After going through the hassle of re-initializing my SP1, I hope to never have to do it again. BUT, it seems that may occur sometime later along the line. I've got my SP1 running W8.1 right now, but I know the darned recovery partition still has Win 8.0 on it. I could create a USB stick for that easily, but I really want a USB stick with Windows 8.1 recovery on it so I could start a re-init with Win 8.1 and not Win 8.0 Is that possible? And if so, how about some easy instructions from an old guy (I'm 70) that is just coming back to Windows after 10 years with Macs?? Thanks.