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#1 MattthewB


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 12:48 PM



Lately my laptop has been running a bit slow, not sure why. After doing anti-virus and malware scans I decided to use the Windows Refresh feature to see if this has any affect. However, when I try this it asks me to insert my recovery media, so I inserted the recovery disks I made using HP Recovery manager and then I'm told that they're all invalid. Any suggestions? Not sure why it comes up saying they're invalid as I made them in the proper way and have deleted my recovery partition so can not re-create them.


Any help is much appreciated!


Thanks, MattthewB

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:46 PM

You have use the Windows 8.1 DVD or the recovery media containing the large install.wim file.


You can create installation media by downloading Windows 8.1 files from Microsoft (takes some time and downloads lots of files)


Edited by Romeo29, 15 December 2014 - 01:50 PM.

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