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Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Q: Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..

Enjoy!!
KYHI

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Preferred Solution: Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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I have been trying for a few days to get this up and running but I keep running into problems where it says the system drive cant be found. I am following the instructions listed here and still get errors. I have noticed that over the years Microsoft's documentation sometimes leaves out key details that I need to know that do not get listed. I am primarily wanting to use this approach for when I do my quarterly formats of my PCs in the house with a highly customized image.

A:Has anyone created media for bare metal reset?

Nevermind I figured this out, script only works on drives that are already convert to gpt or mbr and the size needs to be set to the correct minimum.

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Push-Button Reset Overview

This article talks about Refresh, Reset, and Bare-metal recovery... What exactly is this bare-metal recovery? How do I access it?

A:What is bare-metal recovery

Bare Metal means a clean hard drive, like it comes out of the box. The entire installation is redone, just as it is if you recover a System Image Backup.

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Im looking for some advise. I work for a small company that runs SBS2008 as a server for user authentication and file shares and that is it.

I preformed a backup of the entire system to allow for a bare metal recovery in the case the server crash and burned. I was trying to test the recovery by restoring to a VirtualBox VM. Obviously the hardware is different, and after the restore, the VM continued to Blue Screen and reboot. So Im asking for advice on how I can test the backup, or ways to test recovery so I know if our server does die I can be back up in a short about of time.

Purchasing third party software is out of the question here. I know all about explaining to the powers that be, that the cost of being down for a length of time is far greater than the cost of a third party software to allow backup and recovery to different hardware. Still being approved to purchase software is denied.

So I am left with the tools at hand, The SBS2008 Disk, The Backup Made from inside SBS2008, and any free tools on the net. Can someone help me work through this so I can be sure I can recover my data? Putting files back where they were is easy enough for me, but Im talking about restoring all the users profiles, Active Directory, Group Policy, etc. If I cannot restore this to different hardware ( and this might be the case if the server hardware dies and wee need a new server) than I need to be able to reload all our settings. Help with this would be greatly appreciated. Th... Read more

A:SBS2008 Bare Metal Recovery

Hi,

I would suggest have a spare set of identical replacement hard disk/ disks to hand & try the recovery to them.

That will at least prove the recovery system you have will work when needed. That is provided the recovery/ backup does not die with the system disk &/ or partition you are saving to! OK?

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I'm having problem with My Hp-15, system disabled 70766952m please Help!

A:Re: windows 10 bare metal install

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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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I am running Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I migrated my laptop's Windows 7 OS to VM and was able to boot to it in Hyper-V. I cloned my laptop first then sysprepped it with an unattend script and a batch file. The unattend install works
and the batch file runs during Windows setup on my bare metal laptop. When I do the same in Hyper-V, the batch file never runs.


Here's the process I took to migrate my laptop to VM and what I did to get it to run in Hyper-V to see if something along the way I messed something up:
-Used dism to capture the image.
-Applied the image to a vhdx.
-Attach the vhdx in Disk Management.
-Copied my unattend.bat, unattend.xml, and setup.bat scripts to the C: drive of the vhdx.
-Loaded the SYSTEM HIVE from the vhdx in Regedit.
-Changed the "Start" DWORD from 3 to 0 in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/atapi", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/intelide", and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/msahci"
-Unloaded the SYSTEM HIVE and detached the vhdx.
-Used Hyper-V to create a Generation 1 VM. Used the vhdx as the disk.
-Booted the machine up with error, but got rid of it by running a repair on Windows.

Here are the scripts that I am running during sysprep:
setup.bat:
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
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Manage your partitions, install and boot multiple operating systems with ease, back up and restore partitions or entire drives all this and more, using BootIt Bare Metal. Taking its roots from its highly successful predecessor, BootIt Next Generation, BootIt BM has been developed from the beginning to provide a powerful set of tools for todays computer users, enthusiasts, and professionals.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:

-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware
-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes
-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable media

Here is the link to the addon - Plus Pack
And its data sheet

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable mediaHere is the link to the addon - Plus PackAnd its data sheet

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In another thread about why Windows 10 is free, I started journalling my installation, largely to answer Drew's claim that Win10 installation was easy.  It is not, and it is not even done yet.  But to say more than I did there, would hijack that thread's theme, so am starting a new one here, where other installation horror reports are located.  In this case, the problem is different from the others, so if I interpret the rules rightly, I should start a new thread, not post to a dissimilar one.
 
