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Reinstall win8.1 on laptop after formating hard drive

I have on my hands a SONY Vaio Fit 15E laptop that came with preinstalled Windows 8.1. Drive got formatted (Windows 7 clean install). How to reinstall Windows 8.1? The key should be encoded in BIOS ...
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1answer
23 views

How do I restore Windows 8 on an Ultrabook from the system recovery partition?

I've got a Sony Ultrabook that has a bunch of rescue partitions. One of them is around 15GB and I am very sure it contains a Windows DVD. The main Windows partition (C:) was formatted and I can boot ...
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0answers
23 views

Install Windows 8 from copy (not iso) of recovery partition

I have an Asus Vivoobook x202E which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I used both Ubuntu and Windows for a short while, but then it all went to crap and I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 instead, ...
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0answers
39 views

Recovering Partition on ext HDD deleted by Windows 8 Recovery Disk

yesterday I shrank my 1.5 tb ext hdd main partition by 30gb to create a new 30 GB partition where I was planning to create a windows 8 recovery drive. I have successfully created the recovery on this ...
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0answers
21 views

Can I re-install a factory installed Windows 8 using USB recovery drive?

I have purchased an ASUS laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive. I want to be able to install from scratch on a brand new hard drive. I have ...
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2answers
84 views

Windows 8 Image Recovery Disk Too Small

I had a 128GB SSD and a 1.5TB HDD in my Windows 8.1 computer. I took a backup by using the built in tools to create a system image on my removable HDD. I took the 128GB SSD out, put a 256GB SSD in, ...
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0answers
72 views

How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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0answers
13 views

System partition fails to mount with “There is not enough space on the disk”

So my Windows 8 Pro x64 workstation wanted to be rebooted to install Windows Updates. It also made mention of drive errors that would be corrected during boot. Well, Windows failed to correct them, ...
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1answer
80 views

I initiated decryption of my bitlocker drive from Windows 8 recovery prompt. Any indication how long it will take?

Booted into the Windows 8 recovery menu to see if I could decrypt my secondary HDD with the recovery tools. Found that I can do it in the dos prompt there after unlocking the drive. However, after ...
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1answer
76 views

Put Windows 8 recovery inside laptop hard drive, Sony Vaio T13

A month ago or so I made a copy of the recovery partition using the Windows option to create recovery unit, and when it finished I chose the option to delete recovery partition from the hard drive. A ...
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2answers
31 views

Can't find documents when using docked hard drive

The screen on my HP Pavillion (Win8) was destroyed and I could no longer do anything on it. I bought a usb hard drive dock and put the HP Pavillion's hard drive in it. So now I am trying to access ...
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1answer
33 views

create recovery disk for win8 [duplicate]

I have a HP ENVY dv6 which came with win8. I deleted win8 from the computer when I was installing ubuntu 12.04. I didn't delete the recovery partition though. Now I want to go back and get the ...
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2answers
407 views

How to re-install windows 8 for ASUS Ultrabook

I bought a S550CM Ultrabook from ASUS a few weeks ago. I tried to resize the partitions but it seems that I screwed up something. Now I can't boot anymore or use the recovery process / Reset to ...
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0answers
34 views

I purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and I want to install it again after deleting it

I purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. I wiped the HDD and installed Linux on it. I have since got a job where I'm programming in C# so it would nice to be able to develop on my laptop at ...
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0answers
32 views

Can the files from a Windows 8 recovery drive be moved elsewhere and still work?

I just got a Windows 8 computer and got a flash drive to back it up on because I didn't want to erase any flash drives I already have. I purchased a 32GB flash drive because it was a good deal and I ...
0
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2answers
59 views

Use one computer's recovery disc to reinstall windows on a similar machine

I have an Asus that I need to reinstall Windows 8 on. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled but I do not have its recovery disc. Is it possible to use the recovery disc from a similar machine to install ...
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0answers
83 views

Resetting a Windows 8.1 machine with only a Windows 8 product key

I'm trying to completely wipe my PC of all personal data and install Windows 8 or 8.1. I purchased Windows 8 and then upgraded it to 8.1. Following these instructions I went to PC Settings -> Update ...
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0answers
16 views

Win8 recovery on a shrunk partition?

I'm concerned about whether or not it is safe to shrink the OS drive via the Disk Management utility. In the future, if I ever wanted to use the recovery partition on my laptop to restore the OS to ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

The recovery attempt has failed. After HP Windows 8 Recovery Media appears to load successfully

My Hp Envy Notebook hard drive failed I ordered the identical hard drive Samsung 760G 2.5" HDD and installed. Ran 3 hour diagnostics on the HDD all Passed no problems, ran MEM diagnostics all good. I ...
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0answers
41 views

unable to see windows partition from diskpart

I installed Opensuse 12.2 some months ago in a computer where there was Windows 8 but something went wrong and the windows EFI data in the windows partition disappeared. Now I'm trying to recover ...
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1answer
28 views

Installing Windows 8 with External DVD Drive

I have Ubuntu on my computer, and I have Windows 8 recovery DVDs. I do not have a build in DVD drive on my computer, so I bought an external one. Will the external DVD drive be able to read the ...
1
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1answer
44 views

How to make windows 8 recovery disk?

