I might just leave it with the upgraded version and fix the path for the recovery and that's it. The next guy can figure out how to upgrade to 8.1 if he needs to... It's not hard.. Just takes a long time. On my Alienware laptop I ha e an image with everything installed and I can flash the refresh in 15 minutes with everything ready to go... That's how I prefer it.
Hey guys, I came across this thread because I am having trouble resetting our Asus Laptop with the recovery image, used the GUI in the 'Change PC Settings' and it basically just reboots to the F9 recovery option and that is where i first discovered the issue with it saying there was a recovery partition or something of that nature missing. So I'll help you guys with screenshots of whatever you need if you can help me figure what is wrong with my system. I have tried SIW2's solution
"Boot it up and you will get a menu. To install from .swm files, click the SWMINSTALL button on the menu. Browse to the Install.swm file. You will want to select the image called Push Button Reset or similar, it is probably image 2."
i dont have the option to install from .swm files or see anywhere an SWMINSTALL button..
I am trying to see if copying the install.swm file from my recovery drive to the USB drive /resources folder will help as that was one of the things i missed from the directions.