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    Refresh Windows 8


    I have read the tutorial (Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image) . Would I not get the same result if I created a Disk and Partition Backup using a program like Acronis or Easeus? That way I hope to keep all my initial system, personal files and third party applications.

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    Welcome to Eight Forums, Nuccii. Good to have you.

    Windows 8 comes with an ISO creation software already. I suppose one could use other software.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nuccii,

    Sure, you could do that as well if you like, but it's not the same.

    Refresh with a custom recovery image will only restore Windows to how it was when the custom image recovery was created.

    Using a system image from Acronis or Easeus would restore the HDD to how it was when the image was created.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thank you for the replies gentlemen.
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    You're quite welcome.
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    You're most welcome.
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