer [home] end user).

I decided after hourrrrssss and weeeks of reading, researching, testing, failing, testing again, reading again, installing F amounts of programs, running sysprep, MDT2010, WAIK, dism, imagex, winpe, winre, bootsect, bcdedit, you name it, I came to the conclusion.. I gotta write something up for the other poor souls around out there.

I'm not going into more details now, but I was thinking of writing this up in c++ or so and asking for donations, which will entitle support in the odd event it would not* work in your case.

However, to just test it all that it works, I wrote it in scripts (batch and vbs) which I realize now I never shall do again :P (more an OOP man myself)

I write programs normally so dealing with exceptions extensively in batch is just .... well about as time consuming as 20 % of the time I spent on R&D on all this.

Anyway, I am wondering, given I always been used to the share way, if there are people who actually are willing to donate 5 bucks or so, on a script which would take about 2 hours max to execute to set up a total personal home recovery partition system. This me... Read more

Answer:Easy Custom image + custom recovery OEM like system?

OKi.. update. I see now more how this program will work. shame its all working fine with .hta, .vbs and .bat.
ANyway, a full gui app will be present in windows 7 and lets a person set up all his wishes and desires for how he wishes ot have his recovery partitions system set up, incl. the option of other partitions to include in this.

When everything is done, a mikepe disk is created (a custom recovery disk which inclues a wimpe native application of this program ) which will run the precompiled settings from win 7 and will rebuild the partitions, all ready to go. It will also link this system to one single computer only (due to licensing issues and piracy protection.. I'm guessing the latter is easily hacked lol). Anyway, after that, it's all just some hours of installoing, setting up, and voila off to go.

A base windows 7 installation (no extra programs), will create a recovery partition of ~ 3 GB and will be redeploiyed all set to go with your own old account and password in less than 5 minutes.

If you add all your own programs etc, the rebuild can take up to 1 hour.

Still much faster than installing windows, changing all your settings, creating yoru account, installing all those programs... etc.

Will also I think add several boot options, as to recover damaged boot loaders, including support for adding boot entries and back up of linux, vista, xp any OS partitions. You will also be able to give the boot entries any name u fancy like:

my fancy win7 box
my rusty xp bo... Read more

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After upgrading to windows 10 for more than 2 months,can I roll back to windows 7 using stored ( Macrium Reflect Backup ) image?

Answer:After using W10 for over two months, can I use an image to revert back to W7?

Yes. Just be aware that all your documents, personal files and anything that was/is stored on your PC will revert back to the state it was in when the image was created.

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On Recovery Partition.
 
Hi,
 
Have had a search and can find nothing concerning the question I have - I'm not even sure if this is the correct forum.
 
I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro (5130) running Windows 8.1 Pro, what I would like to do, if possible, is to replace the factory restore on the recovery partition with a custom image so that if or when
the factory rest option is selected it uses my custom image and not the default one.
 
The problem I am having is that the default image is only 6GB in size where as when I create my custom image it is approx 14GB in size.
 
Is there a way of editing the default image to add in certain settings and software?
 
Regards
 
Fugazi

Answer:Replacing Factory Restore Image With Custom Image ...

Modifying the System Recovery partition is not what you want to do.  You will not be able to modify is, and you may find that you need to use this at some time in the future.  I would suggest that you use a program like Macrium Reflect.  You can find a tutorial for it here.

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Hello   So my question is this. Has onyone successfully deployed their own image onto a lenovo laptop yet retained the working OEM recovery partition to restore back to factory defualts. The reason I would like to do that is we have an image with all of our software in it that we have put on Lenovo machines for years. It is hardare independent and works well. However, we would like to boot into rescue and recovery to restore the machine to the factory image when the machine is up for replacement. Our users have the option to take this old machine home. I have pushed the Image onto the D: partition and using Diskpart, everything appears the same. Windows boots and it works fine. However, the machine wont restore to the factory image anymore. If buying the CDs and storing them is the only option, that is fine. Or is the suggestion is to Image the disk, I suppose I could do that as well. Let me know if the former is possible

Answer:Custom Windows image & factory image

The latter two items are you best since you'd not know the condition of the drive or files when its time to reconfigure them. If they're the same models then you need on 1 recover DVD set (made from the machine & no need to buy it), also an disk image as a fall back would be better option. IMO





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Hi, I own a Lenovo G550 laptop preinstalled with windows 7 Home Premium. Lately, I've upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. Now that I want to revert back to Windows 7 I can't seem to find a way to do that as the recovery option simply doesn't work (the rescue button is inactive). I didn't format the HD partitions and the recovery partition (where the factory image is located) is still there. All  I did was inserting the Windows 8 DVD and clicking Upgrade - Windows did all the rest. How can I revert back to Windows 7 that came with the PC? Thanks, Ofir 

Answer:How do I revert back to the factory image after installing Windows 8?

hi ofircarmi,
 
Before you upgraded to Windows 8, did you created your Windows 7 recovery disc using this procedure? The reason I asked is because the One Key Recovery application & the OKR button will not work after you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 as discussed here.
 
If you didn't created a recovery disc, you will need a retail Windows 7 Disc to downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 or you contact Lenovo Technical Support to obtain the disc. Support phone list here.
 
 
Cheers

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Apologies - the Urgent in this is only because I'm unsure whether any action may need to be done before I close down in about 6 hours or so.

Basically my problem began in Picasa 3 where I watched a short vid then decided to change the filename. That done I closed the preview & went back to the main program where I discovered that Picasa had somehow decided I wanted the entire folder of images renamed so it has worked through the 500+ images and renamed each one as Filename001, Filename002, Filename003 and so on which as you can appreciate is now causing somewhat of a major headache for me. It would take me a good few hours I would rarely have to go through and rename each one manually, so my question basically is - is there any method or program that can undo the action as I can't find any means of doing so from within Picasa. All other options I've found in my searches are mainly to achieve pretty much the same i.e. bulk rename as Name1, Name2 etc so are of little help.

Anyone any suggestions what else I could try?

Answer:Urgent help needed - how to revert a bulk image name process?

I assume you don't have a Backup to fall back on. I use these two bulk renaming tools. You can see if they help. This is drop dead simple to use - http://www.fauland.com/af5.htm
This one has a more complicated interface but a couple other options - http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/108/

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The origin of the images was 'save-as' from the WEB, and they had peculiar names which included 'jpg/png' in the name, as well as in the extension; many images had a lengthy name made up of (code) numerous characters.

Answer:Renamed image files immediately auto-revert to old name

Instead of using "save as", us a screen grabber such as Snagit, there are also free ones out there.

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The origin of the images was 'save-as' from the WEB, and they had peculiar names which included 'jpg/png' in the name, as well as in the extension; many images had a lengthy name made up of (code) numerous characters.

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The My Computer, My Documents, and Recycle Bin icons keep reverting back to their default icons every time I start/reboot the compter. I prefer to have my own custom icons instead. What's going on?

Answer:Custom Desktop icons revert to default icons on startup.

are the icons you are trying to use actually stored on the computer somewhere?

i have seen them revert if you select icons from a cd, and then reboot without the cd. same with webpages...

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New computer with windows 7 preloaded:
Setting up my new computer was a breeze, but when I tried to log onto windows, my password would not work. Having had this problem on an XP computer, and since I had nothing to lose, I rebooted from the disc included with my package. I don't know what wrong choice I made, but now I have a dual boot with two windows 7 os, one without a password that I can access and one with the preloaded windows 7 os that is password protected that I can't access. Is there a way to take off the original os?

Pearlbot

Answer:How do I revert back to sigle boot from dual boot

You'd have to reinstall the whole system there if both OS's are on the same drive.

If they are seperate drive's you can format the one thats not needed and run the windows 7 cd again but then choose repair install to create a new MBR.

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Question: WDS custom image

Not sure where this should go, if needed please move

In my working environment we use windows deployment service with a custom image. We also use McAfee host based security system.

The problem is that when we pushed the image to an old computer to overwrite it and then we ask the HBSS folks to install the HBSS. Several times about 10% of the time they have come back complaining that it was already there an that we did not overwrite as we claimed.

