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How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Question: How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi guys,

I need to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media to Satellite A200-1M4, because my DVD-RW is not able to read the DVD anymore and I have to reinstall OS. Actually, I made bootable Flash drive and I copied content of DVD. PC boots from it, but it stops since it is looking for E: drive (DVD-RW). Is it possible to fix it somehow?

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Preferred Solution: How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi Pedi

As far as I know you cannot create bootable flash disc using Toshiba recovery image files.
This can be done on new NB series using original Toshiba recovery creator tool.

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and you can find new optical disc drive on eBay and it is not expensive. Exchange the ODD and everything will be OK again.

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HI All,  Is it enough to simply copy the content from the cdsto a boot enabled USB? I did so and machine detected USB, booted from it, started recovery/installation process and then promptly asked for CD 2! What did I do wrong? Thank you

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How do I create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media is available
 

Answer:create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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Hi,
I have a couple of questions. I have an Inspiron 5758 laptop.
1. Does the Media Creation Tool method of creating a bootable USB flash drive for a Windows 10 clean installation have any problems with Secure Boot being enabled or has that all been sorted out now? (I don't really want to be messing around in the BIOS disabling Secure Boot) Is it true that if you format your USB flash drive to FAT32 before downloading the Media Creation Tool..that will sort out the old Secure Boot disabling issue anyway?
2. For future reference..Can you use the created Windows 10 UEFI bootable USB flash drive to directly replace damaged or corrupted files?..i.e if Sfc and DISM don't work?
Thanks

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Hi

Has anyone ever created a USB Bootable Flash Drive of their Vista HDD Recovery? If so can you help me create mine? I know you can do it for newer OS and that Toshiba provides a tool to do this.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - how to create USB Bootable Flash Drive for Vista Recovery?

Something like this is not possible. I have older machine tool and I can confirm that USB recovery media cannot be created DVD only.

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can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

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Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

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where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for windows 8.1where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for windows 8.1

Answer:where can i get a bootable disk flash's for a recovery for...

Call in to HP technical support (Recovery Media Team) on 1-800-227-8164 and depending on whether your pc is In warranty or not they will be able to either ship recovery media free or at a charge.




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I have an X230 with windows 8 preinstalled. Recently, I wish to buy an SSD to replace the original HDD. I know that I can make a recovery media from the original disk to a removable disk. Then recover the windows 8 to the new SSD. While that means I have to keep this removable disk to prevent the crash of the OS. So who can tell me how to transfer the windows 8 installed in the original HDD to a new SSD and also transfer the recovery media to this new SSD without a removable disk? Thanks

Answer:Transfer the OS and the recovery media from the original disk to a new disk

Any cloning software should work.  Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, etc...

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Sir I need some help here.I cant use my HP Create Recovery Media. I cant create recovery media by USB flash drive or by CD.  everytime i tried to do it, it corrupts my flash drive.i tried to reinstall my windows 7 system and when the installation finished and reboot, something pops up like a DOS command for about 1 to 2 seconds and then disappears as you can see the message below.maybe its because of this that I cant create a recovery media.im planning again to reinstall a clean copy of windows 7. 

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I recently purchased a new Toshiba netboo NB305-N440BL and upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium. Using the "Create Recovery Media" wizard, as suggested, I attempted to create the recovery media on two flash drives. The flash drives were brand new and had never been formatted.

When inserted the "wizard" program stated that the Flash drives needed to be formatted, but when I asked that they be formatted, the program said that there was an error and they could not be formatted. I then formatted the drives using Windows Explorer Disk Management, reinserted the drives and received the same "...needs to be formatted, but wouldn't format ..."message. I also received "error code 040E2D-00-00000000".

I Googled this error message and found two others who had the same problem with their Toshiba net books when they attempted to create the back up material. There were no responses to their requests for help.Is there another approach to making the back ups?

Thank you

Answer:Re: Unable to create recovery media flash drives

How big are your USB storage devices, I read somewhere it has to be at least 16GB to even be able to create one.

I bought a SanDisk Cruzer 16GB specifically for it.

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A tiny USB flash drive is easier to carry and safe from sratches or breaking.   Will it work, and how many gigs does the drive need to be?   Also, how many recovery media's can be created from the same computer? 

Answer:Can the Create Recovery Media be installed on a USB Flash Drive..

It depents on what do you want to create. If you create a Factory Recovery Media, maybe 2/3 DVDS. So, can be 8.6 GB/12.9 GB aproximately. The best thing you can do is create a DVD set (if you create it twice, better).





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Is it required to first create an Active Partition on the USB flash drive, within Windows 7, before creating "Factory Recovery Disks" on a USB flash drive - FOR THE X220? I've carefully looked at the X220 User Guide and it makes no mention of it.  Yet, I came across a web page on this site explaining how to create an active partition prior to making recovery media.  However, it does NOT reference the X220 as an affected computer and I wonder if the active partition happens automatically on the X220.

Answer:X220 "Create Recovery Media" on USB flash drive

I had asked the same question 2weeks back but did not get a single reply. I have read all the three posts that mention this issue but does not seem to register any answers. Sad

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
Is that overkill?

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Hey everyone, When I tried to create a recovery disc on my X301 Windows 7 to free up the partition, I got an error saying "No enough temporary disk space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." How much space do I need to free up on my C drive? I only have about 7.5 gb free on my 64gb SSD. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Create Recovery Media low disk space on C error

You'll want at least 10 GB free before doing anything.  As is, you can look at your recovery partition to see exactly how much you'll need, but Windows will always block off extra for some reason.

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what size usb drive do I need to create a recovery disk

Answer:What size media card will create a Windows 10 recovery disk?

If your trying to create a bootable usb using the media creation tool then 8gb will suffice.
However if your referring to a full blown image of your windows install, it depends on the size of your windows install.

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Hi, I've just purchased an X220 without the hard drive. I've done a clean install Windows 7 and installed all of the drivers. I want to make a rescue and recovery media on internal hard disk drive, but the Rescue and Recovery doesn't see any of my partitions. How do I set the hardisk partition so that it could be recognized by Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery? Thank you.

Answer:Create Rescue and Recovery Media on Internal Hard Disk - X220

Do you mean service partition like System_DRV on the systems with preinstalled win7 and R&R? If "yes" look at this document - R&R Deployment Guide, http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?&DocID=UM007642 , in particular Chapter 4, Scenario 6.

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T540p, Windows 7 Pro When I run the "create recovery media" tool, I am given the error: "No (sic) enough temporary space in C drive, Create Recovery Media will exit now." I have 89GB free on my 256GB SSD. My Recovery Partition is 16GB. How much free space do I need?

