Windows 8

Refresh / Reset Windows 8 / 8.1 without DVD

In this simple tutorial, I will teach you how you can refresh or reset your PC without the installation media.


1. ISO or Disc image for windows 8 / 8.1

2. Any archive opener like Winrar to open ISO.



1.Open the ISO file or disc image file with Winrar


2.Navigate to Sources folder.

3.Search for install.wim

4.Copy and paste it on your desktop.It would be better if you paste it in some folder (more managed)

5. Lets say we have made a folder RefreshFiles in C: and had pasted the install.wim file in that folder.

6.After performing above steps Launch Command Prompt with admin privilege.(right click on Cmd -> run as admin)

7. Type this:

reagentc.exe /setosimage /path C:\RefreshFiles /target C:\Windows /Index 1

where C:\Windows is your working windows directory.
and C:\RefreshFiles is the folder where install.wim is present.

8.Now go to PC Settings  -> General and from there refresh or reset your PC without installation media!