Recovery Disk/image 8.1

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  1. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In the case of True Image, I believe they recommend that you make the image from within Windows, in order to bypass any Bitlocker issues.
     
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    Yeah, but restore of partitions will work only in acronis secure boot!
     
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    Thanks for this valuable info!

    It worked like a charm on my 128GB SD. I'll be using the 32GB from my phone for the recovery instead.
     
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    So... Is there a way for me to download an image for different language? I may need to flash my Surface from US version to another region....
     
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    Same question: Bought the Surface Pro3 in Norway. Even with the english language pack installed some parts are still norwegian.

    Can I delete all partitions before installing with the recovery image and get new recovery partitions?
     
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    Found this super small print that starts with OOOs or Zeros then has some 5s or S'es in it. I tried various combinations on the MS Site and the damn thing will not verify/ allow me to download. What the hell do I do to figure out the Serial No? Is there a pattern to this AlphaNumberic code?
    What part is alpha and what is numeric?
    When tried to contact support agent, same drama.. it wont verify Serial.. Stupid MS..

    Do link and share please?

    I am also concerned with this whole UEFI thing, all old imaging apps are in trouble.
     
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    I´m facing the same problem today (12-08-2015).
    Any sugestion?
     
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    surface3_bmr_10_4.50.0.zip for Surface3 ... someone has?
    I could spend the link where download?
    Thank you
     
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    Macrium Reflect works perfectly without disabling anything or buying anything.
     
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    I wish someone could dropbox/ google drive/ multi upload or torrent it
     
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    Hi Guys, just want to update this post for other users (and for my own future reference :D) as I didn't seem to find anything similar searching this forum. Following instructions from another forum (link), I have wiped my SP3 Win 8.1 recovery partition and updated it with a Win 10 recovery partition (my win 8.1 partition was corrupted. You can download Win 8.1 or Win 10, I chose Win 10 as its my preferred OS). Note that my SP3 was previous upgraded to Win10 using the free upgrade from MS, so the activation key is stored on MS servers. Using the recovery image downloaded from the first post, do the following (quoted for future reference in case the original source is removed):

    Note that at step 14, my process was a bit different. I had to choose the "recover from drive" option, then follow the prompts and choose the option to remove all files, in the bullet descriptions it will state that it also installs the recovery partitions. After the installation completes and restarts, the BIOS will ask for a TPM reset, as stated in this HowToGeek page (link). I pressed f12 to clear my TPM, not exactly sure what the effects are, note however that bitlocker encryption is turned off for the windows drive, so you need to manually turn that back on after the window installation.

    I think there is a good chance to brick your device, so proceed with caution. I only did this as my recovery partition was corrupt, otherwise I would go the long way round with a factory reset with the recovery partition to windows 8.1 and then a manual ISO upgrade to windows 10.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017

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