PDA

View Full Version : Laptop Win8 Recovery



bk T
30-05-2013, 01:01 PM
Just talked to someone from Asus's service dept that they don't provide any utility to burn the DVD recovery discs in Windows 8. If the HDD dies, got to buy it from them!

What about other brands like HP, Dell Acer, etc., do they still have this utility tool to burn the recovery DVDs?

pcuser42
30-05-2013, 01:27 PM
They should do, my Surface Pro has a tool to copy the recovery partition to a flash drive and that's bog-standard Windows 8...

1101
30-05-2013, 01:31 PM
Is it built into Win8 ??

http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-create-recovery-media-144098
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqW-yUyXn1I

bk T
30-05-2013, 01:53 PM
Is it built into Win8 ??

http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-create-recovery-media-144098
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqW-yUyXn1I

I think that's for you to boot up your sytem access the HDD recovery partition where the original OS was stored.

What if the HDD dies? Can you use it to restore your system?

wainuitech
30-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Personally I Image drives, using Active@ disk Image.

What you can do is make an image of the working drive, save it to a USB drive . Then if the current drive fails, simply drop the image back on the new drive and away you go as if nothings happened. The only difference would be any thing changed from the time of making the image.

har
31-05-2013, 02:21 PM
My HP laptop had a recovery partition and it did have an option to burn its partition onto a USB, DVD DL, or onto multiple DVDs. It takes up 14 GB.

har
31-05-2013, 02:22 PM
Making an image of the disk is way easier. I prefer this way. Also you can make a system image in windows. It's under backup & restore in the control panel :clap :banana