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New Laptops - NO Recovery Disk?

by Walt H / July 3, 2009 9:04 AM PDT

I just came from my local Best Buy and I was told that some of the newer laptops no longer come with recovery disks, you have to make your own. Has anyone else heard this?

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by samkh / July 3, 2009 9:40 AM PDT

and it doesn't cost you much, so what is the issue?

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Almost all PCs are like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 10:11 AM PDT

Cheap to make your own and your choice to duplicate a spare set.

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Caught me off guard...
by Walt H / July 3, 2009 11:10 AM PDT

It just caught me off guard as my current laptop is 4 years old.

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Be on guard for free.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2009 11:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Caught me off guard...
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by Walt H / July 3, 2009 1:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Be on guard for free.

The user guide tells you how to create recovery disks.

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My reply helps you recover to
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2009 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Robert...

There are cases where a simple repair can not be performed with those restore media. I've offered this best five link so you don't have to suffer through a restore of that type but a restore that takes you back to when you last backed up.

Hope you see the difference.

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