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17th February 2013, 07:32 PM   |  #1  
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I cannot get my recovery/restore image set to active. IS there somewhere where I can download a recovery image and load it on a USB stick. Can someone put one up for me?

128GB Surface Pro

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18th February 2013, 03:33 AM   |  #2  
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Someone has to have a recovery USB image that they upload somewhere for me????
PLEEEEEZE!
18th February 2013, 10:22 AM   |  #3  
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If the Pro is the same as RT then the recovery is tagged to the machine somehow so a recovery from another machine wouldnt work.
18th February 2013, 01:58 PM   |  #4  
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I cannot get my recovery/restore image set to active.

looks like you'll be driving into Sacramento to visit the Microsoft store. They should be able to get you fixed up.
18th February 2013, 02:37 PM   |  #5  
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Sacramento does not have a Microsoft Store. But now I have the files off the partition.

I can see the partition there in Disk Managemement but that's it. Using diskpart I assigned it a drive and copied the 3 files contained in the single directory "RecoveryImage" off onto a USB stick. They are:
"CreatePartition-UEFI.cmd"
"install.wim"
ResetConfig.xml"

How do I get the surface to see the USB and use these files in a restore from USB?

Thank you in advance,
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18th February 2013, 07:43 PM   |  #6  
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You can create a Recovery USB by going to Control Panel, click the Recovery icon and there is an option to create an USB Recovery drive from the recovery partition. You will need at least 8GB on the USB drive. After the backup is completed, you have the option to delete the Recovery partition and reclaim the 8GB of free space to your drive C.
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I can see the partition there in Disk Managemement but that's it.

Wow I totally misunderstood - yep, if your surface is working just use it to make the recovery USB for you.
19th February 2013, 02:12 PM   |  #8  
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Wow I totally misunderstood - yep, if your surface is working just use it to make the recovery USB for you.

I've tried that. It does not work. It only puts a few utilities on the USB and no recovery image.

Can someone please post the file structure listing of what is on a Surface Pro 128GB USB recovery?

TIA
19th February 2013, 04:18 PM   |  #9  
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@twack: Are you showing hidden and system files/folders? By default, Windows still hides those. That will make the recovery partition look pretty empty, but it's not.
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I've tried that. It does not work. It only puts a few utilities on the USB and no recovery image.

Can someone please post the file structure listing of what is on a Surface Pro 128GB USB recovery?

TIA

Check these on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrwR5u2jI0Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tShKxTNgoO8

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