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Windows 8 Recovery Disks

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    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1

    Windows 8 Recovery Disks


    Recently I purchased two Hp laptop PC,s, loaded with Windows8, and almost identical specs two weeks apart. The first required me to burn 6 DVD recovery disks prior to completing the set up procedure. The second laptop " required" no recovery disks to be burned prior to set up completion. Nor did it offer how to do it. What do you recommend, should I attempt to burn recovery disks for the second Laptop?
    Ross88

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It wouldn't hurt.
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  3. #3


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, ross88.

    Perhaps it came with recovery partition?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  5. #5


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1


    Thanks for replies. Both Laptops have recovery partions on the HD. It just seems odd that set-up instructions were different.
    Ross88
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Most OEM manufacturer's are now making a Recovery DVD, as the MS Windows Recovery USB, has more problems than it is worth.

    Transferring pre-installed windows 8 from HDD to SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf


    Using HP Recovery media to recover

    You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
    system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
    1. If possible, back up all personal files.
    2. Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
    optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.




    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    ? If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
    HP website. For U.S. support, go to Contact HP / Customer Service | HP® Official Site. For worldwide support, go
    to Contact HP Worldwide | HP® Official Site.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Prince
    And that would require me to spend even MORE money despite the fact that I've already spent plenty of money buying the laptop, the SSD, and will be spending more for Microsoft Office and Norton Internet Security.

    Absolutely ridiculous. Thankfully it looks like the HP Representative I'm speaking with is going to credit my account and allow me to place an order for it so it will be free overall.
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