How to Download and Use ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 Bit
ERD Commander is a tool that allows you to troubleshoot and repair Windows-based computers that cannot be started normally. It is part of the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 8.0, which supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. In this article, we will show you how to download and use ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 bit.
How to Download ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 Bit
To download ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 bit, you will need to have a valid license for DaRT 8.0, which is available only for Microsoft Software Assurance customers. You can obtain DaRT 8.0 from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) or from your Microsoft account manager. Once you have DaRT 8.0, you can follow these steps to download ERD Commander:
Run the MSDaRT80.msi installation file that corresponds to your system requirements (32-bit or 64-bit).
On the Welcome to the Microsoft DaRT 8.0 Setup Wizard page, click Next.
On the Microsoft Update page, select Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates, and then click Next.
On the License Agreement page, read the license terms, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Next.
On the Destination Folder page, click Next to accept the default installation folder or click Change to specify a different folder.
On the Ready to Install page, click Install.
On the Completed page, click Finish.
How to Use ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 Bit
To use ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 bit, you will need to create a bootable ISO image that contains the ERD Commander tools. You can use the ERD Commander Boot Media Wizard to create the ISO image. You will also need a Windows 8 installation media (DVD or USB) as a source for the Windows files. Here are the steps to create and use ERD Commander for Windows 8 64 bit:
Launch the Microsoft DaRT Recovery Image Wizard (DaRTImage.exe) from the Start menu or from the installation folder.
On the Welcome page, click Next.
On the Select Image Type page, select Create x64 (64-bit) DaRT image and then click Next.
On the Select Windows Installation Media page, browse to the location of your Windows 8 installation media and then click Next.
On the Select Tools page, check or uncheck the tools that you want to include in the ERD Commander image and then click Next.
On the Remote Connection page, select Allow remote connections if you want to enable remote troubleshooting using DaRT Remote Connection Viewer and then click Next.
On the Advanced Options page, you can add any additional drivers or packages that are not included in the Windows 8 media. You can also configure Windows Defender options and crash analyzer settings. Click Next when you are done.
On the Create Image page, specify a name and location for the ISO image file. You can also choose to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB device directly from this page. Click Create when you are ready.
Wait for the wizard to create the ERD Commander image. Click Finish when it is done.
Burn the ISO image to a CD/DVD or copy it to a USB device using any third-party software.
Insert the bootable CD/DVD or USB device into your computer that cannot be started normally and boot from it.
Select Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset from the boot menu.
You will see a list of ERD Commander tools that you can use to troubleshoot and repair your computer. Some of these tools are:
Computer Management: Provides access to various system tools such as Device Manager, Disk Management, Event Viewer, Services, etc.
Disk Commander: Helps you recover partitions or 061ffe29dd