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Hi!

I have on CD small system which at computer start boots into.
So, when I want to access this OS, I must to have always CD in drive...
I want to leave CD away and create from this bootable partition on harddisk and will have access to OS directly without CD..

Is it possible? If, how?

Thank you for help.

Miro

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hello,how to create a booting  flash memory? i  have one laptop but my DVD ROM not working so that, i have to create start up flash memory and have to reinstall XP operation system  through flash memory please guide me.best regjameel

Answer:how to create a bootable flash

Tryed this once.... worked but not the fastest thing in the world.  http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

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hi my friends.i have some questions about creating bootable usb flash
1-i have an iso file of "windows password remover".the instruction said that i should write it on a Cd but can i want o have in on usb flash? i use ultraiso(open the iso file and in "bootalbe menu" use "write disk image") but it does not work?
2- as you know , when we create for example bootable usb flash for installing windows 7 , we should first format the flash. i have an old question in my mind that when we format the usb flash and bootable it for example windows 7 , if we put other files for example transfer a music file.the bootable feature of the flash will destroy( imean in bootable flash can we transfer files with and systems)?
3-is there a way to determine the 1st boot priority on usb in windows not in bios?

Answer:create bootable usb flash

1. The easiest way to create a bootable flash drive is to use Rufus v1.2.0 Rufus - Create bootable USB drives



As in the screenshot select ISO Image in the dropdown menu, browse to and click on the bootable ISO and then click on Start.

2. You can store any data in the remaining space available and that will not destroy the bootability. But make sure you put them in identifiable folders. Otherwise it will mix with the files and folders of the extracted ISO. You delete any extracted ISO file/folder by mistake, that program will not run properly.

My personal advice would be to have a dedicated pendrive for your bootable ISO. If you have many bootable ISOs then use YUMI - Multiboot USB creator. YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

3. Your purpose will be served if you use EasyBCD (free for non-commercial use) EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies and configure it to boot from the bootable ISOs stored in your internal drive. When the system boots you will be presented with a boot menu and you can choose to boot Windows (default) or any of the bootable ISOs run from the memory.

EDIT: Yep, I found this thread which I had read long back as a guest. Say "No" to burning bootable CDs, DVDs from ISOs
That should give you an overall idea.
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At the weekend a friend has given me their HP Pavillion G6 laptop to update to Windows 10. It shipped with Windows 7 but since they've installed a pirate copy of Windows 8.1.

My intention is to install Windows 7 clean and activate, then update to Windows 10 which shouldn't be an issue. My problem is getting Windows 7 back on there as they have removed the HP recovery partition and when using the Microsoft Tool to prepare a USB with the product key it refers me to the manufacturer.

I can't find any support on the HP forum to prepare a USB for clean install of Windows 7 - how are you meant to do this? It's very disappointing that the Microsoft Tool doesn't allow you to recreate media - even if it was supplied by a manufacturer.
 

Answer:Create HP Original Install Media

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Hi, ? have s10-3 ideapad, there is no dvd drive, how can ? create bootable usb flash memory?

Answer:Create bootable usb flash memory

Hi and welcome,
...you need a second computer to prepare .
a huge amount of sites describe that "how to prepare usb-drive"  ...i picked from net examples for all systems ...
install windows from winsetupfromusb  for XP
for Windows 7 USB drive Windows 7
for Ubuntu Unetbootin
and last but not least here in our knowledgebase for XP
 
regards KalvinKlein
 
 

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Hi, guys

I have problem with the cd/dvd that does not work and want to make a bootable usb drive with windows 7.
I don't know how to do. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:How to create bootable Win 7 flash drive ?

Hi,

In order to make a bootable usb flash drive, you should have a minimum 4 gb flash drive and download a software like Novicorp WinToFlash. Install this software and make it easily.
That's all. But don't forget to select ,,Usb boot,, in Boot Priority in BIOS.

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Hello,I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Windows XP. When I tried to copy my XP osi files to USB using Flashtoboot tool my Laptop suddenly stopped working with some blue screen messages and struck up with black screen with the letter "J".I restarted my laptop using the power button, but all the time I am getting a black screen with the letter ?J?. When I tried Ctrl + Alt +Del the screen is blinking for some time and again I am getting the same black screenBy pressing F1 key, I have done Hard Drive memory and RAM memory test. Both testing passed successfully. I tried Boot from local drive still black screen.Product: NOTEBOOK model : HP pavilion g6 notebook PCproduct number: QG470PA#ACJOS : Windows 7Thank URegard:-EDWARD07Hello,I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Windows XP. When I tried to copy my XP osi files to USB using Flashtoboot tool my Laptop suddenly stopped working with some blue screen messages and struck up with black screen with the letter "J".I restarted my laptop using the power button, but all the time I am getting a black screen with the letter ?J?. When I tried Ctrl + Alt +Del the screen is blinking for some time and again I am getting the same black screenBy pressing F1 key, I have done Hard Drive memory and RAM memory test. Both testing passed successfully. I tried Boot from local drive still black screen.Product: NOTEBOOK model : HP pavilion g6 notebook PCproduct numb... Read more

Answer:Hello, I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for th...

EDWARD07 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!From your description, my guess is that the program you used overwrote the boot files on the hard drive, NOT on the flash drive; thus, your PC will not boot anymore. To fix the boot problems, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD -- which you could have made for free when Win7 was working.  This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that.But now, that can be obtained (for a fee) from this link:  http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.To make a bootable USB stick from it, you will need to download and install RUFUS: https://rufus.akeo.ie/Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick.  Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.-------------------------------------Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-r... Read more

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I would like to make a flash drive bootable and I have looked at the utility that HP has called USB Disk Storage Format Tool and every place I have looked to find how to install and use it, the instructions that I have seen do not show up for me when I run the program. Has anyone used the tool or know where I can get some good instructions on how to create the flash drive.

Thanks!

Answer:Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

For USB:

x32
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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My notebook samsung np-n148DA03CN has no CD drive I need to install window 7 using USB 2.0 flash disk, now what should I do to accomplish that task? your help is of very important to me, try for your level best.

Answer:Create bootable USB20 flash drive for Win 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...It's much easier to buy an external cd/dvd player and use the disk.

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Are there any new utilities out there yet that create bootable USB flash drives? I know there is the HP one and then you have to go and download the sys files and put them on the flash drive but hasn't anything else come out yet that does it all for you in just one click? I would think something like this would be common by now since flash drives are so popular.
 

