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Windows 7: Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD

23 Sep 2013   #1

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 
Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD

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

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23 Sep 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

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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23 Sep 2013   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Russell,

Here you go. It's the same method, but just use a DVD instead as Golden posted above. This will only be a system repair disc, and not like a recovery drive (USB) where you could also copy the contents of the recovery partition to the USB though.
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8
Do note that the system repair disc feature is no longer available in Windows 8.1. The only option in Windows 8.1 is the recovery drive.
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23 Sep 2013   #4

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Thanks "Golden" and "Brink" for your response,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
This will only be a system repair disc, and not like a recovery drive (USB) where you could also copy the contents of the recovery partition to the USB though.
I want to create a "Factory Recovery drive" of pre-installed Win8 OEM, before clean installing Windows 7 onto the same PC. ie a downgrade
Not a Rescue/Repair Disk.
PC came with Win8 pre-installed and has the Win8 OEM partition.
I am using the PC manufacturers pre-installed "Create a Recovery Disc" feature to create the "Factory Recovery Disc"

If ultimately the PC develops a mechanical fault, I will use the Factory Recovery disc to return the PC to its factory state.

My first attempt onto an 8GB thumb drive failed because the TD at 8GB was too small for 11.3GB required.

As I understand it, there are two ways (or maybe three) of storing the "Factory Recovery" partition/stuff. (!?)
1. Thumb drive (at least 16GB)
2. CDs (probably two of them)
3. DVD possibly ?

Thumb drives concern me for long term (like, years) of data storage .

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23 Sep 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In Windows 8, you would need to use a larger USB flash dive for this. Using a CD/DVD is not supported for the recovery partition.
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23 Sep 2013   #6

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Brink +1 +1 +1 +1
True to form a simple straight forward answer.
Than you
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23 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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