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  1. dtk31883's Avatar
    Over at XDA (Recovery Image Info - xda-developers) they have a EN-GB (UK) Recovery Image that can be use to restore/reset your Surface RT. Problem is that they don't have an EN-US version or other country versions. Your help would help a lot of users who didn't know or forgot to create their recovery drive. Thanks for your help...
    07-10-2013 07:53 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    I may have the recovery on a flash drive somewhere. I will look. If I do, I will upload it to Skydrive and give you a link.
    07-10-2013 09:07 PM
  3. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    yep, I was stupid enough not to make an image myself. Also looking for the EN-US recovery image. Thanks.
    07-10-2013 11:36 PM
  4. dtk31883's Avatar
    Awesome all we need to do is copy it to an iso to share with everyone
    07-11-2013 11:25 AM
  5. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I may have the recovery on a flash drive somewhere. I will look. If I do, I will upload it to Skydrive and give you a link.
    Skydrive has a 2 gig size limit, btw :(

    My only question on sharing a recovery disk, is the activation key. I'm not sure if MS did anything different this time, i.e. Unique keys per device (possibly tied to the device SN, UEFI based). Or did they stay with the old OEM generic key method on the Surface RT.
    07-11-2013 05:25 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    I know where it is but I won't be able to get to it until Sunday or Monday (probably). As far as file sizes, that is why you .rar it and split it apart!
    07-11-2013 05:27 PM
  7. StarLog's Avatar
    I have also, tried several free upload sites. None will support the win size. If some one has a good FTP site I will upload a out of box version from Microsoft.
    07-11-2013 08:41 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    You are in luck. Right now I am in the middle of compressing to multiple .rar files. I will then upload to skydrive (this will take a LONG time so be patient). Once available, I will post the link to download the .rar files. To uncompress, use WinRAR to extract the first file. You will be asked for a password. Ask me for that password through PM AFTER I post the link. That will then pull all the files back together. Place everything on a usb drive and give it a try.
    07-11-2013 09:01 PM
  9. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Oh how I hate to say this... Google drive allows for large files. No need to RAR anything.
    07-12-2013 12:37 AM
  10. dtk31883's Avatar
    If anyone is going to try the US Recovery drive don't forget to format the USB stick FAT32 before transferring the files!!!! It wont boot off the USB stick if it is NTFS or other. Also Hold down the - audio button rocker and press the power button to boot from usb.
    07-12-2013 02:09 AM
  11. mase123987's Avatar
    Oh how I hate to say this... Google drive allows for large files. No need to RAR anything.
    Splitting the files up also means that you can download parts of a large file a different times if needed. I prefer this when dealing the gb's of info.
    07-12-2013 07:55 AM
  12. dtk31883's Avatar
    I cant seem to get part 4 or 5 due to high traffic usage. Did anyone get it?
    07-12-2013 01:10 PM
  13. zombolo's Avatar
    Just got it.
    I need now the password to unrar it. Any help?
    07-12-2013 02:48 PM
  14. dtk31883's Avatar
    Zombolo Is it possible to get the last two parts from you?
    Last edited by dtk31883; 07-12-2013 at 06:02 PM.
    07-12-2013 04:50 PM
  15. StarLog's Avatar
    Oh how I hate to say this... Google drive allows for large files. No need to RAR anything.
    Delete this. There was no cap to upload to GD
    Last edited by StarLog; 07-14-2013 at 06:13 PM.
    07-12-2013 06:10 PM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    Anyone get it to work?
    07-12-2013 09:21 PM
  17. zombolo's Avatar
    Ok, i restored my Surface to 8.0 yesterday! ^___^ V

    Many thanks for your efforts mase123987, your recovery was perfect!

    P.S. I reformatted my drive during installation to wipe completely RT 8.1 Preview out.
    07-13-2013 02:07 AM
  18. zombolo's Avatar
    Zombolo Is it possible to get the last two parts from you?
    If you are still in trouble, of course! Let me know!
    07-13-2013 02:08 AM
  19. mase123987's Avatar
    I will make the links invalid by Monday. I have a feeling that too much downloading could affect the TOS. Download while you can.
    07-13-2013 07:13 AM
  20. Leo Hein's Avatar
    Mase, can you pm the password of the rar file ?
    07-13-2013 09:46 AM
  21. Guzzler3's Avatar
    There is a cap of 2gb per file on Google.
    Nope, I have a 3.44 GB file up on Google Drive. Just took forever and a day to upload it.
    07-13-2013 10:00 AM
  22. mase123987's Avatar
    Please remember to post results on here to help other users. Thanks.
    07-13-2013 11:53 AM
  23. StarLog's Avatar
    PM me for a download link on Google drive to en-us-RT 8.0
    Will leave it up for a week.
    Wm DeRosier likes this.
    07-13-2013 11:57 AM
  24. Yuri Diomin's Avatar
    Another dead Surface restored. Thanks Mase!
    07-13-2013 12:58 PM
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