Answer:Utility to create bootable USB flash drive

Why don't you just write your own .inf file? All you need is a really short one to get the job done. I do this all the time at work if I have a bunch of computers I need to manually configure to save time. The good thing with these is you can also make a bootable CD from them too.

Try this:
Open up a text editor and type this in.
[autorun]
action=Anything
shellexecute=somefile.exe

Then save it as "autorun.inf" and copy it and the program you want to run to either a CD or a flash drive.

With a CD it will truly be bootable, but it isn't really 100% with flash drives. What happens when you insert a flash drive is it will look for the "autorun.inf" file, and when it finds it, it will display what you typed in the "action=" line into the very top of the pop-up box. (The same box you see when it asks you what you want to do when you put in any flash drive into windows) Just press enter and it'll run whatever program you put into the "shellexecute=" line.

So your flash may not be totally bootable, but you don't have to download and system files that waste space on your drive. Just pop it in and press enter. Works for me anyway.
 

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Hi all I have a problem,How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive,

Please Help me.

Answer:How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB flash drive

This should work. I used it it worked for me. Microsoft Store Online

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Hello. I am trying to create a bootable USB Flash drive on a spare computer to update the BIOS on my HP G62-340 notebook using the following instructions: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833/. Problem is that I never get the BIOS Update Utility when I open the download. I get "Insyde Flash" program which tells me it is about to update the bios on my spare computer without ever prompting me to create the bootable USB flash drive. I exit "Insyde Flash" before starting it on my spare computer. Can some provide instructions on how to create a USB flash drive for BIOS updates? Thank you.

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I want to put SpinRite on a bootable flashdrive so I can run it.

I want to be able to use the flashdrive with SpinRite on XP & Win 7.

Do I create the bootable drive with Fat32 or NTFS?

Have looked on line on how to create it but any suggestions would be helpful.

Answer:Create a bootable flash drive with SpinRite

Quote:
I purchased and downloaded the SpinRite program file. Now what?

SpinRite is a single program file that offers completely different services when it is run under Windows or DOS. It should first be run under Windows to choose and create some form of bootable media. You can choose to create a self-booting floppy diskette, a bootable CD-R ISO image file, or to prepare a USB flash drive or other bootable device for booting.

Then, when the media prepared by the Windows-side of SpinRite is booted, the FreeDOS operating system included within SpinRite will boot, and it will, in turn, start SpinRite to begin performing data recovery, maintenance, and repair.

So . . . after you download the SpinRite.exe program, run it under Windows to have it create a bootable media format of your choice. Then shutdown and restart the target system, booting it with the SpinRite bootable media to start the FreeDOS operating system which will automatically run SpinRite under FreeDOS.







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How do I make a bootable USB thumb drive??

Past users have had mixed success with USB drive booting. Older flash drives seem to be resistant, and older BIOSes may not support booting from USB devices. But in both cases, virtually all newer drives and systems do and will.

If your system can boot a USB device, and your USB device is bootable, we can offer some tips, tricks, and pointers:

Hewlett Packard (HP) makes an easy-to-use utility called “HP USB Disk Format T... Read more

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How can I create a USB-bootable flash drive of Widows XP from a downloaded program file in eMule?

Please list step-by-step
 

Answer:Solved: How can I create a USB-bootable flash drive in Widows XP?

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Here is the issue I am currently at:

I have a Surface Pro 4 that I want to set up a Dual Boot on. I normally wouldn't have too much of an issue resolving this on my own, but due to the Surface Pro 4 not supporting Legacy flash drives, my standard way (Booting into a MBR Flash Drive w/ an Offline OS on it and doing the defrag/moving the files to the beginning of the drive) of solving this issue has left me baffled. I've attempted downloading Rufus and utilizing a MBR ISO (Which failed, since it didn't have the EFI boot sector on it), going back and forth amongst various methods of removing secure boot (which was a doozy at first, after having to go through recovering my BitLocker key) in order to boot from legacy, all to no avail.

Basically, I want to take my SSD, and move all the files to the beginning, which I can't do in Windows due to system files being in use (Ironically, a large portion being near the end of the drive). All I am looking for is a method to create a bootable UEFI flash drive that I can use to defrag/do this from. I've dug a little bit around on Linux and didn't find anything that seemed to be able to do it, as most options seemed only relevant to Windows PCs. Is there any options available to do this? Or would formatting and reinstalling it be the only option?

~ Thanks in advance

Answer:Create bootable UEFI Defrag Flash Drive?

Welcome to TenForums, QuentinX5.

Defragging an SSD is the last thing you want to do. There IS no "front of the drive" on an SSD. All you'll do is shorten its useful lifetime unnecessarily.

If it's actually just moving your partitions around, that's another can of worms - there are free tools available to do that which you can't do (either conveniently or at all) with Windows native Disk Management or without knowing how to use diskpart at a command prompt.

If it's really just partitioning you want to do, you'll get a more effective help if you post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk Management and explain what your ultimate goal is. Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of


Do I surmise correctly that you simply want to shrink your OS partition and make room for another partition to put a 2nd OS on?

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Hi all,
Having had a problem using the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable Windows 10 USB flash drive Ive decided to use the Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 10 ISO and then use Rufus to create the bootable USB flash drive.
After downloading Rufus onto my laptop. Is it better to insert the USB flash drive first before running Rufus or should I run the Rufus utility first and only when Rufus is open, then insert the USB flash drive?
Ive been to the Rufus homepage and there arent any tutorial instructions there at all.
Ive seen it mentioned on a couple of sites that everything must be done in the correct order or there can be problems. The trouble is ive seen instructions to insert the usb flash drive before running Rufus and also insert the usb flash drive after opening Rufus!!
Does it make any difference at what point the USB flash drive is inserted or is it irrelevant?
Thanks

Answer:Question about using Rufus to create a Bootable USB flash drive

Hi, you might find this helpful:
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

There is a way to create a bootable drive without using Rufus:
Creating a bootable USB drive.

with thanks to @NavyLCDR
To reliably make a bootable USB flash drive from an ISO file, do this:

Plug the drive into a USB port of a functioning Windows PC.

Open a command prompt.
Run diskpart.

Once diskpart is running, enter the following commands in sequence:

list disk
select disk #
- replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
clean
- this will erase the selected drive, make sure it is the USB flash drive!
create part pri
format fs=fat32 quick
active
exit
exit

Then mount your ISO file.
(By default you can simply right click the iso file, and click Mount. However, Mount will not be available if iso files have been associated with a different program).

Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.

(If stuck you can open the iso with 7-zip, a free program).

