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How do I create a Windows 8 "Recovery" disc / discs?

by peter marsh / December 25, 2012 6:00 PM PST

This is for a Samsung NP550P5C... having typed it into Google, the options appear a little confusing with the best option being how to make recovery discs for an HP laptop (presumably using HP's built in wizard), requiring 4 DVD's. Other suggestions seem to tell you how to make a "Repair" disc for Windows 8 with one readers comments of..... " Windows 8 recovery Disk is used to reset your PC - it is supposed to reload the operating system and restore factory default settings.
You need a USB flash drive 16GB or larger.
I haven't found yet a way to create Windows 8 recovery
CD/DVD, which can be used to reinstall the operating system."
It's not even clear how to do it on a Flash Drive though I would prefer using discs... can anyone help ?

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Here I can call 1800SAMSUNG to ask.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 12:02 AM PST

My dad picked up a Samsung rv515 and we were happy to see the recovery DVDs in the box. I didn't go looking how to create them so I think a call is next.

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(NT) Thank you for your suggestions Bob.
by peter marsh / December 27, 2012 10:24 PM PST
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With my Toshiba, HP, and Dell computers...
by wpgwpg / December 26, 2012 12:47 AM PST

... the procedure is documented in the user guide which is on the hard drive. In all 3 of mine you click Start -> Company -> ... and it's under that. If yours isn't, you should be able to go to the Samsung web site and download it. It usually takes 3 or 4 DVDs that you have to burn.

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Here's the link to your user guide
by wpgwpg / December 26, 2012 12:55 AM PST
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Samsung Recovery Discs.
by peter marsh / December 27, 2012 10:32 PM PST

Many thanks for taking the trouble to try and help. On this Samsung the operation does not appear to be so straightforward, but I think a solution is in sight. I will post my results when I've managed to achieve it.

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Samsung Recovery Discs
by peter marsh / December 27, 2012 11:13 PM PST

Thanks for your suggestions and posting the Samsung link. For me this operation is made slightly more difficult as I'm not yet familiar with Windows 8, but by hitting F4 on startup, the "Recovery Section" opens. As yet it does not look like there is an option to back up the operating system to discs. It would appear that a "recovery" can be made and saved on a memory stick. If or when I find a solution I will post it..... once again many thanks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 12:10 AM PST
In reply to: Samsung Recovery Discs

There is NO OPTION to make "operating system" DISCS. This feature is not in today's Windows machines.

The only way to get OPERATING SYSTEM discs is to buy them. You pay for the full version of the OS and you get OS discs. In the case of ready to use PCs, that's a special deal and you only can have recovery media.

Now I see your question and now my answer changes.

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