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

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


    Hello I'm new to windows 8. I bought a new laptop(Samsung Notebook NP370R4E) and this laptop doesn't have a dvd rom and does not come with any disc just a preinstalled windows 8. I recently updated my windows 8 to 8.1. I bought an ssd and I want to replace my current hard disk. What I want is to install a fresh windows 8.1 to my ssd without loosing the original os/oem on my laptop is this possible? What are the steps that needs to be taken before removing my current hard disk? I'm not worried if I loose all my files in my current hard disk I just want to save my original/oem os. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by QasArt; 22 Oct 2013 at 06:22.

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    What Are You Going To Do is To Create A System image Backup .
    And To Do This You Have To Go To Control Panel\System and Security\File History And Press on System image Backup That is Found on The Bottom Left Corner . When Entered Select Your Backup Target (The Harddrive You Want To Backup) And Proceed
    See this: System Image - Create in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Oct 2013 at 10:23. Reason: replaced link for same here for more details
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    Quote Originally Posted by alihomsi20 View Post
    What Are You Going To Do is To Create A System image Backup .
    And To Do This You Have To Go To Control Panel\System and Security\File History And Press on System image Backup That is Found on The Bottom Left Corner . When Entered Select Your Backup Target (The Harddrive You Want To Backup) And Proceed
    See this: System Image - Create in Windows 8
    Hello thanks for the reply. I have this samsung recovery what will I use? Anyway edited my first post. I'm trying to "Remove everything and re install Windows" it says "Some files are missing your windows installation or recovery media will provide these files". This error comes because I updated my windows to 8.1? If I use the system image will this reinstall my windows 8.1 or windows 8 only? I just want only a clean install of windows 8.1 to my ssd without loosing my windows key preinstalled on my laptop
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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





    You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


    warning   Warning
    I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.





    The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.


    How to make Recovery disc:
    Page Not Found - SAMSUNG

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Page Not Found - SAMSUNG

    Samsung

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...Manual_eng.pdf
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    After Upgrading to Windows 8.1 the OEM Recovery Partition is about unusable.

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    Reinstall using your Recovery disks.
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    This laptop doesn't come with a recovery disk cd and I didn't made a recovery disks before I update to windows 8.1. Any chance If I create a recovery disk now and burn it and plug my ssd will it install fresh windows 8.1? So I'm stuck with this windows 8.1 ?
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    You can try with Samsung Recovery Media Creator app, May/may not work in Windows 8.1.

    For example SONY.

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    What will I choose here? This is the samsung recovery
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    Click on FACTORY IMAGE.

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    Thanks for the reply. Ok I'll report back later.
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