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Recovery disks for Win 8.1

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#1 jnewell


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:20 PM

Hi all,

I recently had to have my Win 8 OS restored by Toshiba as the recovery disks didn't work. They put on Win 8 although I had upgraded to Win 8.1. Therefore I had to load about 140 KB's, then upgrade to Win 8.1, then another 30 or so KB's, plus all the 3rd party s/w. A week later I'm still doing it!


If I make a new set of Recovery Disks now, will that be an 8.1 set and will all the KB's be included?  Is there a way to include the 3rd party s/w in a recovery set. I have considered an ISO copy but the computer tells me that will be about 38GB, so about 8 No DVD's. Although nothing like that amount of space has been used on the hard disk.


Looking at the disk using management it shows 2 Recovery partitions, but also shows they are 100% free, so have I got a useful and useable Recovery Partition?


Best wishes ... John

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#2 shanepearce


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

if the 2 Recovery partitions are empty you can use Disk Management to merge them in to one partition
(may have hidden Recovery files on them)

windows 8.1 still has Backup and Restore hidden away in (C:\Windows\System32\sdclt.exe run as admin)
before backup run disk clean up to remove unwanted files

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