Laptop with no option for recovery dvds

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  1. tech202

    tech202 MDL Novice

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    i bought a new laptop asus q500l now i want to make recovey dvds and after looking on the internet in asus forums it seems my laptop has a recovery partiton but no option to create recovery dvds my question now is lets say i have a windows 8 dvd oem will i be able to use that to reinstall my os or is there a way for me to make a recovery dvd reason for asking is i want to install ssd in the laptop but i dont wanna doit without some kinda back up for my factory setup note i do use r-drive image for backing up hard drive thanks in advance
     
  2. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    #2 Stannieman, Mar 5, 2014
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    Is your keyboard missing all punctuation marks or are you simply too lazy to use them?
    Shift key seems to have problems too...
    And last but not least, everything is written in bold, turn that off.

    And if you have a windows 8 dvd it will pick up your bios key and activate. If it came with 8 and you try installing 8.1 you'll need to provide a dummy key during install and enter your real key after installation.
     
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  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Better to do a full reformat when needed without OEM OS, it's full of bloatware almost all the time. You can use leaked or released "clean/bloatware free" Windows OS.
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    exactly, that's what I do with all laptops, format them as soon as I open the box :biggrin:

    give me the link to your laptop's page and I will create the guide for u, step by step from a to z with the correct order of doing things
     
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    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    First post from this guy, ask a question and then NOTHING. :whistle3: At least he could say thank you.

    Lievre
     
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  7. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I hate such people! come here asking for serious help then people like us take time to reply and explain and I even offered to make him a full clean install guide specific for his laptop and not a word!

    I think these people register on MDL, post a thread, then go into a comma for an unknown period. No other explanation
     
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    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Sometimes "speech is silver, silence is gold" ....isn't that right? ^^^ :D
     
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  9. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Make a System Image and keep it in a safe place. In fact, make two for redundandancy.
     
  10. tech202

    tech202 MDL Novice

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    Hey everyone sorry for taking so long to reply back I had to go out of town. Thanks for all of you guys help. I Downloaded the asus backtrack app. Today im going to find the link on asus site for my laptop.
     
  11. greyaburton

    greyaburton MDL Addicted

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  12. hellowasif

    hellowasif Guest

    You can also use Windows image backup for backup of windows and u can also burn it on dvds...
     
  13. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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    control panel/recovery/bottom left corner,file history/bottom left corner,system image backup,