Create a home made recovery partition usin windows 7/8/10 install files

Discussion in 'Computer Tutorials' started by chrisrlink, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    inside your crappy old PC
    this is a much more simpler tutorial than my last one

    What you need

    windows computer with either MBR (windows 7) or GPT/UEFI (win 7,8,8.1,10)

    the install files from either DVD or ISO

    easyBCD (

    first grab your files and make sure to install the noncommercial easybcd (free)

    next create a 5gb partition (ntfs) (room for drivers etc and the easy bcd install file)

    Then dump the contents of your dvd/iso into that partition
    Open easy bcd Go to "add entry" and in the lower tabs select winPE leave the drop down untouched then select the folder icon go to your recovery drive> sources >then boot.wim not install.wim
    name the entry Save and you're done if anything happens assuming your bootloader isn't screwed select your recovery option and it will boot into the windows installation (just like your dvd)
    there is a downside though after reinstalling it resets your boot menu and thats why i said save the easy bcd install file re install and add the entry again
  2. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

    Dec 1, 2010
    I prefer the VHD way which is a lot safer, faster and simplier because you dont play around with partitions.

    Shift-F10 on start of windows install


    create vdisk file=c:\win.vhd type=expandable maximum=7000

    attach vdisk

    You then go back and install it on. Only works on with premium and ultimate tough i think.

    7000 = 7GB
    Last edited by Magsor, Nov 12, 2017
  3. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo See you in Eiriel

    Feb 13, 2015
  4. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    I just mount a Windows 10 recovery ISO from my iODD SSD enclosure (hardware-based CD-ROM emulator) and boot it via USB 3, then I'm in recovery.

    The iODD is the Korean version of the Zalman V300. Has English firmware too.