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Cannot create recovery drive + A few other questions

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    Cannot create recovery drive + A few other questions


    Hello, I recently got an Asus laptop with Windows 8. After installing a few things I thought I should make a recovery drive since the computer didn't come with one. I followed this guide and I had to create the recovery partition following what the guide said as I found that I did not have one. So I continued on after it was done creating it and went ahead to create the recovery drive. It said I needed to have atleast 16gb free on it, and thankfully I purchased one with 32gb so that was alright. Now I have been waiting for it to copy the recovery partition, and it just doesn't seem to be working. I left it on for 6 or so hours last night, and closed the laptop and went to bed without turning it off. This morning I let it run for 2 more hours, and it is just sitting right close to the end without making progress. Now I am curious if I did something wrong, or if I just need to let it sit longer. Any tips on this would be appreciated.

    My second question is that I have purchased a 250gb ssd drive for my computer to help speed things up. My plan for this was to get everything ready with a recovery drive, and then switch out the drive the OS is on and switch it out for the ssd, then use the recovery drive to get windows back. Will this all workout this way, or is there something else I should be doing?

    Thanks for reading, any advice is much appreciated.
    Matt

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    1) When making a Recovery Drive with
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    if the app stops working as your did, exit the app, & reboot, after reboot start the app, this time app should finish.


    2) No, you need to make the OEM Recovery disk.
    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    To make ASUS Recovery disk download BACKTRACKER.

    http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS...rt_Download_36

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS
    Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

    About the Support DVD :
    The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
    Essentio Recovery Software
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    Alright, I have not made any recovery disks as of yet. Right now it is canceling the operation for making the recovery drive, and then I will try it again. In your opinion, would it be worth it to install the ssd or would I be better off returning it? After reading up on it a bit, I see that it will void the warranty despite what I was told when purchasing it. If I do return it, would I be fine to just continue with making the recovery drive as I started or would I still need to create the Asus recovery disk?
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    Best is to move your system to the SSD using an image. It is certainly worth having an SSD in lieu of a HDD. I run all my systems on SSDs and never lokked back.

    The image can also serve as recovery medium in case you have trouble down the road - better even if you make frequent (e.g. once per week) images and keep a few older ones.

    There are many imaging programs - all are better than Windows native imaging. I use free Macrium.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    1) Warranty UNKNOWN.

    2) SSD's are very good.

    3) Did create the Asus recovery disk, with or without the SSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Best is to move your system to the SSD using an image. It is certainly worth having an SSD in lieu of a HDD. I run all my systems on SSDs and never lokked back.

    The image can also serve as recovery medium in case you have trouble down the road - better even if you make frequent (e.g. once per week) images and keep a few older ones.

    There are many imaging programs - all are better than Windows native imaging. I use free Macrium.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

    SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You will need the Windows 8/8.1 version, Which is signed by Microsoft. The Windows 7 version will brick a Windows 8/8.1 Pre-install on Restore.
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    Macrium works for Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Macrium works for Windows 8.
    The Windows 7 version will brick a Windows 8/8.1 Pre-install on Restore.
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    Other backup software

    Paragon 11 support up to Windows 7.
    Norton Ghost 15 support up to Windows 7.

    Paragon 12 support up to Windows 8. Which is signed by Microsoft
    SSR Desktop Edition 2013 support up to Windows 8. Which is signed by Microsoft

    Paragon 14 support up to Windows 8.1. Which is signed by Microsoft
    SSR Desktop Edition 2014 support up to Windows 8.1. Which is signed by Microsoft


    Windows 8.1 will if you are lucky.
    Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality
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    Why does it have to be signed by MS. If it works, that's good enough for me. The signing process is probably just another avenue for MS to make money - or do you think they do that because they love the OEMs.
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