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Old 05-28-2014, 04:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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One told me to see if I can get another Asus laptop with win 8. The last one told me to take it to Best Buy to get it recovered, since that's where I bought it.
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Is there a way to installing OS on the new drive from Recovery USB?
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Is there a way to installing OS on the new drive from Recovery USB?
How big was the USB required? To me it sounded like it was just a "boot key" sort of thing that just booted you into the recovery partition, and doesn't actually have the install media on it.

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I specifically bought the 16 GB USB, because that what's needed for the recovery backup. As I remember the backup took a long time.
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thanks. that might work. I just need to get the win8.1 download.
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Does the USB recovery error message give any other detail other than "cannot find required partitions" ?
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I was able to get a Windows 8 OEM ISO and re-install it on the notebook. The OEM installation automatically creates all needed partitions.

I would be nice to get Win 8 Pro OEM ISO, but I could not find any.

I don't remember what the notebook originally had. I can restore the original recovery I created, but that will also restore all the ASUS crap-ware.
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