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Support creating win 8.1 Recovery usb Flash without win8

Q: Support creating win 8.1 Recovery usb Flash without win8


I got an unhappy message while sitting down to read my morning news sites and a cup of java.

The error i got was 0xc0000034.

'0xc0000034' errors and other critical malfunctions can arise when the Windows operating system becomes overloaded with invalid system references, as well as corrupted and deleted registry files. These problems commonly occur due to a lack of regular PC maintenance. As a computer operating system gets older, errors and crashes start to become more frequent and problematic.

Now, every where i look about recovery, they all say "well, that's easy, just make a recovery disc with the windows 8 recovery tool".

Here is the annoying part, how do i do that? cause all sites seem to forget that searching for how to do that is basicly cause i CANT get into windows and make the tool.

Can anyone help me out on how i create a Flash USB for Win8.1 so i can recover my OS?

Thank you very much!

Preferred Solution: Support creating win 8.1 Recovery usb Flash without win8

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.)

A: Support creating win 8.1 Recovery usb Flash without win8

What do you have for install media? You list your system as self made so I'm assuming you bought Windows 8.1. If you have a Windows 8.1 DVD boot from it and you should get an option to repair your install. Repair Install Windows 8

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Hey guys!New to the forum here. absolutely loving it.I had a couple of questions about how to prepare a flash drive with some emergency tools. I work as a retail tech now but want to start working up the ladder. I have a couple of executables/software titles I want to put on a flash drive. The software I am planning on installing is MBAM, Spybot, TDSSKiller, cCleaner, ComboFix, GMER, and Avast (for boot time scans). I also have some cds (puppy linux, ubuntu, repair disks, UBCD, etc.) now for my question. Is it safe enough to launch these executables on an infected machine? Or should I set it up to run from the flash drive? I have a bit of AV experience but have barely gotten started. Most techs seem to disable a few services, and then install. What do you guys think the best solution is?Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Creating A Recovery Flash Drive

Is it safe enough to launch these executables on an infected machine? Or should I set it up to run from the flash drive?Not sure what you mean with safe, but you run a considerable risk that the infected machine will infect your USB drive when you connect it, for example by copying malware + autorun instructions, or by infecting executables on your drive.You could use a read-only USB stick to protect yourself, or a SD card like I explained here http://blog.didierstevens.com/2009/12/20/quickpost-read-only-usb-stick/But be aware that the SD card's read-only switch is honored by the device driver, it is not an electrical switch connected to the circuitry of the SD card.

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I am going to create a System Recovery Image for my laptop. Should I use Discs or a USB flash drive (memory stick)? If I use a USB flash drive, how many GBs do I need? 

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I'm going to be creating my System Recovery Image using a USB Flash Drive,  how many GBs would I need?

A:Creating System Recovery Image, USB Flash Drive?

Hi, Normally you need around 24GB but no 24GB USB drive on market therefore you have to buy 32GB. Regards.

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Dear Sir,                  I  am trying to create a USB Recovery media by HP Recovery Manager, but their is an error message which is shown as below. This is the first time i am creating the recovery USB Flash Drive in my laptop. Request early resolution

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I do not have a Recovery CD from the Acer Recovery Software that you make to reset the pc back to factory default settings.And I then :

1) installed win 8 pro from dvd - and found I could not create a recovery dvd to reset pc back to factory default settings
2) reinstalled win 8 (not pro) which required the win 8 pro dvd to be put into the cd/dvd drive
3) when it was completed,i found that the acer software had all been deleted,and I still could not create the recovery dvd's after installing the acer software as there was message that said that the Hard Drive Configuration Is Not Set To Factory Default, for all options ....to create recovery dvd's or reset etc [as I guess the hdd has the os from the win 8 pro dvd and not the version from the factory.

And when I used the Repair CD
I) there was a message that a system image cannot be found.
Where is the OS that is in the hidden partition [from factory] that can be used to get back to factory settings???
that can be used to reset up win 8 with all the acer software??