Discussion here:
Reinstall Windows 10 from DVD but no DVD drive[/U][/URL]
- includes content of flash drive.

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Here is the issue I am currently at:

I have a Surface Pro 4 that I want to set up a Dual Boot on. I normally wouldn't have too much of an issue resolving this on my own, but due to the Surface Pro 4 not supporting Legacy flash drives, my standard way (Booting into a MBR Flash Drive w/ an Offline OS on it and doing the defrag/moving the files to the beginning of the drive) of solving this issue has left me baffled. I've attempted downloading Rufus and utilizing a MBR ISO (Which failed, since it didn't have the EFI boot sector on it), going back and forth amongst various methods of removing secure boot (which was a doozy at first, after having to go through recovering my BitLocker key) in order to boot from legacy, all to no avail.

Basically, I want to take my SSD, and move all the files to the beginning, which I can't do in Windows due to system files being in use (Ironically, a large portion being near the end of the drive). All I am looking for is a method to create a bootable UEFI flash drive that I can use to defrag/do this from. I've dug a little bit around on Linux and didn't find anything that seemed to be able to do it, as most options seemed only relevant to Windows PCs. Is there any options available to do this? Or would formatting and reinstalling it be the only option?

~ Thanks in advance

Answer:Create bootable UEFI Defrag Flash Drive?

Welcome to TenForums, QuentinX5.

Defragging an SSD is the last thing you want to do. There IS no "front of the drive" on an SSD. All you'll do is shorten its useful lifetime unnecessarily.

If it's actually just moving your partitions around, that's another can of worms - there are free tools available to do that which you can't do (either conveniently or at all) with Windows native Disk Management or without knowing how to use diskpart at a command prompt.

If it's really just partitioning you want to do, you'll get a more effective help if you post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk Management and explain what your ultimate goal is. Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of


Do I surmise correctly that you simply want to shrink your OS partition and make room for another partition to put a 2nd OS on?

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Good day...

I wanted to create an image of my os and applications so i found the " recimg" in windows 8 and 8.1 and i did the image i needed but if i wanted to recovery this image how can i recover it in bios boot can i create for it a partition and make bootable USB flash drive or i can put it on external hard drive and also recover it from bios like "express recovery2 on gigabyte motherboard"

Thanks

Answer:Create custom image of windows with bootable USB flash dr

If you have a large enough USB stick you could use Macrium Reflect Free to put both the boot restore program and the image on the stick. There may be a way to do something similar with the Windows imaging tools but I have used 3rd party tools for so long I haven't tried the built-ins.

Perhaps another poster can answer about using the Windows imaging tools.
But the Macrium imaging is about as easy as it gets. No need to read the manual.

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Greetings - Owner of new X220i. Love the laptop, but there are no OS backup media included with the system.Unable to find any any CLEAR, UNAMBIGUOUS instructions on whether / whatone can do to create backup OS media for when the hard disk fails or if, for example,one wants to replace the drive withan SSD (or reinstall to create a multi-bootLinux / Win7 system). Or maybe I've just missed them? I have an external USB CD-ROM writer, but I'd really love to create is a bootable USB. Either way, I'd welcome any simple directions (I'm a simple guy) on what one must do to createbackup OS disks, and whether / how one can create a bootable USB drive. Thanks kindly,  - Richard

Answer:How to create backup OS CDs for X220i, and/or a bootable flash USB drive?

As a follow-up: I ran Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility.It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:BOOTMGR file (375KB)WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)a 17MB BOOT folder.Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contentsstrike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, BUT NOT ENOUGHTO RE-CREATE Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drivegoes south (or I decide to replace it with an SSD).Are there perhaps other Lenovo or Windows7 utilities that I should be usingto create a FULLY RESTOREABLE Windows install package (excluding,of course,additional programs that I've installed from original media) and,if so, what are they?Insight welcome.Thanks kindly,- Richard

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Ive been playing around with various methods for creating a Bootable Windows 10 flash drive to clean install Windows 10.
Ive always used the Media Creation Tool to Download/Create the USB until recently it no longer works for me. You guys on here gave me instructions on using the Diskpart method but before trying the method I decided to use Rufus because Ive used that before without any issues.
Now on to my question lol ....Has any body used Rufus and had the settings screen flicker and reset whilst you're in the middle of making your adjustments (naming a volume label, browsing for the ISO and setting GPT partition table etc). In my case ..the screen flickers and reset the adjustments I'd made back to the defaults that were there when i first opened Rufus. I didnt continue because I wasnt sure if I carried on and re-entered my settings again if the process might get corrupted.
Has anyone else experienced this and either found out the cause or what did they do?

Answer:Query for others who use Rufus to create a bootable Win10 flash drive

With Rufus, select the USB, then load the .iso and then amend your settings (GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS and FAT32 recommended unless your computer is >5 years old).

Failure to do this in the correct order may result in the settings reverting after the iso is loaded.

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My XP Pro SP2 CD is refusing to boot. Can I simply burn a "bootable command" from Isobuster directly onto this disk to make it bootable? (I have read Paul Thorrott's site on slipstreaming...that gave me the idea)

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:create bootable disk ?

Once a disk has been burnt to and closed it can not be written to again. I would try the disk that you are having trouble with in another computer and see if it will boot there.
 

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hi guys, does anybody know what else i need to be able to create bootable disc. i have burnt them to disc but it will not boot, here is what i have

[IMG]file:///D:/Users/Paulie/Pictures/Capture.PNG[/IMG]

Answer:help, need to create bootable disk

Cant see anything in picture but I take it your wanting a Win7 boot disk?

Get your hands on a copy of UltraISO, MagicISO etc etc, load a Windows 7 build 7000 or 7022 x64/x86 ISO file, delete the files in the ISO, and then copy in the files from the 7048 x64/x86 folders, save the new ISO with a different name. Now you have a bootable ISO of build 7048 x64/x86!!

The ISO file you save should display as 'Bootable UDF', which means it includes the boot image from the original ISO.

Burn to DVD.

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

Message was edited by: GeoKoro13

Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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Could you guys share your suggestions? Thanks

Answer:To create a bootable media, you prefer CD or ISO file?

I prefer ISOs which then I can put in a multiboot USB stick.

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Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD. If not how can I make it bootable?

Jim

Answer:Does the Media Creation Tool create a bootable USB or DVD

It will create a bootable flash drive, not a DVD. Easiest way to be safe is to create the ISO then use Imgburn to create the DVD or Rufus to create the flash drive.

