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Recovery Partition - Windows 8

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There is probably a hidden file called boot.wim on there. It is almost certainly winre.wim renamed to boot.wim. The real boot.wim has setup.exe etc for installing, winre.wim does not have that, but it does have the rejuvenation files for push button reset/refresh, which the real boot.wim does not.

    That is different from windows 7 where setup.exe and full recovery options are present in both.
    There is a boot and efi folder in the root directory of the flash drive. Within those sub folders is a boot.sdi and bootx64.efi file. The efi folder has two directory sub-structure of "boot" and "microsoft".

    Posting this for information is all in case anyone is interested. Can provide more detail if requested.

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    Curious if there would be any way to create a full recovery discs from these flash files? Guess I'm still a bit old school, I like my OS on DVD. I would think spanning the DVDs would be the big problem at 14GB.
    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

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  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamcp898 View Post
    Thanks for the many responses all.

    I was just able to create the OEM recovery discs (4 DVD's) using the VAIO care tool, would this be an indication that all is well on the recovery partition or is this a separate image taken from elsewhere?
    You can also make a Recovery USB drive with the Sony app.

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    When boot up the DVD/USB, there is a option to use the SONY repair tools.

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