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How do I do full recovery on full windows 8.1 tablet

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1

    How do I do full recovery on full windows 8.1 tablet


    Hi all.

    I have a full windows 8.1 tablet (not RT), original and comes with Office too, (got the keys). The internal eMMc is 32GB so I learnt from windows that the recovery partition can be copied to a USB. So I did and windows asked, do I want to delete the recovery partition, so I deleted it to create bigger space.

    Now, I have some problem with my windows, virus and stuff, so I wanted to recover from USB. The problem is, how do I make full recover from the USB? Some sites say I cannot do it due to I've changed the partition? What?

    If anyone knows, it would be so much appreciated.

    Regards.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 14
    Slackware


    How did you make the make the backup? Is it through a system image file?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Step One:

    USB Drive - Boot from within Windows 8

    Connect your Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive.

    If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery. (see screenshot below)



    B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Restart now button under the Advanced startup section on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    After the computer restarts, click/tap on the Use a device option. (see screenshot below)

    OR

    - Connect your Windows 8/8.1 recovery USB flash drive.
    - Restart the computer.
    - Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (see this link for help).
    - Select your USB flash drive from the boot menu (see screenshot below).



    Step Two:

    Click/tap on Troubleshoot (see screenshot below).



    Click/tap on the Reset your PC option (see screenshot below).

    Last edited by genet; 12 Sep 2014 at 15:02. Reason: added more info
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    I made it from search-recovery-create a recovery drive
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  5. #5


    The most Windows 8.1 tablets have a Micro SD card slot or USB port. You can add removable storage to expand your tablet’s storage, so you have more options than you do on an iPad or Nexus tablet.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1


    Yes, but now I found out there're malwares and viruses so I want to do the recovery. How do I do it?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums

    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



    information   Information

    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.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    if you created a USB recovery drive (via the built-in Windows method), just have that plugged in and turn your Surface on.

    follow the instructions in genet's post #3
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    It might be possible to achieve what you need without doing a full recovery from usb. Have you tried doing a system refresh? You might find that it's faster and deals with your virus problems.

    If you're not familiar with the refresh feature there is an overview here that you might find helpful: How to refresh, reset or restore your PC - Windows Help.
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