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Tuberoses
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How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

Dear friends,

 I have pre-installed windows 8 in Ideapad Y500. Please adavice how can I make bootable USB from my system ?

Secondly please suggest is  creating recovery partition is different than creating bootable usb or it is same thing ?

 

 

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Re: How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

You can only create a recovery usb/dvd from the pre-installed Windows. It will help you recover your system to factory settings in case of failure. It will not help you install windows on a new hdd (as per what I understand and have noticed on this forum)

 

Creating a bootable usb/dvd from a Windows ISO file will help you install windows on any hdd, provided you have a Retail Windows key purchased from Microsoft.

 

Let me know if those explanations are clear.

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Re: How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

Thank you for your reply. With that recovery USB can we boot up any other system ?

 

 

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Re: How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

You can try that but like I said I dont think it will boot up another system, since it is only a recovery disk and not a windows installation.

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Re: How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

Ideally, I used to think that the recovery disk should boot up any system but one user said that it does not.

 

I still believe that you should try it, I cannot try this since I only have one system.

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Re: How to make bootable USB/DVD from pre-installed Windows 8

Thank you very much for sharing all information.

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