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Windows 7: Need to recover my windows 7 using manufacturer's recovery partition

08 May 2014   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Greg, will that work with Windows 8 systems as well or do you have another tutorial on doing the EasyBCD thing for Win 8?

I've run into this a few times lately where setting the Recovery partition Active didn't work and never thought about using EasyBCD. These were Windows 7 systems, but I'm wondering about Windows 8.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try it and let us know.

My Win8 specialty is uninstallation.

There's no Active with UEFI. But Easy does support it.
Windows 8 OEM Recovery Partitions will not reinstall, if updated to Windows 8.1.
Write up:
Windows 8.1 Update Leaves OEM Owners With Broken Restore Function | TechnologyTell
I would make a SIW2 Recovery USB drive from this thread.
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