I managed to make the repair cd and a copy of the drivers and applications of the acer software but there was no option to create the recovery dvd's as mentioned earlier.

Is there a way to get back to the factory state without sending the pc back to acer??

And now it also wants a key that I don't have,as I now have win 8 installed from a win 8 pro dvd

thanks in advance

A:win8 PRO Back To Win8-No Recovery DVD's

Welcome to EightForums.


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

How to make Acer Recovery disks.
ACER video's.
Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Click here: Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

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I need to create a short marketing intro for the business I am working for and would like to find a program that let's me create this fairly easily without using Adobe Flash Pro or their products.

Is there anything that'll let me do this?

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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I am trying to create 2 dvd's with win8 pro [32 and 64bits] and 2 with win8.1 from this link:http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/download-windows-8-pro/
I installed Magiciso utility to make sure the win8 iso file is bootable and created the disk in imgburn but when I tried it this morning, the system would not boot from the disk but boots fine from another disk with win8 on it, any ideas please?

A:Creating bootable win8 disks problem

If you have the iso file for Windows 8.1 use Rufus to crate a bootable USB. But, for the partition scheme use GPT in the dropdown box and see if that works.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines.

For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive.

On multiple occasions I have attempted to create the recovery drive using a CENTON 16gb USB stick and have selected the option to copy the recovery partition. The process proceeds normally until it starts copying the recovery partition. It will complete ~75-90% of the copy, and then all drive activity will stop. The unit still works perfectly fine, but the flash drive is not indicating any read/write, and it stays on whatever percentage it stopped on continuously with no change.

I'm curious if anyone else has run into this before? The current machine I'm working on is an ASUS G55V running Windows 8 (not Pro). The other machines we've had the same issues with have been multiple different ASUS models, as well as a few Toshiba's and HPs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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A:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.

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I am running windows 7 on my laptop. I has windows vista before the upgrade. I had recovery discs for windows vista created from the recovery manager. I tried to make discs for windows 7. I would like to know why it won't let me make a disc for windows 7 because if I had trouble and needed to put in the recovery discs I wouldn't want to use the ones i had for windows vista. what should i do? here are screenshots to show what happens when i try to create the discs for windows 7.

A:Problem w/ creating recovery disc in Recovery Manager

HP PC Recovery Disc Creator, is for your HP Vista only, not for UpGrade of Win 7.

Try this:

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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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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Hi All and Pros, appreciate your help. Just bought a new Windows 10 HP AIO. model: 27-a275d.Only started use it for 1 week, and tried creating a recovery media.however the HP  Recovery Manager keeps hang on me. (see attached print screen). apprecaite if someone or HP can really help and advise - how do i still create my recovery media. thanks  

A:Trouble Creating "Recovery Media" on HP Recovery Manager - W...

Let me ask to have your issue escalated.  You certainly can't create recovery media if the Recovery Manager or the Windows OS is broken.

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After installing Windows 8 on my Dell XPS 15z, it doesn't seem to know about my trackpad.

I mean, the trackpad works as a mouse, but there are no settings, no multi-touch or gesture support, nothing in control panel...

Is there a trackpad "class driver" or something? I would really like to tweak settings like the palm-detection, and have some two-finger scrolling support...

A:Trackpad support in Win8

I will admit that the Win7 drivers for this trackpad (Dell XPS 15z) are pretty awful... which is why I'm hoping there's some "class driver" for Win8 that will give me smooth multi-touch support, and configuration options like sensitivity.

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When there will the driver and utility for this notebook for Windows 8?

A:Re: Win8 support for Satellite C650-18J


All info about Win8 and supported models you can find on http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/generic/windows8-message > Toshiba Compatibility Matrix.

Is your notebook model listed there?

