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Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

  1. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by bis4becky View Post
    Hi Shawn, brand spanking new HP pavilion. Trying to create a recovery USB using the "copy contents from the partition drive to the recovery drive" option and i seem to be having the same issue has Jason T (jan 2013 post). I can't seem to reach the finished stage. Green progress bar reaches the last half inch and won't complete copy.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Becky
    Hello Becky, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Does it give you an error message?

    What type of USB flash drive are you using? (ex: USB 1, 2.0, 3.0)

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  2. #61


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    windows 8


    It's a 2.0 USB - no error msg. It's currently been running for 5 (five) hrs.
    ... and thank you for quick response shawn!
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  3. #62


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    Yeah, that's to long for it to be running. Do you still have HDD activity, and is the activity light on the USB flash drive still flashing or on?

    If you have another USB flash drive, you might try creating one on it to see if it may be an issue with the first USB flash drive.

    If that fails, then you might try creating a HP recovery disc instead.

    Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 8) | HP® Support
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  4. #63


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    windows 8


    Shawn, i'm not sure what you mean by disk drive activity? ... the USB has no activity, flashing or otherwise - for the last few hours.
    I don't have a disk drive either, so that's not an option. And this is my second USB already. the only thing i can even guess is, even though it tells me i need a 32 gb USB, that maybe a larger one would work. I can't imagine what would come factory installed above 32G.

    I can tell you that Hewlett and/or Packard are gonna be receiving a less than pleasant phone call tmrw.
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  5. #64


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    A recovery USB flash drive cannot be used to install Windows 8 unless this is an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, and you checked the Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive box at step 5 below.

    Well I have a OEM PC with windows 8 preinstalled, and I copy't the contents from the recovery drive, but what i was asking myself is:
    Am I also able to reinstall windows when I put in an new empty hardrive, or only if it sees an old install?

    And will it be a full installation or a reset of the pc?
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  6. #65


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    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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  7. #66


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    Quote Originally Posted by bis4becky View Post
    Shawn, i'm not sure what you mean by disk drive activity? ... the USB has no activity, flashing or otherwise - for the last few hours.
    I don't have a disk drive either, so that's not an option. And this is my second USB already. the only thing i can even guess is, even though it tells me i need a 32 gb USB, that maybe a larger one would work. I can't imagine what would come factory installed above 32G.

    I can tell you that Hewlett and/or Packard are gonna be receiving a less than pleasant phone call tmrw.
    Hopefully they will be able to send you factory recovery media in the mail. If lucky, for free or low price.
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  8. #67


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by bis4becky View Post
    I can tell you that Hewlett and/or Packard are gonna be receiving a less than pleasant phone call tmrw.
    I believe that Mr Hewlett and Mr Packard are both sadly no longer with us.
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  9. #68


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    Thanks Brink! Asus didn't provide any AI recovery tool anymore. So need to find an other way to keep my recovery disk.

    The last notebook has had 3 harddisk over 5 years, so I need the recovery media haha.

    Will it look like an normal install or do I need to click: Reste my pc or something when I put in a new hd.
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  10. #69


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeddragon View Post
    Thanks Brink! Asus didn't provide any AI recovery tool anymore. So need to find an other way to keep my recovery disk.

    The last notebook has had 3 harddisk over 5 years, so I need the recovery media haha.

    Will it look like an normal install or do I need to click: Reste my pc or something when I put in a new hd.
    It should go pretty much be like a normal reset using it.


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