This how-to describes the different options for deploying a Windows 10 IoT image to a client device.

Installtion – Recovery from USB-Stick

 For the following manual you need a USB-Stick (min. 500 MB). If you want to deploy the Image on the same USB-Stick you need at least 8GB capacity. Download the following files:

  1. The Rangee „Windows Flasher - Recovery Media Creation Tool“
  2. The Windows 10 IoT Image which fits to your device: „devicename_b###.wim“ (approx. 6GB)

Continue as follows:

  1. Plug in the USB-Stick into your PC
  2. Open the „Windows Flasher - Recovery Media Creation Tool“ (Run as administrator)
  3. Choose the USB-Stick under „USB Drives“ (If it's not displayed, please click „Refresh“) / marked red
  4. Choose a „Mode“ / marked yellow
    1. Create Recovery Medium:
      1.  Rangee Recovery Console (The Windows-Image must eb deployed from a second USB-Stick or from a network drive
    2. Create Recovery Medium with 2nd data partition (W10 only)
      1. Create a medium only with the Rangee Recovery Console and a second partition for the Windows-Image
      2. This option can onlys be used if the „Recovery Media Creation Tool“ is runinng on Windows 10
    3. Erase USB Drive (Clean)
      1. Deletes all Partitionen (incl. data) from the medium
  1. Press „Start“ / marked Blue
  2. You can see the progress at „Current state“ / marked green
  3. Copy the Image to the USB-Stick (Partition „Image“), an other USB-Stick whihc is NTFS formatted or a networkdrive.
  4. Continue with  „Rangee Recovery Console“
  5.  

Recovery from an existing Windows 10 IoT installation

If you want to deploy the image with an USB-Stick, it has to be NTFS formatted and at least 8GB capacity.

  1. Download the Windows 10 IoT image which fits to your device: „devicename_b###.wim“ (approx. 6GB)
  2. Copy the image on a USB-Stick or a network drive
  3. Start the device and push the „Arrow down key“ until the windows bootloader appear:
  4. Choose „Rangee Recovery Console“

  5. Wait until the „Rangee Recovery Console“ is loaded and continue with „Rangee Recovery Console“ .

Rangee Recovery Console

Programs in the Recovery Console

In der Console angekommen, bieten sich Ihnen einige Programme, die Sie zu Diagnose- und Reparaturzwecken verwenden können:

Command Promt:
Open a CMD

Notepad:
Open a text editor

Reboot:
Restart the system

Regedit:
Open the registry editor

Shutdown:
Shutdown the device

Task-Manager:
Shows all active tasks

Windows Flasher:
Recovery of a Windows image see „Windows Flasher“

Windows Flasher

At the first start you'll see the following

Deploy an Image

If you want to use an USB-Stick please be sure the USB-Stick is connected to the System.
If you want to use a network drive use „Networkdrive -> Connect Drive“:

  1. Choose a drive letter
  2. Put in the complete UNC path to the share
  3. If nessecary put in the username and password
  4. The hook „Autoconnect“ persists the networkshare and autoconnect it on the next boot from this USB-Stick.
  5. You can finally connect the drive by clicking "Connect"

The installation

Use the following attributes:

ParameterWertBedeutung
Target# Disk ##GBChoose the Drive on wich Windows 10 should be installed
Image#Pfad zur „Gerätename_b###.wim“#Choose the downloaded Windows 10 Image
Start Start the installation

Capturing a Windows image

You can capture an Image by using the „Capture“ function. This captured images can be deployed on other devices. Please run "sysprep" before capturing an image.

(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/sysprep--generalize--a-windows-installation)

ParameterWertBedeutung
ImageX:\path\Name.wim   Insert the path in which the captured image should be saved

Logging

The Log can be views by clicking „File -> Open last Log File“

  
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