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?
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.
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?
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,
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!
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!
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.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
Using "MSI BurnRecovery".