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Creating a clean setup DVD from installed Windows 8?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikekoz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rboy View Post
    That is not exactly what I meant.

    The DVD I want to create should include the full operator system e.g. for installing Win 8 on a other PC.
    The Recovery Drive is only 20 MB
    I think I know what you mean. You want a full fledged DVD of the version of Windows 8 that came installed on your computer just like the DVD you would get if you purchased it separately. Back in the "olden" days, this disk would come with every system, now only a few include it for whatever reason. I am pretty sure it cannot be done using the already installed files on your hard drive, and I do not think it can be done using the recovery partition. I am also looking into this for one of my laptops. There is one way I can think of doing this, but it involves downloading an OEM version of the same version on Win 8 you have, and just getting the serial number of your systems installed Windows. There is a utility I was reading about last evening that supposingly can tell you what that is, but I have not had time to fully look into it. I also kind of question the legality of my idea, even though I would be using my licensed serial to install Windows! ;p).
    What is the Make & Model?

    It is a HP Envy DV7-7259nr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekos
    It is a HP Envy DV7-7259nr.
    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the HP version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

    Creating HP Recovery media

    HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
    successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
    hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
    software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
    Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

    Using System Diagnostics

    System Diagnostics allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is
    functioning properly.
    To start System Diagnostics:
    1. Turn on or restart the computer, quickly press esc, and then press f2.
    2. Click the diagnostic test you want to run, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    Try press F11 for Recovery Option.

    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    You can initiate this option by using the f11 key or from the Start screen.
    To use the f11 key:
    1. Press f11 while the computer boots.
    – or –
    Press and hold f11 as you press the power button.

    Using HP Recovery media to recover

    You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
    system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
    1. If possible, back up all personal files.
    2. Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
    optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    ? If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
    HP website. For U.S. support, go to Contact HP / Customer Service | HP Official Site. For worldwide support, go
    to Contact HP Worldwide | HP Official Site.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikekos
    It is a HP Envy DV7-7259nr.
    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the HP version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

    Creating HP Recovery media

    HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
    successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
    hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
    software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
    Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.




    Try press F11 for Recovery Option.




    Using HP Recovery media to recover

    You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
    system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
    1. If possible, back up all personal files.
    2. Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
    optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.


    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    ? If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
    HP website. For U.S. support, go to Contact HP / Customer Service | HP Official Site. For worldwide support, go
    to Contact HP Worldwide | HP Official Site.

    I appreciate the response, but I have read all of that and that is not what I am looking for. That is for creating a Windows 8 repair disk and offering alternate ways to use the restore disks that you create. I am talking about getting a copy of Windows 8 Home Premium itself that can be installed using the serial number that is built into the laptop. It would be an OEM version just like what still comes with a few PC's.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Afaik, you can use any win 8 install media. It should pick up the oem key.

    Not that hard to find.

    If you want to install in the regular way using windows setup, you might need one of those keys that is just for installing, not activating.
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  5. #15


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    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    As far as I know you can't build a regular (what you would by at a retailer) install DVD from the recovery media. The best you could likely do is retrieve the OEM branding and add it to an official Windows 8 ISO image and then burn that. As SIW2 said the product code is detected automatically during the install. If the PC comes with Windows 8 pre installed the product code is embedded in the BIOS of the PC by manufacturer.
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