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Create Windows 8 iso image from pre-installed Windows

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    Create Windows 8 iso image from pre-installed Windows

    Hi, I got two laptops today, one with Windows 7 and the other with Windows 8, both 64-bit machines.

    I don't have a windows 8 dvd around and I don't have the internet to download a windows 8 .iso image.

    All I have is a USB stick. I'm not sure how creating a system image works but from the last article I read, both computers must have equal disk size or larger and the destination disk of the laptop for the process is a tad smaller than the source partition.

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

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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    Win 8 Pro X64

    Sounds like the article you were reading earlier had to do with cloning a drive, or making an image, which would be problematic if you installed the same image on two computers (unless they had the same hardware)
    Also if your wanting to upgrade the windows 7 computer to windows 8, you would have to buy an additional license, otherwise you will run into activation issues.
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