Friday, September 14, 2012

Windows 8 Refresh

A new feature of Windows 8 is the ability to refresh your computer. A built-in way to completly reinstall your os without having to do any actual work. The downside of this is that you have to reinstall all your custom applications.
That is unless you modify the refresh baseline!
To do this,
  1. Make sure your system is set up the way you like it, with Office and common tools etc.
  2. Run cmd in adminmode
  3. mkdir c:\Backup
  4. recimg –createimage c:\backup
  5. Wait, this might take a while
Now, the next time refresh is used in Windows, this is the image that will be used.
References:
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/251527/windows_8_refresh_feature_makes_it_easy_to_start_with_a_clean_slate.html

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