I have HP Stream x360 - 11-p010nt, which came with a preinstalled Windows 8.1 in a total of 32GB SSD. The size of the SSD cannot be increased, and the system does not leave me enough work space. In the SSD, the recovery partition was about 7.4GB, and I cloned it to a USB drive by using EaseUS Partition Master. Then, I have erased all the partitions of the internal SSD drive, and it is now completely blank.

Question. I want to learn how can I reinstall Windows files in the recovery, which I moved to the USB drive? I have to mention that I can boot with a Live Windows and do anything I want.

Thank you. bkarpuz

  • Windows has (had) a built in tool to create recovery media from your recovery partition. Nowadays you can simply download the recovery media from the Microsoft site. – Mokubai Sep 13 '18 at 6:50
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    I have found a file "install.wim" and applied to the SSD. It seems to work. – bkarpuz Sep 13 '18 at 7:10

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