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Does anyone know how to create an ISO from a recovery partition? I'm looking to create a bootable flash drive to install XP on my ASUS 1005HA. (I have Windows 7 starter, but I don't want to pay the 80 bones to upgrade to the full version.) I also have an ASUS 1000HA with XP--and the corresponding recovery partition--that I'd like to use to put XP on the new netbook. Unfortunately, I don't have a USB optical drive (I'm cheap--sue me) and so I need to use the bootable flash drive.

Long story short, I know how to make the bootable flash, but I need an XP recovery ISO to load onto it to allow me to install the OS. Anybody know how I can make one from the recovery partitions?

A:Creating Recovery Disc ISO from Recovery Partition

Using a recovery image from one PC to install on another PC with different hardware is not going to work.

Besides it is illegal, we cannot help with that here, read the site rules.

Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed.Click to expand...



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Looks like the beta of Stardock's Fences 2.0 has Windows 8 support:

Fences - Your tool for a clean desktop

(Not sure if this should go here in Customization, or in software, if it needs to be moved, mods please do so..).

A:Stardock Fences 2.0 Beta Win8 Support

How original Stardock names their programs: first we got Blinds for our Windows (got it? ) and then some Fences for in the Garden.

Now we miss some Doors (yet to be made) to our House.

I've tested the Start8 beta (free product?) which eventually expired leaving me in the Metro station in the dark, and now I'm not even interested in the full version. Ok there are maybe some free limited versions available (even these Fences look interesting) but I'm not gonna complicate things (I'm afraid this beta will expire again) and just use the UI Windows provides me or something like Classic Shell which doesn't expire.

This is my own opinion, however my brother is a Stardock fan and there is no reason to begin a war related to custom UI applications free or not.

Use what you like or what works best for you.


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A:Dear Support i cannot install wifi drive with win8-64 bit pl...

Hi,Can you please provide the exact model of your probook for further help. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 Let me know,David 

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Ed Bott article from ZDNet. Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update | ZDNet
Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash updateSummary: Last month, Adobe released a batch of critical security updates for Flash Player. Those updates are available for every modern browser except one. Microsoft has yet to release the update for IE 10 in Windows 8, and may not do so until next month.

By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | September 6, 2012 -- 12:19 GMT (05:19 PDT)


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If you use Internet Explorer 10 with Windows 8 today, you are exposing yourself to potentially serious security risks.
On August 21, 2012, Adobe released a batch of security updates for its Flash Player. According to the security bulletin, ?These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.?
For Windows, Adobe classifies these updates as Priority 1, its highest rating:
This update resolves vulnerabilities being targeted, or which have a higher risk of being targeted, by exploit(s) in the wild for a given product version and platform. Adobe recommends administrators install the update as soon as possible. (for instance, within 72 hours).If you use Windows 7 (or earlier) with any modern browser and you?ve enabled automatic updates, you already have the latest Flash... Read more

A:Win8/IE 10 Flash Securiity Issue

Thanks but Brink beat you to it here in the Windows 8 News section: Microsoft puts Windows 8 users at risk with missing Flash update

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I give up. When I try to play any kind of video, even an ecard, I see a message that I need to get the latest Flash player version. When I click on the provided Flash icon, I am taken to a page showing me how to figure out why my Flash player is not working. I then find that my Win 8 operating system already has the current (as of 4 months ago, anyway) Flash player embedded somewhere in it.

Does anyone know how to make the Flash player work? Is there a special way to awaken it? Getting tired of being unable to make video content work.

thanks for any help.

A:where is current Flash player in Win8?

Try here:

Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave Player

Under the Shockwave test & install you will find the Flash test & install.
Click on it. This page will appear:

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For weeks I have been testing positioning in Win8.1 and Win7sp1 on an pc with a installed HP LT4112 4G/LTE card that support both GPS and Glonass satellites.

In Win7sp1 I can see bot GPS and Glonass satellites with the program VisualGPSView connected to the com-port that gives me NMEA-sentences (satellites data).

Win8.1 doesn't support com-port that gives NMEA-info. The only way to check and see what satellite-data GNSS in Win8.1 gives is to use the tool Sensor Diagnostic tool and choose the GPS-sensor.
But the tool does only show GPS-satellites, not Glonass.

