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How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

Question: How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

Does anyone know of programs that can make your own dvd recovery disks of your current windows installation? So for an example I install vista fresh and all drivers and maybe couple games and or programs then later on in the future I can restore it fresh again with the same configuration. Thanks...

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Preferred Solution: How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: How to make your own recovery windows disk.....

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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How do I make a back-up/recovery disk for Windows 10?  I made one when I bought this machine that had Windows 8.1 on it but I don't recall how I did it.  Help please.  Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:how do I make a windows 10 recovery disk

Hi there @PaulSenior?Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are looking for a method to make a recovery disk for your system after upgrading to Windows 10.  I am happy to help with this. The method you would have used to make recovery media for your original operating system would be to use the factory installed recovery manager.  As an FYI for the Windows 8 method -Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8)Troubleshooting HP System Recovery Problems (Windows 8)HP PCs - Creating and Using a System Image to Restore Your Computer (Windows 8) However those tools are not going to help for making a Windows 10 image. For Windows 10, the intention of Microsoft is to dispense with recovery images, however there are still ways to make one. Here are a few pages I found that cover the options in the operating system, how to make a repair disk, and to make an image. Recovery options in Windows 10 - windows.microsoft.comHow to Create a USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.comReset Recovery Image - Create in Windows 10 - www.tenforums.com I hope this helps.

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hello,
my ASUS PC stopped working (windows8) . it would not boot up to windows. I had no disks.
I bought another ASUS PC like the one that is broken. Can I make windows 8 recovery disk on my new PC and use the disk to boot up the old/broken PC? is it possible and How do I do this? thank you very much

Answer:how to make windows 8 recovery disk to use on another PC

If it is really the same, yes. The user manual should have instructions on how to create recovery media for the PC model you have.

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Hi guys I am new in this forum & this is my first post, I need your help please,

I have purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop / PCG-71911M

the harddrive is partition in 2

the first partition is hidden, it have the Windows 7 installation with factory settings,

Please first I need to know is which button I am suppose to press encase I will need to make a factory installation, as you know their is something to press like f2 or something.

& the other thing I need to know is I made my laptop ready with Ms Office & all the programs I needed,

Now I need to made a dvd for when I go to make a restore disk, I need it to install my laptop as it is today with complete install can I do that ?

Hi to every body in this forum.,

Answer:Need help to make a recovery disk in Windows 7

The hidden partition generally contains all the software (as well as windows) the computer originally came with. It's a kind of backup but does not include your personal files.
In this case though some here may disagree with me. I really just suggest backing up personal files, as the computer can be restored to it's factory state at any time.

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right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4910631_down...very-disk.html

well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
"This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help :) thanks!

Answer:Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp

someone please help!

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right now i am using a toshiba laptop with windows vista. And i followed instructions and downloads from:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4910631_down...very-disk.html

well i followed everything it said, now when i ran the thing i downloaded it says:
"This program creates the Stup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP.
To create these disks, you need toprovide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.
Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:_" <-- (flashing under score)

i already inserted a black DVD-R but i don't know what to type in for the floppy drive for the process to begin
i am sorry i am not so good with computers, need easy to understand help thanks!
 

Answer:Trying to make a recovery disk for windows xp using vista

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I'm fairly good with computers; started out in 1984 with the old Apple IIe. Just upgraded from Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Aspire 5610Z laptop.

Haven't been able to make a system recovery disk; get the message that the files are not on either my hard drive or my upgrade installation disk. What now? How do I go about making this disk.