I have a desktop with dual booting windows 8(original) and ubuntu 10.04. If I need to format my C drive containing windows 8 , then windows 8 will be lost. So I want to make a recovery disk such that ...
0
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0answers
161 views

Boot up error Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8 on a Samsung laptop, and I am getting this message: All boot options tried. Press <F4> to recover with factory image using Recovery or any other keys for next boot loop ...
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0answers
244 views

Recovery Partition DOES NOT EXIST of my windows 8 netbook

When my netbook Samsung Series 5 np535u3c was brought to a shop for a repair my HDD Memory was changed together with my Battery, although it was changed with brand new and original parts my netbook ...
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0answers
320 views

Asus Windows 8 VivoBook partitioning

There is some problem I cannot find solution for. In the Asus VivoBook S500CA-DS51T laptop I have very tricky partitioning. The screen from Windows Disk management is below I'm interested in ...
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0answers
654 views

Install Windows 7 but keep recovery partitions in dell

I have purchased a dell insiron 5521 and had windows 8 preinstalled in it. I wanted to install windows 7 x64 so i disabled the secure boot and started the install. When it asks where to install ...
0
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1answer
74 views

How to recover Win8 laptop from that will not boot

I have a Lenovo Twist running Win 8.1 Preview that came with Win8. If I did not create a recovery disc when I got my computer, is there still a way to recover it from a disc, and will this erase my ...
0
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0answers
287 views

How to reset windows 8 to factory settings

I have an Asus vivobook s400 which came with windows 8 installed. When the windows 8.1 preview was released I installed it to check it out. However when I tried to reset it to factory conditions it ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

accidently deleted windows 8 os now boot manager says “no bootable drives”

i was trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my newly created partition on Windows 8. i booted from a usb memory stick i had previously created with Ubuntu software. during the setup process, when asked where ...
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votes
2answers
451 views

Can I delete empty recovery partition (Win8)

I'm trying to install Linux alongside my 64-bit Windows 8 and went into my partition manager to find this structure. In order to create partitions for my Linux install I need to free up some space. ...
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1answer
237 views

Windows 8 password, ctrl-backspace

An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 ...
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0answers
348 views

Ubuntu 13.04 Windows 8 OEM recovery disk iso

I have an Asus notebook that came with Windows 8 OEM. I then installed Ubuntu 13.04 to run a program that wasn't Windows 8 compatible. I was trying to get Ubuntu to show up in the Windows boot manager ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
2
votes
3answers
160 views

Does second os harm my recovery partition?

i've bought Asus N56VZ recentyl but pre-installed Windows 8 didn't cover my expectations so I've decided to install higher version of Windows 8 on my hdd's second partition but i'm wondering about ...
1
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1answer
166 views

Windows 8: Deleted and trying to recover

I have a Lenovo Y500 with OEM installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64 and I accidentally delete the system partition. I could not find my serial key for Windows. Is there any way to find the serial or ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Create recovery disc on windows 8 to ISO file

I have ASUS Laptop with preinstalled Windows 8 and with no DVD drive. I like to create recovery disc for windows 8 system as ISO file. In the recovery options there is either DVD or USB, How to create ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

windows 8 recovery partition

Recently I have bought a second hand HP Notebook from a friend. The PC still has the recovery partition not backed up yet. However, I'm thinking of resetting Windows using the new Windows 8 resetting ...
0
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0answers
248 views

Recover recovery partition

My hard drive on my Sleekbook 15 crashed*. I am outside the US so I cannot get warranty/direct support on it. I found that the "recovery partition" on the crashed disk is accessible still, is there ...
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0answers
40 views

Cannot select disk in boot menu

I had some problems with Windows 8, so I decided to create a recovery disk. However, I only had another Windows 7 PC. So, I downloaded Windows 8 recovery disk ISO, and burned it onto a disk with ...
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vote
0answers
849 views

Recover overwritten contents from a saved word file in Office 2013 & Windows 8

My dad wrote a new word file and saved it with a same name to a word file previously saved. Now previous file was overwritten. How can I restore this file and keep the new one as well. Now the ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

Bitlocker asks for recovery key and starts automatic recovery

I installed BitLocker about 2 months ago. It is a Toshiba Satellite C855 which does not have a TPM chip. Rather, I went through the group policy and allowed bitlocker to be used on a machine without ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to uninstall a driver from recovery console

I recently updated the "Standard AHCI Driver" (whatever it was called), to the one suggested on the laptop manufacturer's website. At first, it kept going through the automatic recovery process. With ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

Reinstall Samsung OEM Windows 8, No Recovery Partiton or Disk

I have a recently purchased samsung NP540U3C that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Windows stopped working and the recovery partition doesnt work anymore. I used RWeverything to find the Windows ...
1
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0answers
156 views

Preserving Recovery Partitions

I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset ...
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votes
2answers
191 views

How to recover computer from log in screen

Not sure of a more appropriate Stack Exchange website, but I have a really urgent problem that needs fixing, as I am leaving to China soon. Last night my computer shut down abruptly, and upon restart ...
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votes
0answers
637 views

x:\> drive, but no c drive - master boot unable to access disk.

I have a Vizio all in one which when I updated it to Windows 8 all went south. Can not boot. Used Norton recover tool, but it can not find the master boot record. In DOS, there is a x:> drive, no C ...
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0answers
138 views

What is the difference of Recovery and Restore partitions?

I have an Asus U38N laptop. It is UEFI enabled and has Windows 8 as operating system. I noticed that it has both Recovery partition(900mb) and Restore Partition(20gb). I'm cloning the operating system ...
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votes
1answer
85 views

Here's my backup strategy, how do I enforce it? Software/tools etc [closed]

So here's what I have: Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full. 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups ...
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0answers
283 views

Windows 8 - No OS files found on disk

I had a working version of Windows 8 but yesterday my notebook was crashed and became unresponsive so I had to make a reboot by its power switch. After that, I wasn't able to reboot the notebook: the ...