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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-07, 2:47 AM

Hi there Mark,

 

Thanks for the info. Was just wondering as there is an instruction that says :

 

"Below are the instructions if the hard drive is blank."

 

Can the usb flash drive with the 16gb recovery can do a fresh installation of Windows 8 with a BRAND NEW hard drive (spinning or ssd) if you wish to change/upgrade hd?

 

I'm wondering as there might be a problem with the hard drive on my thinkpad and I want to buy a new hard drive and install windows 8 . . .?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-07, 3:37 AM

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Can the usb flash drive with the 16gb recovery can do a fresh installation of Windows 8 with a BRAND NEW hard drive (spinning or ssd) if you wish to change/upgrade hd?

 


Yes it can, that's what those instruction are for.


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Bill

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-07, 21:11 PM

Followed those instructions that you linked for installing on a BLANK drive using the recovery flash drive, does NOT work. After selecting Reset your PC, it gives the message "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing".

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Just to add, diskpart see's the HDD just fine, same for bios.  AHCI and UEFI are set, tried legacy also no difference.  

 

This is being done on a new laptop that was running for a few days just to test recovery media creation with windows 8.

 

 

 

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 0:46 AM

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This is being done on a new laptop that was running for a few days just to test recovery media creation with windows 8.
 


What Lenovo laptop model are you using?


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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 2:22 AM

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wrote:

 

This is being done on a new laptop that was running for a few days just to test recovery media creation with windows 8.
 


What Lenovo laptop model are you using?


Cheers,

 

Bill


G580, I have access to other models where I work that I can experiment with.

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 3:26 AM

That's troubling as I'm going to change hard disk as well. I'm using Twist by the way. If the recovery usb flash disk didn't work in installing Windows 8 onto a blank drive, how is it possible to change hd while installing Windows 8 now?

 

btw, when you did the recovery, did you check the "copy the recovery . . . etc."? it needed the 8gb of flash drive instead of the 526mb when you uncheck it.

 

 

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 4:22 AM

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G580, I have access to other models where I work that I can experiment with.

Apparently there is an issue reinstalling the Lenovo Win 8 a pre-load image onto a blank HDD with some Win 8 Ideapad models (sorry, I don't have a definitive list). Its my understanding that Lenovo is working on the issue

 

If the other models you have are Win 8 IdeaPads, it may work on them!?!

 

It does definitely works with all Win 8 ThinkPad models.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

, so if you have a ThinkPad that canme with Win 8 available, you might want to try with that. 

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 4:39 AM

Hi Bill,

 

I will try to install win 8 on my thinkpad twist as stated it works on win8 thinkpad models. Will post back if it's successful or not.

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12-08-2012

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 10:51 AM

I need some help abount downloading true iso which is embeded license to bios. I'm not Technet Subcriber. how can I download image. Can you give me a link.

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 20:58 PM

Mark

 

Is is possible to produce these backups to DVD on my Ideacentre K430?

 

Thanks

 

Andy

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