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Win 8.1 - create recovery DISC, not usb

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Win 8.1 - create recovery DISC, not usb


    Hi everyone,
    I want to create recovery disc (from recovery partition of my laptop), but I'm not able to do it in Win 8.1. They removed this option in Win 8.1.
    I'm able to create recovery usb. I tried to copy all files from usb to BluRay and burn (in Linux). But I'm not able to boot from BluRay, boot from USB work's.
    Please help, how to create bootable BluRay? Or how to copy files from usb to BluRay and make BluRay bootable?

    Thank's so much!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi, it not that they removed the option ,it some manufacturer don't allow you to use dvd anymore ,for some reason they want you to use a usb ,i think it might be your only option
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, MS did remove the option.

    If you want a repair disc, that is easy enough, it will fit on a cd.

    Transferring the entire recovery partition to dvd will require splitting the wim's. They probably already are due to the limitation of fat32.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Use Macrium (free backup) instead of Windows and make a bootable optical disc., and use Macrium to create/restore your backup image when needed.
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    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    I use the one click System Backup with AOMEI Backupper . Also an easy to create WinPE recovery CD.

    Win 8.1 Recovery Disks
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    There is an even simpler one from Aomei now. Not many options, it is for people who just want it to create a recovery partition, create a system image on there, then they can restore from winpe or from boot menu entry.

    That is all it does. Currently in Beta

    The backup format is compatible with the more feature rich Aomei Backupper as well.

    One Key Recovery - Create a Factory Restore Partition with AOMEI OneKey Recovery
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  7. #7


    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    Yep,SIW, I have seen that. But since it is still in beta testing stage - for which they are inducing testers with discounts/rebates - I am not looking into it. Once it gets past the beta testing, perhaps one can consider that.That is my view.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I have had a go with it, seems to be fine. Pretty simple.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thank's, I tried Macrium and AOMEI Backupper, but I have feeling, that this tool allow me just create "backup of recovery partition". So if I want to restore from factory backup, I have to restore partition with recovery first, then restore from this partition. This isn't solution. I need just one recovery on DVD's/BluRay, that will restore directly from factory backup.
    I tried create bootable USB and then burn all files from it to BluRay, but BluRay didn't become bootable like flash disk.
    Any solution?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    so what wrong with have a usb flash disk as a recovery option ,it will work as good as a dvd disk
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