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Nov 222012
 

win8logoThis post will show you how to:

1 – Create a Windows 8 Recovery Disc (CD or DVD).

2 – Create a Windows 8 Recovery Flash Drive.

Recovery media will help you troubleshoot, fix, refresh Windows 8 in the event of a problem.

 

Create a Windows 8 Recovery Disc

*Note – To use the recovery disc you need recovery media that matches your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).

 

– Insert a blank CD or DVD.

– Press the Windows + R keys (run command) > type recdisc and click OK.

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– Choose the drive containing your blank media and click Create disc.

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– That’s it!

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What mine look like:

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Create a Windows 8 Recovery Flash Drive

*Note – To use the recovery drive it needs to match your architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).

 

– Insert your flash drive now.

– Press the Windows + R keys > type recoverydrive.exe and click OK.

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– or from the Metro, oh wait, :roll: , the Modern Windows UI, click the Search charm >

type recovery drive > click Create a recovery drive

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Click Next

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Select you flash drive and click Next. (Be darn sure you picked the right drive)

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You’ve been warned. Click Create and you’re done!

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If you cannot make the iso’s yourself:

Please do not link to these files. Download may be moved or removed at any time (bandwidth costs money).

https://tweakhound.com/downloads/x/Repair_Disc_Windows_8_32bit.zip

https://tweakhound.com/downloads/x/Repair_Disc_Windows_8_64bit.zip

 

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