Problem:  Windows keeps reinstalling itself over and over.  Each time more files were copied, so it wasn't actually doing the same install over and over, but might have been interactive, reboot, interactive again.  But there is NOTHING in the screens you see, to let you know this.  They all read the same, they all begin with 'Install Windows 10', each time you must select the language then agree to the EULA, and everything afterwards is exactly the same in the progress screen, and when it finishes, it says it has to reboot 'to continue'.  Continue what?  Well, the first seven times I left the installer stick in, and at the 8th time I decided to take it out at the next 'Install Windows' purple screen (after reboot).  And, I hit the Red X to close the installation.
 
Next I booted it without the stick, and all went as recorded in that top link of this post.  Since it wouldn't allow me to input my name and the other data, I... Read more

A:Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

Post-reset, it goes into a loop again for me to either Install or repair windows, just like the other 8 time.  So this time I went to advanced options, and selected the one which repairs why Windows won't boot.  For I never actually got into Windows, it wouldn't let me create the first user account (wouldn't let me type in the data).  I suspect this is because I turned off all the data-sharing options listed in the 1st post's top link.  But of course, nothing in the prompts or 'reactions' say that's why.
 
Aha, now it says 'Startup Repair couldn't repair' the PC.  Going down the rabbit hole again...

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Hey community. I was hoping for some clarification. I am use to working with VMWare ESXi VSphere for hypervisors. So I have been labbing for my MCSA and I notice alot of the context of MCSA material describes installing an instance of Windows Server 2016,
and then turning that into a Hyper-V Server. What I did was I installed Hyper-V Server 2016 on my ProLiant. Is there any reason why I would not want to do this ? I had to reference alot of white papers, manuals, eventually blogs, and I think a youtube video
or two before I could manage it from my remote PC. It involved adding the target computer via power shell, customizing the hosts file, adding the server within the PC's computer configuration I forget what exactly. I also had to disable the firewall on the
Hyper-V Server 2016 before the Hyper-V Server 2016 hosted on the ProLiant started appearing in my Hyper-V Manager from my Windows 10 Pro machine.

However I was listening to this gentleman's youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdJJ4jiYx0Q
and he explains that Hyper-V Server is meant to be installed as a bare metal Hypervisor which is what I did do but because i was accustomed to working with VMWare SAN's that are the same way where you install the Hypervisor on the host machine and start
spinning up virtual machines. However I noticed i got some updates on the Hyper-V-Server 2016 the other day and not all of them wanted to install ... I believe some of the updates were for Windows so it went int... Read more

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Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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I am looking for a Win 7 backup and restore program that can do the ff.

1. Do an image backup which can be used for a recovery (in case the system won't load or some program won't run) or a bare-metal install (if the HD has to be replaced or reformatted);

2. Do a scheduled incremental file backup based on what was added or changed since the image backup or the previous incremental backup; in addition to the bare-metal install from the image backup, all incremental file backups can be restored, bringing the system back to the state from the last incremental backup;

3. If the backup disk is filled to a certain percentage (say, 80 pct), then the image backup is deleted and a new one is made. If the new image backup is successful, then all incremental backups are deleted. New incremental backups will be based on the new image backup.

4. One also has the option to schedule both the image backup (e.g., every month, every six months, every year, etc.) and the incremental backups (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.).

A free program that can use a network drive as a backup is preferable.

A:Backup Program with Bare-Metal Install and Incremental Features

Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

We have tutorials on its use.

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A:100TB Servers | Dedicated Bare Metal Server Hosting

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just ran a Veeam bare metal retstore to a new hard drive.   realtek wifi adapter shows properly installed, but no connections are available.  network trouble shooter says wifi adapter failed. replacing orignal drive results in a perfectly working wifi connection.Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC    2023.30.301.2016  toshiba satelite

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Hi All,

The story so far:
2008 server was hit by rootkit virus. Machine was taken to doctor for data recovery. (Raid 5 data set, we had low % hope of recovery) New hardware and Server 2012 replaced old server.

So far, so good.

Now we want to use the old machine as a workstation.
Raid 5 was reformatted as Raid 0. Two volumes on 4 disks.
When we go to boot from a Win 7 Ultimate x64 DVD, we get the "reboot and select proper etc.."

I seems that the IDE DVD drive is not being identified at boot. I have tried the predictable changes to boot order, but have not disconnected anything. We did try attaching a SATA DVD drive, but that was also not identified during the boot sequence.

