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how to make windows 8 recovery disk to use on another PC


cyp555

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#1
hello,
my ASUS PC stopped working (windows8) . it would not boot up to windows. I had no disks.
I bought another ASUS PC like the one that is broken. Can I make windows 8 recovery disk on my new PC and use the disk to boot up the old/broken PC? is it possible and How do I do this? thank you very much
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

cluberti

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If it is really the same, yes. The user manual should have instructions on how to create recovery media for the PC model you have.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero VII
    Memory
    32GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 250GB SSD
    4x WD RE 2TB (RAIDZ)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760i
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15

caperjack

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sounds to me like you could save a lot of time and money if you took the old one to someone in the know and have them check it out to see why its not working properly .
 

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System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
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    micro
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    microsoft curve 200
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    Logitech wireless M215
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    high speed 20
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    windows defender
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    updated enterprise apr 2/14

Mark Phelps

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You have to be careful doing this because Recovery disks are intended to restore the machine to original factory settings -- by erasing and reformatting the hard drive. You wouldn't want to boot your PC with such a disk only to have everything erased.
 

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alphanumeric

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Windows 8.0 or 8.1? Are they both running the same version? How close is the hardware? You can download install media here that will use 8.0 and 8.1 keys, even embedded OEM keys. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html Then just do a clean install. If you have files you want to keep you'll need to back them up to external media first. You can slave the HD from the dud PC into the new one to do that, then pout it back in the original PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Dwig

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Windows 8.0 or 8.1? Are they both running the same version? How close is the hardware? You can download install media here that will use 8.0 and 8.1 keys, even embedded OEM keys. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html Then just do a clean install. If you have files you want to keep you'll need to back them up to external media first. You can slave the HD from the dud PC into the new one to do that, then pout it back in the original PC.
I've recently used this "adapter" to salvage data from the hard drive of a failed notebook.

Amazon.com: SABRENT USB 3.0 TO SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5/5.25-INCH Hard Drive Converter With Power Supply & LED Activity Lights [4TB Support] (USB-DSC9): Computers & Accessories

As long that the old notebook's failure was not a hard drive fault it will work well.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1u1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700

alphanumeric

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Windows 8.0 or 8.1? Are they both running the same version? How close is the hardware? You can download install media here that will use 8.0 and 8.1 keys, even embedded OEM keys. http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html Then just do a clean install. If you have files you want to keep you'll need to back them up to external media first. You can slave the HD from the dud PC into the new one to do that, then pout it back in the original PC.
I've recently used this "adapter" to salvage data from the hard drive of a failed notebook.


Amazon.com: SABRENT USB 3.0 TO SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5/5.25-INCH Hard Drive Converter With Power Supply & LED Activity Lights [4TB Support] (USB-DSC9): Computers & Accessories

As long that the old notebook's failure was not a hard drive fault it will work well.
I have one of those in my kit. I've used it a couple of times now with no issues.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2