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Windows 7: Windows 8 Recovery Drive will not reinstall OS

05 Jan 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

Ah, sorry. Looked at the web site you pointed to:

Lenovo Solution Center shows CD/DVD recovery media for Microsoft Windows 8 - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkPad, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre
When running Lenovo Solution Center in Microsoft Windows 8, a graphic text appears that suggests it is possible to create a factory recovery media CD or DVD. This action is not possible and the only way to create recovery media on Microsoft Windows 8 is by using a USB memory key.
Solution The only way to create recovery media on Microsoft Windows 8 is by using a USB memory key.
I'm not trying to fight you on this. I really have tried to create DVD recovery and it can't be done as far as I can see.

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05 Jan 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP


As with Win7 the Clean Install - Windows 8 is a vastly superior install to the factory bloatware preinstall. Use the same approach as with Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install.
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06 Jan 2014   #13

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For examlpe one my grand kid's new SONY Notebook with Windows 8 Pro Pre-installed, you can make DVD's, or USB, both.

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