This article describes the 4 step process for downloading and installing the zSpace 300 image on your system for zSpace 300 models only. Doing this will reset your zSpace back to factory shipping conditions.
This process has recently changed. Please be sure to read all sections of the instructions. The process has been simplified and removed the need to use 7-zip.
- What does this process do?
- Required Items
- Step 1. Make bootable USB drive
- Step 2. Image File
- Step 3. Copy Boot Files
- Step 4. Restore zSpace
What does this process do?
- Restores your current zSpace 300 to the most recent factory defaults. Therefore, only perform this process if you at zSpace Customer Support's request or if the system has become unusable.
- Installs Windows 10 Pro (you must have Windows 10 on your zSpace or you must have your own Windows 10 Pro license key)
- Before you begin:
- Deactivate any zSpace licenses.
- Backup any activities, documents, or anything you may want to keep. This process will erase all contents of your hard drive.
- A thumb drive or external HDD which is 64GB or larger. All contents of the thumb drive or external HDD will be deleted in the process.
- Download the following items:
Step 1. Make bootable USB drive
The first step makes a bootable USB drive. This only needs to be done once and the same USB drive can be used in futures images.
- Plug your USB drive or external HDD into computer. Recommend to use a USB 3.0 port for faster speeds. *We have had a couple reports the USB drive to only be working in the USB 2.0 ports. The USB 2.0 ports are the upper two ports on the right side of the zSpace.
- Download the DriverCreator.zip and unzip onto your computer.
- *Warning*. Performing the next steps will erase all contents of your drive.
- Right-click on the FormatUFD.cmd file and select Run as Administrator.
- Select the disk # for the drive which you want to format and press enter. Warning: Doing this will erase the contents of your drive and cannot be undone. Selecting the wrong device will result in permanent loss of your data. If you are not certain of the device which you are formatting, stop here.
- Enter NTFS for the file system format.
- The drive will be formatted and the application will close. This process may take a couple minutes depending on the size of your drive.
Step 2. Image File
The multiple downloaded files named WimImage-vXX, where XX is the version of the image, are updated often. Please be sure to check back often to verify you are using the most recent files. When a new version is available, all WimImage files must be downloaded again. Once this file is downloaded, WinZip is used to combine the files into a single Zip file and unzip the files into a folder. Please follow the steps to complete this process.
- Download all 7 parts of the WimImage files. Warning: These files are more than 38GB total in size. Depending on your Internet speeds, these files could take a few hours to a few days to download.
- After the files are downloaded, verify the file sizes against the below image. If you experience download errors or experience errors during the next steps in this process, try downloading the files again downloading only 1 file at a time or downloading the files using another computer.
- Right-click on the WimImage-vXX.zip file where XX is the current version of WimImage files. In this example, I am using version 28. Select Extract All and Extract to begin the unzipping process.
Step 3. Copy Boot Files
You will need to place all the files onto the bootable USB drive. Perform the following steps to complete this process.
- Download DriveFiles.zip
- Unzip the files into the root of your formatted drive.
- Once the Boot Files and Image file (from step 2) are copied to the USB drive, the file layout in the drive should look similar to the below image. Notice all these files are in the root of the USB Drive (N:).
Step 4. Restore zSpace
This is the process of placing the image onto the zSpace. Warning: Doing this will erase the contents of your zSpace and cannot be undone.
- Shut down your zSpace
- Plug your external HDD or thumb drive into one of the USB 3.0 slots on the right side of the zSpace. *We have had a couple reports the USB drive to only be working in the USB 2.0 ports. The USB 2.0 ports are the upper two ports on the right side of the zSpace.
- Power on the zSpace and immediately tap the F7 key on the keyboard about once every second. You eventually will come to a boot device selection screen.
- Select USB if you are using a thumb drive. If you are using an external HDD the name of the drive may show. The device name may also be abbreviated with “UFD”.
- On step 4, if you selected the correct boot device, the PC will boot to a light blue screen with a black window. You will see the process of replacing the image on your PC. This process will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.
- When the process is complete, you will see a message to remove your thumb drive or external drive and press the Enter key to reboot the PC
- The PC will reboot to Windows and take you through the standard Windows configuration setup.