I am not the only tech that this happens to others experience the same. I attempted to google the issue but couldn't find anything.

Does anyone have any ideas why HBSS componets are left behind?

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Question: Custom PE Image

I am trying to import a custom PE image into SCCM but I got a problem, SCCM requires the image to be "finalized". I have found tons of documentation of how to do it using peimg.exe the problem being that WAIK for Win 7 doesn't have peimg instead uses DISM for most everything. Anyone have any idea how I can finalize a boot image in the new WAIK? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Custom PE Image

peimg.exe /prep C:\temp\winpe_amd64\mount /f

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History:

Win 7 Professional with all current updates an patches that Windows update wanted installed.

IE 9 stopped working, it would just flash on and then off.

Followed a MS guide that was to FIXIT and the program failed.

Tried Method 2, manual reset of IE options, In the control panel I clicked 'Interent Options' nothing happens. Never get to the reset button I was to click.

Another forum thread suggest to uninstall IE9. Could not do it via the Windows Update as this was installed as part up the original installation. Followed the other open to turn off IE 9 which is suppose to remove IE9 and then Windows Update can reinstall it. That worked and I now had a flashing IE8. The Update failed though. MS forum says to go to the IE9 site and download it myself. That failed.

Now was told do a recovery. That failed, not surprising as it was a restore point created by one of the earlier attemps to fix the problem. An older backup from March was also an option and and that failed saying is was missing files needed.

Tried a number of other suggestions and something via msconfig that I have forgotten now. It was 2 AM and was getting rather loopy and frustrated. I decided to follow the steps again that seemed to at least get me IE 8 and did the turn off again. That failed and now I cannot boot as it is stuck trying to revert the computer back to the state it was in before I tried the function. Safe mode said it did a restore and had me started though. I tried to resta... Read more

Answer:Cannot boot due to a need to revert an update

Well, with this lack of replies, I guess I have my answer.

I did get it up within Safe mode but nothing seemed to help and no friends have given a reply that I have not already tried. So I am moving important files and will reinstall my Win 7.
 

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Iv installed win 7 on one drive,XP on another.
During boot up,i have the option to boot C:windows 7(Primary),or older OS,IE D:WinXP.
I would like to format the XP drive,& do away with the options in boot.
Any help please.Thanks

Answer:Revert back to win 7 Boot up

Hello disgo55,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Type msconfig into the start menu search and hit Enter. Boot tab, select the xp boot option and click delete. Format the XP drive. Should do it. Reboot to see that it's gone.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Please can some1 give me a hint on how to create a windows xp image that can work on any system that will include all drivers and your install applications .

Answer:Custom Windows Xp image

Although free disk-imaging software does exist, I can only recommend the commercial software that I use myself - it's rock solid reliable and easy to understand. It's called [email protected] Disk Image and is worth every penny: [email protected] Disk Image. Windows & Servers Backup Software. Win XP, 7, 2003, 2008, Vista

Even if your PC or laptop has a factory recovery utility, creating your own disk-image means you won't have to use the factory recovery which usually installs a load of stuff you will never use.

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Hi im trying to create a custom Windows XP image using Ghost Enterprise Server but im having trouble looking for decent explantions on how to do it. What i basically want to do is add drivers to the OS and also preloaded applications, can someone post up some links pointing to good tutorials or explanations on how to do that!? thanks!!

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I've got an LCD screen with some burn-in problems, and I wanted to fix this.
I read that to do this, I could try to get my screen to display a pure-white screen to fix this.

What I'm trying to figure out is how do I set a plain-white image as a background? I've already created a 1600X1200 image, just how do I make it into a screensaver?

Answer:How do I set a custom image as a screensaver?

The easiest way would be to use the built in screensaver My Pictures Slideshow. There are other programs available that can create screensavers, but this is free and already built into your PC. You can specify a folder on your PC to use images from and just include the white image in there.

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Good Day everyone, please i want to install windows xp on 50 laptops and 40 desktops. How do i create a custom windows xp image ,that will include all the drivers for any brand of pc or laptop and will also include all the applications i want(e.g anti virus,adobe reader etc...). This will save me time .
 

Answer:Custom Windows Xp image

That's a job description, not a question. Also, a fairly advanced topic for someone with Beginner experience.
 

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Hello gang. I created a custom refresh image the day before upgrading to 8.1. I am having shut down and sleep issues with windows 8.1 that I don't have time to troubleshoot any longer and I wish to go back to win 8 for now. I went to check that my image was there and active and this is what i get:
it showed successful when I created it? I can find in in the location that is it supposed to be:

and:

now I'm stuck. I dont want to use the factory image and reinstall everything, and I can't cope with the bsods and hangs when trying to sleep or shutdown ( I have tried every option in that massive thread about windows 8.1 not sleeping ) please give me some guidance. thank you in advance

Answer:Can not set custom recovery image

That is not a complete image. It cannot be used for a reinstall.

8.1 does not appear to allow refresh back to 8.0.

You only have a couple of options:

a) Try to use factory recovery image

b) Get a clean copy of 8.0 installation media and reinstall with that.

What is that pebuilder folder in your screenshot?

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Good Day everyone, please i want to install windows xp on 50 laptops and 40 desktops. How do i create a custom windows xp image ,that will include all the drivers for any brand of pc or laptop and will also include all the applications i want(e.g anti virus,adobe reader etc...). This will save me time .

Answer:Custom Windows Xp image

Why are you installing WinXP on 90 computers at this late date? Are these computers all new? Are they coming with a version of Windows 7 pre-installed?Do you have an active volume licenses to cover all those computers?I may be wrong but I don't think you can create an image that will work flawlessly on any platform. I think you would need to install everything to ONE computer and then image that hard drive to use it on all the additional computers with the same hardware.Slipstreaming can address much of what you wish to accomplish but you can slipstream PROGRAMS.

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What do you guys think is the best way to make custom windows 7 images? I have been looking at RT 7 Lite but its missing a lot of the functionality i was hoping for. Anyone know of any better alternatives? Or shall i be stuck with WAIK?

Answer:Most Advanced Custom Image?

What doesn't RT 7Lite have that your trying to achieve?

Thanks

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I have a problem with deploying a new windows 10 pro custom image . when the syspreped image is currently deployed and a domain user logs on after the domain\administrator account the user profile doesn't appear to create properly and the web browser does not open except if you right click run as administrator. Process so far has been:

Fresh install of windows 10 pro and boot into sysprep audit mode using ctrl shift +f3 at oobe


Machine logs in with built in admin account I then install updates and apps and remove all built in apps except store and edge via PowerShell .

Run sysprep with generalize oobe and unattend and shutdown switches the unattend points to an answer file with the copy profile set to true to copy the user profile built under the built in admin account to the default profile which all users who login to the machine receive

From there I take a wim image of the machine using a Windows PE disk and the dism tool when a machine a booted with the new image it successfully runs through the oobe process of setting up a local account that I use to join the machine to the domain. This is where the plot thickens if I log on the machine using a regular domain user account the profile creates as everything should finishing with let?s start , and the web browser opens and runs correctly. If however I login with the domain administrator account i:e domain\administrator and then login with say my own account my profile doesn?t appear to create proper... Read more

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I performed as per Windows Update Posting Instructions but :
1. SURT did not install.
2. five updates install but on rebooting installation is reverted.
3. This is continuously for some 2 weeks.
4. Windows does not make any Error code.

Answer:Updates install but revert on boot-up

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post ALL the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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I recently set my system to boot from my USB stick to boot first. I now no longer need the facility but my boot up still asks which option I should boot from..USB or Windows 7...How can I stop this Please

Answer:Help Please- Windows 7 boot options - how to revert

Hi there ... Go in to the Bios and remove the USB from the boot sector

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I currently have dual boot Suse and XP. When I boot GRUB loads and allows me to choose XP. I need to delete the Suse partition (which is easy enough) and revert to a XP boot only. My question is how to restore the MBR so this transition works and not get into a situation where I cannot boot. I have already deleted the Suse partition from the root of C and I need to make sure my reboot goes smoothly. Thank you for your advice.
 

