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    For the benefit of anybody else, how to use Gburner Download gBurner

    Put the dvd in the drive - then select IMPORT

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    Go to sources folder

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    Open sources folder and Click Add file

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    Browse to the file you want to add Click the ADD button. ( Have a look in sources folder to make sure it has been added )


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    Select Save As

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    Select ISO IMAGE tell where to save and give it a name, e.g. NEW.iso

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    Off it goes

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    Open NEW.iso to check it

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    That's good. Just burn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That's good. Just burn it.
    Brilliant!
    And if running out of DVD's, which happen to me now, create a booting pen drive with Rufus?
    Should also work?
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  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    By installing Windows 8.1, the Recovery Partition was made unusable.
    Have you seen in one of my posts the extra partition created without my knowledge?
    Once I get the new W8 Pro installed, do you think I can delete this partition?
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    Yes, don't know where that partition came from - that would probably screw up the link to the recovery image.. Rufus should be fine to create usb - if you have that efi thing, it needs to be formatted FAT32. I think Rufus does that.
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    Windows 8.1 update New Partition.

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    The bootable usb is recognised in the bios, set as 1st boot option, security disabled, though I am not able to make it boot.
    Found a dvd-rw and having another try with bootable dvd, creating with gburner.
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  7. #47


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8.1 update New Partition.
    Good to see I got the same.
    So If I would like to restore from original Windows 8 recovery partition, how could I do that?
    Can I delete this extra partition while trying to install Windows 8 Pro as outlined by SIW2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8.1 update New Partition.
    Good to see I got the same.
    So If I would like to restore from original Windows 8 recovery partition, how could I do that?
    Did you make the OEM Recovery disks?

    For example SONY:

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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you make the OEM Recovery disks?
    I made a repair disk from the original Laptop but not recovery disks.
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    See if the latest dvd works for you.

    Re the recovery image, it won't work if you move things around , seems to be looking for the offset:

    Code:
      <PBRImageLocation path="\reimage" id="1160165202" offset="106673733632" guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}" index="1"/>
    You can reset it .

    REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path driveletter:\Foldercontaining-install.wim /index 1

    I made a folder on the drive called reimage . I have c:\reimage . I put install.wim inside that.

    Set it as the recovery image like this:

    REAGENTC.EXE /setosimage /path c:\reimage /index 1

    Works fine, just did a refresh to check.
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