Some Useful Links For Windows 8 Users

By on September 16, 2013 3:58:18 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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About the tools in the W8 Recovery Drive.

1. Creating a Recovery Drive for both a flash drive and an optical disc: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/create-a-recovery-drive-in-windows-8/7261

2. How to use the recovery drive in W8: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/be-ready-to-use-the-windows-8-recovery-drive/7287

3. How to use the automatic repair tool and how it works: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/how-the-windows-8-automatic-repair-feature-works/7335

4. How to refresh your W8 with the tool from the recovery drive: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/refresh-your-windows-8-system-from-a-recovery-drive/7384

5. How to create a custom recovery disk image from the W9 recovery tool: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/create-a-custom-recovery-image-for-windows-8s-refresh-your-pc-tool/7413

6. How to reset your PC from the W8 recovery drive: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/reset-your-pc-from-a-windows-8-recovery-drive/7438

7. Restoring W8 with system image recovery: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/restore-windows-8-with-system-image-recovery/7464

8. How to configure and use System Restore in W8: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/use-system-restore-as-a-recovery-tool-in-windows-8/?tag=nl.e064&s_cid=e064&ttag=e064&ftag=TREe331754

 

Thanks to TechRepublic for this great series of “how tos” by Greg Schultz.

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September 16, 2013 4:07:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the tip(s) Doc. A friend has Win8 and these will be useful.

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September 16, 2013 6:03:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Here's my Windows 8 useful link:  http://www.classicshell.net/

 

This freeware app will boot you past the Metro UI into classic desktop.  Windows 8 becomes more like Windows 7.  Once you set up programs (such as PDF) to open up with regular programs and not the Metro Apps you almost never have to see the Metro interface again.

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September 17, 2013 6:50:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Doc for the links.Just starting with win 8 .My kids bought me a new pc for my birthday and i am getting the feel for this new os.

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September 17, 2013 7:18:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Make sure to make your emergency boot disks and an external backup of your OS. 

Having the OS on a flash stick should be a priority also. Glad to be of help.

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September 17, 2013 7:23:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Some more useful stuff from the Doc. Thank you.

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September 17, 2013 7:42:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice find, Doc!

 

I made a Recovery Drive on a flash drive, cool. But in doing so, I screwed up and formatted my storage drive, which had all my archived stuff on it....bummer.

 

So, if anyone is gonna make the Recovery Drive on a USB flash drive, don't do what I did, be SURE you pick the correct drive as your recovery drive destination.

 

 

More useful Windows8 stuff:

 

60 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets 

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September 17, 2013 8:02:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Another useful link for Win8 users....

www.where-to-buy-Win7.com  ...

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September 17, 2013 8:17:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

lol@Jafo   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 17, 2013 10:13:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
don't do what I did, be SURE you pick the correct drive as your recovery drive destination.

 

Confusing between C and G?

Sort of like confusing between these two, hillbilly!

 

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September 17, 2013 10:26:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 17, 2013 10:31:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

BTW, currently restoring some of my lost data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.  WHEW!! 

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September 18, 2013 11:06:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Doc i will.RND i will be careful when using the flash drive.

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