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How to backup my original oem/os Windows 8 - 8.1?

  1. #11


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    Windows 8


    Factory image is too big 14.7GB I can't burn it into dvd any options on how to resize that big image? Or can I use my external hard drive? I think the date on the backup point is the day when I bought this laptop I think it will revert to Windows 8?

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by QasArt View Post
    Factory image is too big 14.7GB I can't burn it into dvd any options on how to resize that big image? Or can I use my external hard drive? I think the date on the backup point is the day when I bought this laptop I think it will revert to Windows 8?
    USB drives are cheap.
    If they work with a Samsung.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QasArt View Post
    Factory image is too big 14.7GB I can't burn it into dvd any options on how to resize that big image? Or can I use my external hard drive? I think the date on the backup point is the day when I bought this laptop I think it will revert to Windows 8?


    USB drives are cheap.
    If they work with a Samsung.
    I have a 1TB Western Digital External Hard Drive can I use that?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QasArt View Post
    Factory image is too big 14.7GB I can't burn it into dvd any options on how to resize that big image? Or can I use my external hard drive? I think the date on the backup point is the day when I bought this laptop I think it will revert to Windows 8?


    USB drives are cheap.
    If they work with a Samsung.
    I have a 1TB Western Digital External Hard Drive can I use that?
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  5. #15


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


    You might be able to use it.You could test it.
    Personally, I think a usb would be better.
    16 GB usb drives average about $15.
    Some are cheaper.
    Some more expensive.

    Putting it on a TB drive to me is a waste of space.

    It's up to you.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    SONY options.

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  7. #17


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Ok I bought a Kingston 16GB Data Traveler when I inserted it to my laptop it shows only 14.4GB WTH. I need to buy again another thumb drive!
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by QasArt View Post
    Ok I bought a Kingston 16GB Data Traveler when I inserted it to my laptop it shows only 14.4GB WTH. I need to buy again another thumb drive!
    Macrium will compress the image by several GBs.
    With Macrium 16 GBs should be plenty.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


    Thanks. How can I get that Macrium? I can't choose a drive in the samsung recovery it requires 14.7GB and up.
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  10. #20


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


    Quote Originally Posted by QasArt View Post
    Thanks. How can I get that Macrium? I can't choose a drive in the samsung recovery it requires 14.7GB and up.

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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