The consequences not supporting and using Glonass support is that a satellite fix (getting your position) takes mutch more time, is not so accurate that it could be with the use of Glonass and in places with pure visibility even can't get the position.
The use of both GPS and Glonass gives approx. the double nbrs. of satellites and covering is mutch better.
But as I have experienced GNSS and/or the Diagnostic Tool doesn't support it.

The difference in Win7sp1 contra Win8.1 is huge. In about the same time I got this result, at the same position.
Win7sp1: 21 satellites in view, 11 in use.
Win8.1 : 11 satellites in view, 5 in use.

Has anyone else tried/search this tema and what have you concluded with?
Have MS forgotten that new GPS modules and GPS devices use both GPS and Glonass satellites?

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Hi there, I recently bought an ASUS laptop, model F554LA, and it came with windows 8, I formated the hard drive and installed a clean copy of windows 7, only to discover that on ASUS's website, they offer absolutely no support or drivers for this particular model, just manuals and licenses, oh and i think some bios updates too. Somehow I found some drivers here and there, but some of my devices are still not recognized on device manager, and when I try to update the drivers from there, it says 'windows could not find driver software for your device'. the devices I still have problems with are

intel(r) 8 series xhci hc - 9c31
intel(r) atom(tm)/celeron/pentium processor intel DPTF thermal framework device -3400
network controller (probably my wireless, as it doesn't work, also my biggest problem)
pci data acquisition and signal processing controller
Unknown device

No CD containing drivers came with the laptop, im getting desperate.

Any ideas?

(Also can someone move this to ''software''? i think i posted it on ''hardware'' by mistake)

A:Solved: From Win8 to win7, asus offers no support for wireless?

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I have the habit of opening a million Firefox tabs. If many of these have flash content (usually youtube, which I set up to autopause whenever a new video is opened so I can open interesting videos as I go and watch them later), the plugin eventually starts slowing everything down. In win7 when this happened all I had to do was open task manager, find the flash plugin and terminate the process. This would instantly speed everything back up, and all I had to do was reload the various flash windows and watch whatever I wanted.

I'm now running win8.1, and I can't figure out how to do this. The flash plugin usually doesn't even appear in task manager, and yet flash windows work, so it's got to be there somewhere. Occasionally it does appear, but killing it doesn't change anything. This is a problem, because when everything starts to crawl the only thing that's left for me to do is to quit firefox altogether and then restart it, which requires it to reload all the tabs, even those without flash content. This takes a long time and occasionally results in the loss of form content.

Why does the process vanish in Win8.1, and is there any way to make it show up as it did under Win7?

A:How do I terminate the flash plugin process under Win8.1?

Maybe this link will help---

How to Enable Click-to-Play Plugins in Every Web Browser

Maybe not.

The part about Opera failed to mention Opera Turbo has to be OFF so Flash actually does not give the message "Click To Play".

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Can anyone help on creating installer of Manufacturer support information?

A:Creating an installer of Manufacturer support info?

I believe there is a tutorial on here someplace... ill look for it really fast.

Here it is

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Pale Moon: 27.1.1 (2017-02-21)
This is a stability and bugfix update to the browser. Changes/Fixes:

Implemented a fix in media handling to prevent crashes with concurrent videos and/or rapidly starting/stopping video playback in the browser.
Fixed the way the Adobe Flash plugin is detected to prevent confusion with other plugins that identify themselves as "Flash" (e.g. VLC).
Windows: Solved stability issues caused by the release build process, resulting in unexpected behavior (e.g. hangups).
Update via the internal Updater:   Help / About Pale Moon ; or full downloads:
32-bit version https://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-win32.shtml
x64-bit version https://www.palemoon.org/palemoon-win64.shtml

A:Updates 2/21/17 - Pale Moon, MSRT, Flash for Win8.1/10

OK to install it over older version?

