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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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Someone has to have a recovery USB image that they upload somewhere for me????
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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.
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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.
 
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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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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.
 
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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?

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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.
Win8/Windows RT projects:
List of desktop apps for hacked RT devices

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Native Access WebServer and Libraries
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Storage Cleanup tool

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XapHandler, Root Webserver, OEM Marketplace XAPs, Bookmarklets collection (Find On Page), Interop-unlock hacks.


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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
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