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Can't create Recovery Media using Lenovo Create Recovery Media tool Windows 7

Q: Can't create Recovery Media using Lenovo Create Recovery Media tool Windows 7

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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So I tried to download a copy of drivers for my Yoga 920, then I noticed the link for recovery media. I tried to download it using the steps and the tool. The download went fine and I proceeded to the Select USB tab. It detected my drive and started the process, then the usb suddenly got disconnected and the process failed. I'm using the laptop on a table and I did not touch the usb during operation. I tried to do the process again, but I get an error as seen in the screenshot. Any help? Tips? to get the thing working again Alternatively, if I don't trust the reset option on the laptop, can I just download a Windows 10 ISO with microsoft's tool and use that to reformat the laptop without inputting a key? Will my device still be activated after the process?


























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A:Failed to Create Recovery Media with Lenovo tool

Hi svrndmngjr,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
The Yoga 920 does not have a special factory recovery partition like One Key Recovery like on other machine.
It uses the same Windows reset features just like all other Windows 10 machines as shown in chapter 3 of the users manual here. 
 
A clean installation using a downloaded ISO (same version of Windows that the machine came with) would automatically activate it. OEM product keys are embedded on the systemboard (Win8 and Win10) unlike having a COA sticker that Windows XP and Win7 does. 
 
You can follow the guideline here. With the drivers and applications, if you have additional copies from the D drive then just copy it or download it from here (support website). Other applications are in the Microsoft Store just type Lenovo in the search to download if you need it.
 
Your device would still be activated after the process.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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My mom just bought a used X140e on eBay. It arrived with a failing hard drive* and no COA sticker, so I got another hard drive and have been working on how to approach installing Windows on it. However, the Lenovo USB Recovery Creator tool for Windows® 8, the support page at https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/contactus, and the device registration page under my account all say it's a ThinkCentre ("M93 Desktop (ThinkCentre) - Type 10A0"), when I put in the serial number. The type code on the label is actually 20BL-S00400. I've double-checked the serial number to make sure I entered the right one (the only wrinkle was that some parts of the site and the app don't accept the hyphen in it).When I run the Recovery Creator, after I log in, it just tells me: "There are no active orders. There are no active orders presented for you. Visit the eSupport Web siteto generate orders first. Would  you like to visit eSupport now?" When I click Yes, I come to https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/ in the browser. I'm not sure where to go, so I click on Drivers & Software; I end up at https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/t... -- it's still interpreting the serial number as the wrong model's. * Additional info on the drive that came with it: Before I realized it was failing, I was able to boot it and it claimed to be Windows 10 Enterprise (the sale posting said it was Pro).... Read more

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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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I have recently purchased (July 2016) an S500 but cannot find a way to build factory recovery media.The system is Windows 10 factory downgraded to Windows 7.  I know it has a recovery partitionbut in the event of complete hard disk failure I would like to have a back CD's or USB stick

A:S500 Thinkcentre create Windows 7 recovery media

This?   How to creating Recovery Media for Windows 7

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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 have a Thinkpad L420 and went to try create a recovery USB from the Q drive before migrating to from HDD to SSD.  It seemed to accept the prompts to create a recovery USB for boot and data sections and then I got a Lenovo error message that it had trouble reading Q drive and that data was missing. Had to cancel.  I was eventually able to load a boot section but only if I unchecked the data section.  So the Q drive is corrupted.  Is there any way to recover a proper recovery partition for this laptop?

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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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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 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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Hi Guys I hope that this doesn't sound too silly a question, but here goes: Laptop bought Dec 2014, Win 8.  Updated to Win 8.1.  Now upgraded to Win 10 via the MS free upgrade. I then ran the "Create recovery media tool" and produced the recovery drive (19GB+) - ie just after the Win 10 upgrade. Does anyone know if I can verify if the USB I have created holds Windows 8, 8.1 or 10? Also, can anyone explain why the same process (home made PC rather than HP laptop) produces a recovery drive of just over 4GB?  Both USBs were created within an hour of each other, and each of the computers has virtually the same 3rd party software on them. Many thanks for your sagacious help. ChilliFix

A:does create recovery media utility create utility for window...