Windows 10 ISO Download

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T-540p - Windows 10 Pro x64 (upgraded from Win 7 Pro) I'm having the Inaccessible Boot Device problem discussed elsewhere here, and I need is to have a working bootable DVD or flash drive. Couple of questions. I created a system repair disk on my hub's T-530, but mine wouldn't boot to it (non-system drive error) when I changed the boot order to boot to it. Is it still possible to create a disk or flash drive to actually boot to Windows vs simply allow it to be reinstalled? I have a fully functioning command prompt, but sfc does turn up some anomolies, and I assume I need to be booted elsewhere to fix them? I see all my files on C and a backup drive just fine at the cmd prompt, and was able to get all  my files to the backup drive OK using xcopy (restoring system without losing files option does not work).  Chkdsk showed a few bad sectors, plus the "MFT Bitmap attribute is incorrect"--is that indicative of an impending disk fail? Given safe mode is not even showing as an option, I'm guessing the boot manager etc has been fubar'd. Is there any way to repair this? Will reinstalling Windows 10 even affect that? If the HD is fubar'd I'm guessing not. I'm assuming I'll need to work with Lenovo on this as it's still under warranty, but hoping there's an easier way. TIAelaine





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I have duel boot system on a pentium 4 1.6 gig hp 750n, where i installed an additional hard drive and gave it windows xp, and left the primary as windows 2000 advanced server (ntfs). i want to change the original drive to windows 2000 pro. my windows 2000 pro install cd is not bootable (bootleg) so i cant get the system to boot up to it and allow me choices for deleting/formating partition and setting up OS.. however, it does have all system files and actually can be installed if windows is already up. does anyone know how to create a new disk from my unbootable cd and make a bootable windows2000 pro disk?
 

Answer:How to create bootable 2000 pro disk?

Unfortunately since you mentioned that you have an illegal version of Windows 2000, we can't help you. It's against the rules of this website to help with an illegal install of Windows. This thread is closed.
 

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I purchased a Seagate Pro External Drive and have the free Acronis V8 version. I don't have a DVD burner - just a CD burner.

I plan to clone/image my C drive, but understand that I will need a bootable rescue disk if my C drive fails? I would like to be able to save all the other software and settings I have installed after the factory installed programs.

Do I need a (additional) software program for it and which one? Is there any free software for creating a bootable rescue disk?

I'm still a newbie and therefore need something easy to work with. Thank you.

BTW: Windows XP Home edition - free Zonealarm - AVG 8 - Skype - Firefox - anti-spyware etc.
 

Answer:How do I create a bootable rescue Disk?

Hi

A CD Burner is fine for the Rescue Disk as I have my Acronis Rescue Disk on CDRW, yes if you have a major problem with your Windows OS or hardware failure, it will allow you to recover your OS ( Operating System ) and all your settings and installed software so like you never had an problems.

No Acronis and its True Image allows you to create the Rescue CD from its menus and this CD is bootable, all you would need to do is to enter your BIOS ( at boot time you should see the key press needed to enter your BIOS, flashes up quickly so keep sharpe eye out for it ) and make sure the 1st boot device is the CDROM.

I would get hold of a CDR or CDRW blank CD, then start Acronis and click as highlighted in the below image "create bootable rescue media" and follow the prompts.




this process is all automatic, just read whats in the prompts and at the end you will have a bootable Acronis Rescue CD, and this once booted to is a light disk run version of Acronis True Image which will allow you to recover your saved Image file.
 

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how to create a multiboot Operating System installer DVD disk.
i mean More than 6 operating systems in single bootable dvd disk..?

if any software is there or guide me how to make the bootable DVD.

Answer:how to create multi OS bootable DVD disk

unattended.msfn.org Sorry its .org not .com

Will tell you not only how to make an auto install but will also cover a multi-os install disk. Hint: Its in the advanced section

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Hi.

I need to make a bootable rescue disk so that I can restore my computer. I have made the backup image using Drive Image XML but I can't make the bootable CD using Bart PE because my Windows CD is OEM, from Dell. Bart PE needs a windows cd slipstreamed with SP2, which I can't do because it's OEM, and if I could it probably would not work anyway, due to the OEM thing.

So, is there any way that I can make a bootable rescue CD using my OEM windows CD?

Thanks.

Answer:Can I create a bootable rescue CD with OEM disk

I am nearly certain that my XP Home SP2 disc that came with my PC when I bought it was an OEM disc, nonetheless I just made a bootable Slipstreamed SP3 version from it using Nlite which you can get from the following link, http://www.nliteos.com/ It is very easy to use and does the whole thing for you.

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Hi

I just bought a Laptop with W8.1 it does not come with an install disk and the supplier flat-out refused to provide one,
pointing me to the recovery partition saying that was all I needed.

The recovery program just reinstalls, losing data and does not have Windows trouble shooting options
as found on the W8 install disk.

How do I create a W8.1 install disk.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Create a bootable Install disk

Hello Daniel,

It would be recommend to go ahead and create a Recovery Drive to have handy if you should ever need to do a factory reset.

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

For what you wanted, it may be best to use a 3rd party program like Macrium Reflect to create a system image. This image can be used to restore everything as it was when created.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I got my new Win 7 64 bit desktop I was unable to get a Win 7 installation disk so I immediately created a partition image which I can restore to.

However, my experience has been that at some point I am going to need a bootable installation disk. Can I create one from my existing installation?

Answer:Can I create a bootable Win 7 installation disk

Hello Oldtraveler,

What brand is your computer? Most OEM store bought computers will have an option to create a set if OEM Windows 7 Recovery discs that can be used at boot to restore your Windows 7 back to factory defaults.

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I heard geek squad mention that they boot to a "virtual" operating system to run tests on the hardware of computers. I wanted to know how they do this. I did some research and found Bart PE Builder. I built a bootable windows xp and it works like a charm on XP systems. I was able to boot up and backup the system before restoring it. I tried it on a windows 7 computer but it did not work. I'm reading it is not compatible and I need to use Windows PE.

My question is, how can I create a bootable or portable windows PE disk that is compatible windows 7 computers? I downloaded the AIK here Download: Windows? AIK for Windows? 7 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

I burned it with Deep Burner as an iso and the computer will not boot to the disc. It skips right past it. I'm reading I may need to modify the registry with some batch files in order to get PE to work. It looks a little complex. My question is how can I do this if the computers Im working on are not bootable (Operating system is corrupt with BSOD ect..).