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I d/l Win8.0 Pro (3 upgrade copies) in the very beginning of its life when it was $40x2 and $15 from Win7Pro. Now the hitch: one of the PC's crapped out and in order to use the recovery or reset option, the OS asks for "recovery media" which I don't have. BTW, I upgraded to Win8.1 in the interim but my product key only works in Win8.0. MS tech support is OK but their solutions so far are just so-so and my spare PC just sits there. I have a working 8.1 PC, does anyone know which files in Win8.1 tend to be corrupted so that I could copy them from the working PC to the non working one?

A:Win8.1 recovery/reset

Does the non-working PC still boot. If it does, open an elevated command prompt and do "sfc /scannow" It can repair some corrupted files.

Some files in \Windows are owned and managed by an internal account called TrustedInstaller. You cannot modify or replace those files in any way; so copying files over from another PC won't work.

Corrupted files usually indicate a hard drive with bad sectors. That usually can be dealt with by right click on C drive, choose Properties > Tools tab > Check Now button. There aren't any files that "tend to be corrupted".

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I just created the HP Recovery DVD in windows 8 Single Language.

The creation processes were successful. I used 4 DVD as required. But to my greatest disappointment, the first DVD (which suppose to have the setup.exe or whatever it is called) does not have it. None of the DVD has it.

So, I can't make a fresh installation from the DVDs I created.

Please, how do I get the missing file that will make it bootable?

Thank you for your support.

A:Win8 Recovery DVD Not Bootable!

Hmmmm, you have to refresh your PC or you have to reinstall it ..(May be) !!

Or you can use system restore !

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I am developing a tablet experience that will be handed out to a number of employees in a number of stores. I want to customize the start screen a certain way and basically lock it so that employees (or customers) cannot move icons around, install new apps, or run unapproved applications. Is there anyway to enforce this or can I be pointed in the direction of someone at Microsoft that may know more? We'll be purchasing a lot of a Windows 8 tablets but who knows what customers will do with this device in their hands and i really don't want to have to be manually resetting my experiences every day. Thanks so much for any help you can provide. I think Windows 8 makes for a great kiosk type functionality and I hope to see that there is some way to perform tasks like this.

A:Does Windows 8 support creating a locked down start screen

From what I know, you can't lock down the Start Screen. It's basically like the Desktop, you can move icons around freely. I think there maybe third party tools that impose certain restriction, like preventing changes like that from happening after restarting/shutting down. I've worked on several laptops that ran xp where they had a program related to DeepFreeze that flushed out any changes to the OS that wasn't made by an administrator.

If you don't want to do third party options, best bet is to let people customize their Start Screens and Desktops to THEIR personal use. Good chances are that if they've never used Windows 8 before, they won't change much. (Don't teach them how to move things around... )

Through an administrative Group Policy, you can prevent installing of programs/apps, disable access to the Windows Store, or even customize the Desktop. This is just a password protected admin account restrictions over a standard user account.

What exactly will Windows 8 be used for? On tablets and/or a touch kiosk?

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I created the blue tooth program using vb.net 2005 in windows XP, i refer the program using the wcldemo program. After packaging the .net program it successfully runs an windows XP. But it is not supported an windows vista. What is the problem for that. If any version compatability is there? How to solve this problem? Please help me to solve this problem?..........

A:Windoes Vista does not support .exe file for creating in windows XP?

Originally Posted by annalakshmi


I created the blue tooth program using vb.net 2005 in windows XP, i refer the program using the wcldemo program. After packaging the .net program it successfully runs an windows XP. But it is not supported an windows vista. What is the problem for that. If any version compatability is there? How to solve this problem? Please help me to solve this problem?..........

Do you have the appropriate .NET support files (1.0, 2.0 or 3.0) installed in Vista?