Thanks

brightlight 864

Answer:Unable to make System Recovery Disk in Windows 7

brightlight864,You can always use imaging software to make a backup of your working system. In the event of a crash, hardware failure or corrupted system, you can easily restore the backup....some let you do this outside of Windows.I rarely use the restore disk or program that is put on your hard drive by your computer manufacturer. The restriction is that it only images your drive from the factory so you go right back to the beginning of when you turned on your computer for the very first time.Check this link for numerous freeware alternatives. Simply browse through the Hard Drive Utilities or the like.I would personally recommend Acronis True Image. This is shareware but well worth the money. The thing I love about this program is that it allows you to make a bootable CD that you can carry with you and use on ANY computer (your friends, your work laptop, even one in an internet cafe) to make a complete system backup. The program is also very robust. For me, 5 out of 5 stars.Get it here:http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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 hey tech guys...  i have a T410i with windows 7...now its only a Hard disk partition...for my compatibility i need to make another partition ...is that works in its factory recovery ??   ur replies appreciated.....thank u guys... sheriff

Answer:can i make hard disk partition through windows 7 recovery of T410i

hey getsheriff,yes it can be done. I would recommend making a backup of your system first.





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error message when attempting to create recovery disk on Gateway DX4860 - Hard drive configuration not set to factory default .backup aborted

Answer:Gateway desktop DX4860 unable to make Windows recovery disk

http://support.gateway.com/s/softwa...

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
Edited subject to match post.

Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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I just purchased a new Toshiba laptop preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. Apparently as of Windows Vista Microsoft in it's ingenious asinine have decided to stop giving out dvd's and cds for operating systems. I've seen briefly something about a custom Toshiba application on the laptop to make a 'recovery' disk.Whats the differance between a recovery disk and a windows 7 install Disk?How would I go about making both? Any help would be greatly appreciated!Regards!

Answer:Create Install Disk? / Make Recovery Disk?

The differences in OEM recovery disks and a full Windows installation disk is that the former can only be used to restore that particular model of computer while the latter will install on any computer with compatible hardware.I don't know the exact procedure you need to use to create the disks but it should be spelled out in your manual and possibly even on your start up screens.Be aware that those disks will be created from data on a partition already on your hard drive. That partition can also be used to restore to factory settings. The primary reason to make the restore set is to have the means to restore in the event your hard drive fails. I advise you to make those disks ASAP and make copies of them too. You will only get one bite of the apple. That is to say you are only allowed to create ONE restore set. The process won't work after one set has been made.

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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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I've tried using the "Create a Recovery Drive" and have tried making my own installation media using the "Media Creation Tool". Both seem to do nothing, just constantly search.

The Media Creation Tool stays on the "getting a few things ready" screen for upwards of half an hour then I'll close it and it'll say "setup is cleaning up before it closes" and it'll stay on that screen forever. Even task manger won't close it - it will not show up as a process any longer, but still on the screen. EDIT: I have to shut down the computer to close the window.

Create a Recovery Drive, when choosing "Back up system files to the recovery drive", does pretty much the same thing, a screen with a green progress bar going left to right for hours.

I'm trying to put it, either way, on a 32gb USB flash drive.

This is driving me nuts. Its a new computer no software has been installed by me other than the MCT and a tool to find the windows product key. I'm very new to Windows 10 coming from XP.

thanks in advance

Answer:Can't seem to make a recovery disk or install disk

Hello Plaid Moose, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could directly download a Windows 10 ISO file, then create a USB with it.

Windows 10 ISO Download

USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

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I have just bought a second hand PC for my son. It has XP installed but no disk with it. The instalation code is on a lable stuck on the PC. How do i make a recovery Disk if i need to reinstall XP please.

Answer:How do I make a Recovery Disk

I don't think you can. You can use the recovery partition (if it has one - F8 on start up) or borrow an XP CD and use your own code.

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Hi, This is probably an easy one to answer..My Mum and Dad have just decided to enter the computer world and have purchased a HP laptop, all ok.The instructions say that before you use it you have to make your own recovery disks,My Question is what media should you use DVD - R or CD - R or +R or doesn?t it matter?Thanks

Answer:make your own recovery disk

I would opt for DVD-R or CD-R depending on the size of disc required. I would also make a back up copy in case the original gets damaged or lost.

