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    Asus laptop windows 8 recovery partion erased


    he guys, im in a kind of a pickle here. i was playing around with my OS dualbooting them from Windows 8, W7 and XP but i accidently erased my recovery partion. the bios i have is different from anything ive seen before. to boot from a cd/dvd i had to enable launch csm and secure boot control. Its the asus Q500a laptop. i just wanna know if i can download the recovery partion from somewhere and put it in my hdd
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertg566 View Post
    he guys, im in a kind of a pickle here. i was playing around with my OS dualbooting them from Windows 8, W7 and XP but i accidently erased my recovery partion. the bios i have is different from anything ive seen before. to boot from a cd/dvd i had to enable launch csm and secure boot control. Its the asus Q500a laptop. i just wanna know if i can download the recovery partion from somewhere and put it in my hdd
    Hey Robert:
    Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!
    You can create a recovery within Windows.
    Are you up and running or are you still in a pickle; what shape are you in?

    Create a Recovery Drive:
    Create a USB recovery drive - Microsoft Windows Help
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    I don't thinks so, If you didn't use Asus Backtracker to make a recovery media, or some other imaging program like Macrium Reflect you'll have to clean install. Sorry to deliver this information.

    yes your BIOS is actually UEFI and your disk would be GPT rather than MBR. There's a guide in the tutorial that will be very helpful learning these new systems.
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    I don't think he can create a recovery usb if he hosed the recovery partition. Time to call the manufacturer.
    Basically have lost the disc (recovery partition) the manufacturer provided.

    I'm assuming it came with OEM 8 or 8.1 pre-installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I don't think he can create a recovery usb if he hosed the recovery partition. Time to call the manufacturer.
    Basically have lost the disc (recovery partition) the manufacturer provided.

    I'm assuming it came with OEM 8 or 8.1 pre-installed.
    Na Asus don't give up any disks, you have to make your own Recovery media, best if you do it first thing when you get it. They had one for Win 7 machines for $50 but not win 8.
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    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software
    Notebook Recovery Software

    https://serviceshop.asus.com/
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