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 : 4.0.7
  • Support status : 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 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 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
    • 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 4.0.7

Software - Version 4.0.7

Documentation - Version 4.0.6

Software - Version 4.0.6

Documentation - Version 4.0.5

Software - Version 4.0.5

Documentation - Version 4.0.4

Software - Version 4.0.4


Change log

  • Version 4.0.7
    • Fixed : Support for Windows 10 build 15063
    • 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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