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For earlier versions of Windows and IE, we set the Flash Player settings.sol file to "read-only" to keep Flash Player configurations consistent for all users. Users are then unable to change their Flash Player settings. However, when launching IE10 in Desktop mode on Windows 8 we are able to change the Flash Player settings using Flash Player Settings Manager (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html). As soon as the user attempts to change a setting, the "read-only" attribute on the settings.sol file is removed and the file gets modified. Has anyone come across this issue? The version of Flash Player is 11.3.372.94 and it is embedded with IE10. We're attempting to use Group Policy to set user permissions on the file to "deny-write", but so far that has not been successful.

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Hello everyone; I'm new to this community and glad to be here;

Here is my problem: I have a laptop that has an unrealiable CD/DVD drive; I had the unfortunate situation where I couldn't get my CD/DVD to read my XP Install CD (also had a DVD too!) when it was necessary for me to re-install my XP; I don't want to lug around an external CD/DVD drive since I rarely use it other than reinstalling my system and all the development stuff I need to work.

Can anyone tell me how to create an XP install on a flash drive? I know my BIOS regonizes my USB flash drive as I was able to use the PEBuilder to create a bootable flash drive. I figure a USB flash drive is more reliable than a CD or DVD that usually gets damaged in some way.

Now, I have the bright idea that I should be able to create an XP install flash drive?

Is this possible? Anyone?


A:Creating an XP Install Flash-Drive

If you can access the cd from another computer, copy the i386 folder from the installation cd to your flash drive. If you're installing the OS from scratch locate the WINNT.exe(not the winnt32.exe because it's for upgrades only). I've never done it this way so I don't know its flaws. If you need a command line to access the installation folder I would recommend creating a startup disk from a floppy(assuming you have a floppy) and that creates the basic msdos files to start up on.

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I have searched the net for instructions on creating an XP bootable flash drive but not understanding the instructions, I need XP Pro SP2, I have the discs but nor sure I can create this on my win7 machine?

A:Creating bootable XP Flash drive?

What kind of disks are these. Are they OEM recovery disks. Do you want to do a USB boot because the CD/DVD drive is bad or there is not one?

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Does anyone know an easy way or program to create flash slide shows? I really want to make one for a school project.

All it would need is the ability for me to put a small picture, with a tiny caption box, and arrows to switch back and forth between pages.

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Does anyone know how I can take a ecard from a site like bluemountain.com and put it on my site - I have asked several of the ecards websites online but have not recieved a reply.

A:Creating a flash ecard to put on my website

Nick_Coffey said:

Does anyone know how I can take a ecard from a site like bluemountain.com and put it on my site - I have asked several of the ecards websites online but have not recieved a reply.Click to expand...

The absence of reply doesn't surprise me as most of the ecards proposed on bluemontain.com like websites are copyrighted materials.
Therefore, you're not allowed to put one of them on your own site without the agreement of its creator.

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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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So I'm using linux on my hp laptop where was previously windows 8. I have made backup of win8 with HP recovery manager on a dvd and completely formated hdd. Now I want to install windows 8 but only on external hdd. I have tried using official windows 8 iso but it says that my key cannot be used to install retail version of win8.
Does somebody know how to do this?

A:Install Win8 on external HDD from HP recovery DVD

8.0 ISO or 8.1 ISO? You can't use a Windows 8.0 key to install Windows 8.1. You can do this though, Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.. If your trying to install 8.0 then your original install must have been the Single Language version. That's a special ISO. Regular Retail DVD, as far as I know, will read and use the OEM embedded product code automatically and won't prompt you to enter a code. My 8.0 TechNet ISO's work that way on my laptop that came with Windows 8.0 Core.

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This Win8 is very frustrating. I can do a recovery do to some 200mb partition and it's not clear how to get rid of it. Can't do a so called refresh cuz it can't find the files so my question is how do I reinstall Win8 with the existing Product ID that is embedded into the BIOS (excuse me, UEFI)? What were these people thinking when they came out with 8 and 8.1?
BTW, ASUS no longer offers recovery media for my ASUS X-Series X55A-JH91 laptop. I've searched the site but couldn't come up with anything relevant to my situation but can't imagine I'm the only one.
Thanks so very much for any support you can offer.
May God bless,

A:Win8 new hdd, no recovery disk, how to use orig pro key?

