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Device Reset?

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  • In one of the keynotes they mentioned a utility that could snapshot the current device setup. The snapshot could later be used to restore the device to the known configuration. Is there an online guide for doing this?
    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:57 PM

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  • Hey AshleyWright,

     

    Here is some additional information.

    If you have downloaded and installed the Windows Developer Preview, trying to use Refresh or Reset will normally ask you for installation media. Using the recimg.exe command-line tool allows you to create your own baseline recovery image which you can use for Refresh. The tool also automatically registers the image so that it will be found automatically as soon as you try to use Refresh. Reset does not utilize the image created by recimg.exe, and will continue to ask for installation media.

    On PCs that come with a recovery partition (e.g. The Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC is preloaded with one), running the recimg.exe command-line tool will create a .WIM image file in the specified location. It will also direct the Refresh functionality to use this image instead of the recovery partition. Reset, however, will continue to use the recovery partition. If you want to have Refresh use the recovery partition again, simply delete the .WIM image file created by the tool.


    Steven
    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:21 PM
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  • Hello AshleyWright,
    This thread was created in the Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC General forum; the Microsoft Moderation team has moved this thread to the Windows Developer Preview: General OS forum.

    Steven

    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:03 PM
    Moderator
  • I'm not sure what feature you are describing.

    In Windows Developer Preview, there are several new options for recovering your system.

    Push Button Reset

    Windows Developer Preview includes the ablilty to enable a customer to quickly and easily reset their PC back to an earlier state. You can use the Push Button Reset that has two different options.

    ·         Refresh your PC without affecting your files

    ·         Reset your PC and start over


    Let us know if this is the feature you are asking about.
    Marilyn
    Friday, September 23, 2011 2:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Hey AshleyWright,

     

    Here is some additional information.

    If you have downloaded and installed the Windows Developer Preview, trying to use Refresh or Reset will normally ask you for installation media. Using the recimg.exe command-line tool allows you to create your own baseline recovery image which you can use for Refresh. The tool also automatically registers the image so that it will be found automatically as soon as you try to use Refresh. Reset does not utilize the image created by recimg.exe, and will continue to ask for installation media.

    On PCs that come with a recovery partition (e.g. The Samsung Windows Developer Preview PC is preloaded with one), running the recimg.exe command-line tool will create a .WIM image file in the specified location. It will also direct the Refresh functionality to use this image instead of the recovery partition. Reset, however, will continue to use the recovery partition. If you want to have Refresh use the recovery partition again, simply delete the .WIM image file created by the tool.


    Steven
    Friday, September 30, 2011 10:21 PM
    Moderator