I don't know that the Rootkit didn't affect the bios...not educated enough to know if that is possible.
At this point this has become a 'hobby level' problem, but I still want to find resolution.

Asus P5Q Turbo, 4 Seagate drives on Raid 0, IDE dvd drive, 3" IDE floppy (unplugged, either/or with DVD drive)

And there I am....

A:Bare metal install 'reboot and select proper boot device...'

Why are you using dated RAID technology, which Win7 doesn't like and we see nothing be problems with? It confers no performance advantage and if you lose one drive you almost always lose all the data. So the only time it makes any sense is if working with huge files like full length movie editing and there are now drives big enough to handle those too.

Pick your fastest drive and follow the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have been using WHS for the past week or so, and I really love its potential. The problem I'm having with it at the moment is that certain computers' backups seem to fail inexplicably, and so far I haven't been able to figure out why. If I can, I'd love to stay with WHS.

If I can't get WHS to work reliably, then I'm looking for a good alternative backup solution for my ~10 Windows computers. Here's what I would like:

* Management from one central location. I love how I can install the Windows Home Server Console on each client computer, and then I can manage all of the backups from one place. It's much easier than running around to each computer to configure the backups.

* Single-instance storage or deduplication. A huge potential HDD space saver, when you have a lot of wasted space with two computers backing up the exact same file.

* Bare-metal restore. Again, I love how WHS makes it easy to restore using a boot CD and a network connection. That way, in the event of a client hard drive dying, I just pop a new drive into the computer, reload the image, and we're back to normal without having to worry about reinstalling Windows, software, drivers, et cetera.

* Price! WHS is a steal at roughly $100 with support for up to 10 computers. Seems many client-server backup programs can easily cost $400 or $500, and that's a little steep for me at the moment.

I would prefer to run Windows on the server, but if the best solution ... Read more

A:Looking for Windows Home Server-like network backup solution with bare-metal restore.

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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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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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My laptop came with Windows 8.1 64bit operating and there is a recovery partition to factory reset. It was protected by the HP recovery manager. After i update to Windows 10, reset my PC (not factory reset) with the option keep my files , so now i have a Windows 10 and i can see  in recovery partition one recovery folder and inside it one file of name "lang" in the Recovery partition rest of the files and i can't see and there isn't any virus in my laptop its just of changing settings i took the step of reset windows 10. i believe my recovery partition is save but due to un availability of recovery manager it is not protected. now i want to factory reset and by going to advance startup option i saw recovery manager ther but when i clicked to recovery manager it says can't open file "x/recovery/hp/rita-tool" . thats why i cannot proceed for factoey reset.please guide me how can i get back recovery manager or how can i make recovery media ? please help !! 

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The recovery partition on my laptop was deleted so I obtained the Recovery Media Disks from HP for my laptop.  The laptop does not have a CD/DVD drive.  How do I go about creating the Recovery Media on a USB flash drive? -Does it have to be done on the laptop that I want to recover, or can I create the USB Recovery drive on a different PC Thanks,Mark

A:Create USB Recovery Media from Recovery disks

Hi, My suggestion: try an external Optical drive or send it back and ask for USB key/flash drive because DVD and USB do not have same structure. I don't know ripping DVD to ISO file work or not but you may want to try. Regards.

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Acer products that ship with Windows have a recovery partition built into the harddrive with software that will allow you to initiate a recovery from within Windows as well as create a USB recovery incase something happens.  This is the most important tool you'll have to help you with your PC moving forward. We can't stress enough how important it is to make your recovery media as it will be invaluable when you need it the most and can save time and money having to order a set from your local Acer support team.
 
This is espectially true  with Windows 10, we have seen many users attempt to use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and do a clean install of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this does not allow for your current Windows Key to be ugpraded to support Windows 10. Users will be instructed to restore their system, perform updates and let Windows upgrade to Windows 10 accordingly. If you don't have your recovery media, you will need to contact your local support team to inquire about the availability and pricing for new media and then wait for it to be shipped.
 
We do have documentation online, which I'll link below, detailing the steps of how to initiate a recovery from the HDD, how to create backup media (USB or DVD depending on the system) and how to use that backup media if and when you need it.
 
