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Question about building desktop and system recovery

by smittyatrain / July 14, 2005 10:36 PM PDT

If I was to build my own desktop, how would I run a system recovery if I needed to?

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What is System Recovery?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 11:07 PM PDT

I'm just guessing you have some HP or Compaq System Recovery CDs that put the OS back onto the HP or Compaq system. What a new to this area builder will discover is that these CDs are not usuable except on HP or Compaq systems.

I think you suspected that, but want to confirm it. Of course you can always try since firsthand experiences cement the answer for what you have.

Bob

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how would I run a system recovery
by jcrobso / July 15, 2005 2:57 AM PDT

When you build your own PC you also buy your own copy of XP and it's yours to keep. John

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make your own
by bigygf / July 16, 2005 2:21 PM PDT

You'll need to make your own system recovery discs. My advice would be to back up the system to cdr or dvdr using Norton Ghost. Depending on how much you have on your hard drive and the speed of your system, the backup might take about 30-60min. But the restore is quick, 15- 20 min or so.

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On my system it takes about 3 hours
by metmichallica / July 17, 2005 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: make your own

about an hour to create the image file to cdr, another hour to verify the image, and other hour to restore the file.

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