Answer:Solved: How to revert from dual boot

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I made the naive mistake of trying to upgrade from a Biostar TH67+ MB to a MSI Z77A-GD65 MB using my existing Windows install.

After I installed the new MB and the new drivers within Win 7 Pro 64 bit, the machine woudn't boot. So I reverted to the Biostar MB and it still won't boot. I have tried Safe Mode (which just hangs) and I have run Startup Repair several times.

Suggestions on how I can further troubleshoot/repair the boot?

Answer:Trying to revert from failed new MB install, now Win 7 won't boot.

You need to SysPrep an installation on old hardware before changing to new, or use Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to PNP adjust, Acronis Universal Restore during reimaging.

Since it's too late now boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to try running Startup Repair a few times.

If this fails rescue any files using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console then Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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lately, i've been looking for a way to change the normally white background image of windows explorer to an image of my own.

i have found the usual methods for both XP and VISTA ineffective for 7.

has anyone else had any luck in accomplishing this? any ideas? :]

Answer:Custom Explorer Background Image

Are you talking about the background in folders?

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Hello, I look after a older relatives netbook, when they clutter the machine to a snails pace I simply do a factory reset, for the first couple of times it wasn't too much effort, but the last attempt took a few days of windows updates to be "ship shape" again.

I was wondering could I update the factory reset on the recovery partition (on the internal HDD) with a image of windows that is totally up to date (when the image was taken)

I have 2 partitions in windows, (one HDD) but only care about backing up the O/S part (C:\)
Looking a disk management I have 4 partitions, the two already mentioned a 8.5GB Recovery partition and a 100MB Active recovery partition.

Is it as simple as backing up via windows action centre, include a system image, Formatting the 8.5GB partition, expanding it to fit the backup (about 20GB when I checked) and writing the backup to the expanded recovery part.

I've read a few things but am unsure. I can't seem to fathom how to write to the recovery or even if I'm thinking the right way.
Please don't think I know what I'm doing.

Answer:Using a custom image on recovery partition.

I've never heard of anyone even attempting to modify the factory recovery partition.

The traditional solution to your situation would be to use an imaging program such as Macrium or Aomei to make a "snapshot" of one or more partitions. When things become "unship-shape", you restore that image, which puts the machine back to the state it was in as of the moment the image was made, NOT to a factory state.

This would have the advantage of being relatively up to date regarding Windows Updates. If you make an image March 1 and restore it on April 25, you'd only have about 7 weeks worth of updates to get after the restoration.

You could do that by making a relatively small partition on the drive (say 50 or 60 GB, depending on the occupied space on C) that would be used for the sole purpose of storing the image files.

The image file you make would have to include C as well as any other partition containing boot files--typically the "system reserved" partition.

The disadvantage of this method, as well as the factory recovery method, is that neither will bail you out if the hard drive suffers a complete failure. If that were to happen, you'd would not be able to restore anything.

For that reason, the superior method is to have a second discrete hard drive (probably external) on which to store the image files.

There may be a way to modify the factory recovery partition, but I'd guess it would be much more complex than using a relatively simply imagi... Read more

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We have just created a custom Windows 10 image, sysprep'd and then captured it.

However, we are experiencing issues after deploying the image and then joining to the domain. Once joined to the domain and logged in with a domain user account, when you reboot the computer sticks on "Please wait for Local Session Manager" when starting up again and never gets to the log-in screen. It is possible to RDP onto the machine while it is stuck with the above message. If we only log in as a local user this works fine, the problem only starts happening after the first login with a domain account.

When RDP'd onto the machine we can de-join the domain and reboot and the problem goes away until we re-join the domain again.

This is happening on every machine we deploy to.

Any ideas/help would be appreciated...

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Hello,

I work for a corporation that supports a part of our military. I have a question for the pros here. We are given an image that we install on our computers here. What I'd like to do is customize the image without disturbing much.

The image we have, has accounts that I don't want to lose. So far I've been doing my best to research how Sysprep works. What I did is, I installed the master image to a laptop and installed all the updates, and a few programs that we use. Had to join it to the domain for a few things to run. Then I ran sysprep: I chose oobe with generalize checkbox and shut down option, it ran just fine and shut down. When I restarted the machine to see what I'd be dealing with, I found the expected out of box experience but what I didn't count on is it prompted me for a user name and password, the two accounts that come with the master image were deleted, and the default administrator account was created--which is an account we don't use or even have on our machines.

All I want to do is edit the master image with updates and software after it's installed and sysprep it so that when I use ghost version 15 to take a cold image of it, I've got something that won't create duplicate sids all over our network as the image is slowly deployed to PC's. Is this possible? Should I be using audit mode at some point to accomplish this.

Want to install image on PC, update it with appropriate updates, install some software; prep machine without losing: accounts, dri... Read more

Answer:Custom Taylor Master Image

It's flattering that you would ask us but maybe more appropriate for the IT Pro's at TechNet.

We have indeed helped popularize SysPrep to move HD to another computer for consumer use however this is considerably above our pay grade as an end-Consumer Forum.

That said, someone who knows may happen by.

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Good morning guys

I'm trying to update or create a new custom image with Windows 7 , but first I wanted to take away any doubts. The ultimate goal is to configure a server with the Windows Deployment Service but at the moment I'd be happy to create a custom image to be run on
usb stick

At the time the custom image that I use at the end of its installation starts a script that disable some services and some  Feature using the DISM utility. Disabling Windows Feature it is not so fast. So what i would like to understand is:


It makes sense to prepare a new image disabling services / features  and then run e sysprep? or the sysprep reset everything so even Feature and Services and the script has to be run everytime i install the custom image?

I understood Sysprep does not affect users created so if you want a custom image with the user administrator disabled  and i want to create  a new administrative user  what is the  best way to do that?Prepare the custom image with the user administrator, and then through an unattended installation disable the user administrator, and create a new one? the is a best practice?I would like to add the driver for the workstation we use and I seem to have understood that any driver related to disks and networks should be added to the boot.wim and the other to the install.wim. it's correct or not?
If you have a few links from which i  can read in detail how to create a custom image only happy to rea... Read more

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We have just created a custom Windows 10 image, sysprep'd and then captured it.

However, we are experiencing issues after deploying the image and then joining to the domain. Once joined to the domain and logged in with a domain user account, when you reboot the computer sticks on "Please wait for Local Session Manager" when starting up again and never gets to the log-in screen. It is possible to RDP onto the machine while it is stuck with the above message. If we only log in as a local user this works fine, the problem only starts happening after the first login with a domain account.

When RDP'd onto the machine we can de-join the domain and reboot and the problem goes away until we re-join the domain again.

This is happening on every machine we deploy to.

Any ideas/help would be appreciated...

Answer:Windows 10 Custom Image Problem.

Is your server / domain controller running an older version of Windows Server (2003 or 2008)? If yes sometimes it's really this simple: on affected Windows 10 workstations, sign in with a local user, disable Remote Assistance, sign out, sign in with domain credentials.

I am not saying this solves your issue; I am just suggesting something worth to try.

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Hey,

I am about to create Windows 7 custom image. The guide says that I need to do something on the technician computer and something on the reference computer. The question is - can I use 1 computer as technician and reference computer in the same time?

TIA...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 custom image

Solved...
 

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When I entered recimg/showcurrent in elevated cmd , I get the message : There is no active custom recovery image.

However when I checked disk management , I get the following partitions:

EFI System 50mb
OEM 40mb
Recovery Partition 2GB
OS C 50.12Gb
Recovery Partition 5.42Gb

What are in those 2 Recovery Partitions ? Are they the 2 restore points I created? Why is the second Recovery Partition so much larger than the first?

Tks

Answer:No active custom recovery image

Hello sportflyer,

The OEM recovery partition is for a factory reset, and is not related to a custom recovery image which is used when refreshing Windows instead.

You would need to create a custom recovery image to have one. See the related links at the bottom of the tutorial below as well.

Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone. Recently I browsed my system backup by mounting the VHD in the disk management snap-in. The image had my entire World of Warcraft installation and a ton of other non essential files. I wound up just deleting those files from the backup and thought I would clean up the missing links and registry after restore. This seems like a very dirty way of making a "bare-essentials" backup.

So, I'd like to make another system backup, but want to selectively exclude things, like certain installed programs, so that my system files, configuration and customizations remain, but none of the fluff. I need to do this for the sake of minimizing used space on my backup drive and there seems to be no such options in the "backup and Restore" panel that I can see to accomplish this. Is this possible with the native backup utility or must I use some 3rd party program? Thanks in advance

Answer:How does one create a custom backup image?

System backup is typically on an all or none basis---all of a partition or none of it. The chaff with the wheat. You can omit certain partitions, but not portions of partitions.

I've heard of some advanced tools that will allow some selectivity, but I think they may be cloning tools rather than imaging/backup tools. Maybe a Paragon application? Somebody else may remember the details.

Maybe you can put your "non-essential" stuff somewhere other than C and then just backup C and System Reserved?

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Greetings all,
I have question for you, I am currently assigned to replace several computers in the work place. All the computers are the same make and model and all will have the same software such as Windows XP Pro and Office which is already on the machines.
There are several other programs that I need to install on each machine. Currently I have to install these programs one at a time on each machine. How can I create an image of these programs and push it to each of them? Should I use Ghost?

Thanks
 

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Hi, I have a custom W7 image that is MBR formatted and I recently purchased a L570 that has an NVMe drive. I understand that I need drivers for the drive and it need to be formatted GPT (as the L570 is not one of the models that has been made Legacy boot compatible). My question is, has anyone successfully converted a pre-existing, custom image from MBR to GPT? If so, how? I tried to use diskpart to first clean a drive and partition it GPT, then only recover the data portion of the image (not the MBR and Track 0), but that failed. And, I am always wary of 3rd party software, but I am willing to try one if there is a strong recommendation. Admittedly, I did not pay close enough attention to the specs on the HDD,  and it did not cross my mind that I was going to have so much trouble with imaging my system. Thank you in advance. Miguel

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Just as the title says.

My windows 10 systems says

"Recimg" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

What's the story?

Answer:Is Custom Refresh Image Functionality Gone In W-10?

Yes. It was removed in one of the beta (technical preview) versions, but nobody knows why. What I'm wondering is what will happen if you transfer the recimg.exe file from a Windows 8 machine into the same folder on a Windows 10 machine.

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In my website i create a link to one image. I want when the image opens on a html page then the white or custom image will create as a border for my previous image. There are lots of images and everyone of different size.(one way is to create a border in photoshop for every image but that's a very tiresome process) I am using dreamweaver please tell me the script of doing this. If there is any tutorial then please give the direct link.
 

Answer:Create custom image as Border

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Hi all.

I have about 10 windows 8.1 machines (and more to come later). They come brand new with also a built in recovery image to restore back to "factory".

My aim is to re-brand these 10, so editing the registry for my own Brand Name and Model, with some custom Software on such as Avira Anti-virus etc.

What I do when I sell one is I go into sysprep mode, do all my installing of software and registry edits for custom manufacturer information then ship it out however if my customer decides to restore it back to factory using the built in Image then all my work is lost.

What I want to do is replace the built in factory image when accessed through Troubleshooting mode with that of the custom one with all my software pre-installed.

Would anyone like to point out the steps needed to do this?

Furthermore, Secondly regarding making this efficient on all other PCs. I guess I can amke a full image on a USB drive that would copy each secor of the drive and then clone it to another machine when wanting to ship it out ...... or suggest any other method?

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Answer:Custom Recovery image on Windows 8

What I do when I sell one is I go into sysprep mode, do all my installing of software and registry edits for custom manufacturer information then ship it out



After you make your edits to the PC in audit mode
You need to re-capture the windows partition into a new Install.wim
then replace the factory install.wim contained in to recovery image partition with your New install.wim

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When i try to create a custom recovery image in Windows 8.1, It gives me error -0x80070005. How can i stop that from appearing?
 

Answer:Can't create custom recovery image.

how are you trying to create the custom recovery image?
 

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I think Roxio's GoBack3 is a great program.

But am noticing that what it does to one of my dual boot operating systems(W2K and Win98) , it does to both of them.

If I defrag one O/S, it wipes out the revert point history for both of them.

If I chose to revert back to an earlier date because of an error that occured while using one of my operating systems, it reverts BOTH operating systems back to that date.

Is there a way to make it "partition and/or operating system specific"? Or does everything have to be done to the entire hard drive(eg., Both partitioned operating systems)

(I tried that last night to put my operating systems on separate hard drives to remedy this issue, but am having Lots of problems doing it)
 

Answer:does GoBack3 HAVE to revert both of my dual boot systems?

The deluxe version might, but I'm not sure myself. Check out Roxio's site to see the deluxe version's features. There is a place at the bottom of the page where you can email a question to Roxio's customer support. If you do email, let us know because you have got me curious too!

http://www.roxio.com/en/partner/symantec/index.jhtml
 

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In attempting to use a new program I was told I had to do a Replacement of my Win XP Home OS. Turned out the software problem was a problem with software, not my OS. In any event, I ended up with dual booting of 2 versions of Win XP. Gateway tech had me delete the reference to the OS located in my WinNT directory. I slightly protested but was assured that was the proper one to delete and I wouldn't lose any data. Actually, that deleted my ability to boot in my original OS which I want back because all my files, programs, email, configurations, etc., are accessible there.
I tried Restoration to several places, but that didn't change the boot.ini file which still has only a reference to my "new" OS located in my new Windows directory. My original WinNT directory is still intact. I would like to edit boot.ini and, first, add back in the reference to WinNT directory to see if I can again dual boot. At that time I'd do a backup of my files, documents, etc., to preserve them. Then I plan to again edit boot.ini to change the default to my WinNT directory, hopefully to restore my original system and delete the Windows directory.
My original boot.ini (after the replacement of Win XP) looked something like this (I don't have the exact wording of the last line):
[boot loader]
(not sure if there was a timeout=? or not)
default=multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) \Windows="MS Win XP Home" /fastdetect
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Answer:Win XP Home edit boot.ini to revert to earlier OS

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Is it possible to force Windows 7 to revert to a first boot state? As in no installed drivers...
 

Answer:Is it possible to force windows 7 to revert to a first boot state?

ZERO installed drivers? No, since Windows automatically installs a bunch of generic ones and any TP drivers it has on board.
 

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I have had Windows 7 installed on an SSD for a long time. I am used to a fast boot up. I installed Windows 8.1 as a dual boot on a partition of my HDD. I thought I would on occasion get familiar with Windows 8, After the installation I noticed and expected a longer boot time because the new OS is on the mechanical drive. The screen is black with increasing dots going across the top as if loading information. Then the screen goes through a few black to a lite-black, back and forth changes and then finally to the screen that you choose the OS you wish to boot screen. I use Windows 7 95% of the time and really haven't put forth the effort yet (as planned) to become familiar with Win 8. I have become quite annoyed with the long boot process. I plan to reinstall Win 8 in VMware so I can return to the boot time being SSD quick. I deleted Windows 8 using msconfig. Now when my PC starts it goes straight to Windows 7 desktop however the long loading still occurs increasing dots across the screen . I suppose you can see by now what my question will be. How do I get my PC to boot they way it used to. Thank you for your replies.

Marshall

Answer:Need to revert back to a normal Windows 7 boot

I notice you have a Gigabyte board.

Does this sequence of dots last just about 20 seconds?

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Is there anyway to have a custom start screen image in Windows 8.1 that is different to the image that is being used for the desktop? Because I like the geometry based images ( such as this... Students can buy the Surface Pro 3 for as little as $650 | Windows Phone Central ) but don't want to change my desktop image.

Answer:Custom Windows 8.1 Start Screen Image

Not by default I would think.
But considering this is Windows, there's probably a way. I'd try consulting your search engine of choice, since I never thought about that before and thus don't know.

