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Using DISM instead of ImageX


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#1 educationfiend

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:50 AM

Hello,

 

I just tried using DISM to image a laptop with a .wim file.  Usually I use ImageX for this, for some reason I cannot get into the command prompt with the Windows 7 boot USB stick..  Possibly USB3 related.

 

Used this command and it seemed to work fine: dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:d:\my-windows-partition.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:C:

 

Unfortunately, instead of booting to the "Preparing Windows 7 for first use" screen, the laptop won't boot from HD with the error message: "Insert system disk in drive".  I go into command prompt and I can see all the files were successfully copied across.  Any ideas whats going wrong?

 

Big thanks to JohnC_21 for all the help, slowly making progress.  I think my last thread was deleted..  apologies if I'm breaking forum rules, admins please let me know if this is the case.

 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:14 AM

Your last thread was not deleted. It was merged with your first thread as it was related.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621818/diskpart-imaging-issue-with-newer-model-lenovo/#entry4063795

 

You can find your old threads by clicking on the gear next to the search box at the top of the page and inputting your username.

 

Edit: This thread may be merged with the first also.

 

Were you able to find out if you could use imageX using an install disk of Windows 8 or 10? Both have native USB 3 drivers.

 

Create a Bootable USB flash drive using the Windows 8.1 or 10 iso and then copy over your imagex file to it. When you get to the first install screen press Shift + F10 to bring up a command prompt.

 

You can use the Media Creation Tool to download an iso file then use Rufus to create the bootable USB. 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 August 2016 - 08:19 AM.





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