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I have just completed rebuilding my PC win xp (pro), all related drivers and some software. The system is working very well. I would like to make an image of the hard disk (recovery disk) on DVD. Can some tell me how it's done.Thank you all

Answer:How to make a recovery disk (DVD)

Use a ghosting program , such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (free with a rival magazines covermount)

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i am using windows 7 32 bit with 4 gb ram Pentium D 3.4 ghz.160 GB hard disk with only one partition.i want to make a full recovery disk of my entire partition or windows.i dont know how to make it.please help me out.is there any software or function available in windows 7?

Answer:Want to make a recovery disk

Your specs state you are using a HP computer, but doesn't state which model.

This tutorial explains the HP recovery procedure for creating a set of recovery discs and recovering your computer with them should the need arise.The procedure may be slightly different for your computer, if so you'll need to check on HP's support site.

Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

This tutorial explains how to create a system image backup using Windows 7's software.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

To recover your computer from a sytem image backup, you need this tutorial.

System Image Recovery

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 It's probably just me.  I just spent an hour trying to figure out how to make a backup image and recovery disk, and I'm having no luck:  * If I try to place the backup image on the Lenovo drive (D, it says I don't have enough free space (28GB) on D: for the estimated size of the image (62.5GB) -- is 62.5GB a rational size for the image?; * If I try to place the image on the C: drive, it says the image can't be placed on the source disk, which I guess makes sense since I'd be modifying the input source data; * If I try to place the image onto DVD's, it says I don't have enough "temporal (sic)" space -- I guess they meant to say "temporary" space.  Can't it use the free space on D: as a work area? Anyway, I'm stuck.  Anybody have any ideas?  Do I have to add an external harddrive (via a USB port) and construct the "backup.wsi" image there?  BTW, I haven't mucked with the partitions or anything like that.  All I want to do is make a Recovery Disk in case my Y550 goes belly up. 





Al SpalmacinY550 4186-46U

Answer:How To Make A Recovery Disk?

have you tried to use compression methods?
or you can try to burn factory defaults instead of creating new one.

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Hello...I'm hoping that I'm in the right forum for 1...and please bare with me as I've never done this before and I'm extremely nervous I'm gonna mess it even more lol. But I'm trying to follow the directions in "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7" and when I got to the part (actually I'm just reading it all first) about making a Recovery Disk I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to. My laptop is in need of this Clean Install in the first place because I have no IE and I'm missing some important files like Program Files x86 there just gone poof gone...some of the other one that are missing I might not even be aware of and some are corrupted because when I try to get into them I get a nasty noise with a window and a error message saying something about windows hating me lol. So what happens if I can't make a Recovery Disk...then what? I originally was just going to do a clean install back to factory settings right out of the box but then I'm missing all the programs that actually came with my laptop. So ThrashZone saw my post in another Microsoft Windows forum and said he thought this would be better...I'm just really confused now. Especially with the Recovery Disk. I'm open to any help or suggestions anyone may have but to be honest I only speak plain english

Thanks
DoeZ

Answer:Not sure how to make a Recovery Disk

Welcome to the forum,

Is this the part you are referring to?






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4. Make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, following the steps given in your PC's setup literature or in the Manual located on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. As an alternative to Recovery Disks you can save a Windows 7 Backup Image or Macrium Image of the entire HD.● If you have a Recovery or OEM tools partition, these may not run after clean reinstall so be sure to make your Recovery Disks.

● You can wait until afterwards to see if Recovery or (Diagnostics) Tools partitions will run from boot to decide if you want to delete those partitions and recover the space into C or elsewhere (using Step 3 here).




From this tutorial,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Your specs only say Toshiba Laptop, can you give us the model number as well.

In the mean time I'll refer the author of the tutorial here.

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Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.

Answer:Please make a W7 recovery disk

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Originally Posted by pat mcgroin


Many people have systems that come preconfigured with W7 and therefore have no recovery disk. This Technique will allow you to create a recovery disk that will not allow for a reinstall, but will allow for the many other system repair functions including boot repair.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE, before a situation exists.

