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Creating recovery drive/disks


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#1 saluqi

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

Nearly new Win 8 laptop in the office.  From time to time it has suggested I create recovery disks.  I finally managed to buy some DVD-R disks (that involved driving more than 100 miles).  What to do instead of waiting for the next prompt?

 

I tried Control Panel -> Recovery -> Create Recovery Drive

 

It then asks Copy Recovery Partition?  If yes, it offers only the option of creating a recovery drive (using a flash drive of at least 16 GB capacity).  If no, you have the option of creating disks instead ... but it created only a single disk, using only about 1/3 the capacity of the disk (to judge by the visible writing trace).  I had been given to understand that "recovery disks" would require 3 to 5 disks.  So is this not the same thing as the recovery disk set that would be created if I accepted the prompt?  and if so, how to generate that prompt without waiting (an unknown number of days) before it appears again?



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

Oops, think I may have found the answers to this in the links posted in the thread "Do you need a clean install of windows 8 to make recovery disc?"

 

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.






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