I just purchased and received a new ASUS K75DE laptop. I decided to burn a set of factory recovery disks and low and behold there is no Recovery utility installed. It's not listed in the available downloads either. Not for Windows 8 64 bit. The included manual lists it and tells you how to use it but its MIA. Looks like the manual is written for Windows 7. I e-mailed ASUS and got a link for a download. What I got in that was a utility to shrink the recovery partition and instructions on how to make a Windows Recovery disk and make an image with the "Windows 7 File Recovery" utility in control panel. No explanation as to why you need to shrink the recovery partition either. There are two of those, one 600 MB and one 20 GB. I haven't run the shrink utility yet. I did create a recovery disk, it was about 16 GB. I also made an image of the EUFI partition and OS Partition. Pressing F9 during boot up is supposed to launch the recovery option but all that gets me is the Continue, Troubleshoot, and Turn off options. Troubleshoot just leads me to Advanced options > System Image > System Image Recovery. Which is the Windows System Image recovery utility. I do believe that these are the options you normally get when you press F8 during boot up in windows 8. Pressing F8 does nothing and Windows just bots up normally. I sent another e-mail to ASUS about this and I'm just waiting for a reply. Anybody else run into a similar problem or have any advice?