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My lock screen images I select from my computer looks terrible.
Is there any way to set the image to fit, stretch, fill as with the desktop images????

James

Answer:Settings for Custom Lock Screen Image?

Select one the same size as your resolution.

Or get Decor8 from Stardock:

https://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/

A picture:

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Is there a way to have a custom image on the start screen for Windows 8.1 that is different to the one that is used on the desktop. I ask this because I like some of the geometry based images (such as in the main picture in this article... Students can buy the Surface Pro 3 for as little as $650 | Windows Phone Central ) but still want to keep my desktop image.

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Hey guys,

So I have a GPO set for our workplace, and have been using this since the original RTM build of Windows 10 back in 2015.

It worked fine on all versions up until the Creator's Update, when it somehow seems to have stopped working, and I can't figure out how to fix it!

It's a two-part process. I have one "preference" set for first user login to copy an image from our SMB network share to the Public Pictures folder (it had to be somewhere they had write access to but was also not going to get in the way or accidentally deleted), as C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Lockscreen.jpg (where Lockscreen is the name of our company, but you get the idea.)

Then, I used this GPO:
Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel/Personalization -> Force a specific default lock screen and logon image.

I enabled that, and gave it the location to the JPG file I copied via the first step.

The result is that as soon as I join the domain using the computer's local account, the default lockscreen picture goes away, and just shows a solid blue color instead.

Prior to the Creator's update, the first time any domain user logs on, that picture is copied and the setting works correctly - it shows our nice 3D rendered company logo on all the PCs, whether it's the lock screen or the user logon screen.

However - with the Creator's update, it somehow went back to the default image instead! And here's the really weird part... the GPO is still ... Read more

Answer:Custom lockscreen image on creator's update

After looking around some more, it seems the CU completely changed how the lockscreen is handled.

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...ent-displayed/

Looking in here, that folder is still around but LocalState is completely empty, no more "Assets", and the registry key no longer has the location either. At least not *that* registry key.

Going to play around with RegShot a bit...

Edit:

OK, WTF. RegShot shows that the only change made when I changed from the default lockscreen to one of the other default pictures is:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-264777414-648824913-3193634955-1001\AnyoneRead\LockScreen\: "ZYXWVU"
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemProtectedUserData\S-1-5-21-264777414-648824913-3193634955-1001\AnyoneRead\LockScreen\: "YZXWVU"

ZYXWVU is the original picture, YZXWVU is the second.

But it also won't let me edit that key. Ugh! What is up with this? I have no problem with everything being moved to the "immersive control panel" as long as they actually RESPECT THE GPOS THAT I HAVE SET

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Hello all,
I am a SCCM newbie and need some help. I have captured my Windows 7 customer image. I have created the TS and all seems to go well but when the machine reboots and starts the install is fails. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks,
Rick

Answer:Deploying Windows 7 Custom Image - Fails

Fails how?

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What is the saved file space needed for a typical Custom Recovery Image?

Reason I ask is my Lenovo laptop has a 15gb hidden partition... their famous one key reset, a magic reset button, that probably is broken now that I upgraded win7 to win8.
I'm thinking unhide the drive with PTedit and assign it a drive letter and wipe it clean first. If 15gb enough? too much ?

Hoping for some size idea before I waste time learning/experimenting.

Is the recimg program smart enough to not include full size paging file(16gb) and other non essential restores, hibernate(13gb) files.. which I have over 30gb sitting in those ?

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I have been tryig to create a high quality vector image that will be used in a custom welcome. The art department rejected the pdf I sent them.

Best - Vector based artwork. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and PDFs from such programs.

Good - Bitmap Images. TIF, JPG, EPS(bitmap) at 300 DPI at the final size.

Bad - Web graphics. GIF, PNG, low resolution JPG.

I have attached the PNG file I started with.
 

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Hi, its my first day LOL! Anyway after that long introduction, I wondered if anybody knew of a way to create custom lists of images (or playlists, groups etc) within Irfanview and without renaming or editing any image files if that makes sense.

For example, say I have a folder with hundreds of photos from over the years (which I do!) and rather than flicking through them 1 by 1 using the mouse wheel, I wanted to only flick through specific ones (such as skylines, family pics, cars etc etc) which I added to a kind of 'playlist' file. The only ways I can think of right now involve renaming or moving files, which I dont want to do, I only want to create temporary groups of images which I can flick through at my leasure.

I'm pretty bad at explaining problems, but hopefully this makes sense! So does anybody know of a way I can do this in Irfanview? Googling for about half an hour didn't turn up anything. I did a quick search here too, but nothing was related to this specifically.

Thanks!
 

Answer:[Irfanview] Is it possible to create custom image lists?

What you want to do is not going to be easy, probably not possible. The only person who might have a solution is the author of IrfanView. Here'e a link to IrfanView's Homepage.

http://www.irfanview.com/

I suggest you email him.
 

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What is the saved file space needed for a typical Custom Recovery Image?

Reason I ask is my Lenovo laptop has a 15gb hidden partition... their famous one key reset, a magic reset button, that probably is broken now that I upgraded win7 to win8.
I'm thinking unhide the drive with PTedit and assign it a drive letter and wipe it clean first. If 15gb enough? too much ?

Hoping for some size idea before I waste time learning/experimenting.

Is the recimg program smart enough to not include full size paging file(16gb) and other non essential restores, hibernate(13gb) files.. which I have over 30gb sitting in those ?

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While creating custom system image, I accidently registers the custom system image as default image when refreshing Windows 8 instead the OEM one. So, how do I unregister the custom system image and make the OEM system image as the default one? Any ideas how?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Accidently Registers Custom System Image.

Hello TheChronix,

The tutorial below can help show you how to deregister this (current) custom recovery image so that Windows will use your default OEM one again.

Refresh Windows 8 - Deregister Current Custom Recovery Image

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I currently was assigned the project of creating a custom image to be deployed to salesman computers so that each laptop does not have to be configured one by one.  I have read a lot online about windows deployment toolkit and various other tools in order for this to be done properly.  Some needs that must be met are the following:
-Individual Computer Names
-Needs to be able to join a domain
-Needs an assortment of programs and printers installed
-Typically all laptops are used windows 7 or new laptops with windows 8 that need to be downgraded to windows 7
 
Any pointers, guides, and common problems anyone has run into while trying to implement this solution would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks,
 
Chris

Answer:Custom Image for multiple company computers

 Depending on the number of different makes and models you have to set up, you could use a backup/restore for all that are the same make & model.  You can't use that if they differ though because of driver incompatibilities which would likely cause BSODs.  The Easeus Todo Backup program would work well for the same make and model computers.  Once you get one system set up, you run the system backup to an external hard drive.  Then move the external hard drive to the next computer, boot from the backup/restore CD, and in 15 to 30 min., you'll have a working system on it.  I did this many times when I did volunteer work refurbishing old computers.  
 
 I hope this helps.  Good luck.

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I've had this problem for a while and I've recently with help of someone else, been able to get to the login screen and acutally log in by booting through a USB. But then when I try to revert, it restarts and when it reboots. It get's locked in a screen that has a blue Windows logo and a black screen with nothing else. Please help, because I'm worried I won't find a solution to this in time for me to revert because I only have a month.

Answer:I can't revert back to Windows 7 due to an infinite boot loop.

See if this helps:
Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

So I used a AWESOME custom picture for my lockscreen. I look at it so much, I realized I wanted it as my desktop. Only one problem....I cant find the damn picture! I have no idea where I put it on my computer.

Shouldnt windows be maintaining a copy of the file somewhere? WHAT CAN I DO?

Woe is me.

Answer:Used Custom Image for Lock Screen, now I cant find the file....

Hello, and welcome to Ten Forums.

The yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below can help show you where a copy of the current lock screen is saved at.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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TL;DR
I moved a patched copy of the Windows 7 Pro x64 installation disc (patched for latest updates and drivers) into a HDD partition, added it to the OS boot menu (WinPE) as "Recovery", and now both it and Windows 7 will boot, but the "Recovery" image doesn't seem to be able to "see" my functioning Windows 7 volume. How can I fix this?

