Create system repair disk for Windows 8

To do this, start the Control Panel -> System and Security -> Save backup copies of your files with File History -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create a system repair disk. It worked out to about 490 mb for me and I used a CD ROM to store it. You can use this CD if ever you have issues starting Windows 8 on your laptop. If you need to backup Windows 8 for recovery purposes, see this link.