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