"Windows 7 comes with a tool for creating its recovery disc. Click the Start orb, type backup, and select Backup your computer. In the resulting window's left pane, click Create a system repair disc. You'll be prompted to insert a blank disc."

"When you boot from either the Vista or the Windows 7 disc, the boot process just might find your problem and offer to fix it before anything else happens. If not, or if this doesn't work, follow the prompts to the System Recovery Options menu. Everything is pretty obvious from there."

As presented by Langa F. Windows Secrects.




In windows 7 you can create a whole system image,this will take a exact image of your hdd,this includes all your software etc,

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My friend purchased a laptop from PC World a couple of weeks ago, He did ask the sales advisor if the laptop would come with a Windows XP disk, the sales advisor said 'It will come with a recovery disk so that in the event of an operating system failure you would be able to reinstall your operating system'The PC World my friend purchased the laptop from is a long way away and he has no way of been able to go back to the store. I was wondering is there a way that he would be able to create a recovery disk so that in the event of him having a system failure, he would be able to reinstall his operating system, my friend is a bit concerned with having no recovery disk etc in case his laptop has an operating system failure as he has no means of been able to reinstall it. It seems a BIG oversight on PC World's part leaving a recovery disk out of the box.

Answer:Is there a way to make a recovery disk

On first boot, the laptop will give the option to make a recovery disc. Either one DVD or 5 CDs.

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hi,

recently purchased a new computer and brought XP to install on it..

Question is>>

is it possible to create you own recoery disk like you get when you purchase a laptop?

( you insert the disk and it formats then loads windows and programs)


are you able to to this for any computer or is it specailly done, if it can be done how do you do it. i have the original xp disk

thanks,
Yankeebean

Answer:make a recovery disk

If you want to quickly restore your system to a state with all your programs, I would look into using Acronis True Image. It is cheap and works like a charm. Johnwill and I are both big fans of it and you can usually find it on the web for under $30.

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I have a Dell desktop running windows vista. Recently, the hard drive crashed and I've replaced it and the computer is back up and running normal. My question is if I should make recovery disks like I did when I got it. I have all of the disks from Dell that include Vista and the drivers and utilities, but I thought I remembered having to make a set of disks when I got the computer. Is this needed?

Answer:Should I make a recovery disk???

Hi;If I may suggest that you make a full image recovery backup instead of making only recovery discs. When you mount the image backup file it will be good as new. Try using the paid version of Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image 11 or Paragon. They have files/folder backup capabilities which includes all drivers and programs. If you want a freeware try Macrium Reflect Free. If your hdd is a Seagate then at their website they have a software DiscWizard which is a downgrade of Acronis True Image 11 similar to Macrium Reflect Free edition. You will only need a reserved hard drive for it. You can also clone your hard drive using DiscWizard and Acronis True Image. Try it. It beats re-installing again(but again you will need a back-up drive). Wilders Security Forum has an official forum for Acronic True Image you may want to check it out. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65Regards,voltronDefender

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Hello,

I recently purchaced a new notebook, shipped with W7 64-bit HP. I need 32-bit in order to run certain programs, so I used my W7 Ult DVD and installed it on this laptop.

I did not delete the recovery partition that was already on the drive, but I re-installed my own W7 on the partition with the pre-installed W7.

This was a mistake... I lack a lot of drivers and pre-compiled software that is not available for download from the manufactor.

So, I hope there is a way to make the recovery disk bootable, so I can boot from it in order to respawn the pre-installed W7.

Any ideas and tips are more than welcome!

Answer:Make RECOVERY disk bootable?

All data will be DELETED, backup your data first.

You will need to mark the Recovery Partition ACTIVE.

1) Boot DVD, & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)
Partition - Mark as Active

On reboot Recovery will start.

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computer freezes. warnig of 354Mb free space of 8.66GB in HP_RECOVERY-D. DRIVE in windows vista 32bit, Hp dektop multimedia computer- How to make more free space in Drive Hp-Recovery D:

Answer:HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

You should not do this.The recovery partition is intended to allow restoring the system to it's original state. The partition and it's contents should not be modified in any way.

