How do you install a factory.wim with imagex after the pc has been reformatted?
Posted on 2011-09-29
I am attempting to restore a pc back to factory default with the factory.wim file located in the Recovery partition
.I copied the recovery partition to an external drive with the factory.wim file.I then reformatted the HD as it was infected and could not get it to boot. I could access the HD if it was slaved to another pc.
I installed a copy of vista home but want to restore to factory default. I try to install the .wim with imagex but it tells me the user does not have the correct priveledges. This is the only user account on the pc as it is a fresh install. I created two partitions one for a fresh copy of Vista Home and one for the recovery partition.
I installed the WAIK per Microsoft instructions. I also installed the WIM filter per the instructions
This is what I type on the command line:
imagex /mount d:\dell\image\factory.wim c:
I am in the c:\program files\Window AIK\tools\x86>
The WIM file is located on the D Drive at D:\dell\image\factory.wim