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can i use my windows 8 repair disc on a windows 8.1

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    Windows 8 pro

    can i use my windows 8 repair disc on a windows 8.1


    I updated to windows 8.1 for a test drive.

    My windows store apps work now which is good and so far have not seen any problem just yet.

    However, if I do encounter a problem and need to use my repair disc. Will it work with a windows 8 repair disc?

    Note: can not use a recover because my bios does not let me boot from a USB drive.

    Now, I Do Know You Can make a CD or disc that will let you boot from your USB drive using

    Plop - Documentation / Manual / Examples - Free Boot Manager, builtin usb driver, native usb, boot different operating systems, cdrom, usb, freeware, option rom bios but rather use my own CD If I can.


    Thanks Again

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    Nope too many files are different even the kernel is different.
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    Windows 8 pro


    Thanks Labeeman, I figure that would be the answer. I was trying to pray and hope I was wrong
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    You are welcome just sorry it was not the answer you were looking for, it seems M$ keeps stripping things out.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    You are welcome just sorry it was not the answer you were looking for, it seems M$ keeps stripping things out.
    I can always burned to a CD on to a disk, and enables it to boot to a USB drives. hopefully enough people complain to MS And Maybe they Can Either Send Us A CD Or Have An Update.

    Thanks
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    Windows 8.1


    Windows 8.1 no longer offers the option to create a rescue disk; however, the recovery drive option is still there:

    Click image for larger version
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 pro


    I made a CD and can also use it to repair my OS. Yes I said it. Repair. I download the ISO and made a clean install from the upgrade. Also that link I posted will male your USB. Boot from the CD drive as well.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 pro


    It won't make a repair disc but I made N ISO that will not only boot but it should repair it. Also like I said the link... MS seem to make you jump through hoops.
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    Windows 8 pro
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    so I'm on a ultrabook, and I got no optical drive, can I put it on a usb stick?
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