I would like to use this disk to work on customer computers to back them up without removing the HD and test them. It can be a pain to remove the HD in some systems such as the all in one touchsmarts... I don't really like using the "Ultimate Boot Disc" all that much. Would like to figure out how to create a bootable or portable disc to boot to and backup computers with a file manager of some sort. Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to create bootable disk windows PE

I've figured out the answer to my own question after much research and wanted to share if anyone reads this. The batch files or scripts that I was reading were necessary to create a bootable Windows PE disc , not modifying the registry on the host computer. theres some guides out there on how to do it but I chose to search pirate bay for someone who has already set them up. Just search "windows pe". They are already configured with apps and drivers so I dont have to create my own. Hope that helps anyone with the same problem.

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Hi, my systen is corrupted and when i tries to recover bios fron win + B option, only capslock key start to blink twice.I followed how to make USB bios disk from another computer, but when i download bios file no HP bios utility showed up its somehow tried to install on my desktop which is by the way acer.So is there anyway how can i download my bios file and make usb disk?

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I have a new R61i with XP on order.  I wish to make my first order of business the creation of a bootable XP installation disk which I don't suppose will come with the pc. Instructions please.

Answer:How to create a bootable XP installation disk

Can create a set of recovery media, which contains OS and Various software/drivers for your laptop, by going into Thinkvantage software and then into Create Recovery media. you can also restore to factory setting my going into rescue and recovery from the initial bootup by pressing the blue thinkvantage button.

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downloaded sp56288.exe file from HP websitethis is listed as a bootable diagnostics fileinstructions state that the file is an ISO image file and should beburned directly to diskHowever the file is an EXE file...not certain how to deal with thisplease help

Answer:trying to create bootable HP diagnostic disk

@Charles18 This is a self-extracting archive file, so you simply double-click on it to run it.Good Luck

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I have on my pc windows 8.1
What i want to do is to insert simple disk on key i have to my pc usb and with some simple software automatic to create on the disk on key windows 8.1 bootable system.

Not to install windows 8.1 on my laptop but to be able to boot from the disk on key to access my hard drives on the laptop. The problem is that the windows xp system on my laptop is damaged i can't get to the windows xp in any case.

So i want a bootable system on the usb to be able to look into my hard drive/s of my laptop.

How can i do it ? ( I mean that the disk on key will act like c:\ drive so i can then go to d:\ and e:\ and look for my files for backup. )

Answer:how can i create bootable usb disk on key of my windows 8?

win8.1 will not boot from a usb device as a live OS [mine wouldn't anyway ].except for [windows to go ,but you need win8 enterprise for that ,] You would be better off using Linux live usb to get the files
a how to create llive Linux usb'
How to create a bootable Linux Mint USB drive using Windows ? Everyday Linux User

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I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?













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Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

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I'm looking at a software like ghost or acronis true image that would not only create a hd image directly on a DVD but would also make that DVD bootable, so you can boot with the recovery disk and directly restore your PC, without having to boot with a ghost boot cd then swap media and restore the image.

the goal here is to leave a simple, easy to use recovery system DVD's to friends and family members so i don't have to spend hours resintalling their OS every now and then. The recovery media you can create with HP/COMPAQ/ACER computers you buy at best buy comes to mind, but not as crappy.
 

Answer:software to create bootable recovery disks?

I just checked that a possible website is terabyteunlimited.com, but
no time today to even check if versions more recent than mine
will do what you want.. No dvd here yet so i'm even more clueless.
 

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Good afternoon!

I have been working diligently on trying to 'blow out' my partner's laptop (A Gateway that has VISTA on it), and have prepped my USB drive until I hit the proverbial wall.

On my recovery disks (there is a set of two rewritable CDs that we purchased from the Gateway manufacturer), there is NO bootsect.exe. After researching and reading a bit, I realized that the dilemma was that only the manufacturer DVD installation disks had this particular file on it. However, after spending the money on recovery disks, I just cannot see spending any more on an older laptop that will be replaced within the year (or less).

So, what I am looking for is a solution for downloading the bootsect.exe on my USB, in addition to how to finish the process using recovery disks versus using the installation CD. Any help would be much appreciated! (CANNOT use the CD drive on the laptop as it seems to have malfunctioned...the laptop is used predominantly for email and gaming.)

Answer:Trying to create a USB bootable key to run VISTA recovery disks

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

You can use any live cd from here

The LiveCD List

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Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation













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Answer:Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hello,
 
The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad.  I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.
 
If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I'm trying to refresh my old XP system (which I only use for off-line stuff) by re-installing XP on a clean / blank disk. I have downloaded ISO files of both Windows XP Home & Windows XP Professional from both getintopic.com and pcriver.com and burned these onto DVDs. However, when I try to use the disks to install Windows XP on a blank drive, I get a message saying that the Bootmgr is missing or that I need to insert the system disk.
How do I create an install disk (with the boot manager added) that will install the complete OS?
The respective web sites claim that the ISOs are bootable, but clearly they are not!

Answer:Create a bootable ISO of Windows XP install disk

how did you burn the iso to CD? you need to "burn image" selection from your burner not just a burn iso file to disk.
click here

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I would like to scan a PC's HDD for possible boot sector virus. The PC has no Antivirus software installed. I have Norton 360 installed on another PC and would like to create a bootable CD or emergency disk to help me sort the infected PC. Does anyone know how I can go about doing this?

Thanks,
Alcia
 

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Hi all,

Recently i just purchased <reference to illegal software removed> which contain ghost 11.0.1 inside and when i try use this software to backup my system during the create the image this is an option to include the ghost boot floppy drive to include. So may i know how to create this bootable disk in able for me to include during the image creation.

Pls advise.

Thanks.

Regards,
BH Yeo
 

Answer:How to Create Ghost bootable floppy disk

Sorry, but the disk you mentioned is illegal and contains pirated software. We can be of no help to you.
 

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I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.

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I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.

Answer:How to create a Windows 10 bootable install disk?

jayv2251 said:

I've asked about this a long time ago. Several personal issue interfered with me getting computer work done. Now I'm starting a telecommuting job in a week, need to clean things up a bit. Just in case I have issues, I'd like to burn off a bootable Windows 10 that I downloaded from Microsoft before the end of July.

Just for yucks, I'd also like some advice on how to back-up Windows and some of my more important files onto OneDrive or Google Drive.



I'm assuming that means you have an ISO file for Windows 10? If yes, then you put a blank DVD-R disk in the disk drive, right click on the ISO file and select Burn Disc Image

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Dear all

I need to create Xp bootable disk with other Application sofware (like - antivirus software , system drivers softwares,msoffice2003,winrar,photoshop.....)

if all in one cd /dvd, i could intall all the the sofware one instalation itself

Please advice how can i make like that bootable disk
 

Answer:Create XP bootable disk with other application software

You are thinking wrong. Once the XP installation finishes, it won't automatically install the applications.
Do you have any CD burning software??
Because you are gonna need one.
 

