i tried to create a „restore drive“ with a running windows 8 installation… but it won’t recognize a newly bought kingston 32GB USB Stick nor an 64GB Stick… so the size did not matter this time.

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alternatively:

Installing the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.

Now that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool program is downloaded, you’ll need to install it.

Note: As a reminder, the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool works perfectly well for creating bootable installation media for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Also, the program itself runs on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP.

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