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Windows 8.1 setup dvd guide

  1. #1

    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 setup dvd guide

    I had windows 8 single language(English) pre installed in my dell laptop. Recently I upgraded to windows 8.1 and also have probably installed the update 1(I don't see any update notification in windows updates). As I have a slow internet connection I wanted to make things a tad easier in the future, in case I have to refresh my laptop. After windows had downloaded the update and applied the changes I did the following -
    1. Windows prompted me to restart and I clicked restart later.
    2. I immediately browsed to C:/ and copied the $Windows.~BT folder(hidden) to one of my drives.
    Now, how do I make a windows 8 to windows 8.1 upgradable DVD with the contents of the folder and what will the DVD be actually called? I haven't really messed with the folder contents except changing the folder attribute to "NON-HIDDEN".
    P.S : I really have a pint-sized knowledge of these things so please bear with me. Thanks.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 7
    Windows 7

    I would actually recommend cloning your drive as a backup instead. Less messy. Or do a non-generalize image capture using sysprep and DISM to capture the image.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1

    I don't want to create a system image now because my laptop is already responding slow, don't know whether it is due to virus or something else. Btw is it even possible to create such a dvd?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    The folder you are talking about is similar to the windows.old folder containing temp files and are subject to automatic deletion in 28 days.

    Retrieve files from the Windows.old folder - Microsoft Windows Help

    I don't believe you can transfer these files to DVD.

    Your best option, most secure and easiest restore function I may add, is to create an image backup of your entire drive using a program like Macrium Reflect (Free). With this program you can also just backup your data if you wish.
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