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Downgrade from 8.1 to 8 no recovery disk

  1. #11


    well i had windows 8 at the start. i upgraded from windows 8 to 8,1 so i think it was windows 8 then.

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  2. #12


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    Go to the DELL Recovery Media Creator app & make your disks.

    Most OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app will work after the update to Windows 8.1.

    The disks will only reinstall Windows 8.
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  4. #14


    i was following the 99 second guide, and my computer can't find the dell recover and backup app i don't even think i have it. when i try to search it the only results i get are the crappy internet webpages. this is so frustrating
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  6. #16


    Again, did you try ctrl+f11?
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Did you try ctrl+f11? I don't see why the Recovery partition would be over written.
    The partition doesn't get overwritten but the factory link to it gets broken. The key press that used to get you there on boot up doesn't work any more. All depends on how the OEM links to the recovery partition, if its written in the boot sector/partition of the drive it gets wiped when you update to 8.1. That's my best guess anyway.
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  8. #18


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    A new Recovery Partition 350mb is made on Partition 5, for the Windows 8.1 repair tools.

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