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  1. #30


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    I've made a System thumb drive from a new Asus laptop which says it copied the Recovery partition to fill the 16gb stick so I'm assuming it is Factory Recovery. However it isn't bootable by any method I can find. If I try to run Reset now to test it, it draws from the Recovery partition and does successfully Recover to factory condition that way. But what I need to know is if I wipe the HD, will booting from the Win7 DVD into Boot tools to try a Reset prompt me for the Recovery drive? Is there any way to test this other than wiping the HD? Thx.

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  2. #31


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Greg

    Reset would be looking for the OEM install.wim, so booting the Windows 8 Repair CD should find the OEM install.wim on the USB.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    I'm hoping so, but also doing a Paragon 12 full disk backup since I want to wipe the HD to try a clean Dual Boot, yet still have the option to restore and take it back to store within 15 days for full refund.

    There's a possible fatal flaw on this laptop with only 50-60 kbps download speeds on a fast connection. Need to see if the clean installs resolve it because nothing else is so far.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    This reset Windows 8 tutorial has been updated for Windows 8.1 Preview.
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  5. #34


    windows 8.1? clarification please?
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  6. #35


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    windows 8.1? clarification please?
    Sure thing. Windows 8.1 Preview (aka: Windows Blue) is an update for Windows 8 and Windows RT to help address all the complaints people had about Windows 8 and Windows RT.

    See: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
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  7. #36


    is it gonna cost anything?
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  8. #37


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    is it gonna cost anything?
    Windows 8.1 Preview is out now to try for free, but does expire on January 15th 2013.

    When the Windows 8.1 final (RTM) version is released around October/November 2013, it will be free to owners of Windows 8 and Windows RT to upgrade to. Otherwise, you would be purchasing Windows 8.1 like you would Windows 8 now.
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  9. #38


    I hope its a smooth install/upgrade... I'll be backing up all my stuff regardless when it comes time to upgrade.
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  10. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    is it gonna cost anything?
    Windows 8.1 Preview is out now to try for free, but does expire on January 15th 2013.

    When the Windows 8.1 final (RTM) version is released around October/November 2013, it will be free to owners of Windows 8 and Windows RT to upgrade to. Otherwise, you would be purchasing Windows 8.1 like you would Windows 8 now.
    Sounds about right MS bringing out a preview that expires 6 months ago. I've found the fastest way to recover from Windows 8 issues is to install an OS that actually works like Windows 7. However if you have one of those Dell computers that have no Windows 7 drivers then you could give your computer away to a friend you don't like much and then go out and buy yourself a MAC instead.
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