Acer Recovery Management: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934
 
Thanks,Cory
 

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I have created a recovery USB drive. Hpw to create another USB recovery drive from that or from recoverymedia creator tool

A:How to create more than one recovery media

Use image copying tool for usb drive.Windows does have its own built in backup tools too :-SYou can also use image copying for your hdd backup which far more reliable than recovery media.Good tool look at is minitool partition wizard, have free pc & bootable version, bootable version very useful tool .https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

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Tried to create recovery media (my first time).  In response to request for memory stick of at leas 17 GB I inserted a new memory stick of 32GB.  Computer responded "insufficient memory".  Turned out memory stic was non-functional so went and exchanged it for one we proved out in the shop.  Began process again, but at the step where it says only one recovery file can be created, it would go no further- "Continue" was greyed out.  How can I make a recovery file?

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Hi, have to create DVD media on a ThinkCentre A70 from Recovery partition. When i try to create media a message tell that's impossible to find "recovburncd.exe". How to restore it ? Thanks for help.
 
 
(mod edit: Updated post to say "ThinkCentre A70" since this isn't a ThinkStation model as originally stated, plus moved thread to the correct discussion board)

A:Create Recovery Media on Dvd

Welcome to the forum
 
Do you have a ThinkPad P70 by chance? There is no E70 model of ThinkStation. There are other E-series ThinkStation models but not a 70.
 
Was your system purchased new or used? Have you altered or deleted any partitions? Have you uninstalled any software from the preload?

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Acer products that ship with Windows have a recovery partition built into the harddrive with software that will allow you to initiate a recovery from within Windows as well as create a USB recovery incase something happens.  This is the most important tool you'll have to help you with your PC moving forward. We can't stress enough how important it is to make your recovery media as it will be invaluable when you need it the most and can save time and money having to order a set from your local Acer support team.
 
This is espectially true  with Windows 10, we have seen many users attempt to use the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and do a clean install of Windows 10. Unfortunately, this does not allow for your current Windows Key to be ugpraded to support Windows 10. Users will be instructed to restore their system, perform updates and let Windows upgrade to Windows 10 accordingly. If you don't have your recovery media, you will need to contact your local support team to inquire about the availability and pricing for new media and then wait for it to be shipped.
 
We do have documentation online, which I'll link below, detailing the steps of how to initiate a recovery from the HDD, how to create backup media (USB or DVD depending on the system) and how to use that backup media if and when you need it.
 
Acer Recovery Management: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29934
 
Thanks,Cory
 

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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. 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 as you can see below. maybe its because of this that I cant create a recovery media.

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Dear Support Team,
We would like to inform you that we are using some laptops in our company (Central U.P. Gas Limited, Kanpur) in which pri installed windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit. After some month in these laptop windows have auto upgraded in Windows 10. we want to create recovery
media in pen drive. Please support me how to create windows recovery media.

Thanks and regards,

Amit Kumar
IT Support
Central U.P. Gas Limited, Kanpur 

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Hi,
I recieved my new Dell XPS8900 on Friday. It was preinstalled with win 7 pro and came with Win 7 pro operating system install DVD. 
I immediately upgraded to Win 10.
My problem is I cannot create recovery media.
If I use Microsoft Windows Settings - Create A Recovery Drive I get error:
"We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can't start use your windows installation disc or media"
If I use the preinstalled Dell App "Recovery Media Creator" I get error:
"Recovery Media Error. The recovery environment is not enabled on this system.Recovery Media creation cannot proceed..."
How can I create recovery media for my PC?
Or is my PC setup designed to now allow creation of Recovery media?

Thanks
Peter

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Hello,Wanted to create recovery disks (for a first time after purchase) but this option is not available in Recovery manager.I've updated my pre-installed windows 7 to Windows 10 for free. Maybe this is the reason?How can I create at least windwos 7 recovery media? Thank you.

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I have an HP dv6000z series i didnt buy the System Recovery DVD for windows xp media can someone help me out on how i can create it please?

also when i upgrade to my free vista, will there be a System Recovery DVD for it also?
thanks!!
 

A:Create recovery XP media cd or dvd

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I recently bought my PC. It came with the option to install Win 10 Pro, but factory settings had it downgraded to 7 Pro from the beggining. I upgraded to 10 Pro but, of course, the recovery partition D: is made to restore to 7 Pro, and the upgrade deletes the HP Recovery Manager and the HP Recovery Media Creation apps. The advantage is that the rest of the drivers and HP Software were kept without any problems. Nontheless, if I decide to restore to factory settings (should I need to) it will restore to the 7 Pro and I would have to go through the process of upgrading to Win 10 Pro again. ¿Is there a way to create a new recovery partition (or USB recovery media) that will restore to my current machine status, that is, with Win 10 Pro and the HP Software that the upgrade kept on the PC? ¿Will the Windows Create Recovery Media do that? ¿Will the Windows Create System Image do that? ¿What's the difference between this two? Thanks in advance.

