Question about the MSI Recovery USB

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Would that USB only restore the laptop to the factory partition / setup it originally came with or is it like the Alienware Respawn where after you make a few changes as in, resize the partitions and / or update some drivers, you can recreate the image with the updates you made so when you restore it next time it is back to what you have set it up?
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Yes Recovery USB will only restore the factory image. It's not like alienwares way of doing things.

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    ArmaniDiamonds Notebook Enthusiast

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    Did you ever figure out how to download the usb somewhere. I accidentally deleted my factory partition when i was reinstalling windows.
     
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    no where to download it. I got a recovery USB stick with my laptop
     
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    ArmaniDiamonds Notebook Enthusiast

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    Damn. I spent like a half hour with their customer service and they want to send me one out for $35 plus wait like 2 weeks. Guessing it's no way to find it anywhere huh?
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can find a local laptop the same as your model and use MSI BurnRecovery to create a 32GB USB 3.0 flash driver backup - a friends laptop or a brick and mortar store - you can buy the 32GB flash drive from them to help sell the idea :)

    That's nice to hear that MSI will send one out now. Before they made us send in the whole laptop on RMA to reload the OS image. MSI wouldn't allow just sending in the drive to get reloaded.

    $35 is cheap, and you get a "free" 32GB flash drive :)
     
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    ArmaniDiamonds Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea I've set up an RMA to send it in to them. But I don't want too. This shouldn't be such a hassle. They have the bios and vbios update on their page. I don't understand why not this
     
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    nope, the image of that is like 17.5GB I doubt anyone would have the time / interest to upload them. I certainly wouldn't.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I have been told in the past, by Asus, that they don't have permission from Microsoft to be distributing Windows in that form - outside including it with the laptop hardware.

    Also MS wanted to crackdown on people putting OS images online for download. Back then it was rampant, many sites tried to get a Windows OS image hosted from them. Microsoft wanted control back on their turf.
     
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    when you do get your laptop back with the recovery partitions, make sure to create the recovery image on an external USB stick using the built in MSI Burn Recovery Tool

    PS: I don't even use their crappy bloated image.....I clean installed the latest version of Windows 10.....

    NBR Windows 10 Clean Installation Guide
    Windows 10 Tweaks and Fixes (Index post #1)
    MSI GT73VR 7RF TITAN PRO Drivers

     
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