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  Topic : [Feedback and Suggestion]Recovery from USB New Topic
BattousaiAC
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Posted:1/16/2010 8:56:00 PM # 1
I want to make a clean install for win7, formating my hdd an eliminating the recovery partition, but have no External DVD unit available, I've tried to copy the recovery DVD to a USB with succes, even booted from the usb but when I choose to make a full recovery to hdd an error message about inserting the recovery dvd appears. from the windows site you can obtain a tool to make a usb key installation but the DVD does not contain a proper windows installation disk image, besides it does not open the asus utility from any computer with diferent OS than Win7. I think that for a netbook an utility on the recovery DVD that allows the creation of a USB Key installer is essential, many of the users that owns a netbook have acces to desktop pc where you can use the recovery DVD but is no sense to buy an external DVD unit just for doing a clean install. Does anyone around know how to make the recovery from the usb key????? Thanks in advance Sorry but the forum delete the blank lines making a total brick from my post...can't solve :-)

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lai
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Posted:1/16/2010 10:23:00 PM # 2
the asus recovery dvd is just asus version of the windows 7 with asus coding in it to prevent the dvd to be used on other branded pc's. it is not a image like the recovery partition, after using the recovery dvd, you will need to install all the drivers again.
the usb utlilty provided by microsoft is useless, it doesn't always work, use the info from this site to create a bootable usb.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx

 

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Showalter
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Posted:2/3/2010 3:18:00 PM # 3
I am having the EXACT same problem as the original poster.  I did the bootable USB like the directions said and am still having the problem.  It boots off USB just fine, but the problem comes after I try to format my hard drive.  It keeps asking me to insert the recovery CD and will not let me proceed to reinstall the OEM version of Windows 7/ format the hard drive.  I really do not want to purchase an external DVD drive.
(Edit: I have the EEE PC 1201N)

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drc77
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Posted:2/3/2010 5:18:00 PM # 4
An external DVD+/-RW optical drive is a beautiful thing! You can do all kinds of things, you know...install software, format HD's, install operating systems, customize music and video, burn DVD's and CD's, etc etc. There's no excuse for not having one to me, it's part of having computers, tech equipment et al. Sorry you folks are having such a time of it...without one. Me? I have several, and they do come in handy...pony up nice people, get with it...

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kungfulou
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Posted:2/28/2010 4:43:00 PM # 5
I have spent many hours on getting my 1201n to reload from the recovery DVD via USB. It never worked for me. I have tried several Bootable image makers out there.

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