A:How to create recovery media after upgrade to Win 10 Pro

Hi, Please try:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/3a747883-b706-43a5-a286-9e98f886d490/create-a-rec... My normal "practice": clone the whole HDD/SSD as backup and I can swap any time. I even do this for all my machines, once a quarter. Regards.

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I go to create a usb recovery drive and my PC say that one has already been created when I have not created one. Do I have to reformat to be able do it again?

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As others have reported (e.g., en.community.dell.com/.../19668993), I'm having a problem creating Windows 10 recovery media. I'm following exactly the instructions here:  but always receive the error message "We can't create the recovery drive / A problem occurred while creating the drive" a few minutes into the process.
This is on an XPS 8900 Special Edition, pre-installed Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I've tried two different 16 Gb flash drives, both formatted to NTFS.
Is this happening because these drives in fact have less than 16 Gb available (since hardware manufacturers measure storage sizes differently from software, and Windows reports only 14.6 Gb free on the drives)? Would a 32 Gb drive work?

A:Unable to create USB recovery media

Try creating using USB2 rather than USB3 ports.
Also keep in mind that SSD's and Flash Drives Retention is 52 weeks or less meaning based on the storage temperature they can lose all their data in less than 1 week in a hot environment aka in your car at 150 degrees.
The Detrapping of data is like a charged battery where the 1's and zero's go away.
 

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Windows 7 pro 64bit.  Brand new, out of the box system, only installed VPN software and joined my work domain.  Trying to create recovery media on a brand new Sandisk 32Gb flash drive.  It works for a few min building it then fails saying I need to format it (it is).  I then can no longer read the flash drive.  I have to put it into an older laptop, and in disk manager create a new simple volume and format the drive again.  
I have updated all the drivers on the laptop.  Has anybody used this Dell app before with success?
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I have an XPS 8700 running Win 7 Pro & am unable to create a factory recovery media on a USB external drive.  It is difficult to get Dell Backup & Recovery to recognize the drive.  But, even when it does recognize the drive, it starts running initialize & then gives the error that a different media must be used.  The drive in question is a 2TB Western Digital My Passport.  I have read several threads with the same sort of issue but have not found a resolution. I am running the latest version of Backup & Recovery. 

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I purchased recovery media but it turned out to be only Windows OS. Since it didn't come with drivers and applications, I need the program that will let me create the media from the recovery partition. Can I get this application from Dell? Can anyone help.

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I have tried on a few separate occasions recently to create recovery media for my Notebook. I am using a 32GB flash drive. I get through the 'Prepare Disc' stage, together with the 'Copy Image' stage, and reach 26% on the 'Verify Disc' stage, when I get a HP Recovery Manager message, 'We are experiencing errors in revovery media creation. Please try again'. Concerned that I am unable to create the recovery media, concerned that the recovery media creator will think I have had my one chance to create. Any help/suggestions welcome....... Thanks

A:unable to create HP recovery media

HERE IS A DOCUMENT on the topic of Creating Recovery Media.  This might apply: The HP recovery manager software is not compatible with many USB storage devices larger than 32GB. HP Recovery Manager displays the total size of the source files when going through the creation process. You can stop at this screen during the creation process to know what size of storage device you should use. Use a storage device that is larger than the size of the source files, but not larger than 32GB.Also, USB flash drives that are branded with the Windows 8 compatible logo do not work. USB devices with this logo are set up to work with Microsoft's Windows 8 To Go feature and do not display in Windows as an external device. Instead, they function in Windows like an internal hard drive and appear as a Local Disk. Since HP recovery creation software looks for external media, a USB storage device with the Windows 8 compatible logo does not appear in the list of devices (and cannot be used as recovery media).

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my laptop has a message requesting "create system recovery media". Since purchasing the notebook, I have upgraded to  win10 (the free online version), from win8.1, which I upgraded from 8.0 immediately after purchase. I have a 3 disk recovery set which I think I made when I bought the HP. The instructions indicate that only one set can be made. Also, the instructions indicate that more than 3 disks are needed. But when I start the process only a USB option is available. How do I determine if the 3 disk set is the right set for this PC? I'm confused. 













