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    Help required recovering windows 8


    I have a new laptop which had win 8 installed. I created a recovery DVD then downgraded to win 7. During the win 7 install, all disk partitions were wiped. I now want to recover win 8, but when I run the recovery DVD (troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> system image recovery) I get a message saying that "Windows cannot find a system image on this computer". I would hope that a system image was written to the DVD, but I don't know if it was... I don't know what I'm looking for. How can I check? If it does not contain a system image, how can I reinstall win 8?

    Many thanks to anyone who can help.


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    Welcome to EightForums.

    What software did you use to make the system image?

    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 version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
    Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
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