OEM / Factory recovery partition creator

Version

  • Operating system supported : Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  • System/Drive support : BIOS (MBR) and UEFI (GPT)
  • Latest version : 5.0.4
  • Support status : Windows 10&11 Fully Supported - 7/8/8.1 no more supported

Features (All Windows versions)

  • Create a complete image of the Windows installation
  • Official Microsoft method for system recovery on Windows
  • Make use of built-in Windows 7/8/10/11 software
  • Translation required for the menu - French, English included
  • Bit-Locker is supported
  • Support for UEFI/GPT
  • Off-line file browsing
  • Source code included for nearly everything
  • Based on CMD scripts with AutoIT gui
  • Works for 32 and 64 bits version of Windows
  • Instructions included
  • Support the creation of a recovery USB drive
  • Support the option to create DVD recovery media (version 3.0.0 and up only)
  • Support non-destructive and destructive recovery

Features (Windows 7 and 10/11 only)

  • Offline registry access via REGEDIT in Recovery Environment
  • Offline notepad access in Recovery Environment

Features (Windows 8/8.1 only)

  • Support the creation of a custom "Refresh" image

Required files which are not included

  • Windows 10/11
    • You need to provide the 32bits and 64bits versions of ScanState
  • Windows 8
    • You need to provide boot files (BOOT and EFI folder and BOOTMGR and BOOTMGR.EFI file) from the DVD
    • You need to provide the 32bits version of OsCdImg.exe file
  • Windows 7
    • You need to provide the 32bits and the 64bits versions of ImageX.exe
    • You need to provide the 32bits version of OsCdImg.exe file

