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bk T
24-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Friend bought an Asus Ultrabook for her daughter for her uni work.

She just rang and asked me how to create a recovery disc (Windows 8.1) as she couldn't find any Asus utilities to create a Win8.1 DVD just in case something should go wrong, eg. if the hdd dies. She owned a older Win7 Asus notebook before and there's a utility to create those DVDs.

Has Asus dumped that utility just to save costs? If so, does it mean that she has to buy a new copy of Win8 if the hdd dies or the if recovery partition is corrupted?

Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Might be under start. Or install something like classicshell. See if it's in the menu

bk T
24-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Just downloaded a copy of the user manual and there's nothing on 'creating recovery disc'.

inphinity
24-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Win 8 has a built-in "Create recovery drive" feature which you can use to create a bootable USB drive, including a tick box option to include drivers etc from the recovery partition.

bk T
24-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Win 8 has a built-in "Create recovery drive" feature which you can use to create a bootable USB drive, including a tick box option to include drivers etc from the recovery partition.

How to go about?

Speedy Gonzales
24-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Here (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive)

If Win8 is on it now, and you update it to 8.1. If you refresh it, you'll have to reinstall 8.1 again

bk T
24-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Thanks guys.

The machine comes with Win8.1.

Will get her to buy a USB drive and do the necessary. :thumbs: :thanks