BACKGROUND
This Toshiba purchased in Singapore came absolutely loaded with bloatware -- including some unusually invasive adware (e.g., every webpage on every browser had large injected ads). Having some security concerns with a machine like that, I knew I didn't want to keep the factory-reset either. I removed the factory recovery partitions, clean-installed Windows 7 Pro x64 from a Microsoft disc, then cleared and re-enabled the hybrid RAID caching volume (see my "Further Background" explanation). Then...

WHAT I DID
At this point, I wanted to create my own custom 'factory-reset'/recovery volume. So, I...
copied the contents of my Windows installation disk to a partition;
used WSUS Offline Update (per this guide) to download Windows Updates to a folder;
patched install.wim with the Updates (using DISM);
patched install.wim with all the drivers I had earlier had to manually identify, download, and install (using DISM); and,
followed steps 2-7 of this guide to add an entry for the new recovery volume to WinPE for booting.
WHAT IS RIGHT
Windows 7 boots just fine.
The new 'recovery' Windows 7 installatio... Read more

Answer:Win7 'custom refresh' image can't see Windows volume

I don't know why your custom-made bootable installation/repair partition will not show the install for repair. But when installed correctly Win7 will provide System Recovery Options repair options via the F8 Advanced Boot Options menu, so that isn't really necessary.

A much better choice is to save externally a backup image using a flexible imaging program like free Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums. If Win7 and/or the hard drive fails you can reimage it in 20 minutes. If you keep a separate data partition (backed up externally) then your data will also be current and waiting.

If you lack an external drive or another hard drive, for now you can save this backup image to a primary partition on the same disk which can then act as a better version of a Recovery Partition. However since the hard drive can fail it is not the best method of saving the image. If it's stored externally then you can replace the hard drive and then apply the image in 20 minutes.

As to the caching partition, these will show you how a reinstall is done to include those even if yours is not exactly the same as either of these:
Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

Finally, look over these steps which compile everything that's worked best in tens of thousands of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 we've helped with here. Over 1.3 million consumers have used it without a single complaint or return h... Read more

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Hello,

Am using recimg to create custom image on freshly upgraded win 8.1 install. It fails almost immediately with this message appearing in a pop up:

"The procedure entry point [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected]@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library c:\windows\system32\migwiz\migcore.dll"

Any tips would be great .. thanks

Further info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: recimg.exe
Application Version: 6.3.9600.16412
Application Timestamp: 5243fc60
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.3.9600.16408
Fault Module Timestamp: 523d557d
Exception Code: c06d007e
Exception Offset: 000000000000ab78
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 789a
Additional Information 2: 789afc645168a35af715ce92aecac0c2
Additional Information 3: 633e
Additional Information 4: 633e2518fd5dbdf6a3b0d6875de26d5c



system info :
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOSHIBA
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite C55-A
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU PSCF6U
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde Corp. 1.20, 6/7/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.30
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer TOSHIBA
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Answer:Error message when using recimg to create custom image

If you have posted this problem in several forums, I do not have an answer. If this is your only post, it appears Toshiba is having a situation and needs to work it out.

Have you contacted Toshiba or their forum, if they have one?

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Hi, I have an Alienware machine that I love but it seems that as of late, my video driver and something else are giving me issues. I would like to do a nice clean install of my Win 7 Ultimate BUT I don't want to lose the cool boot up images I get (the ones before the desktop opens). I found the images under Windows/web/wallpaper but can't figure out what file to edit to make it part of the boot up.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you so much.

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Received the Twist this past week for an employee at my company.  We are trying to load our image/volume license version of  Windows 8.  During the install where the wizard asks which drive to install Windows, 24 Gb SSD or 500Gb HDD, I get an error on both drives or 500 Gb HDD depending on BIOS settings.  It reads, "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. (Show details)" When I click on that it says " Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu".  I have changed every setting in BIOS to try to remedy this problem, from disabling secure boot to disabling default optimatization, etc.  I can get Windows 8 installed on the 24Gb SSD if I disable secure boot, but that is obviosly not what we want.  I even tried to install the controller drivers during install but that did not help either.  I have contacted Lenovo support and they have sent me restore disks and about 40% into it the recovery fails.  It does not say why, just recovery failed and I can not locate a log to view why.  I am now waiting for a Lenovo tech to call me but I need this thing working ASAP. Any ideas?

Answer:ThinkPad Twist - Cannot load Custom Image or Windows 8

Change BIOS Settings to BOTH for UEFI then select UEFI First. Be sure to enable F12 option. After you save shutdown. Now intall your external CD usb drive. Turn the machine on and press F12 and highlight your external CD to boot from. When machine restarts it will prompt you to press a key to boot from CD and go from there.Win 8 uses the GPT / UEF partition so you may have to use an advanced utility like Acronis disk director for win 8 to delete ALL partitons on the 500GB HD. You may even have to go into device manager and disable the SSD since you cant clear its cache and it is stubborn!I did a dual boot by shrinking the Win 8 partition 80GB then creating a new 80GB primary partition and then installed win 7 pro from external CD. Dual boot works great and now I have the XP Mode option in win 7 pro as well.Hope this helps.

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Answer:How do I create a system image of Windows and custom settings?

Hello Ech0es,


There are two types of backups in Windows.System Image - Whole system, and any selected drives.
Windows Backup - Only selected folders and their contents. You also have the option to do this on an automated schedule with the option of also including a system image.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

System Image Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I boot from the Acronis boot disk to create an image of my computer, the drive letters are not correct. For example, in Windows they are H, K, P, but in the Acronis boot disk environment, they appear as the first available drive letters E, F, G. I'm not sure the system will boot, and I know it won't run properly if the drives aren't lettered the same way.

Is this a limitation of Acronis? I assume the drive letters won't "magically" appear correctly after a restore.
 

Answer:Acronis True Image - Custom Drive Letters

Yes, the drive letters "will" magically correct after a restore. When you mount the image, it follows the normal Windows protocol of assigning the new drive letters to the first unused slots, however that obviously doesn't change the image.

Think about it, how would you assign C: to a mounted image if you mounted a boot backup.
 

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Good day...

I wanted to create an image of my os and applications so i found the " recimg" in windows 8 and 8.1 and i did the image i needed but if i wanted to recovery this image how can i recover it in bios boot can i create for it a partition and make bootable USB flash drive or i can put it on external hard drive and also recover it from bios like "express recovery2 on gigabyte motherboard"

Thanks

Answer:Create custom image of windows with bootable USB flash dr

If you have a large enough USB stick you could use Macrium Reflect Free to put both the boot restore program and the image on the stick. There may be a way to do something similar with the Windows imaging tools but I have used 3rd party tools for so long I haven't tried the built-ins.

Perhaps another poster can answer about using the Windows imaging tools.
But the Macrium imaging is about as easy as it gets. No need to read the manual.

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Every time I reboot, the file associations for images (jpg/png), media (mp3/wav/mp4/mkv) revert back to the default Microsoft apps. I prefer to use VLC for videos, Winamp for audio and Irfanview for images, and it's getting really annoying having to set all my file associations every time I boot up. This never happened on Win7 or 8. Has anyone experienced this before and/or know a fix?

Answer:File associations revert to Windows default apps on every boot

The following tutorial shows seven different ways of associating apps with file extensions. Maybe you should try one or two of the alternative methods to see if they work better for you (e.g. choose by protocol)

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Every time I reboot, the file associations for images (jpg/png), media (mp3/wav/mp4/mkv) revert back to the default Microsoft apps. I prefer to use VLC for videos, Winamp for audio and Irfanview for images, and it's getting really annoying having to set all my file associations every time I boot up. This never happened on Win7 or 8. Has anyone experienced this before and/or know a fix?

