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  1. #60


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by mrje1 View Post
    So the bottom line is to make a disk image on any Drive other than a drive with the windows operating system on it? Just to make sure.
    Correct.
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Dec 2013 at 10:21. Reason: added quote

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  2. #61


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Awesome. Thank u!!! 👍

    Now, is it okay to have other files with that image on the same hard drive or the disk image has to be by itself completely?
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  3. #62


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, you sure could continue to use the hard drive as usual. You just don't want to delete the custom recovery image on it unless you don't want to use it anymore.
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  4. #63


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Ok. Thank you again.
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  5. #64


    AngelOvTeOdd Junior Member


    Quick question (I didn't see this asked or noted, so I apologize if I overlooked it): When using the reset function and opting to have all files removed, does doing this reference the OEM recovery partition (if applicable)?

    Actually, a better way to phrase that to get the answer I'm looking for: will using the reset function return all the bloatware from the OEM?
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  6. #65


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello AngelOvTeOdd, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It can vary depending on the OEM, but usually doing a reset would be the same as doing a factory recovery of Windows.

    What brand and model is your PC?

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  7. #66


    AngelOvTeOdd Junior Member


    Hi Shawn, and thanks!

    I have two systems, actually: one is an Asus G750, and the other is a MSI GT70. Great machines and neither have a ton of OEM installed software, but all the same, if I could use the reset function in order to have a clean install (or Vanilla, if you will), that would be ideal.

    Thanks for being so prompt and helpful!
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  8. #67


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    For Asus, it appears to be the same as a reset: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- FAQ


    For MSI, they are not as clear, but from looking at the link below, it's the same procedure to "Reset" as well.

    Windows 8.1 Upgrade Support
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  9. #68


    AngelOvTeOdd Junior Member


    Drats. That seems to present a brick wall when it comes to a clean/full install then, with the Win 8 product key on lock down now. Okay, thanks for the help Shawn!
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  10. #69


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


    information   Information

    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.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
    Using "MSI BurnRecovery".
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