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Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

  1. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    OK, got it.

    Thanks.
    You're welcome Drew.
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Jun 2013 at 10:17. Reason: added quote

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  2. #41


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    I always read an "USB flash drive". What about an external USB hard disc (partition)?

    Is it possible to make a backup to this storage as well?
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  3. #42


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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    OK, got it.

    Thanks.
    Did you buy the Pro Pack with DVD or the Download version?
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  4. #43


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    Quote Originally Posted by pstein View Post
    I always read an "USB flash drive". What about an external USB hard disc (partition)?

    Is it possible to make a backup to this storage as well?
    Yes, you can backup to a external USB HDD, using

    System Image - Create in Windows 8
    &
    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
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  5. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    OK, got it.

    Thanks.
    Did you buy the Pro Pack with DVD or the Download version?
    LOL - had to go back to see what this was about

    Anyway I'm not really understanding the question so to clarify, My notebook came with Windows 8, but I upgraded it with a copy of Windows 8 Pro, which I downloaded. I also installed the Media pack, which I downloaded.

    Hope that answers the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    OK, got it.

    Thanks.
    Did you buy the Pro Pack with DVD or the Download version?
    LOL - had to go back to see what this was about

    Anyway I'm not really understanding the question so to clarify, My notebook came with Windows 8, but I upgraded it with a copy of Windows 8 Pro, which I downloaded. I also installed the Media pack, which I downloaded.

    Hope that answers the question.
    You can use the Pro DVD for a clean install, If you need to.
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  7. #46


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    Yeah I thought so there. I was just wondering what OS would get recovered using the procedures here. Brink said it would be the OS that came with the laptop, even though I updated the OS, and created the recovery flash drive after.

    Are you thinking differently?

    Thanks
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  8. #47


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    Hey Drey,

    Yep, when you select to copy the recovery partition, the Recovery Drive from the tutorial uses whatever is on your factory recovery partition which would be what the laptop came with originally.
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  9. #48


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    Thanks Shawn,

    I was just trying to figure out where theog was going, or asking.
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  10. #49


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    windows 8


    Basically I'm getting the windows is missing some boot configuration data error so I can't get anywhere on my windows8 laptop to create this USB which seems like it would solve my problem, would I be able to create this recovery USB for the windows8 laptop using my other Windows7 desktop somehow ( I'm thinking no but I'll ask anyway )

    OR

    would it be easier and even work if I went and found someone nearby running a 64-bit windows8 created the recovery USB on their system then used it to boot up and fix mine ?????
    Last edited by pacmanrulez; 18 Jun 2013 at 03:18. Reason: Typo error
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