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Solved Create Factory Restore Disc?


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Is it possible to create restore discs that return the PC back to factory state (just out of box, never turned on)? Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS 1015E 10" netbook

theog

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#2
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Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?




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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.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html




You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html
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Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


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I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.


SONY Recovery error 001 theog.PNG

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.
Essentio Recovery Software




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

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/8956-system-image-create-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5132-recovery-drive-create-usb-flash-drive-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...overy-restore-image-computer-windows-8-a.html

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

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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#3
Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
That's my question. How to do it? The netbook is ASUS 1015E-DS01. I can't find any ASUS program that creates recovery discs. I can use Win 8 control panel to make system image but that's different.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS 1015E 10" netbook

Saltgrass

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#4
You owner's manual should have the procedures for recovering a system back to factory condition. The newer devices seem to be using the Windows 8 Reset option which uses an image normally kept in a Recovery partition. Using that image to reinstall will take the system back to a factory state.

When you make a Recovery Drive, the link Theog gave you, it will copy that image to the flash drive if there is one. If your system uses a special OEM procedure for recovering, you need to follow those and use their recovery media or some media made with some special OEM utility.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB
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#5
Thank you! I searched the manual and couldn't find anything on the subject of creating OEM discs. I will try making a USB recovery drive.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS 1015E 10" netbook

theog

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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#7
Update: I e-mailed ASUS support and they gave me a Windows program to do it. Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS 1015E 10" netbook