How to perform a system recovery on windows 8

Lately, a good friend of mine that hardly brings a complain to me messaged me about his newly purchased Vaio laptop with windows 8 program already installed in it.

The issue was that, after he purchased it, the windows 8 dvd disk wasn't found in the pack and his system continued to develop faults, so he needed the disk to restore it.

I know that most of you might have developed a similar issue, and also find it hard to purchase an original pack of the windows 8 dvd program.

Today's stroll, I would be breifing you on how to perform a system recovery on windows 8.

Windows 8 logo

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Follow the below procedure to perform a system recovery outside windows 8:

1. Press/Hold the power button of your computer, until it is completely turned off.

Note: I don't mean shutdown. Just hold that power button till it is completely switched off.

2. On your keyboard, then click on the "Assist" button.

Note: The location of the Assist button depends on the model of your system, In other to know the location of the Assist Button on your system, refer to the supplied info manual here.

3. After that, you would be directed to rescue mode screen. Then press the F10 key to select the maintain or recover your system option.

4. You would see the choose your keyboard layout screen, then simply click to select the preferred Keyboard layout.

5. In the "choose an option" section, simply click to select the troubleshooter option.

6. In the troubleshooter screen, then select recovery and maintainence option, which after you are to select windows 8 in the recovery tool screen.

7. In the rescue mode screen, click on the start recovery wizard option, which after you would be ask if to rescue your data, simply click Yes, I'd like to rescue my data, If not, then skip rescue.

8. In other to continue the rescue process, simply get a Usb drive or a thumb drive, then connect to your system, click on custom rescue and select the drive you connected to your system, click next, comfirm all option and click start rescue button.

9. Once the rescue has been completed, then click next button and start recovery button.


In this process, A status window is displayed that indicates the progress of the different applications. No action would be required. This process can take up to 2hrs and your computer may restart several times.

10 Finally, once the recovery window is completed, click restart button and follow the on-screen instructions to setup operating system (0S) and also complete system recovery.

Hope this helps.... If you have any related issue, don't hesitate to let us know.

Disclaimer: This procedure is tested and comfirmed only on Sony products like Sony VAIO.

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