Refresh or Reset Your Windows 8 PC Without the DVD


In this article we are going to explain how to refresh or reset your Windows 8 PC without the DVD. In a previous article we have already shown you how you can use the new refresh and reset features in Windows 8 instead of formatting your PC. The problem is that we are required to insert our Windows DVD every time we want to use the features. Here's how to do it without the DVD.

How to refresh or reset our Windows 8 PC without the DVD.

Step 1

First of all we have to move to the Windows 8 Desktop.


Step 2

The we open My Computer in the Windows 8 Desktop.


Step 3

We create a new folder on the root of your primary drive and call it "Windows8Files".


Step 4

Now insert your DVD into your PC, or mount the ISO File and navigate to:


Copy the install.wim file off your DVD into the Windows8Files folder we just created.


Step 5

Next we need to launch an administrative command prompt, so move your mouse to the bottom-left of your screen and right-click then select Command Prompt (admin) from the context menu.


Step 6

Now we need to run the following command: reagentc.exe /setosimage /path C:\Windows8Files /target C:\Windows /Index 1


Step 7

Now you can refresh or reset you PC as normal, except it won't ask you to insert your DVD.



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