Windows 10: what is C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim

Discus and support what is C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; After full scan on defender I have a message saying that there is a threat "C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim" please note the wim bit is not a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by JeffHarvey1, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. what is C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim

    After full scan on defender I have a message saying that there is a threat "C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim" please note the wim bit is not a typing error. what is this threat and how do I remove it?

    JeffHarvey1, Jul 13, 2019
  2. Anusha Win User

    How To: Create recovery partition.

    it worked when i copied all the files of the disk to the recovery partition i created, but i had to use WinPE tab to add the entry.

    Type: WIM Image (Ramdisk)
    Name: Recovery
    Path: Z:\Sources\boot.wim
    and hit Add Entry
    I tried it in VirtualBox and it worked.
    At first, it would add a second "Windows 7" entry to the list, but when the installation is finished, the old one is deleted. (I formatted only C: partition)
    Anusha, Jul 13, 2019
  3. MGoBlue93 Win User
    After Windows 10 WIM deploy, system fails to boot

    I have some brand new notebooks (they are HP Z Book G4 Studios). From the state I received the units, I wanted to deploy the company image, instead of using what came loaded by the factory.

    Before posting, I did search this site and I did look at: Applied wim file does not correctly boot

    No help.

    Deploying the WIM failed. It's a Windows 10 WIM. The WIM had the HP drivers added to it... if there was a problem with the drivers, I would expect a BSOD. But that is NOT the problem as no BSOD is received.

    Here are the steps I took:

    1. Press F9 to access boot menu
    2. Connect USB DVD drive with WinPE disc inserted
    3. Boot to WinPE (created with the latest version of the AIK/ADK or whatever MS is calling it these days).
    4. Run the following diskpart commands: select disk 0, clean, create partition primary, format fs=ntfs quick, assign letter=c:, and active
    5. Run dism /apply-image /imagefile:e:\myWIM.wim /index:1 /applydir:c:\
    6. Run bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
    7. Exit WinPE and reboot.

    After exiting and the subsequent reboot, I get an OS not found error right after POST.

    I booted into the installation media, rescue mode, and ran:

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

    The bootrec.exe command returns:

    Successfully scanned Windows Installations
    Total identified Windows Installations: 1
    Add installation to boot list? Yes/No/All:

    So I enter Y

    ...and it fails!!!

    I can go to c:\ and do a dir and see the file system as expected (so again, assuming so WIM integrity problems).

    1. Is there anything special about doing this on Win 10 that is different (Win 10 does put a 100 MB and 450MB partition on the drive when it does a clean install right? Recovery areas and such?
    2. When I do the diskpart clean, that wipes those two partitions out. How critical are they to run?
    3. I've used the same process which worked on Windows 7 -- are there BIOS settings, partitioning, etc., which is preventing this from booting for me? I haven't had such problems before; just with Win 10.

    The drive from the factory was gpt. I did run diskpart convert mbr. The whole process failed in the same way

    Suggestions are greatly appreciated!

    MGoBlue93, Jul 13, 2019
  4. dually Win User

    what is C:\System Recovery\OS\Preload\Install.wim

    Installing Drivers in Recovery M4 SSD

    I can't seem to figure out how to install drivers so that can copy my system image to new laptop hard drive. I went as far as to install a new inactivated windows 7 onto the hard drive so I know it works, but when I point recovery at C:\Windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys, I got an error something along the lines of "not relevant to system hardware" (or something like that I forget the exact wording).

    I can list the drive in diskpart, and I made sure it is not excluded for copying the image, but after 3 days of fiddling, I still can't get it to work. Where is the driver that I need for recovery to be able to install an image to the new hard drive? I checked crucial website, but they don't seem to list drivers for M4. I assume that since I was able to install a fresh inactivated Windows 7 from a startup disk that the driver I need would be somewhere in that system so maybe I'm just pointing recovery at the wrong file?
    dually, Jul 13, 2019

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