Answer:File associations revert to Windows default apps on every boot

The following tutorial shows seven different ways of associating apps with file extensions. Maybe you should try one or two of the alternative methods to see if they work better for you (e.g. choose by protocol)

Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10

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Every time I reboot, the file associations for images (jpg/png), media (mp3/wav/mp4/mkv) revert back to the default Microsoft apps. I prefer to use VLC for videos, Winamp for audio and Irfanview for images, and it's getting really annoying having to set all my file associations every time I boot up. This never happened on Win7 or 8. Has anyone experienced this before and/or know a fix?

Answer:File associations revert to Windows default apps on every boot

The following tutorial shows seven different ways of associating apps with file extensions. Maybe you should try one or two of the alternative methods to see if they work better for you (e.g. choose by protocol)

Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10

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Hey good lookin'!

What I'm trying to do is set up my girlfriend's new laptop with a custom Super Mario Theme. I've got all new icons, wallpapers, start menu, custom sounds, cursors, etc.

Now in the Personalize menu, under "Window color and appearance," I can change only the color.

Which is rather sub-par. What I'd like to do is...well, let me just show you:

Right now, my taskbar is just a semi-transparent red color. What I'd like is for it to look like this:



And have the start-menu and the icons overlay it.

For the Windows borders, I'd like to do something along the lines of the red with white polka-dots (think "Mario Mushroom,") and for the Start Menu, well...If I can figure out how to actually DO this, I can worry about the aesthetics later.

I'm working with a program right now called "resourcer," by Anolis, which allows me to open the aero.msstyles.mui file, export the .png files for editing, and then import them back into the MUI. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which specific .png files within the MUI I need to work with (there are many). It's also been noted on this and other forums that the specific .png files differ based upon which build of Win 7 is installed (mine, for the record, is version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601.)

Previous to that, I tried a program called Taskbar Color Effects by Lee Whittington, which seems like it would have met my needs, but for the fact that selecting a color or image f... Read more

Answer:Custom Image for Windows Borders, Taskbar, and Start Menu? 7 Ult. x64

You need to edit the aero.msstyles not the aero.msstyles.mui
1st use a copy of the Aero theme to make a custom theme look at post #38 here Start menu color change ?? it will show how to start a new theme.

The taskbar # are
Aero
Bottom #845 #1028
Right #847 #1031
Top #848 #1029
Left #846 #1030
Basic
Bottom #841 #1010
Right #843 #1013
Top #844 #1011
Left #842 #1012

Show Desktop Button
#1107
Vertical #1108
You will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Jerry

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Not sure if this is really in the right section or not, BUT, I made a little video tutorial on setting a custom background image for you Windows Media Player 12.

You need a program called Restorator. You can download a free 30-day trial or buy it, like I did. SUPPORT THE COMPANY! Lol :-)

Anyway, open Restorator

Now, CTRL+O to open a file.
Navigate to C:\Windows\System32

now open the file "wmploc.dll"

Now, navigate down to the folder labeled "257" and open it

Find "Library background 7"

Right click on the file, and "assign to"

Now find your new background picture you want, it can be a JPG, JPEG, or PNG file.

Now, if all you see on the right side is a bunch of code after selecting a new file, don't worry, just pick a different file. I know, sad day, sad day...

Anyway... MAKE SURE WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER IS CLOSED BEFORE YOU SAVE THE FILE!!!!

Now File, Save and open media player, and your background should be changed.

NOTE: you need control of the file "wmploc.dll" to change the pic...

Here's how to take control:

Right click on the "wmploc.dll" file.
Click on "Properties"
Click the "security" tab
below, click "Advanced"
click the "owner" tab
click "edit"
find your username, choose it, and click "Apply"

NOW, close the object's properties and reopen the properties.
Click the "security" tab.
Click "edit"
click "add"
Clic... Read more

Answer:Custom background image for Windows Media Player 12 - TUTORIAL

This brings me back to memories of when I first joined Sevenforums. A friend of mine by the name Legacy Code and I would make and release completely modified versions of wmploc.dll for others to use, and we started because of this little trick. =p

By the way, you can also use Resource Hacker (free).

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Guys,
I need some help please! What I would like to do is this:

1) Create custom Windows 8.1 image, which includes things like Office 2013 and perhaps 1 or 2 other general applications, as well as custom Metro look (by removing many default apps)

2) Use WinToGo wizard on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise to create my Win8.1ToGo USB stick, using my custom .wim file

3) I will want to then use a cloning software to make copies of this so I can produce many more sticks.

4) When I then boot into my Win8.1ToGo USB stick I do not want to see any of the 9 initial screens you normally get, i.e. "Personalise", "License Terms", "Settings" etc (I'm assuming an answer file will take care of this).

5) At the end of this I want to be booted into the Win8.1ToGo Desktop so I can use a custom script to do things like name the machine, and add it to the domain. I cannot and do not want to use Task Sequence to do this.
I have not been able to find anything on how to create the unattend file for what I want. Is there an official/supported/recommended process for the above, or am I on the right track?

What I have tried so far is using MDT2013 and the install.wim from the Win8.1 ISO to create a basic deployment share and a basic Task Sequence. I have then tried using the unattend.xml that was created from C:\Deployment\Control\Win81DEPLOY\Unattend.xml and dropped it onto the Win8.1ToGo stick under \Windows\System32\Sysprep. Booting from the Win8.1ToGo stick then gives me... Read more

Answer:Deploying Win8.1ToGo - custom image/multiple sticks

I can't seem to find my link to the article, but there was a documented issue with sysprep under Server 2012r2 if you used "copyprofile=true" (however that reads) in your unattend.xml file. Server 2012r2 and Windows 8.1 share some code, so I tested sysprep leaving that out and it worked for me.

Another issue you might run into is activation. You have to have a KMS (Key Management Server) to activate WTG and keep it activated. Setting up a KMS is trivial IF you have the key.

I'm not using MDT, so you may have other issues I haven't run into as well.

Good luck with it.

Joe

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After imaging (Win 7) a new X1 Carbon type 20FB-CTO1WW, I'm unable to use the USB ports nor am I able to connect to Internet (wifi or USB to Ethernet) due to missing drivers. Is there any way to enable the USBs in Windows without online access to drivers?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:X1 Carbon - Unable to load drivers after custom image is added

Windows 7 does not have native support for the USB or networking hardware that is in the 20FB.
So you need to add the drivers for these devices into your Windows 7 install media.  Typically you would use MDT or SCCM for this, with the SCCM driver packs that we provide on the lenovo support website.  If you aren't experienced with these things, then my advice is to use the Lenovo Win7 factory preload which already includes all the drivers you need.

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Hiya!!

I am having trouble with my desktop

At times, it just doesn't boot... even after trying repetitively. I called some technician to have it fixed but all he did was clean the temp file which even I could've done!!

Wondering if I am having trouble with my RAM or the motherboard...

"DQS training failed on previous boot, Revert to slower DRAM speed" Press F1 to resumeClick to expand...

Please let me know in case further info is require... but please help me out...
 

Answer:DQS training failed on previous boot, Revert to slower DRAM speed

I haven't added any new hardware.. which is even more baffling as to why this problem
 

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Hello guy
I'm trying to create a custom Image in order to Install Windows 7 Pro fastly. I have Captured the Image but when i Try to Install i receive the Following below and i don't undestand where i made mistake:
..Windows Could not parse or Process unattend answer file for pass (Specialized)......
I have used an answered file to sysprep the system but not to install...
I did the Following Step:
I have Installed Windows i run sysprep in audit mode:

   I Have Personalized Desktop with Desktop Wallpaper and the Wallpaper for the Logon Window    I have added some link on Desktop and Installed some Software  Then i have  Rebooted the system in audit mode again
In Order to copy the Customization to the Default User i have created the Following Unattended File
myprofile.xml(below)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
</component>
</settings>
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Windows 8.1
ASUS A55A with drives C & D
I bought the PC with Windows 8 preinstalled

I did both a recovery drive & a custom recovery image in April 2014. I think I checked the option to delete old disk images or similar (I do not remember clearly this)

Now when I look at disk management I see in Disk0 3 empty (healthy) recovery partitions of 20 gigas, 900 MB & 350 MB.