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I bought a new cheap tower with windows 8 at Bestbuy the other day. I hooked it up and fired it up and started doin stuff on it. I realized later that it never asked if i wanted to make a recovery disk. What do i need to do to assure if it crashes i can boot it back up and load windows again?

skeeter

Answer:Should I and How do i make a recovery disk for new computer.

If it's a premade system, it should have an option to make recovery discs.

Try searching for "recovery" or "creator" on the program search screen, and see if an application to create recovery media is available or not.

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computer freezes. warnig of 354Mb free space of 8.66GB in HP_RECOVERY-D. DRIVE in windows vista 32bit, Hp dektop multimedia computer

Answer:HP. Recovery disk D: drive- how to make more

You should not be able to access the hp recovery partition from vista nor should you be using it for storage at all.Someone royally screwed up when they made that partition accessable to vista.Did you delete the original data that was there?

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Hi, my brother has just bought an ei system laptop that didn't come supplied with recovery disks. it was my understanding that the system normally asks you to make a recovery cd the first time it starts up but my bro reckons this never happened and now needs to make one without the prompt.where does he start?ps. i know you can make one with imaging software but is it necessary to pay out for it just to make this disk? i know you can trial acronis etc but will the cd run if the software has come to it's trial end?

Answer:how to make a recovery disk for new laptop

click hereNo you can't use a trial Acronis

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just got the last license for windows 7 home premium 32bit on a 3 license disk. at first i thought it was just an upgrade disk, but then it offered me the ability to install windows 7 as a real operating systems. the box is orange. my dad bought the disk from his friend at work, he used the second license, and i used the last. i buy all my software legitimately. is this ok to do? it also gives me the ability to make a recovery disk, if this is ok, then what should i do before i make a recovery disk. if its not ok, the i want nothing to do with this... and am going to go back to vista/ubuntu

thanx for your help.

astraltraveler

Answer:what do i need to know/do before i make a recovery disk? and 3 user...

You don't need a recovery disk, just make a copy of the install disk. That is perfectly legal as long as no one uses the license key that you used.

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So my computer kept getting this blue screen everytime I logged on and it would restart on me.
I forgot to make a recovery disk for my computer when I first bought it.

I was doing some searching on the internet and I found a "ISO image" someone generiously put on the internet for my system (windows 7 x64 bit).

I was wondering if I can download it and burn it on my CD/DVD on my sisters computer (which runs windows vista.)?

Sorry if my question doesnt make sense, im not good with computers. >__<;;

Answer:Forgot to make recovery disk, HELP!!

be careful what your downloading from other people.... an iso is a disk image, download this, than burn it to the disk, you can than use that to boot up, and repair startup with that

her computer most likely came with a program that can burn iso's

when you get your computer started up again make sure to scan it right away with http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Hey can somone tell me how to make a system recovery disk my pc just cashed and i am trying to fix it i am on my friends pc know so if u can tell me how to make one and i am useing windows XP and i need to know to make one and put it on a flobby disk so if anyone knows how please tell me thanks.
Thanks again

Answer:How to make a system recovery Disk

I don't know of any floppy that will do a generic recovery of a crashed system. I think you need to be more specific as to your exact symptoms and we'll work from there.

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I just bought this Satellite L300-19O laptop 6 hours ago and now I got my second error message, first error I couldn't handle myself. When I tried to burn the recovery dvd-roms I recieved this error code: 0E01B5-26-00037304 error when attempting to adjust power. What on earth is that supposed to mean?

I thought I had bought a quality pc, but guess I was wrong. Still I hope someone might be able to solve the problem.

I already lost two DVD +R discs due to that Toshiba recovery disk creator and it's really bugging me at the moment.

Answer:Can't make recovery disk "can't adjust power"

Use high quality DVD-R and you will be able to create recovery media. Use TDK or Verbatim medias.
Many people here have reported about successfully recovery DVD creation.
When you do this please be sure the notebook is connected to AC power supply.

