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Creating a clean setup DVD from installed Windows 8?

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    Creating a clean setup DVD from installed Windows 8?


    Hey guys,

    I want to know if it's possible to create a clean install DVD.

    • with pre-installed Windows 8
    • without product key (when I buyed the notebook Win8 was already installed - the personal product key is "inside" the notebook).


    By the way, can I include the Windows Updates in the install DVD somehow - (and programs which should be pre-installed)?

    Thanks ^^

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    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 OEM manufacturer's version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
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    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
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    The Recovery Drive is only 20 MB
    Have you deleted the Recovery Partition?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Support Forums
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    Maybe I didn't express it detailed as needed. I've created a recovery drive (200 MB on USB drive)
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The Recovery Drive is only 20 MB
    Have you deleted the Recovery Partition?

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
    How to
    click here Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Support Forums
    Awaiting screenshot of Disk management.
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    Oh sorry, I didn't realized that.

    Here you go (my system is german but I think it should be okay for understanding )
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    Your Recovery Partition is 20GB.

    You can use the OEM manufacturer's version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

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    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).
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    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).
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