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Cloud Recovery in UEFI BIOS – Introduction

Welcome to Eireview! In this article, we will explore the Cloud Recovery feature in UEFI BIOS. If you’re looking for a convenient way to restore your computer’s operating system without the hassle of installing drivers, then Cloud Recovery is the solution you need. With just a few simple steps, you can bring your computer back to its original state and get it up and running smoothly.

Cloud Recovery in UEFI BIOS - Introduction

System Requirement

Before we dive into the details of Cloud Recovery, let’s make sure your Asus laptop meets the system requirements. Here’s what you need:

  • Check if your Asus laptop supports Cloud Recovery within UEFI BIOS by clicking here.
  • Note that Cloud Recovery is not supported on Windows 11 Home S mode.
  • For local backup, you’ll need an external storage device.
  • Cloud Recovery requires a LAN or Wi-Fi network connection.
  • Ensure your laptop is connected to a power supply.

How to enter the UEFI BIOS

To access the Cloud Recovery feature in UEFI BIOS, you’ll first need to enter the UEFI BIOS configuration screen. The process varies depending on your device, so we’ll walk you through it step by step.

Consumer Notebook

  1. When booting your laptop, press the keyboard key [F2] to enter the UEFI BIOS configuration screen.
  2. Confirm that the UEFI BIOS time is correct. If not, modify the time first.
  3. Click [Cloud Recovery] to enter the Cloud Recovery page.

Consumer Notebook UEFI BIOS

Commercial Notebook/Desktops/All-in-One PCs

  1. When booting your device, press the keyboard key [F2] to enter the UEFI BIOS configuration screen.
  2. Confirm that the UEFI BIOS time is correct. If not, modify the time first.
  3. Click [Cloud Recovery] to enter the Cloud Recovery page.

Commercial Notebook/Desktops/All-in-One PCs UEFI BIOS

Gaming Notebook/Gaming Desktops/ROG Ally

For ROG Ally devices, follow these steps to access the UEFI BIOS page:

  1. Refer to ROG Ally Frequently Asked Questions for information on how to access the UEFI BIOS page.
  2. Press the ROG Ally “Y” button to enter the Cloud Recovery.
  3. When booting your device, press the keyboard key [F2] to enter the UEFI BIOS configuration screen.
  4. Confirm that the UEFI BIOS time is correct. If not, modify the time first.
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Gaming Notebook/Gaming Desktops/ROG Ally UEFI BIOS

Execute the Cloud Recovery

Now that you’re in the Cloud Recovery page, let’s proceed with the recovery process. But before we do, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Cloud Recovery will restore the storage device where the OS is stored to its original state, which means all data on the storage device will be erased, regardless of partitions.
  • If you have multiple storage devices, Cloud Recovery will only affect the device where Windows is stored.

Follow these steps to execute the Cloud Recovery:

  1. Click [Cloud Recovery] and then click [View Policy].

Cloud Recovery View Policy

  1. If your computer supports Cloud Recovery, you’ll see the Cloud Recovery program. Click [I am above the age of 20 years] and then click [Agree].

Cloud Recovery Agreement

  1. Click [Next] to proceed with the recovery process. If your computer doesn’t have an RJ45 interface, you’ll need to use ASUS’s RJ45 to USB Dongle for LAN network connections.

Cloud Recovery Network Selection

  1. Choose your Wi-Fi network by clicking [WiFi] and then click [Confirm].

Cloud Recovery Wi-Fi Selection

  1. Enter your WiFi Password and click [Confirm].

Cloud Recovery Wi-Fi Password

  1. If the connection is successful, click [OK].

Cloud Recovery Connection Successful

  1. Read the Cloud Recovery Notice carefully and click [Next] to continue.

Cloud Recovery Notice

  1. Cloud Recovery will download the necessary files from the cloud. Keep the network and power connected and be patient.

Cloud Recovery Download

  1. Once the cloud download is complete, click [OK].

Cloud Recovery Download Complete

  1. You will be asked if you want to back up your files before proceeding. If necessary, click [OK]. Note that this step is optional.

Cloud Recovery Backup Prompt

  1. Select your External Storage Device and then click [OK] to proceed with the backup process.

Cloud Recovery External Storage Device

  1. Choose the files you want to back up by clicking on them and then click [OK].
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Cloud Recovery File Selection

  1. The data backup process will start. Do not remove the external storage device or power source during this process.

Cloud Recovery Data Backup

  1. Once the backup is complete, you will be prompted to reset the system to its default settings. Click [OK] to proceed. Please note that this will erase all data on the storage device.

Cloud Recovery Reset Prompt

  1. The Cloud Recovery program will start. Keep your network connected and do not remove the power source. The process may take 1 to 3 hours, depending on your network quality and computer configuration. Your computer may restart several times or display a black screen during this time. Please be patient and do not operate the computer.

Cloud Recovery Progress

  1. Once the Cloud Recovery is complete, your computer will be restored to its factory condition. If the recovery process is unsuccessful, please contact the ASUS Service Center for further assistance.

Cloud Recovery Success

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about Cloud Recovery:

Q1: What happens if Cloud Recovery stops due to a slow or unstable internet connection?
A1: If your computer loses internet connection during Cloud Recovery, you will be returned to the initial page. You’ll need to re-execute Cloud Recovery. If your internet connection is consistently unstable, it is recommended to send your computer to a repair center for assistance.

Q2: Will the Cloud Recovery process be unattended from start to end?
A2: Yes, once you start the Cloud Recovery progress, you can attend to other tasks. The process will run automatically, so be patient and wait for it to complete.

Q3: Does Cloud Recovery change the HDD or SSD partition?
A3: Yes, Cloud Recovery restores your storage device to its original state, regardless of partitions. Before starting Cloud Recovery, it’s essential to back up your data.

Q4: What happens if my computer has two or more storage devices?
A4: Cloud Recovery will delete data on all storage devices. If you have multiple storage devices, it’s recommended to perform Cloud Recovery in the MyASUS in WinRE environment, where only the device storing Windows will be affected.

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Q5: Can I install the OS on a non-ASUS storage device?
A5: If you have replaced your storage device, you can use Cloud Recovery to restore the OS.

Q6: When should I use the Cloud Recovery function?
A6: You can use Cloud Recovery in the following situations:

  • When you can’t enter Windows and can’t fix the issue.
  • When replacing a Windows storage device.
  • When you want to restore your computer to default settings.

Q7: What should I do if my computer has two or more storage devices?
A7: It’s recommended to use the Cloud Recovery function in MyASUS in WinRE. This ensures that only the device storing Windows will be affected. Check out our article on [Notebook] Cloud Recovery within MyASUS in WinRE for guidance.

Q8: What should I do if I have enabled Bitlocker and want to back up my files?
A8: If you have enabled Bitlocker, you’ll need to unlock it with a Bitlocker recovery key before backing up your files. Follow the instructions provided to retrieve the recovery key and complete the backup process.

And that’s it! You’ve now learned how to use the Cloud Recovery feature in UEFI BIOS. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the ASUS Service Center. Happy recovering!

Conclusion

In this article, we explored the Cloud Recovery feature in UEFI BIOS. We learned how to access the UEFI BIOS configuration screen and execute the Cloud Recovery process. Remember to meet the system requirements and back up your data before proceeding with Cloud Recovery. If you face any issues or have questions, reach out to the ASUS Service Center for assistance. Enjoy the convenience of restoring your computer’s operating system hassle-free with Cloud Recovery!