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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop and I want to create a recovery disk.  I made one when I first got the computer but the disks are scratched and I fear they won't work.  I went to the Lenovo forum and I can't find instructions.  They have a one-key recovery system but I want the disk.  Besides being infected (and still waiting for help) I am having problems with my Windows Notepad and want a disk.
 
Anybody know?

Answer:How to Make a Recovery Disk Lenovo Laptop

From what I read One Key recovery will create those disks.I see the following note:Note:If you use CD, you'll need 17 CDsIf you use DVD, you'll need only 3 DVDsFrom: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-to-create-quot-Factory-Default-Recovery-Disc-quot-with/ta-p/274167

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My eMachine T5048 came with a Recovery Disk that I've had to reinstall XP (Media Center Edition) with it more than a few times over the past 3-1/2 years and it's become slightly scratched and dirty (smudged) despite my meticulous efforts to keep it in pristine condition. I don't want to clean it for fear of adding more scratches. And now I worry that when the time comes to use it again if need be, it may not work for me and I'll be stuck with a dead computer and no OS to reinstall. I could prevent this if I could make a duplicate copy of my recovery disk to have as a backup in case the original ever fails me in the future.I've already made many attempts to do this. I put the recovery disk in the drive, exited out of the install when it came up. Using Windows Explorer to see the contents on the disk, I highlighted everything, right-clicked and "copied", then created a folder on my hard drive and in that folder I "pasted" everything from the CD into it. Then I took the recovery disk out, put a blank DVD in (the total size of everything from the disk is 1.4Gb's so a CD is too small) and tried to copy & paste from the hard drive to the DVD but I kept getting the same error window popping up telling me "Problem Copying" asking me to Retry, Skip, or Cancel. I tried over and over clicking the Retry button but it wouldn't copy anything over. Here's a screenshot of that error window: http://img442.imageshack.us/... Read more

Answer:How do I make a backup copy of my XP Recovery Disk?

Here Ya Go...

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Following the preperation instructions from MS I tried to save data with recovery disk. I keep getting "failure to create recovery disk" for floppy and even if I try to send to burner. The details tell me it failed to make disk etc.
Any ideas?

TIA

Howard
 

Answer:XP (Home) SP2 unable to make recovery disk

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ACER Aspire T300 Desktop

Answer:how to make recovery disk for aspire t300?

... guessing it depends if the Acer software is still on your pc some info here << click!... you may have a recovery partition ... click "start" run (type) diskmgmt.msc [press enter]... the above should reveal the partitions..Angel Decoy... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img132.imageshack.us/img132/...Grrrr... ...im

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My eMachine T5048 came with a Recovery Disk that I've had to reinstall XP (Media Center Edition) with it more than a few times over the past 3-1/2 years and it's become slightly scratched and dirty despite my meticulous efforts to keep it in pristine condition. I don't want to clean it for fear of adding more scratches. And now I worry that when the time comes to use it again if need be, it may not work for me and I'll be stuck with a dead computer and no OS to reinstall. I could prevent this if I could make a duplicate copy of my recovery disk to have as a backup in case the original ever fails me in the future.I've already made many attempts to do this. I put the recovery disk in the drive, exited out of the install when it came up. Using Windows Explorer to see the contents on the disk, I highlighted everything, right-clicked and "copied", then created a folder on my hard drive and in that folder I "pasted" everything from the CD into it. Then I took the recovery disk out, put a blank DVD in (the total size of everything from the disk is 1.4Gb's so a CD is too small) and tried to copy & paste from the hard drive to the DVD but I kept getting the same error window popping up telling me "Problem Copying" asking me to Retry, Skip, or Cancel. I tried over and over clicking the Retry button but it wouldn't copy anything over. Here's a screenshot of that error window: http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5294/... Read more

Answer:How do I make a backup copy of my XP Recovery Disk?

