Guide: Samsung Recovery Solution 6 (SRS6) and Windows 10

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  1. fullyZ

    fullyZ Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello, thanks for the help.
    I want to maintain the original win8 factory image. To be honest the image seems to be still there even when i boot into recovery... so apparently everything is fine. I just don't know if these missing dlls will affect somehow the recovery process. We will see the day i'll decide to restore it.
    Can you briefly describe me the fastest way to remove the old factory image and create the new one?
     
  2. Gulfmaster

    Gulfmaster Notebook Guru

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    I would like to suggest that you make a backup of your factory image on an external drive.
    You can also choose to make this external drive bootable.
    If ever you would like to restore the image, you won't have to worry. Simply boot from your external drive and the recovery process will take over.

    I do have to warn you about creating a new factory image if you've upgraded to windows 10 since the image it will create will be too large to fit in the recovery data partition.
    If you have clean installed Windows 10 and have not yet installed any other programs, then you can attempt creating a factory image by running the admintool.exe program from windows.
     
  3. dosibox

    dosibox Newbie

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    @Gulfmaster thank you for sharing.
    Now, you're an expert, with me and Dannemand : The Three Musketeers ^^

    But why do you use 6.0.6.5 version instead of AdminTool_USB_6.0.12.4 version available here :
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-have-a-hdd-backup.758403/page-3#post-9747850 ?

    5.6.1.5 (just *.exe file under Windows)
    http://orcaservice.samsungmobile.com/FileDownloader.aspx?FILENAME=BASW-11897A4E.ZIP

    6.0.12.18 (just *.exe file under Windows)
    http://orcaservice.samsungmobile.com/FileDownloader.aspx?FILENAME=BASW-83377A4V.ZIP

    7.2.0.8 (just *.exe file under Windows)
    http://orcaservice.samsungmobile.com/FileDownloader.aspx?FILENAME=BASW-A0419A09.ZIP

    My job, now, is to find the latest AdminTool version (6 and 7). Not easy with :
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29350022
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/23/samsung-stops-selling-laptops-europe/
     
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  4. Gulfmaster

    Gulfmaster Notebook Guru

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    dosibox ! - your reputation preceeds you greatly! and thank you for those very kind comments.

    I made the guide based on the programs that I had with me so thanks for putting up these links too.

    Yup - heard about that - Samsung has laready stopped selling laptops even here in India.

    By the way - please do read through the problems other people have faced - your kind inputs please.
     
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    useless guru Notebook Enthusiast

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    There is a much easier way (kudos to dosibox)

    Requirements:
    - Samsung 7.x Recovery
    - GImageX (download from https://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit-tools/gimagex/)
    - USB-stick

    1. Extract the Samsung Recovery 7.2 to an empty directory on your HDD
    2. Using GImageX write SRS7_2WinPEx64.wim (in [directory from step 1]\Recovery\UpdateWinPE] to the USB stick
    (see "http://www.howtogeek.com/196817/how...-go-usb-drive-without-the-enterprise-edition/" for more instructions)
    3. Boot from USB stick -> Samsung Recovery 7.x will start
    4. In the recovery console open the admin tools: Press 'Ctrl-Alt-F10', Password is 'secos'
    5. You can now create your SRS 7.x admin USB stick.


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    The admin tool for 7.2 is all in your 7.2 recovery download, however quite tricky to extract.
    Here is what I did to get a working SRS 7.2 Admin tool:

    Prerequisite: A bootable WinPE5 environment (can use the one from SRS6)

    1. Extract BASW-A0419A09 to an empty directory of your choice. This will also extract the needed WIM file SRS7_2WinPEx64.wim (in BASW-A0419A09\Recovery\UpdateWinPE).
    Unfortunately you cannot mount this with DISM, so you will need WIMLIB instead.
    2. Download WIMLIB (http://wimlib.net/downloads/wimlib-1.8.2-windows-x86_64-bin.zip)
    3. Using wimextract extract the contents with SRS7_2WinPEx64.wim (image 1) to an empty directory of your choice
    4. Mount the bootable WinPE5 environment to a logical drive letter (diskpart -> select volume -> assign letter [WinPE-Letter])
    5. replace [WinPE-Letter]:\source\boot.wim file with the boot.wim from the extract of step 3 (make sure you keep a backup of the original boot.wim)
    6. copy the extracted \Recovery folder (see step 3) to [WinPE]\ (root)
    7. Boot your WinPE recovery environment. It will now boot into SRS 7.2
    8. In the recovery console open the admin tools: Press 'Ctrl-Shift-F10', Password is 'SECOS'
    9. You can now create your SRS 7.2 admin USB stick.

    To restore the original WinPE environment:
    1. Restore boot.wim from backup (step 5)
    2. Delete \Recovery folder
     
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  6. Gulfmaster

    Gulfmaster Notebook Guru

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    hi @useless guru, @dosibox

    Anything new with SRS 7? Samsung update on my PC only updates to SRS 6.1.0.1.
     
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    No really.
    Newer is always better - isn't it? :)
     
  8. Gulfmaster

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    @useless guru
    So, there's still no option to make a backup on windows 10?
     
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    Yes, there is of course. But that's not new to SRS 7. Already SRS 6 did work.
     
  10. Gulfmaster

    Gulfmaster Notebook Guru

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    @useless guru - SRS6 v6.1.0.1 does have this option anymore.
     
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