Download link


Documentation - Version 5.0.4

Software - Version 5.0.4


Documentation - Version 5.0.3

Software - Version 5.0.3


Documentation - Version 5.0.2

Software - Version 5.0.2


Documentation - Version 5.0.1

Software - Version 5.0.1


Documentation - Version 5.0.0

Software - Version 5.0.0



Change log

  • Version 5.0.4
    • Windows 1X: Added an option to skin the generalization step during sysprep
    • Windows 1X: Fixed the language detection on some system for the menu
  • Version 5.0.3
    • Windows 1X: Added support to install MSIX packages over the APPX/APPXBuldle support already present
  • Version 5.0.2
    • Fixed: Default partition size for USB Recovery in Windows 1X since Windows 11 takes more space
  • Version 5.0.1
    • Added: Support for Windows 11
    • Added: Support for Windows 10 21H1
    • Added: Option to inject Appx apps in Windows 1X
    • Updated: Boot files for recovery media in Windows 1X
    • Changed: Windows 10 and Windows 11 are referenced as Windows 1X
  • Version 5.0.0
    • Changed: Nearly all AutoIT script are now interpreted and not compiled which will prevent a lots of false positive
    • Fixed: The "DeleteImage" file for Windows 10 does not ask confirmation for each file anymore
    • Added: The installation package is now password protected to prevent it from being detected as a virus due to the presence of the last file required for Windows 7
    • Added: Splash image for all version of the tools
    • Added: A built-in script to prevent the computer from going to sleep mode while creating USB/DVD image which could corrupt data
    • Removed: "AppsUpdate.cmd" script for Windows 10
    • Removed: ScanState files are now removed from Windows 10 once the computer is ready for the client
  • Version 4.2.2
    • Added: Support for Windows 10 20H2
    • Added: Windows 10 can now be installed on DISK 1 or DISK 2
    • Added: Bare metal recovery (WIM) for Windows 10 let you choose destination drive
    • Added: All files are now signed with a self-signed certificate that is automatically installed during the OOBE process in Windows 10
    • Fixed: Some text in French for Windows 10
  • Version 4.2.1
    • Added: Support for Windows 10 2004
    • Updated: Boot files (USB Media) for Windows 10
    • Updated: DoubleCommander for Windows 10
    • Fixed: Recovery creator works with more than 10 devices connected
  • Version 4.2.0
    • Added: Option to inject drivers into the recovery environment of Windows 10
    • Added: Support for Windows 10 1903
    • Added: Antivirus and undelete tools in Windows 10 recovery menu
    • Added: Enabling system restore in Windows 10 on first boot
    • Fixed: French in Windows 10
    • Fixed: Error #4 when creating recovery media in Windows 10
    • Removed: Italian for Windows 10 due to new menu
    • Changed: Icons for Windows 10 recovery menu
  • Version 4.1.1
    • Fixed: Bug when really big files where present on the hard drive making SWM file too big to fit on a FAT32 drive making "Full Image" option of Windows 10 unusable. The fix now uses multiple partition on the USB media. "Full Image" option now requires Windows 10 1703 or later
    • Fixed: English translation in Windows 10
    • Changed: Default partition size for the boot partition and the WinRE partition for Windows 10
    • Changed: Way to detect architecture to create icons on the computer in Windows 10
    • Added: Administrator account enabled in audit mode when using "AutoUnattend.xml" file for Windows 10
  • Version 4.1.0
    • Added: Option to create a full recovery image under Windows 10
    • Fixed: Auto download disabled in Windows 10 when using Autounattend.xml
    • Changed: Default WinRE partition size in Windows 10
    • Removed: File signature on script due to end of life of the CA (StartCom)
  • Version 4.0.8
    • Fixed: Windows 10 compatibility with build 16299
    • Fixed: Windows 10 update script
    • Fixed: Double execution of logon script under Windows 8/8.1
    • Added: Spanish for Windows 7
    • Added: Windows 10 tools update
  • Version 4.0.7
    • Added : Italian language. Thanks to Mathias Carrera
    • Removed : FART tool
  • Version 4.0.6
    • Fixed : English text for Windows 10 tools
    • Changed : New digital signature for EXE files
  • Version 4.0.5
    • Fixed : Missing files detection in Windows 10 installer
    • Fixed : Recovery folder protection under Windows 10
    • Changed : WinRE update screen is now minimized during Windows 10 OOBE
  • Version 4.0.4
    • Fixed : Files and folder security under Windows 10
  • Version 4.0.3
    • Fixed : Capture failure on some computer due to Windows Defender under Windows 10
    • Changed : Computer reboot when cancelling the password prompt in the recovery environment
  • Version 4.0.2
    • Added : French Canadian translation
    • Changed : All files recompiles with latest AutoIT
  • Version 4.0.1
    • Removed : Files that can't be distributed legally
  • Version 4.0.0
    • Added : Windows 10 support
    • Added : Password protection
    • Updated : DoubleCMD version
    • Fixed : Better identification of file browser in Windows 8.1 - WIM boot
    • Changed : Whole documentation
    • Changed : All AutoIT file where recompiled
    • Changed : Folder structure
    • Changed : Default certificate when signing programs
    • Changed : Version identification
      • X.Y.Z
      • X = Major version, changed when adding new operating system
      • Y = Minor version, changed when adding feature
      • Z = Revision, changed when fixing bug
  • Version 3.0.0 - Alpha 3
    • Added : WIM Boot support under Windows 8.1 Update
    • Added : DVD Media Creator for Windows 8 and Windows 7
    • Added : Windows 8.1 support
    • Added : Recovery Image on second partition for Windows 8
    • Removed : All language except French/English for Windows 8 and Windows 7 due to new menu made for DVD recovery
    • Removed : WIM on first partition for Windows 8
    • Removed : OscdImg.exe file which should not be distributed
    • Changed : Version numbering to stop confusion between "current" tools and "Legacy" tools
    • Changed : Recompiled EXE to reduce virus false positive
  • Version 1.3.15 - Latest stable version
    • Added : UEFI/GTP support on 32bits version of Windows 8
  • Version 1.3.14
    • Added : Recovery image on the last partition option (Windows 8)
    • Added : Italian under Windows 7
    • Updated : Instruction guide
  • Version 1.3.13
    • Fixed : Phantom recovery drive under Windows
    • Added : Full system recovery in WinRE for Windows 7
  • Version 1.3.12
    • Fixed : SetupComplete was not executed under Windows 8 when using an OEM key. Now use a different script
    • Fixed : Minor translation errors in English
  • Version 1.3.11
    • Fixed : Variable declaration error in Windows 7 Recovery
    • Fixed : Splash image was not loading
  • Version 1.3.10
    • Added : Splash image support
    • Added : Automatic reboot at the end of recovery under Windows 7
    • Added : Support for carriage returns in language file (see documentation)
  • Version 1.3.9
    • Added : Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic in Windows 7 tools
    • Added : Hebrew in Windows 8 tools
    • Modified recovery media creator script under Windows 7 to make the boot drive "Active"
  • Version 1.3.8
    • Bug in Update script fixed
  • Version 1.3.7
    • Added a script (both in Windows 7 and Windows 8) to dismount the recovery partition from Windows at the end of OOBE
  • Version 1.3.6
    • Added an update script for both version
  • Version 1.3.5
    • Removed ImageX from the package. You will have to download it from Microsoft
    • New icons in the menu
  • Version 1.3.4
    • Fixed a bug with the "SetupComplete.Cmd" script under Windows 8 to identify the File Browser
    • Updated the file browser to latest version
    • Added instruction guide (this guide)
  • Version 1.3.3
    • Fixed Windows 8 recovery media. No more error about missing partitions
  • Version 1.3.2
    • Modified installation script so Recovery partition is now hidden in Windows 7
  • Version 1.3.1
    • Added validation for the recovery partition and the WinRE.Wim file
  • Version 1.3.0
    • Initial release

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