Try this free disk burning program Imgburn at http://www.imgburn.comcopy your recovery disk to your hard drive, then burn it back to a blank cd-rThis program is very easy to use.

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Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:How to make a system recovery disk on a SD-card

1993matias said:

Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!



First of all did an upgrade to Windows 10 on this tablet. Can you give the make and model of this tablet. Believe can not use an SD to do this, be best with a USB Flash drive. If upgraded some of that space is being also used by backup of old OS. Hooking a USB device usually by using a OTG Cable on a tablet. 5GB left on drive is not going to be good enough, 75-80 % used on a drive will cause significant slowdown in performance.

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Can anyone point me in the direction of a link on making a recovery disk for an XP computer... Please... and Thank You!

Derek

Answer:Wanting to make a Recovery Disk for an XP Computer.

I believe Warez posted a guide on it sometime ago... I don't have the link on me right now because I'm at school, but I know I have it at home xD.

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I have a new X300 and an 80GB Lacie Safe Mobile Hard Drive connected by USB as Drive F:  ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery does not recognize the existence of this external drive as a destination for my Rescue and Recovery files.  The USB connection was established before the R&R workspace was opened.  The two hardware products otherwise work fine together.

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Just bought new Refurbished Asus K55A-BBL4 laptop from Newegg, came with Win 7 Home Pre installed. No install disks, no manual just letter telling me to protect customer data entire drive was wiped clean including Recovery partition. Checked disk management it shows all 4 primary partitions used: 200mb (boot), 169gb (C drive), 281gb (D drive), 16.5gb Recovery partition. I tried F9 when booting (nothing) just boots into OS. This setup is completely useless to me.
Called Asus ($50.) for install disk they said call Microsoft, call Microsoft ($99. new disk) they said call Asus, I've already paid for Win 7 once and i'll be damned if I pay for it again. Typical corporation bullshit.
What I want to do is install Win 7 on 1st part, 2nd (shared NTFS part), Ubuntu on logical partitions.

Can anyone tell me how to get Win 7 installed like above example.
The laptop is factory default now I haven't done anything but look.

Answer:Need to make Installation disk of Win 7 recovery partition

So use the install disc you said you already paid for if it`s the correct version and use the Key from the COA.

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you want it set up like it was from the factory, then you would have to order the factory recovery discs, but why in the world would you want to do that ?

Welcome to the Forums

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Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:How to make a system recovery disk on a SD-card

Originally Posted by 1993matias


Hi!

I am using a small tablet with Windows on it. It already has little space (32GB which is actually 29 GB), with Windows eating up a ton of space. Now, with a virtual partition on the tablet reserved for system recovery, I have less than 5 GB left, not enough for Windows to update. I would like to merge the virtual partition so as to get ~5 GB extra space, in or to do so I would like to make a recovery disk on a SD-card.

The problem is, Windows does not seem to recognise the SD-card when I try to make a recovery disk! Is there a workaround, or did I get the SD-card in vain?

Thanks for any help!



First of all did an upgrade to Windows 10 on this tablet. Can you give the make and model of this tablet. Believe can not use an SD to do this, be best with a USB Flash drive. If upgraded some of that space is being also used by backup of old OS. Hooking a USB device usually by using a OTG Cable on a tablet. 5GB left on drive is not going to be good enough, 75-80 % used on a drive will cause significant slowdown in performance.

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Hello,

I would like to first thank all members of this forum who help people solve their problems.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Windows 7 Home Premium 64. the Hard drive (HD) came partitioned, and I was running out of space, so I purchased a new HD.
I made a recovery Disk using a 32GB SD card ( clever Huh!) since the computer has an SD card slot, and no optical drive. Also since the recovery required more space than a single DVD could provide. For your info, The Recovery media is in a partition named Q: in the HD.

After Installing the new HD in the laptop, I find that I cant get the system to look at the SD card. I tried using a USB SD card reader, but it does not work. ( I was not as clever as I thought!!!)

