Burn recovery discs are handy to have in your stash, as you can use them to reinstall Windows in the event of a serious failure.
- The burn recovery disc for Media Center PCs feature will help you if your computer fails to boot.
- This recovery tool can be found on your Windows installation disc.
On the Start Screen, click the Power icon
- Select Restart
- Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options
- Select Startup Settings
- Under Restart options, press 4 for Advanced options
- Select System Recovery > Create a System Repair Disc
Click Power Options
- Click on Change plan settings
- Click on Change advanced power settings.
- Under Change advanced power settings, select Change settingss that are currently unavailable.
- Set the power scheme to Maximum Performance
- Click on Save changes
Click Change Plan Settings
- Select Change advanced power settings.
- Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Click the Power button and uncheck the Allow computers to turn off this device to save power option.
- Click OK to save changes.
Click Change advanced power settings
- In the left pane, click Choose what the power buttons do, then click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Click to clear the Turn on fast startup (recommended) checkbox.
- Click Apply, then click OK.
- Open your browser and go to Microsoft Download Center.
- Type Media center in the search box, then click Media center.
- Click Download Media center.
- Click the Windows Media center app.
- Scroll down to Provide optional feedback.
- Click Submit.
Go to Computer Configuration
- Click on Administrative Templates
Click on Windows Components
Click on Selective Startup
- Press Windows Key + X and select Control Panel from the list.
- Select Recovery.
- Click Restart Now
- Select Troubleshoot
- Click Advanced Options
- Click System Restore
- Select the Restore system files and settings option
- Click on Next
- Select Show more restore points
- Check Show more restore points
- Select the most recent restore point
- Click Next
- Follow the instructions on the screen
Go to Power Options
- Go to Control Panel > Power Options > Choose Change plan settings
- Go to the Change advanced power settings link
- Expand the Multimedia Settings option
- Shift the Power scheme to High performance
- Expand the Hard Disk option
- Scroll down to Write Protect
- Check the box for Turn off write protection
- Click the OK button
- Press Windows Key + I to open Settings.
- Navigate to Update & Security section.
- Click on Recovery from the left pane.
- Select Create a recovery drive from the menu.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.
Click Change settings that are currently unavailable
- Click Turn Windows features on or off
- Select Media Center, then click OK or Apply
- Open the Charms bar and select Search
- Type recovery at the top right of the Charms bar, then click Create a recovery drive
- Follow the on-screen instructions
- Go to Start > Settings > Power
- Uncheck the Sleep option
- Turn off your TV
- Connect your Blu-ray drive
- Insert a blank Blu-ray disc
- Wait for the process to complete
- Note: Hibernate is a sleep mode that saves computer’s memory to hard drive and saves power.
- Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
- Restart your PC.
- Start installing Windows again.
Click Ok and Ok again
- Insert the DVD and wait until it finishes writing
- When finished, insert the disc into the DVD drive and restart the computer
Click Apply and Ok
- Reboot the system, and open the Start Menu.
- Choose Command prompt (Admin).
- Type the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Wait for the diagnostics to finish, and then restart your PC.
- When your PC starts, choose Safe Mode with Networking.
- Open File Explorer.
- Click This PC.
- Right-click the DVD drive.
- Click Properties.
- Click the Tools tab.
- Under Error checking, click Scan for and attempt to correct errors.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
- Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\Setup
- Run the MediaInfo.exe file
- On the System Info tab, click System Type.
- Find Media Center (MC).
- Write down the Media ID.
- Open the MediaInfo.exe file again.
- Click System Info tab.
- Click Device ID.
- Record the Device ID.
- Click OK
Restart the PC
- Hold down the Power button and restart the PC
- When the PC starts up again, press F8
- Choose the Safe Mode with Networking
- Now, download and run the Media Creation Tool
- Select English as your preferred language
- Check Create installation media for another PC
- Click the Next button
- In the new window, choose Create a new installation
- Select the language you want to use
- Click Next
- Click the Next button again
- Enter the product key
- Click Next
- Wait until the installation is complete