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I have a new Windows 7 Home premium Disk. I understand that it is possible to access Windows Starter edition on this disk and burn it to a bootable USB or a DVD. I have tried following two or three suggestions on the internet but I can't get them to work properly. I need to install Windows 7 starter on my netbook to replace Windows XP. It would be helpful to create Windows Starter on a bootable USB and a bootable DVD disk. What is the best way to do this?

Answer:How to create a Windows 7 Starter bootable USB or Disk

If you are already using the premium disk then the license won't cover you for using starter on another machine.
If you are not using premium then load premium on the net book.
If you really just want Starter then where exactly are you going wrong?
is it making a bbotable USB drive
extraction the iso from the disk
or editing the cfi file to make it install starter instead of premiun?
Make a bootable USB drive

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I'm trying to cut down on installation time. I want to Create a bootable installation DVD/CD that has WINDOWS OS on it, along with, a virus software of my choice, WINDOWS OFFICE, burning software, plus a few others software's. I would like to be able to walk away and come back when it is finished with everything I want installed. I know I'll have to update certain things, but would like the main programs installed so I don't have to sit there and manually install them. Someone told me of a link awhile back, but I lost it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Answer:How do I create a Multi-program bootable installation disk?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Homeuser66


I'm trying to cut down on installation time. I want to Create a bootable installation DVD/CD that has WINDOWS OS on it, along with, a virus software of my choice, WINDOWS OFFICE, burning software, plus a few others software's. I would like to be able to walk away and come back when it is finished with everything I want installed. I know I'll have to update certain things, but would like the main programs installed so I don't have to sit there and manually install them. Someone told me of a link awhile back, but I lost it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help in advance!


If you could make one of those, which I doubt, the only time you would save is the time it takes to change DVD's. The actual installation time would be the same whether on one disk or two.

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Hey, i have a Trojan on my computer and i have only one way out that i "Know" about other then bring to some other tech at a staples and pay $250! This Trojan is messing up my whole system. anyways, i dont need any help on that part. what i need help on is on " How To Create A Bootable Vista Restore Disk"! i need this disk so i can re-boot my system, re-format my hard drive, then re-install Vista! The only problem is , i can't figure out how to do that! This is what i think i have to do, i just don't understand how!?!?! ( Thats Me ) Also i can't do it on my computer as if i do the Trojan will just copy itself onto the disk! the Trojan has done allot of damage in 2 days! I need this ASAP!!

This is what i have tried so far:

Creating The Bootable Disk:

I went to this link. i tried to Follow the Step By Step Instruction on how to create the bootable disk.

Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

DOWNLOAD ImgBurn form here; Only Download from Mirror 7!!

The Official ImgBurn Website


Then i Download the Vista ISO File at:

Microsoft Windows Vista (DVD-ISO) Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum


The only problem is, when i restarted the my pc with the disk in it with all the files on it, it just booted up as normal!?!

( THATS ALL ME!! )

Please if any one has any information on how to Create Bootable Vista Restore Disk so i can re-format my hard drive then re-install vista, it would be greatly appreci... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Help...Create Bootable Vista Restore Disk...HELP

So many possibilities within your post.
Without trying to give security advice.

If possible, do a full backup, inspite of any issues within your system.

First, have you tried to use the system restore, set to a point prior to the introduction of your problems? In many cases this will allow for a reversion to a point before the situation existed.

Do you happen to have a full Vista install disk, or must you use an OEM such as Dell?

Finally, after you created the disk from the ISO, did you set the cd drive so that it is scheduled to boot first, within the BIOS?

With this information, it may be possible to get you going in the right direction.

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what kind of disk are best to use? and how do u do it? i created a disk cd-r. doesnt work. says its not bootable. waded thru a lot of stumbling blocks which almost appear to have been laid down intentionally to get to this point right now if this computeractually died, i don't appear to have any way to revive it.   is there a better more reliable way to accomplish this besides the avenue im taking?thanks,butler b.

Answer:windows 10- create a bootable cd/dvd disk to restore a syste...

 How are you creating the system image and attempting to make the boot disc? Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Create a System ImageCreate a  system repair disc (I know it says Windows 7 but it is included in Windows 10)

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My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?
 

Answer:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.
 

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I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

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HelloFor my new X220, i tried to create a bootable Recovery USB stick like this :Bootable Recovery USB stickIt is ok but when i choose boot & data in Lenovo thinkvantage tools, i have an error like "impossible to find files needed by this program" (the message can be a little different as i have a french version...). Any idea ? It is working when i select only "system", but i have only 500MB stored on my USB stick, with a big file "WinRe.wim" and a boot directory. I'm able to restore my system, for example on a blank disk with only this USB key ? I missed to tell that the original drive was changed to an SSD, but the sortware of the SSD copied all the original drive on the SSD, with the Recovery partition of course. Thanks for your help !

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Hi there,

i have set the boot sequence to boot from cd, but the message reads: non bootable disk.

I have tried to open it with ghost but it wants a password.

Toshiba Satellite A60.

Answer:Satellite A60 - Recovery disk will not boot - error non bootable disk

Hi

First of all you will be not able to extract the ghost image file because it?s secured as you could see.

I don?t know why you cannot boot from the Toshiba Recovery CD. But a reason could be:
- The CD is faulty (scratch, not more readable)
- You used a wrong CD
- The CD/DVD drive cannot handle this CD due to the old and faulty drive laser lens.

So you should firstly check if you can boot from other Microsoft Windows CD to find out if the CD/DVD drive is ok.
If this is ok then there is a issue with your CD!!!

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Hi all,I have this problem, thanks for every ans. I bought mSata SSD and want to make it WIN boot drive.I make USB recovery medium (16Gb - cca 10 used now) with recovery disc utility, no error was here. Now I tried to test usb medium - reset -- F12 -- kingston usb ---  and next "slide" was error, file: boot/BCDID: some HEX number ending on 0000252 (now sure but something like this)info: problem with read ocured file.... It says to use recovery DVD (dont have optical drive) and thy it again. I am looking on flashdisc and there is this file, maybe damagen, i dont know.cannot make the medium again - can have only one medium the tool said when I tried. can someone help me? How to boot original system to instal on mSATA ssd disc, or it cannot be booted from flashdisc? Thanks very much.

Answer:X230 recovery USB flash is not bootable pls help

USB stick needs Active partition in order to boot. Look at this page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74246As you already have Factory_Recovery media, copy all files from the stick, make that as it's described below, copy files back, try to boot. If laptop will not boot from the stick you should prepare boot media again.

