View Full Version : Open box G75VX didn't come with recovery media, can I make some?

08-05-2013, 05:04 PM
I got a killer deal on an open box G75VX ($816), but it didn't come with any recovery media. Now, I have the sort of luck that if I don't have a recovery disk, my computer will inevitably crash, but if I do have it, I could probably use this laptop for 10 years and not need to recover it. So, is there any way for me to make recovery media? I didn't see a recovery partition on the hard drive. Or do I need to buy it from ASUS?

08-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Yes download Asus Backtracker (http://www.asus.com/supportonly/ASUS_Backtracker/#support_Download_36) and create a USB recovery media. This will only work if you have a recovery partition to build the Recovery media with.
If you don't have a recovery partition chances are that someone Clean Installed it. It that case you'll need to locate a Win 8 IS0 or any Win 8 standard disk and download the needed driver from Asus download for you model and OS. This thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=) will guide you through the set up for a clean install.
Also you can create a back up through Windows Back up. Or other aftermarket back up software. Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)Seems to be the best dealing with UEIF GPT Disk. Acronis claims to be compliant with UEIF GPT however I think there disk back ups will only restore partitions it can't actually restore a disk completely?