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download ASUS BacktrackerWell Asus does have a program called Backtracker you would have use it to create a recover to factory condition media when you first got your NB.
There are several tutorials here, on how to do a clean install using a embedded windows Key

Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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I have a usb recovery of win8.1 for the x250, can I use it on an older model, x220? I do have a retail win8.1 license key but I want to create a Lenovo install and a recovery partition on the x220. Is it possible?

A:win8.1 usb recovery for x250, can I use it on the x220?

No.  There is a list of types in the image that will work.  

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Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD ?
Or am I bound to CDs or Thumb-drive ?

If DVD is possible would appreciate link to a tutorial.

Thank you

A:Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD

Just do it the same way as for a CD, but insert a DVD into the optical drive. Or am I missing something?

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I purchased an Envy 15t laptop in 2015, preloaded with Windows 8.1, which I later upgraded to Windows 10. After the motherboard was replaced by HP, I am having problems with my operating system. I am wondering if a system recovery will fix my issue. Backstory: A few months ago (just before my manufacturer warranty ran out) there was a short between the charging cable and the computer. The computer and cable both worked fine afterward, but I sent the computer in to HP to be looked at just in case. They ended up replacing both my charging cable and my motherboard (which, according to their repair report, had "no power or POST"). The report stated that the OS was not reloaded by the repair center. When I got the computer back, it appeared to be working fine, running Windows 10. However, about a month later, I discovered issues with the operating system. For example, I could not change any user account settings, such as creating a new local account or switching a local account to a Microsoft account and vice versa. I was also having issues installing new programs and updates, such as updates to Adobe Reader and Windows. I did not have any of these issues before sending my computer to the HP repair center. I have tried literally every potential solution that I, HP support, Microsoft support, and (incidentally) EA Games support could come up with. I also tried installing a different OS (Windows 10 Education) using a different key, but I cannot activate that OS via my settings ... Read more

A:System Recovery with New Motherboard (Win8.1)

Hi, To make the long story short. Using the SAME part for motherboard, your machine should have Windows 8.1, no more, no less. The key is embedded on the BIOS and HDD does not carry any key, Windows will check its version and the key in BIOS to determine machine can legally (yes, they call that) to run or not. Please use the following tool to see what is it now      http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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I've been reading and watching tutorials on this for weeks. There always seems to be something wrong. Either it works until I get to the install screen, which gives me some junk about DVD Drivers, or there is an error in Grub4DOS. Sometimes I stumble upon a tool that works, like EasyBCD for example, but I can only get one installation on it because I can't use sub folders. So the other OS's would just overwrite the previous ones. At first I found it quite interesting that I could create a boot menu with a custom background and text, even color the text. But after failing so many times I'd like to have just a basic black background with the white text, kind of like the screen on a dual boot PC. Then I can back it up to my desktop and mess with it all I want. The problem being, that only takes that portion out of the tutorials. I still of course still need to go though the set up of the menu even for basic layouts. The truth being, it's not much easier even without the eye candy, which is why I'm here.

If I didn't already throw you out of this thread with the lack of point, and thoughtless speeches here is some real info:

Main Point: Create a USB Flash Drive that can be booted off of to install any Windows but XP (Because of its format).
Problem: Error in coding, installs not supported, or limited to one install per partition.
Possible Solutions but Failed: Making multiple partitions for each install, using sub folders to contain each instal... Read more

A:Need help on creating a Multi-OS Installation Flash Drive?

The info here might help :- http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/multipartufd

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First and foremost, I would like to apologize, as this is in regards to WinXP....

I have a friend that need to install Windows XP 32Bit, SP2.

