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Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

  1. #90


    Posts : 3
    Win8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by biosub View Post
    Hi,
    I didn't even started, it asks me for a 32 GB device... whats wrong? thanks
    ps I'm sorry for the italian in the screenshot but is the default setting... however is should be quite clear
    You are using the OEM manufacturer's version of this tutorial.

    What Make & Model do you have?
    OK, I just finished making my Recovery USB per the instructions in this tutorial, but as biosub mentioned above, when I checked the "Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive" box, I was prompted for a device that would hold 16GB. The Next button was even greyed out since the drive I was using was only 4GB, the only available drive I have atm.

    When I went back to uncheck the box and proceed, I was told that the drive needed to have 512MB of space, not the 256MB mentioned in the tutorial. I am guessing some things have changed with Win8 that have caused it to need a larger Recovery Drive? Or is it the mfr of my laptop that caused the change?

    Specs are below.

    I guess my question here is: should I even bother acquiring a 16GB USB drive, or just do the DVDs? Would it require 4 DVDs in light of the requested USB drive size?

    TIA!

    -VSP

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  2. #91


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I got the same trouble creating USB recovery drive, can never seem to reach step 8 (Finish). The green progress bar moves across the screen until it reaches about a half inch from the end, then it seems to freeze up at that point. My unit is ASUS KV55V, any help would be appreciated
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  3. #92


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roland, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Was that supposed to be a K55VM instead? There's no results for a KV55V.

    In the worst case you could order recovery media from Asus at the link below for a K55VM if that's it.
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  4. #93


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Roland, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Was that supposed to be a K55VM instead? There's no results for a KV55V.

    In the worst case you could order recovery media from Asus at the link below for a K55VM if that's it.
    Sorry for the typo error, its ASUS KV55VJ, Thank you.
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  5. #94


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    64-bit Windows 10


    In method two at the ASUS link below, it'll show you how to create a set of recovery DVDs for the K55VJ.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting K55VJ
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  6. #95


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Antonio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Roland, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Was that supposed to be a K55VM instead? There's no results for a KV55V.

    In the worst case you could order recovery media from Asus at the link below for a K55VM if that's it.
    Sorry for the typo error, its ASUS KV55VJ, Thank you.
    To make ASUS Recovery disk download BACKTRACKER. (For Windows 8)

    http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS...rt_Download_36

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS
    Using the Support DVD to restore system recovery.

    About the Support DVD :
    The Support DVD includes an image of the operating system, installed on your system at the factory.
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  7. #96


    I'm new to this forum, and a novice when it comes to anything other than using a perfectly functioning computer!
    I'm looking for information similar to a lot of the other posts on this thread, or rather some confirmation/clarification.

    I purchased a laptop with Windows 8 OEM pre-installed onto a 1TB HDD. At the time of purchase I got a 256GB mSATA SSD drive fitted. I want to transfer the OS from the HDD to the SSD, for improved operating speed. As it is an OEM install, I didn't receive any install or recovery discs. Following information in this thread I have created a Recovery Drive, including copying the Recovery Partition onto an external USB drive (& I didn't delete the Recovery partition, as per advice).

    Post #65 in this thread (quoted below) encourages me into thinking that I should be able to use this USB recovery drive to perform this re-installation (move?) onto the SSD within the same laptop. Does this seem correct?

    In terms of boot-up sequence and needing to get into the BIOS etc. to be able to undertake this transfer/move, is anyone able to provide a simple summary as to the order that BIOS changes need to be made (keeping it simple for a dummy like me)? Also, assuming that I can achieve the OS transfer, at what stage can I 'remove' the OS from the original HDD? The laptop is essentially new so I'm not that concerned about loss of data or any programs requiring re-installing, but rather just ensuring that the OS will work on the SSD (again, which is within the same laptop). Assuming that this all goes to plan, and the OS is working on the SSD, at some stage would I look to format the original HDD?

    At this stage I'm not that bothered about upgrading to Windows 8.1 and assume that I can undertake this upgrade in the future if I can get the OS moved to the SSD in the first place.


    Any guidance or assistance for a newbie would be gratefully received.

    Many thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Speeddragon,

    An "OEM" Recovery Drive with the contents of the recovery partition copied to it, is essentially factory recovery media that can be used to restore Windows 8 back to factory conditions on any hard drive on the same PC.
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  8. #97


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


    Quote Originally Posted by muzzassmith View Post


    Any guidance or assistance for a newbie would be gratefully received.

    Many thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Speeddragon,

    An "OEM" Recovery Drive with the contents of the recovery partition copied to it, is essentially factory recovery media that can be used to restore Windows 8 back to factory conditions on any hard drive on the same PC.
    GIGABYTE - Support & Downloads - Utility - Notebook & Netbook

    You can use Gigabyte Smart USB Backup to make a OEM Recovery USB Drive.
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  9. #98

    Successful USB Recovery Drive Creation (I think)


    I successfully created a USB Recovery Flash Drive using the native HP Recovery Media Creation dialog on my OEM Windows 8.1 desktop. The USB drive was a PNY 16GB, USB 2.0 flash drive and the process took about 36 minutes for about 13.5GB of space. Although successful I am a little confused: the properties window for the USB drive says the file system is FAT32 when I thought it was supposed to be NTFS? With FAT32, you can’t store file sizes over 4GB I had thought. I plugged in the USB drive as it came from the store, and did not format it myself; I had read that the HP creation process would do whatever formatting required. Any thought as to why the drive properties would say FAT32 when there is about 13.5GB of recovery files on the drive?

    P.S. This is a very useful forum!
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  10. #99


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Retexan,

    That would be a 4 GB limit with FAT32 for a single file instead.
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