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This “HowTo” provides information and instruction how to create a USB recovery media flash drive using the Toshiba recovery ISO image files or Toshiba Recovery discs (DVDs)

To create a USB recovery media flash drive, a USB flash drive with at least 16GB disk space is suggested (depends on the size of the ISO images or recovery discs).

Note: Since 2015 the ISO layout has changed and a different procedure must be processed to create the USB media. The new recovery media type can be identified by the names of the ISO files.
More info: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

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Cant boot from UEFI NEED to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1

need to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

How do I make my computer bootable?
I found the following on a recovery disk which I made early last year for the same computer but I cant get it to boot.

How do I boot this usb flash drive without losing this material and is it used to recreate the correct partitions? It has this info on it:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=1000
format quick fs=ntfs label="WINRE_DRV"
assign letter="W"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
create partition efi size=260
format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM_DRV"
assign letter="S"
create partition efi size=1000
format quick fs=fat32 label="LRS_ESP"
assign letter="I"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary size=436224
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows8_OS"
assign letter="T"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="LENOVO"
assign letter="O"
shrink minimum=12288
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="PBR_DRV"
assign letter="Q"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
exit
 

Answer:Need to create a bootable repair disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

No reply?
 

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Hi Guys,I just got my new S205.  I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7).  Would you share with me on the steps to do so?I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next,  I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why? thanks in advance.New S205 owner.

Answer:S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

hi hippodog.
it's because usb drivers are not compatible with okr 7. but you can use external hdd to create backups.
 
hope this helps. 
 

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Greetings -

Recently purchased a Lenovo X220i laptop, which came with Win7
Home Premium 64 installed, but no separate media.

The laptop has Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility, which I ran.
It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:
BOOTMGR file (375KB)
WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)
a 17MB BOOT folder.

Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contents
strike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, but not enough to
recreate Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drive goes south
(or I decide to replace it with an SSD).

Is there perhaps a Windows7 utility backup that I should be using to create
a fully restorable Windows install package (excluding, of course, additional
programs that I've installed from original media) and, if so, what is it?

Insight welcome.

Thanks kindly,

- Richard

Answer:creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

For Windows imaging & backup:
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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What size flash drive do I need?

Answer:Windows 8.1 - Bootable USB Flash Recovery Drive

If you checked the "Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive" box.

On most systems: "The drive must be able to hold at least 16 GB, and everything on the drive will be deleted."

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Hello there knowledgeable WPCentral people!
I installed a CV rom on my mum's 64GB Lumia 1020 (in order to get rid of the O2 carrier branding and get quicker updates).
However, the CV ROM causes no end of wifi problems - with the entire wifi settings becoming completely unresponsive.
Additionally, O2 have pushed out the Cyan update quicker than Nokia for the CV version.
So my question - if I use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool, will it reinstall the original O2 firmware? Or will it just reinstall the CV ROM that I added myself.
(I'm never going to debrand a phone again --- it's been nothing but trouble!)
Many thanks

Answer:Nokia Software Recovery Tool....(will it flash a 1020 back to its original ROM?)

It will restore the same CV rom region. Why not flash another rom version using Nokia Care suite. Another version might fix issue.

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Recently purchased Toshiba Satellite C660-21Z and tried to create recovery discs as recommended. Recovery Media Creator consistently fails on both Disc #1 and #2 with error messages during validation:

Failed to read E:\sources\boot.wim (Error Code 020150-20-00000000).

Have tried different DVD types without success. Anybody able to help?

Answer:Recovery Media Creator failing to create system recovery discs

Hello

Check please THIS thread and i hope you will find solution to this.

Good luck

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Hi All, I am prepping a new Lenovo Yoga 13 for a user.  I want to create recovery DVD(s) for the new system with the OneKey Recovery software.  When I open the application there is no option to create media.  There are only a backup option and a restore option.  I called tech support and they advised if I attach a DVD drive the option to create media will appear.  I did this but no luck.....  I am attaching first a picture of what I see when I open One Key Recovery And secondly to show that I do have a usb DVD connected here is a picture of the DVD attached with a blank DVD inside it.  I have downloaded the lastest update to the One Key Utility and am running version:  8.0.0.1519.  Can anyone give any insight as to why the create recovery media isn't there for me?.....













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Answer:Yoga 13 doesn't have an option to create recovery media in onekey recovery

I found the answer to my own question.  Essentially in version 8 there is no way to create recovery media with this utility.  I came across the following link which I am going to try:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards













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Answer:Create Recovery Media/Do Factory Resect without Recovery Partition

To reset your PCSwipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, then tap or click Recovery.Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.NoteYou'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
 
 
Refreshing your PC without affecting your files

If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

Note
If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You?ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.


Warning
Applications you?ve installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Applications that came with your PC and apps you've installed from the Windows Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed applications on your desktop after refreshing your PC.


To refresh your PC

Swip... Read more

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I need to get my private info off my HP Pavilion zv6130us because I am selling it, but I cannot find the recovery disk that came with it a year ago. ARRRGH! I do have XP Pro disks. What can I do? I have a lot of programs to take off of there, but wanted to leave some freeware on there for the person I'm selling it to. I manually copied all (I hope) my documents off of there, but am having trouble removing programs. Does anybody know a better way I can do this? I could spend a few dollars if there is a cleanup program I should buy. I have spent many hours trying to do this before I got smart enough to ask for your help.
 

Answer:can I clean PC to sell without my original recovery disk?

So what is the ideal course of action here? Simply removing programs? Can you not do that with Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel?

Or do you want to go a step further, and format, wiping everything? A clean installation of Windows is what I would be happiest with as your customer... you can always reinstall the freeware.
 

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There are discussions on creating recovery disks with OneKey Recovery 7.0. But my G500 is  with win8.1 and Onekey 8.0. I didn't see it support creating CDs. And when I tried to create such a recovery image, OneKey 8.0 said it needs 90G space. It looks like OneKey will backup all files from my C disk. I just want to create factory recovery disks, in case the HDD failed. Can anyone tell me how to create such disks? (It doesn't make sense to spend 60$ to order such disks from Lenovo)

Answer:how to create factory default recovery disk with OneKey Recovery 8.0? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
Yes that option is not available on Windows 8 and 8.1.
 
This is tha way i think possible to extract a recovery media
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
 
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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Dear All. My T440s no longer has the recovery partition.I'm with Win 8.1 Pro, but I would like to restore the system. How can I do to restore and create a new Recovery Partition? Thanks,Lucas Mendes  

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