ChilliFix, welcome to the forum. I believe that the Recovery media will be for Windows 8.  This is the original OS.  The app to make it is set for the original configuration.  You would be able to Reset the computer to Win 10 using the Recovery Manager, however. I am not certain of the reason for the difference in the size of the Recovery media.  I believe that it has to do with the fact that it Recovers the OS and all of the apps, as well as, the Recovery partition.  This would be done on a custom computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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It hangs when I insert my external drive.  So have search for a solution and have not found anything that works.

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I attempted to create system recovery media using dvd disks.  the 1st attempt failed to verify disk.  I requested help from support and the technician ran the same program using my dvd disks.  On the second attempt to create the media, disk#1 and disk#2 were burned and verified. Disk#3 failed just a short time in the process and the process aborted.  The technician suggested that HP programming didn't work well with dvd disks, and that I use a usb flash drive rather than dvd disks.  It seems that I wasted money as I bought the disks earlier today, and used 3 disks without accomplishing creating the system recovery media. Right now it seems to be a "roll of the dice" to continue further attempts with dvd disks. If dvd disks aren't a satisfactorily viable form of media, why is it given an an option?

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Ok, I'm a dummy and I didn't make a recovery disk when I had the chance and now my hard disk is failing and I can't make it back into Windows. Luckily, I was able to copy all my essential files, so that's not an issue. My Goal: Somehow restore my computer to it's original state with a new hard drive. My question: Is it possible to create a recovery disk without actually entering Windows 8? For example, can I create one via the advanced boot menu? Or maybe via the command prompt? (I would anticipate creating the media on a USB stick.) Can't find any instructions that don't begin wtih the Windows 8 desktop... Thanks!

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I am attempting for the first time to create a recovery media using a 32g stick drive.  When I reach the stage where the program asks if I understand I can do this once, and I acknowledge that, the program crashes and closes down.  Help?

A:Attempting to create recovery media and program crashes

LawDown I personally do not use OEM-provided recovery functions, as I have found third-party tools to be much more reliable and flexible. Personally, I strongly recommend considering Macrium Reflect as I have used it for years and never had it fail me once. Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspxWhat 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 CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I 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 external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.Good Luck

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I'm attempting to burn factory recovery disks on a lenovo T430u windows 7 professional sp 1. I using DVD-R to made one recovery disk but can't make the other due to error rc31. Is there a fix for this?

A:error create recovery media, an unexpected errored(rc=31)

first try and make an iso image of the Lenovo_recovery using any iso software like gizmo, or imgburn or burnware etc.. and then Mount the Iso image file and try and do the same thing

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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

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 am trying to create Recovery Media using the Recovery Manager. It gets stuck at 6% every time. After reading the forum, I purchased brand new HP branded 32GB USB Flash Drive. It does not change the results.  This is really frustrating as I have spent many hours trying to resolve this without result.

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I have a Satellite Pro C660-2JT running Win 10. When trying to create a recovery media, I get an unexpected error, telling me to quit application and restart it, even if I restart application. Please could someone help.

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hi, I was trying to create recovery image using HP recovery Manager. I was seeing an option to write into USB FALSH drive or DVD.  When I had inserted external HARD drive, HP recovery manager was not detecting . After that I had inserted PEN DRIVE which was detected by recovery manager. Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ?I understand it meant for PEN DRIVE , but I dont why I can not export it to exteranl hard drive ? Product numberX3C61PAProduct nameHP Notebook - 15-ay083tu 













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A:Create recovery media - not detecting external hard drive

>>> Does it mean I should use either PEN DRIVE or DVD to get the image ? Hi, It supports USB pen drive or DVD only and external HDD is not a pen drive. Regards.

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Hi team,
When trying to create the recovery media DVD with the Toshiba tool "Recovery Media Creator" after upgrading to Windows 10 I received the following message: "Error to open the following file E:\Boot\BCD - error code: 020123-F1-00000000"
I am using a Toshiba Satellite L755

Any idea how to proceed to solve it?
Thanks in advance.
Jose

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Tried searching for the answer...my Lenovo x230 has a partitioned 13gb. It says you can recover this disk space if you create recovery media; however when I do that it says..."Windows 7 only allows one copy of the operating system." Anything that I can do? I actually don't even plan on recovering the space but just want a backup in case the partitioned drive fails.

A:Can't create recovery media "Windows 7 only allows one copy"

Hello.


Just create an image to use, have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Imaging with free Macrium

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