When you want to repair or reinstall Windows 8 / 8.1, you can use the Windows installation DVD.
However, if you have a laptop, you probably don't have this installation DVD.
In this case, you have 3 possibilities :
Once the recovery drive is created, you will be able to boot to it to repair your PC or automatically reinstall Windows 8 / 8.1.
To create a recovery drive, search for "recovery" and click on the "Create a recovery drive" option.
The "Recovery drive" window appears.
Plug in a blank USB drive that you will use to create a recovery drive.
Select your USB drive and click Next.
As specified by the wizard, all content on your USB drive will be deleted.
Click on Create.
Wait while your USB key is formatted.
The wizard copies the utilities.
The recovery drive has been created.
If you look on your USB drive, you will see that the content is similar to that of the Windows 8 / 8.1 installation DVD.
This recovery drive takes around 275MB.
To boot to your recovery drive, configure your computer's BIOS to boot to your USB drive.
Once you've booted into your recovery drive, you'll need to select your keyboard language.
Click on Troubleshoot.
Once you have clicked on "Troubleshoot", you will be able to :
To repair your computer, click on : Advanced options.
In the advanced options, you will have access to the following options :
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