Monday, January 4, 2016
How to use Dell Recovery Partition Manually with IMAGEX Utility
Download Windows6.1-KB2525084-v2-x64.cab (232KB)
The file is inside at: \imaging\imagex.exe
Download the WAIK from Microsoft (1.66GB)
The file is inside at: \Neutral.cab\F1_imagex
Copy it out and rename it to imagex.exe
Boot to something to where you can use imagex.exe with the following command:
imagex.exe /ref c:\dell\image\factory*.wim /apply c:\dell\image\factory.wim 1 d:\
I had better luck formatting the system partition before applying the image.
If there is sufficient interest in this post, I may flesh it out with more info/instructions on setting up a boot method, etc. Until then, it's assumed people know what they are doing ;)
Props to Brian M.