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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #10

    Great Tutorial Shawn.
    I also like the fact that they still give the option to create a System Repair Disc too. I skipped Windows 8 so I'm not sure, but wasn't the Repair Disc option removed from 8.1?
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       30 Jul 2015 #11

    Hello Brds,

    Yep, the "System Repair Disc" option was removed in 8.1 in favor of just the "Recovery Drive". I would assume that it was because it's harder to boot from a DVD with a UEFI system than USB.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #12

    I'm upgrading the computers in my house and was wondering if I need to create a recovery drive for each individual machine or if it's enough if I create one recovery USB stick and this will work for all machines?
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       31 Jul 2015 #13

    Hello nuk3meister, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If they are all the same versions (32/64-bit) and editions, then you can use the same recovery drive on all of them.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello nuk3meister, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If they are all the same versions (32/64-bit) and editions, then you can use the same recovery drive on all of them.
    Thanks very much. So it depends on the edition? Awesome! So I only need two USB sticks instead of three.
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       31 Jul 2015 #15

    It depends on both the edition and version.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    It depends on both the edition and version.
    Gotcha! Cheers.
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       31 Jul 2015 #17

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  9.    01 Aug 2015 #18

    I was wondering, in case of HDD failure and replacement, how is the licensing been handled when I use the recovery drive that was created on another machine? I upgraded both my laptop and my media server from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home. I created a recovery drive from my media server. Let's say I need to replace the HDD in the laptop, how does Windows 10 know that I have a valid license, as we don't get a key and it can't know that the laptop was upgraded.
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       01 Aug 2015 #19

    Hello nuk3meister,

    The activation for the free offer of Windows 10 is registered on the Microsoft activation servers, and is referenced by the hardware (motherboard/CPU/graphics card serial numbers) of the PC it was upgraded on.
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