I have a Asus F50sv laptop that runs an OEM windows vista, and the laptop was bundled with a recovery disc.
I have another laptop, Asus N56jr that runs OEM windows 8, and it does not come with a recovery disc, and I saw a lot of unboxing videos of this laptop model, and none of them had a recovery disc. You are supposed to make the recovery discs yourself.
I already installed some stuff and used the laptop a little, but I didn't make the discs yet. If I make the discs now, would it basically recover everything in the laptop as is, that is, with all the games, or any malware or any files that may have been added, or does the recovery disc contain only whatever it contains when you first boot up the OEM windows 8 laptop for the first time?
Could I technically create the recovery DVD's after 3 years of usage in that laptop?
Basically, did I pull off a stupid move by not making the recovery discs first?
Ok. I checked my laptop, and it doesn't have the Al Recovery Burner to make recovery discs, and there is no recovery partition. Just a partition called "data" that contains absolutely nothing in it, meaning that if that laptop hard drive dies on me, I can't reinstall the OEM windows 8, because it has no tools to make recovery discs nor does it have a recovery partition.
Edited by signofzeta, 27 April 2014 - 03:03 AM.