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first factory recover disc is not bootable

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    first factory recover disc is not bootable


    I created a Recovery DVDs (4 discs) from the Recovery Partition (using the Recovery Media in HP Pavilion G series) but the first disc is not bootable. I checked the content of the disc, the setup.exe (that will make it bootable) is missing.

    What do you think went wrong?
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Dec 2012 at 13:31. Reason: moved to new thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardSoft View Post
    I created a Recovery DVDs (4 discs) from the Recovery Partition (using the Recovery Media in HP Pavilion G series) but the first disc is not bootable. I checked the content of the disc, the setup.exe (that will make it bootable) is missing.

    What do you think went wrong?
    The setup.exe does not boot the DVD.
    This is the MS Windows 8 tool, not HP/Compaq tool.
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...-bootable.html
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    I meant I used windows 8 Recovery Media Tool in HP Pavilion to create a recovery DVD in order to use it if anything goes wrong. I expected the DVD to be bootable (ie, if I insert it to my laptop, I should be able to boot from it and install a fresh copy of Win 8 OS).

    In the DVDs I created (first one), I can see: bootmgr, bootmgr.efi, Data.bin, info.dat and some other folders.

    Here is my point, I have a copy of win8 consumer preview which includes (boot, efi, sources, support and upgrade: all folders) with autorun.inf, bootmgr (file), bootmgr.efi (file) and setup.exe.

    I think what I'm missing in Win8 DVD I created are autorun.inf and setup.exe.

    So, is this normal when you create a new recovery DVD or I'm the one who had it wrong?

    Hope I'm a able to convey my problems clearly.

    Thank you.
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first factory recover disc is not bootable
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