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    The problem with these procedures is that they...

    The problem with these procedures is that they may discover "errors" - but you have to know what they mean and how to fix them if they are important. For example, I ran the sfc /scannow process on...
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    Office 2013 Pro Click To Run Install

    My version of Office 2013 Pro installs as a "click-to-run" application in which all updates are done silently in the background. (I got the software via the Microsoft Home Use Program through my...
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    Event ID 41 Kernel-Power

    I am getting these critical errors pretty consistently on my Win864 (8.1U) system now. The Event Log has the following information about the event:

    "Event ID 41 Kernel-Power. The system was...
  4. Thanks. I suspected that recimg was not...

    Thanks. I suspected that recimg was not capturing the data. I think that was not made clear in Fred's original article.

    I have looked at a lot of the forum comments about image backup software. ...
  5. Windows recimg limitations vs. alternatives

    Fred Langa had an article a while ago in which he recommends using the built-in recimg program to create a custom image that can be used to restore your boot drive without loosing desktop...
  6. I want to thank you both for helping with this. ...

    I want to thank you both for helping with this. I think the issue is with the crazy partitions on my C: drive, but I have to address that very carefully. I do have another clone solution (Farstone...
  7. Yes - it completed without error. David

    Yes - it completed without error.

    David
  8. I followed Fred's instructions exactly. I...

    I followed Fred's instructions exactly.

    I created the custom image: recimg /createimage D:\RefreshImage
    I created a folder off root on my C drive: C:\Win8-Recovery
    I copied the image to the...
  9. I have a copy of EaseUS Partition Manager and it...

    I have a copy of EaseUS Partition Manager and it shows that my boot volume is C: Here is what I see:

    Disk1 (GPT)

    File System Capacity Used ...
  10. I checked and my boot files are in C:. I do have...

    I checked and my boot files are in C:. I do have a second internal HD (D:) and a bunch of external USB drives which are always connected and running.

    When I run BCDEdit it shows the Windows Boot...
  11. If the option to copy the image is not checked, I...

    If the option to copy the image is not checked, I can see all my USB drives - up to 2TB in size - along with the USB Flash drive too.

    I do have a (300MB) partition called Windows RE Tools on my C:...
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    Fred describes a procedures to create a recovery...

    Fred describes a procedures to create a recovery drive that includes a custom recovery image created with the recimg program. I have followed the instructions, but when the option to "Copy the...
  13. Thanks. What you suggest is what I already have...

    Thanks. What you suggest is what I already have set up - but Fred's article was interesting in that I could have the boot recovery software and my custom restore image on the same drive.

    My...
  14. Langa - Recovery Disk with Custom Recovery Image

    In the last Windows Secrets newsletter, Fred Langa described the procedures to create a recovery drive that includes a custom recovery image created with the recimg program. I have followed the...
  15. No KB 2919355 (or KB 29390876) Offered In Windows Update

    I have a Win8.1 system and when I go to Windows update, I don't see with the 8.1 Update offered or its service stack update that is required to do the update. I just applied a number of other...
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    UAC For Startup Program Samsung Magician

    I have a PC with a Samsung SSD as my boot drive. Samsung installs a "Samsung Magician" program that starts when the system boots to Windows. I have Win8.1/64 and every time the Magician program...
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    Oops - downloaded the 32-bit version by mistake. ...

    Oops - downloaded the 32-bit version by mistake. Got the correct download and the message has gone away. Do you know if this just removes the message or if it turns on the secure boot option?
    ...
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    Doesn't work. I downloaded and ran it, and it...

    Doesn't work. I downloaded and ran it, and it says it is not compatible with my computer.

    David
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    Update: I decided to just live with the...

    Update:

    I decided to just live with the Standard Windows and started the 8.1 update. It completed successfully, though there was a very long pause when the screen went blank (the video signal...
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    I created the WinPE software on a USB disk and...

    I created the WinPE software on a USB disk and booted the system from it. I then re-partitioned Drive 0 and set it to GPT partition. Then, the Win8 disk I got from Microsoft was able to create the...
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    I have tried rebooting multiple times to no...

    I have tried rebooting multiple times to no effect. I have a repair disk, and it will not refresh or reset just like the standard MS disk.

    I am going to download and build a WinPE disk, and try...
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    Win 8 Refresh and Reset Both Fail

    I have been unable to get the Win8.1 update to work on my Win8/64 Pro system. It downloads, tries to install, downloads again, tries again - forever. I figured something got corrupted and tried to...
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    I am going to Refresh my system - it is caught in...

    I am going to Refresh my system - it is caught in a loop downloading, failing to install (no error messages) and restarting the download process again and again and again. It has been doing it for...
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    I was using a local account. I tried using a MS...

    I was using a local account. I tried using a MS account, and that refused to do anything. I can see the "Fee Upgrade to 8.1" in the store, but when I select it, it shows a page saying that all...
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    Win 8.1 Pro Install

    I now have had the Win8.1 install process download for about an hour, briefly start installing and then going back to downloading - three times now. Maybe the servers are overwhelmed. Anyone see...
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