I do not have a hard copy, but I do have an ISO file, its about 640 MB. Its a custom computer that does not have USB bootable capabilities, But I'm going to introduce my friend to PloP, which has gotten me out of a few binds myself, and has never failed me.

How do I get this ISO file, onto a USB flash drive, so that he may boot off of it, and install Windows XP?

Thank in Advance....


A:Creating a bootable flash drive from ISO file

I used this site to create a bootable USB drive for XP installs
Install Windows XP on a Mini-Note (USB stick method)

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Hi guys ...
Is it possible to create a dual boot USB Flash Drive ? Its for work . I want to have a Boot Manager when I boot to the Flash drive to give me choices . I have a 16GB flash drive.

A:Need help on creating a DUAL BOOT USB FLASH DRIVE

Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing

Hi guys ...
Is it possible to create a dual boot USB Flash Drive ? Its for work . I want to have a Boot Manager when I boot to the Flash drive to give me choices . I have a 16GB flash drive.

And what do you want on it?

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I wanted to create a bootable USB flash drive, and I saw that some flash drive aren't bootbale, like the one that I have, a SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0. (I saw in the reviews on Amazon so I didn't even try).
Is there a list of bootable flash drives I can use to create an installation media for my Windows 8.1?
(Btw, how come a USB flash drive isn't bootable? what's causing it? just wondering how it works )


**Edit: I decided to create a list for everyone to see what's working and what's not,
feel free to contribute :

Transcend USB 3.0 16Gb
Team Group F108 64G
PNY Turbo 3.0 - 32GB
Lexar Jumpdrive M10 Secure 64GB USB 3.0
Patriot Rage 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Edge 8GB
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 32 GB
Kingston DT R3.0 USB 3.0 32Gb
ADATA Pro s102 - 32GB USB 3.0
Sandisk Extreme 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB

A:Question about creating a bootable USB flash drive

Basically stay away from those that say "Windows 8 Compatible", they tend to be treated like a hard disk flash drive.

This is a list of what I have found.


Transcend USB 3.0 16Gb
Team Group F108 64G
PNY Turbo 3.0 - 32GB
Lexar Jumpdrive M10 Secure 64GB USB 3.0
Patriot Rage 3.0 32GB


Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 32 GB
Kingston DT R3.0 USB 3.0 32Gb
ADATA Pro s102 - 32GB USB 3.0
Sandisk Extreme 3.0 32GB
Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive 32GB

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Hey guys,
Its like i got the iso of the recovery cds of windwos 7, vista and so on....
i made a multi boot cd of them.
but i want to add windows 8 to it. it looks like i need the iso for that pupose.
i tried in windows but i only put the recovery things in my usb!
i tried making the iso with power iso but it asks for a boot image .
so my question is where is the boot image located?


A:I have problem with the boot image of win8 recovery cd

What exactly are you trying to do?

Do you want to create a Windows 8 ISO?
If so, your installation DVD is already that ISO or your System Factory Restore Discs (if created) serve the same purpose for an OEM product


Do you want to create a System Image for future restoral purposes?
If so, I would recommend using this free software: Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Good luck,


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HP 2000 laptop win8 x64 and all i wanna do is set it back to factory BUT..
Windows Recovery Environment loads fine but as soon as i attempt to restore,repair,reset,use image etc it will go to a black screen WITH mouse arrow/crusor and do nothing. i am able to movie the mouse around but thats it. i cant create any disk from the recovery partition because the HP media creator says the recovery partition was removed even though it is perfectly intact as "D:".  and heres what it shows under Computer/Disk Management:
                        Simple  Basic             Healthy (Recovery Partition)     100% Free
                        Simple  Basic             Healthy (EFI System Partition)  100% Free
(C:)                  Simple  Basic  NTFS  Healthy (Boot,Page Dump..)     85% Free
Recovery (D:)  Simple  Basic  NTFS  Healthy (OEM Partition)            11% Free
Recovery (D:)  Simple  Basic             Healthy (OEM Partition)            11% Free
Something i did notice weather it makes any differe... Read more

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