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Create Windows 8 USB from Recovery Partition files


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#1
I finally broke down and bought a modern laptop Asus A55A (K55A) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot situation. With the nefarious secureboot and other such nonsense Windows 8 install met with an untimely demise. However, I have the files left on the recovery partition (copied to my 16gb usb) and need to make an install disk. My only issue is that I can't find a way to do it in Ubuntu as all the tutorials I find assume that Windows is installed. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows 8 install usb or iso from the files on the recovery partition-without using Windows to make it? I would love to re-install Windows 8 and then setup a stale dual boot.:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus A55A (K55A)
    CPU
    Intel i5-3210, 2.5gz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Sound Card
    Intel

SIW2

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#2
Interesting, I have never tried that.

Can you post a screenie of the recov partition contents that you already copied to usb?

You might be able to make the stick bootable with grub.
 

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
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    PC/Desktop
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#4
recovery.png
Interesting, I have never tried that.

Can you post a screenie of the recov partition contents that you already copied to usb?

You might be able to make the stick bootable with grub.
Here is the screenshot
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus A55A (K55A)
    CPU
    Intel i5-3210, 2.5gz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Sound Card
    Intel
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18
#5

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus A55A (K55A)
    CPU
    Intel i5-3210, 2.5gz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Sound Card
    Intel
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18
#6
I signed up for developer trial of Windows 8.1. I am going to try installing 8.1, then using it to make the usb recovery with the Window 8 utility. I won't actually do this until tomorrow-so I am still open to other suggestions.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Ubuntu 12.04 and hopefully Windows 8 again :)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus A55A (K55A)
    CPU
    Intel i5-3210, 2.5gz
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Sound Card
    Intel