Hi there guys few days back my HD failed. I gave my laptop to Asus for warranty claim. Now they replaced both HDs and Installed fresh windows, recovery and the bloatware. Now for the fresh start i wanted to know..
What is backtrack and how to use it?
If I want to Install fresh genuine copy of Windows 8 how can I do that without going pirate? I dont have W8 Disc.
If I repartition Windows drive and all other drives leaving recovery drive, will recovery work?
p.s. I have Asus G750JS
amirzubair80, the recovery volume depends on the other volumes being the same as release, any change might mess up the F9 refresh/restore/reset capability. Don't make any changes until you have a successful / tested Asus Backtracker USB 3.0 16GB Flash drive created and tested.
Asus Backtracker makes a bootable flash drive that you can use to restore the original out of the box OS onto an SSD/HDD. Backtracker will reformat any internal drive it finds, so remove your 2nd bay drive before restoring or you will lose any data on it as well as the boot drive.
OK backtrack is not for me then. It formats the other HD too well that sucks. And is not that reliable, other setback.
So can I make a backup image with macrium reflect and do the re partition, will the back up work with new layout of partitions?
amirzubair80, given the warnings, Asus Backtracker is reliable and thousands have used it successfully. It is the only Asus method for providing a recovery media as a bootable Flash drive.
To erase the recovery partition without backing it up with Asus Backtracker is to assure that someday you will be one of the sad sorry sots that post asking for someone else's recovery partition 😞
Macrium Reflect will make a clone image that will be restorable - read the docs - exactly as it was copied, and you can vary the source / destination Partitions selection / size - which means you can leave off the recovery partition and the 2nd mountable partition, and resize C partition to take up the rest of the free space on the destination - check the URL showing the interface above.
Thanks for helping me out.
OK after making recovery USB with backtrack and making macrium reflect backup. can I make changes in partitions? I want to resize C and give more space to other positions. Will both recoveries work after that?
Because I made backup with Easeus todo backup in my previous laptop and made changes in partitions, after that I was unable to recover my system.
And what is meant by restoring to dissimilar hardware in backup programs.?