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No recovery partition after a clean install of windows 8.1

  1. #11

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    answer from gigabyte support indicating it is not possible to do a UEFI install from a DVD drive with an ISO disk
    You can install in UEFI mode from a DVD of Windows 7, 8, & 8.1. (Also Linux)

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  2. #12

    Posts : 8
    windows 8.1 pro (64bit)

    Hi Theog. Sorry for this late feedback I missed your lastest post.
    Indeed, I have similar to your picture dual entries in my UEFI boot menu (I mean one with the UEFI prefix and one without) when I use a USB key to boot but I do not have it for my DVD drive. Refering to my previous post, I got an answer from Gigabyte support indicating it is not possible to do an UEFI install from a DVD drive and recommending instead to install from a USB key. It is what I made following the indication given in this thread to create a bootable USB key from an ISO file using Rufus software.
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  3. #13

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Is it normal ?

    Is a recovery partition useful knowing I have the install DVD ?
    Yes, I have created one. Easier to do a repair or complete reinstall direct from HD. However, it is not essential if you have the dvd.

    If the recovery partition has some advantages, is there a way to create it after the install is completed ?
    Yes, copy the contents of the install dvd onto a partition ( a different HD is preferable, if you have one, else the same HD if not ) and point at it with reagentc /setosimage command.
    If you want to get fancy, you can use an updated install.wim instead of the bog standard one. Just the same as we do in win7.
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