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12-26-2012 02:33 AM
Title says it all, I dont have an external drive so I thought if I put the discs that came in the box in my desktop and move the content to a usb can I then format/restore that way? Thanks in advance
12-26-2012 06:12 AM
Have not tried it, but this article should help:
there are options for boot as HD from USB, and boot as CD-ROM from USB in the boot order in the bios
12-26-2012 04:49 PM
Well I dont want to boot, just format from the usb :/ Or is there any other options for restoring everything on my tablet?
12-27-2012 07:28 AM
Swip from right. settings. pc settings. General. at the bottom has Remove everything and reinstall windows.
Not sure if this requires CD's or not... not gonna press it on mine LOL.
But what I think that he's getting at is you could use another computer, make a bootable flash drive OS .. and then copy an image of the CD onto the flash drive storage? Change the boot order in the tablet ... boot off of the flash drive and then rerun OS installation from the CD image. Assuming you could get it to mount as a virtual CD. and make an image in the first place.
Been looking into stuff similar to that myself but haven't gotten anywhere yet... just an idea to google about...
Hope this might help a bit.
12-27-2012 07:34 AM
Er.. wasn't thinking at first... you should be able to use the CD to make a OS booting Flash drive.. which is what I think he actually means... basically converting a flash drive into a device that does the same thing as the CD...
CD on flash drive basically. Can't simply copy paste and have it boot though.
So gotta make a USB bootable recovery media from CD ... then boot into USB device from the w700
Alterately you can probably install a full OS on the flash drive like i first said and then a virtual image of the CD.. but thats stupid really when you only want to restore the device.
If that settings menu option doesn't work then a bootable flash drive is probably your best if not only option.
12-27-2012 08:19 PM
I dont have external disc reader so I want to put the disc in my laptop then "take" all the things from the disc and put it in my usb and then stick the usb in my tablet and restore...
12-28-2012 03:35 AM - edited 12-28-2012 03:40 AM
can you test it to see if it works? (basically copy and paste file on dvd to usb). if not could you try the threads below
look for post #4 . use prog esd-to-iso. or
create bootable usb for uefi
of course you need to change boot order usb hdd and usb cdrom to first in bios if you haven't already
12-28-2012 11:36 AM
there are four discs I need so I need to make sure it can workmwith all of them, I dont want a half recovery :/ If you can tell me excactly what to do then I will test it out
12-29-2012 02:49 AM
i would test this to see if it works
1.make a usb bootable (using command lisk disk, diskpart.....) try format it fat32
2.copy all 4 dvd on to it
3.change boot setting order to usb hdd, usb cdrom in bios and while you there, create pass for superuser so you can disable secure boot.
4.plug in usb just create and boot from it to see if it works. if it does, expect 2hrs long process
re-enable secure boot back if you want after succesful boot from usb.