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    Windows 8 Recovery


    I have been trying to get my new Samsung laptop (Windows 8 uefi) to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10 (using an external drive for Ubuntu) with no luck. Although I can get Ubuntu to run fine, when I come to boot back into Windows it fails to load (grub 2 fault shown), this mean I then have to recover my laptop to factory settings and have to download all my programmes again (Firefox, Chrome, Office, pictures).
    When my laptop has recovered it then fails to load Ubuntu. I have had to do this 4 times, and I am wondering is it possible to save the current setting so that when I have to recover you don't loose all your programmes.
    I go into recovery mode by pressing F4 on start up, the screen shows a slide bar that you are meant to slide to the time of recovery, my slide is fixed to the day I bought the computer and refuses to move.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards.
    Northerner

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    Thanks for your reply.
    My laptop came with the operating system installed and no back up disk provided. My optical disk drive will not boot up from start up (does not exist in the boot start options). So the only option is the one I explained, which of the options you mentioned will be best and simplest for me.
    Regards
    Northerner
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    I had to make a WindowsPE/Acronis bootable recovery disc to be able to recover using Acronis with my UEFI BIOS system. The basic Linux loader didn't work or work correctly.
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    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




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    How to make Recovery disc:
    Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops
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    Try recimg.exe It worked for me. Here is the tutorial. At worst you'll not have to re-install all of your windows programs yet again.

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