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laptop recovery disc

by ruysnr / March 4, 2010 8:34 PM PST

I just bought a new laptop. it's recommanded to create the recovery disc. I really don't want to burn the DVD b/c I will lose it for sure.

how can i create the full factory recovery on harddrive and on flashdrive.


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Depending on the manufacturer
by lacsr / March 4, 2010 8:46 PM PST
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The Recovery program may allow changing the destination but why not make the Recovery DVD's and then copy then over to a flash drive or hard drive. Make sure the hard drive is an independent one and not the one in the laptop. Most manufactures already have the recovery on the hard drive.

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You can create a full HD image
by Steven Haninger / March 5, 2010 2:40 AM PST
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and put it on another hard drive or maybe a flash drive if it's of large enough capacity but, to recover the system, you're still going to need something to boot from. Imaging software can create bootable media. I do like full images on hard drives but also make DVDs as having more than one restore option isn't such a bad idea.

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(NT) You're worrying too much. Make the DVD's
by ChuckT / March 5, 2010 8:27 AM PST
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