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Clean Install of Windows 8 without install disc?

  1. #41


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    See this thread for instructions on what you need to do: looking to perform a Clean install and need OEM iso

    Thank you very much! It was very useful.

    So the last question is: what is this exactly the difference between creating a recovery with (32gb) or without (256mb) a copy of the recovery partition?
    (I'm talking about this thing Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 )

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  2. #42


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    using a usb device [over lets say a DVD ]makes for much faster install of windows when you need to.
    tutorial says at least a 256meg usb ,you would likely need a much bigger one
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  3. #43


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    using a usb device [over lets say a DVD ]makes for much faster install of windows when you need to.
    tutorial says at least a 256meg usb ,you would likely need a much bigger one
    You didn't understand my question: I wanted to know what's the difference between the 2 recovery, since one is much bigger. Let's say: may it have more chances to fix a problem in your os, since it has the whole recovery inside (the 32 gb version)?
    Things like this
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by KkyK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    using a usb device [over lets say a DVD ]makes for much faster install of windows when you need to.
    tutorial says at least a 256meg usb ,you would likely need a much bigger one
    You didn't understand my question: I wanted to know what's the difference between the 2 recovery, since one is much bigger. Let's say: may it have more chances to fix a problem in your os, since it has the whole recovery inside (the 32 gb version)?
    Things like this
    sure sounds like the 32gb would have more in it ,but I also don't think the tutorial is going to make one as small as 256mb I think it will be bigger also .but hey I could be wrong ,was many times before
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  5. #45


    With the recovery partition included, you can do an install, without it you can't, all you can do is the various repair functions.
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  6. #46


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    With the recovery partition included, you can do an install, without it you can't, all you can do is the various repair functions.
    Ah so the one with the recovery includes the whole operating system, I understand now.
    I wonder if that's enough for installing the os, just curiosity not that I'm going to use it for that.
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  7. #47


    Should be the same as if you did a restore to factory new state from your Windows 8.1 desktop.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 30 Dec 2014 at 13:55.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Should be the same3 as if you did a restore to factory new state from your Windows 8.1 desktop.
    Thank you very much for the clarification.
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