I have a file in path thisPc/D/WindowsImageBackUp/Asus of around 52 GB. This could be the custom image I did in April, but I am not certain.
When I do CMD command diskpart I get "ASUS"
I put a docx file with print screens on this as attachment

So
1) should I do something about the 3 empty recovery partitions?
2) what should I do to ensure that in case I need to do refresh or reset I get again Windows 8.1 (not Windows 8) and all settings and apps as recent as possible?

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Like the title says, I tried to roll back windows 10 to 8.1 and it messed up somehow.  There are no boot options on the BIOS.  I pushed f12 to try and boot from source and it goes to a blank screen.  It is not the HD since i tried another one.  It cannot boot from anywhere, HD, USB, or CD.  It's like the options don't exist anymore.  Any help is appreciated!!
 
 
Moderator comment: Image showing the system serial number was removed to protect member from mischief.
 

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Is there currently any way to configure a custom boot logo for UEFI booting? I can only find methods for Legacy users, but no luck with UEFI.

I'm kind of new to custom boot logos, so if anybody could give me some information as to if it's possible first?

Regards

Answer:Custom Boot Logo Windows 10 UEFI Boot Method? (Non-Legacy)

You can change the boot logo in UEFI mode by modifying the relevant ACPI table (BGRT) with an EFI application before booting. AFAIK, the only application for this is currently my own, HackBGRT. (Open-source and all, so I certainly hope this doesn't count as advertising.) Be sure to tell if you find any other choices.

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Is there currently any way to configure a custom boot logo for UEFI booting? I can only find methods for Legacy users, but no luck with UEFI.

I'm kind of new to custom boot logos, so if anybody could give me some information as to if it's possible first?

Regards

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The recimg.exe command line tool lets you configure a custom recovery image for Windows to use when you Refresh your PC. When you create a custom recovery image, it will contain the desktop apps you've installed, and the Windows system files in their current state. Recovery images do not contain your documents, personal settings, user profiles, or apps from Windows Store, because that information is preserved at the time you refresh your PC.
When you create a custom recovery image, recimg will store it in the specified directory, and set it as the active recovery image. If a custom recovery image is set as the active recovery image, Windows will use it when you refresh your PC. You can use the /setcurrent and /deregister options to select which recovery image Windows will use. All recovery images have the
filename CustomRefresh.wim. If no CustomRefresh.wim file is found in the active recovery image directory, Windows will fall back to the default image (or to installation media) when you refresh your PC.
Note that you cannot reset your PC using a custom recovery image. Custom recovery images can only be used to refresh your PC.
The following commands can be specified: /createimage <directory> :
Captures a new custom recovery image in the location specified by <directory>, and sets it as the active recovery image. /setcurrent <directory> :
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Hello, I've been following tutorial here and on Technet since last year when Windows decided to do an auto-update on my old laptop which hastened its demise.

Since then, I've bought a new laptop (Originally with Windows 8.1, until it suffered the Auto-Update fate of it's predecessor), that I've half heartedly made a custom Windows 10 image for, but just wanted to ask here to see if I'm on the right track for what I want do do.

My goal was to replicate the best as I can what the Laptop would have been like, had the OEM originally put Windows 10 Pro on to it, with the correct drivers, and software, but, with a change to hardware configuration to move the 'Users' folder to another Disk, while the OS was installed on another.

I'm getting ready to start my studies again, and wanted to get my laptop running correctly and not have any incidents similar to last year that ended up trashing my assignments.

I've been on the phone to Microsoft already & also had remote support, but I am slowly beginning to lose my trust, if not already, because it took a tech 3 hours to get me a link to a Windows 8.1 ISO that worked, after telling him I didn't want Windows 10 installed on the current laptop he was remotely connected to, and that was after he gave me the link I gave him that didn't work, and also just before he tried to push Windows 10 on to the laptop that I told him I didn't want Windows 10 installed on to, and I also threatened to ask for a refund for the Professional edition I... Read more

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Hi,
I am having all sorts of trouble imaging a new Dell 5570 laptop with custom Windows 7 SP1 Ent. through SCCM.I have tried Dell support and their assistance so far hasn't been satisfactory unfortunately.

First: I had issues booting the laptop with my boot image, SSD was not recognized. I had to import Samsung NVMe drivers into boot image for the SSD to be recognized and to kick start task sequence.
Now: The task sequence doesn't go through. Immediately after 'Set up Windows and ConfigMgr', the laptop reboots and crashes with the error '0x0000007B'.

I have already tried below with not much success.

Dell Diagnosis says no faults detectedSATA Operation set to AHCI, RAID on in BIOSBoot sequence set to Legacy, UEFIWith and Without 5570 drivers after applying O.SWith and Without KMDF, UMDFDifferent WIM files-one recently updated with most hotfixes, one updated last year, one close to vanilla Windows 7 SP1 Ent.
Any help here is much appreciated please as I have around 20 laptops already procured from Dell and waiting to be imaged before deploying.

Thanks,
Madhusudan

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Hello, I've been following tutorial here and on Technet since last year when Windows decided to do an auto-update on my old laptop which hastened its demise.

Since then, I've bought a new laptop (Originally with Windows 8.1, until it suffered the Auto-Update fate of it's predecessor), that I've half heartedly made a custom Windows 10 image for, but just wanted to ask here to see if I'm on the right track for what I want do do.

My goal was to replicate the best as I can what the Laptop would have been like, had the OEM originally put Windows 10 Pro on to it, with the correct drivers, and software, but, with a change to hardware configuration to move the 'Users' folder to another Disk, while the OS was installed on another.

I'm getting ready to start my studies again, and wanted to get my laptop running correctly and not have any incidents similar to last year that ended up trashing my assignments.

I've been on the phone to Microsoft already & also had remote support, but I am slowly beginning to lose my trust, if not already, because it took a tech 3 hours to get me a link to a Windows 8.1 ISO that worked, after telling him I didn't want Windows 10 installed on the current laptop he was remotely connected to, and that was after he gave me the link I gave him that didn't work, and also just before he tried to push Windows 10 on to the laptop that I told him I didn't want Windows 10 installed on to, and I also threatened to ask for a refund for the Professional edition I... Read more

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Win 10 not working. Went to settings to revert to win 8. The settings screen will not pop up other than an instant flash.
Problems with 10- won't let me sign in to outlook (outlook wont respond). wont let me connect a monitor. typing delay. no settings screen. won't let me open downloads from internet. no email unless i sign in from chrome search engine.
How do i revert without a settings screen?

Answer:Revert from win 10 - no settings screen pops up when clicked. How do I revert without a setting screen?

Try using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool on your computer. It can be found under Microsoft Phone Support. Just make sure you backup first of course!

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I have a T540 Lenovo Thinkpad, I am considering upgrading my ram. My Lenovo solution center says that my maximum amount of Ram is 16 GB, I want to make sure that the current RAM sticks arent welded in and if I need to send my computer in to get them switched out for the better ones. Also any other important information about upgrading RAM would be appreciated.

Answer:Upgrading RAM T540; Help

Hi Chesdragon,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are looking for memory up-gradation for your ThinkPad T540p.
 
Your system is having 2 memory slot and you can up-grade it to max 16 Gb, for further assistance on how to check with it you can download the HMM and visit the page 62.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have a Lenovo T540 notebook. The wi-fi card is 2.4Ghz only.  Can I use a USB Wi-Fi Dongle Adapter in order to obtain 5G access? What brand/model of adapter is recommended  (ie: Linksys Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter (WUSB6300))? Thanks for your help.

Answer:USB Wi-Fi adapter for T540?

Hi tardis131,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using USB Wi-Fi adapter in your ThinkPad T540.
IMO Linksys Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter will work fine.
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Question: Lenovo T540

Hi, I have a unique problem, the laptop I have will not boot from the installed HDD. It take a creative way, I have to put a OS DVD in the drive and let it boot as if we are installing the OS on the Laptop, than exit not allowing the install to go through. After we have exited, It prompt us to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD and than finally it will boot from C drive. If anyone has any solution, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Lenovo T540

It sounds like windows boot manager might be sick. What is the boot order in the BIOS? What OS are you running?

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