Windows 10: Recovery media

  1.    20 Jun 2018 #1

    Recovery media


    Can a recovery media created from one working laptop will be able to restore another same model laptop to its factory fresh or not?
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  2.    20 Jun 2018 #2

    It should be OK in terms of drivers. You might find you need to reactivate Windows since whatever licence files are stored won't apply to the target PC.
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  3.    20 Jun 2018 #3

    @Steve C cool. And what would this also restore the efi and recovery partition on my pc. I mean i have clean wiped my hard drive so after installing the new os from the recovery media created by someone. Would i be able to reset my pc factory settings at a later stage too?
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  4.    20 Jun 2018 #4

    Ryan1991 said: View Post
    @Steve C cool. And what would this also restore the efi and recovery partition on my pc. I mean i have clean wiped my hard drive so after installing the new os from the recovery media created by someone. Would i be able to reset my pc factory settings at a later stage too?
    Whatever backup program you use should be set to backup all partitions including the hidden system partitions. I strongly recommend using the excellent Macrium Reflect Free. I certainly don't recommend any Acronis product.

    Yes you can reset the PC but you will lose your installed programs.
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  5.    20 Jun 2018 #5

    @Steve C. Yes i do use Marcium reflect for all my backup's but unfortunately i had already made the mistake of making the system backup using windows inbuilt backup utility which was no longer supported by Microsoft. And i did clean wiped my ssd and now i am no longer able to restore that backup with windows factory settings image in it. I don't want to spend $52 usd to order recovery media from toshiba website thats why i thought maybe someone will be able to help me out.
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  6.    20 Jun 2018 #6

    You can always do a clean install of vanilla Windows 10 and you won't get all the extra Toshiba software that most people find more annoying then helpful.
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