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hanster
12-26-2013, 11:51 PM
Hi everybody , I am trying to backup my system recovery ( The one that is in the hard drive partition ) , ASUS customer service told me that they do not sell recovery Cds , right now I have WINDOWS 8.1 , 64 bits , ( originally was Windows 8 ) is there any way I can make my recovery CDS ? IF so , how can i do it ?
so far I know I have to use a Usb flash drive , but I would like to use the old style :-) .
if there is not option for Cds , what usb flash drive brand would you recommend me ?
thank you

Pitcher@asus
12-27-2013, 02:44 AM
i think usb flash device need more 32GB space.

brkkab123
12-27-2013, 03:44 AM
If you have a alternative Start Menu type File History in the search box. If you don't in the upper right cornet on the Charms Bar click Search and type in File History. When File History opens don't turn it on yet. Instead click on System Image Backup on the bottom left side. When it's done running you have your full system image. Now enable File History to back up your contacts, documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos. Any time you want to make a new system image, turn off File History first until the image is made.

cl-Albert
12-27-2013, 05:08 PM
Sounds like there is more than 1 option available, but if you're interested and still have the original ASUS Win8 recovery partition, you can use the ASUS Backtracker software to back up the ASUS Factory image to a 16gb or larger USB drive as mentioned in this thread under the G750 section (it still applies for the G75VX sold with Win8):
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition&country=&status=

Doesn't sound like you have other data or programs to worry about yet, but back everything else separately if needed, or use other software to back up your entire hard drive image if you prefer.

Clintlgm
12-27-2013, 09:24 PM
Otherwise Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx) is an excellent back up program and will Image and restore your disk perfectly.

hanster
12-28-2013, 12:14 AM
thank you !

hanster
12-28-2013, 12:15 AM
Sounds like there is more than 1 option available, but if you're interested and still have the original ASUS Win8 recovery partition, you can use the ASUS Backtracker software to back up the ASUS Factory image to a 16gb or larger USB drive as mentioned in this thread under the G750 section (it still applies for the G75VX sold with Win8):
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition&country=&status=

Doesn't sound like you have other data or programs to worry about yet, but back everything else separately if needed, or use other software to back up your entire hard drive image if you prefer.


Thank you!

hanster
12-28-2013, 12:22 AM
Sounds like there is more than 1 option available, but if you're interested and still have the original ASUS Win8 recovery partition, you can use the ASUS Backtracker software to back up the ASUS Factory image to a 16gb or larger USB drive as mentioned in this thread under the G750 section (it still applies for the G75VX sold with Win8):
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40548-Backing-up-your-ASUS-factory-Win8-Recovery-Partition&country=&status=

Doesn't sound like you have other data or programs to worry about yet, but back everything else separately if needed, or use other software to back up your entire hard drive image if you prefer.

ok , last question , how do I do the recovery with the usb flash drive ? I have the recovery system in the usb flash drive already , I did use the program Backtracker for the Backup , Thank you !

hanster
12-28-2013, 12:23 AM
If you have a alternative Start Menu type File History in the search box. If you don't in the upper right cornet on the Charms Bar click Search and type in File History. When File History opens don't turn it on yet. Instead click on System Image Backup on the bottom left side. When it's done running you have your full system image. Now enable File History to back up your contacts, documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos. Any time you want to make a new system image, turn off File History first until the image is made.

thank you

cl-Albert
12-28-2013, 12:31 AM
ok , last question , how do I do the recovery with the usb flash drive ? I have the recovery system in the usb flash drive already , I did use the program Backtracker for the Backup , Thank you !

You just want to boot to the USB drive which you can do in different ways.

It may be tough to catch the first time, but tap the 'ESC' key a couple times when you see the ROG logo at power up and wait for the boot menu to select your USB drive.
Otherwise, go into the bios and change the boot order.

Hope this helps!

hanster
12-31-2013, 01:10 AM
You just want to boot to the USB drive which you can do in different ways.

It may be tough to catch the first time, but tap the 'ESC' key a couple times when you see the ROG logo at power up and wait for the boot menu to select your USB drive.
Otherwise, go into the bios and change the boot order.

Hope this helps!

Thank you , I have checked the size of the file in the usb flash drive ( 32 GB ) and the total amount that was copy is around 9GB , and the recovery partition is about 20GB , am I missing some files in my flash drive ? I was hoping to image the whole system plus the recovery partition , is it normal ?

hanster
12-31-2013, 01:15 AM
Otherwise Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx) is an excellent back up program and will Image and restore your disk perfectly.

Thank you , I did use macrium but it only saved aroung 1GB in the DVD disk , all the option were marked even the recovery system , but I don't what happened , did I do something wrong ? thank you

Clintlgm
12-31-2013, 03:35 AM
3175831759 1 GB doesn't sound like you imaged the complete disk, I don't think a reflect image of your disk will fit on a DVD.

cl-Albert
01-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Thank you , I have checked the size of the file in the usb flash drive ( 32 GB ) and the total amount that was copy is around 9GB , and the recovery partition is about 20GB , am I missing some files in my flash drive ? I was hoping to image the whole system plus the recovery partition , is it normal ?

Yes, ASUS Backtrackver v3.03 mentions your USB storage device needs at least 9Gb free space, so it's normal that the back-up is so small/compact.
Try to test the back-up if and when you get the chance, but it will restore your system back to the factory original Win8 image with recovery partition like when you first purchased the notebook.