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Create Windows 8 USB from Recovery Partition files

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    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)

    Create Windows 8 USB from Recovery Partition files


    I finally broke down and bought a modern laptop Asus A55A (K55A) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot situation. With the nefarious secureboot and other such nonsense Windows 8 install met with an untimely demise. However, I have the files left on the recovery partition (copied to my 16gb usb) and need to make an install disk. My only issue is that I can't find a way to do it in Ubuntu as all the tutorials I find assume that Windows is installed. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows 8 install usb or iso from the files on the recovery partition-without using Windows to make it? I would love to re-install Windows 8 and then setup a stale dual boot.

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    Interesting, I have never tried that.

    Can you post a screenie of the recov partition contents that you already copied to usb?

    You might be able to make the stick bootable with grub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Interesting, I have never tried that.

    Can you post a screenie of the recov partition contents that you already copied to usb?

    You might be able to make the stick bootable with grub.
    Here is the screenshot
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    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)


    Hopefully this works from the recovery partition files, as Asus doesn't ship with a recovery disc any more.
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    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)


    I signed up for developer trial of Windows 8.1. I am going to try installing 8.1, then using it to make the usb recovery with the Window 8 utility. I won't actually do this until tomorrow-so I am still open to other suggestions.
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Create Windows 8 USB from Recovery Partition files
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