I've been trying to help my neighbor get her new Acer computer with Windows 8.1 set up. (I, personally use Windows 7, so I know almost nothing about Windows 8.1). One of the things that I wanted to do was to create a System Repair Disk like I did for my computer running Windows 7. Also, I wanted to create a set of System Restore disks so that if her computer crashed, she could restore it to the state that it was in when purchased.
I could not find a method to create a bootable System Repair disk. The Help file stated that there MIGHT be a restore partition on the computer's hard drive, and if there is, then a user could copy the restore partition to a USB device.
It seems to me that if the computer cannot be started because the Windows System has become corrupted, that a Restore Partition isn't going to be much good since there would be no way to access it. I would think that you would need a Repair disk to allow you to boot up the computer and gain access to the Restore Partition.
How do I find out if there IS a Restore Partition on the computer and how do I create a disk that could be use to boot up the computer in case of a failure so I can perform a restore operation, either from the Restore Partition or a set of Backup disks with a System Image on them?