Why we did this will be covered next. Total license you can read here: Copy, distribute, tips, descriptions can be used for personal use only with webmaster permission, and with backlinks display. There are more things to consider about wim files, sysprep and windows installation but, i don't want to make this post any longer, cause it is already very long. So how do we install our Custom Windows 8. This will backup all drivers that are not part of the Windows 8.
Additionally, I have extracted the install. Mine is named Windows 8. This will be a temporary folder for working with the reference image. Next switch to the Metro Start Screen and open the Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment. If Windows boots successfully after recovery, the wimboot installation is complete. The larger storage the drive has, the better. Where should I put this 'wim' file? Once done, click Begin copying button to start copying Windows 8.
If you have already downloaded, skip this step. So I have not mounted this. When you come to install Windows 8. On the Reference Machine Virtual Machine 1. In order to install updates, powershell must be used. Then you could restore everything, using this wim file, on another computer.
If this doesn't work and it didn't for me you can find a key that will work from somewhere like Pirate Bay or via Google. With that said, there are guides on the internet about how to do this. Things we need There are a few things we need to prepare before starting building Windows To Go drive. But you want to transfer everything exactly in its current state. Also this part of the code: Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage —onlineGet-AppxPackage is missing a pipe character so instead should read Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage —online Get-AppxPackage These kind of typos are easy to spot and correct but less technically minded people will probably get lost.
Base applications are programs that you use frequently but do not require activation. Open Command Prompt as Admin. I started with win 8 pro an upgrade version then I installed win 8. If you take a look at your Windows 8. Select Microsoft Windows and choose which bit version of windows 8 you will be deploying on your device. TomWijsman i just saw an video that is is possible, but i dont like it because its not as educational as the other way.
After you are done sysprepping and machine is shut down, boot with Windows installation media and once you are at setup screen, press Shift + F10 to open up command line. By the way, for having an easier and more fluent process, you should use virtual machines if you are able to. My dell venue 8 pro had many problems and i decided to re install windows 8. You can mount the 8. You can use this guide to create: 1.
Round up to the nearest megabyte. When the process is completed you should have a valid Windows 10 Home install. You can read more about it but with this method, you can expect to reduce the size of a Windows installation by about 50% or more! You don't have to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for this purpose. Well, you could make images of your partitions. At the end of the file, create a new line and type in: bios. For that I have written a little script to make it easier for everybody, you can grab it.
You'll only be using it temporarily. Grab a key from and use this to install Windows 8. Step 3: apply the boot record In the same Command Prompt window, type the following command to apply the Windows 8 boot record to the device Figure 2 : bcdboot. Let's say, whole C: drive to a single wim file. Adjust paths or Reassign letters using diskpart if needed. Last updated on December 13th, 2017 The install. Let me know if this guide has helped you by leaving your comment about your experience.