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A:create system recovery media

Hello slickamis;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about creating recovery media and wanted to help.If you didn't create the HP Recovery Media before doing the Win10 upgrade, it is a waste of time trying to do that now.  Why?  Two reasons ... First, the Win10 Upgrade has a nasty history of corrupting OEM recovery information, and if that happened to yours, any media you create is not going to work. Second, that media would only have been for the original OS, and the recovery information is not updated when you do the Win10 upgrade.  So, the media could not be used for a Win10 recovery. My suggestion, is if you want to create recovery media for Win10, then consider using a third-party solution known  as Macrium Reflect (MR).  What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.  Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry.  This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the externa... Read more

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i have acer aspire v3-571..... windows 8 pre installed.... the problem is with "creating recovery media or disc"....
when i try to create recovery using ACER RECOVERY MANAGEMENT......
system replies

"HARDWARE SETTING IS NOT SET TO DEFAULT" ... so i cant take recovery
now when i try to refresh my pc it ask to insert "insert recover media"
what can i do......?

A:Cant able to create recovery media in ACER ASPIRE V3-571

the pc came with windows 8 and most likely was upgraded to windows 8.1..

that broke the link to the factory recovery..

You can download windows 8.1 media - link in sig below..

So got to ask - you want to go back to factory 8 and upgrade?
Or clean install windows 8.1?

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

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

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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Dear All,I had purchased lenovo make E450 (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model  :  20DDA02XIG having Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64(EN:English) as preloaded with the laptop. My operating system got carshed and i dont have also recovery media to recover the Operating System. I had contacted the lenovo support and they told my machine Serial no is not eligible to get a recover link through online and i had also visited to the nearest service center and they also told me it will take a month to get it done though request to the Lenovo. Please guide me how to recover my OS as early as possible.

A:Create Win 8 recovery media in ThinkPad e450

If your machine is a Factory Lenovo, you should have recovery as outlined here, page 36.https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/e450_e455_e450c_hmm_en_sp40a27160_03.pdfThis assumes the recovery partitions are intact. You may need to locate a Windows Repair CD/USB stick to boot from to start the recovery.  If your machine shipped with Dos from Lenovo, and a local shop installed win 8.1, you could download a win8 recovery ISO/similar from microsoft. Did you purchase this machine NEW?If your machine was not a Factory Lenovo, you would not be elgible for Lenovo recovery media, since your win 8 was installed by someone else(shop where purchased?).

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I used the HP Utility to Create Recovery Media using DVDs.  The first disk OK.  The second was a little finicky, requiring a couple of starts, restarts, etc. but finally executed OK according to the software.  However, the third will not begin at all.  I've gone through three different new DVDs, thinking perhaps one was flawed.  I've rebooted and restarted the app numerious times.  It always recognizes the fact that the process has already begun, and only the last disk needs to be done.  It just doesn't do it.  Nothing happens.  From sound, there is no disk access going on. Based on the trouble with Disk #2, and even if I can get Disk #3 to "work," I really have low confidence that this set of disks will work when needed. How do I "eradicate" this failed effort so I can try fresh, this time with a single USB stick?

A:Cannot Complete Create Recovery Media using DVDs

@Curmudgeon10, welcome to the forum. I have asked the appropriate people at HP to see what they can do to help you solve your problem.

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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 can no longer boot Windows 8.1. I do not currently have an upgrade media. Not sure what steps to take as I originally purchased Windows 8 as an Upgrade. What do I do? Do I try and find a Win8.1 iso and attempt to create a recovery disk from it?

Ive been using Windows 10 on another hard drive connected to this computer. I needed to check out some programs today on Windows 8.1, which I haven't used in a while and it wont boot. Has a blue screen with an error about winload.exe.

A:Need to create recovery media. Originally started with Upg

Ive downloaded this file OSGS14-WindowsSetupBox-32bitand64bit-English-4141408 but I cant even get past the Product Key portion. I enter what I know is my Product Key but it wont accept it. Im sure this has something to do with my original version of Win 8 Pro being an Upgrade. Which of course, when this is the case, MS has seemingly made it harder for recovery options should something go wrong.

Ive also tried another method by using an ISO on USB. I don't get any Command Prompt option and an attempt to Repair results in Scanning/fixing errors but that seems to stop after a minute, PC reboots and im back to the Blue screen error.

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