So I re installed the old drive, and attempted to make a new recovery disk(s) on DVDs, but the Lenovo system gives me an error stating "Only one copy of this media " can be made.

So now I have a recovery disk in SD format that I cant access, and I can not create a new one. IS there any way to get the SD recovery media to work? Help!!
HERE is the system information with the original HD: I uninstalled most programs and data. because partition C: was full.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8079 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -248 Mb
Hard D... Read more

Answer:Solved: Recovery disk on SD card. How to make it work.

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What size USB stick should I buy as a recovery disk for Win 7 Pro?

Answer:What size of USB memory stick should I buy to make a recovery disk?

4GB would suffice but 8 or 16GB is definitely on the safe side. It is anyhow difficult to find sticks smaller than 16GB.

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What are my options on this machine to make a recovery disk and backup in case of a hard drive failure? Also noticed OneKey 4.0 won't recognize external hard drives greater than 1TB. Why?













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Answer:K430 with OneKey 4.0 has no option to make a recovery disk

Hi Ajssinc,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern and will assist you regarding the same. But please let me know the OS (Operating System) installed in the computer, so that I can provide the exact information regarding the concern.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Does one key recovery only back up the system data or does it make a diskimage.Also does it use compression?If it doesn' its there another Lenovo progam that make a disk image.I ask because it made a 20 gb image a 68 gb disk on my yoga 900 andI am not sure what I am backing up? Also the technical help site will not detect my system even after downloadingthe lenovo link app.I can't get through to technical support today.  

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I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva

Answer:Make recovery disk windows7 upgrade from Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva


I have a question about this.

Right now I will upgrade my Vista laptop to Windows 7 . I already did it before with the RC and worked great.

Anyways there are certain functions on my laptop I use . So that's why I didnt do a clean install. But if there is any problem and I need to reinstall windows. I will have to install Vista first . Till SP1 is the best I believe and then again Windows 7 .
A big hassle if you ask me?

Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment.
or something else'

Like when i got my laptop I had to make 2 DVD's so I could reinstall windows. Was hoping I could do the same with Windows7 somehow.

Another thing is. I have an English Windows Vista on a machine but will get a Dutch windows 7 upgrade. I don't think I can upgrade from a English to Dutch right? Although the upgrade is Ultimate?

I also can install an English version of Ultimate and use the key from the Dutch ultimate? or is the key from the box really only for the DVD that's in the box ?

thank you for your answers.

Eezdva


You choose your language upon installation,i did anyway.
And microsoft have language updates also.

I think as long as the key is for "ultimate" it will work.

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Hello,

A friend needs a recovery disk to access a backup file on his computers external drive. I said" NP I'll make you one and you can have it!" Little did I realize that installing Acronis makes it impossible to see the option to make a true Win 7 Pro recovery disk. He is using Win 7 home edition.

How do I make one for my buddy?

His son allegedly made a 7 backup to the 1TB drive before the main HD crashed but he didn't make a recovery disk so he can't get at the files! His business is on the image of the HD hopefully we can get it back or he is screwed royally.

Now I can't make one either, I do know that Acronis will allow you to convert Windows backups to Acronis format and vice versa but I don't think an Acronis start up disk would see the Win 7 image.... or would it?

Thanks to all in advance!

J T

Answer:I cannot make a Win 7 MS recovery disk with Acronis 2011 installed

I've been using Acronis Trueimage for my backups and never had a problem seeing the Pro 7 backup.

What program did your friend use for the backup?

If you make a boot cd from the Acronis program ( free version) your friend is going to have to have a Seagate, Maxtor or WD hdd for it to work.

This is the reason I always tell anyone who uses this program ( and it is great) to always
create a boot cd.

When you go to Start menu > Seagate Discwizard - are you getting an error?

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While poking around my disk management I found that I have a RECOVERY section of the hard drive. It is grayed out and I cannot see the files in it. When I got my Dell inspiron 17r n7110 from best buy they had lost the data from the box, so when ever I needed help I went to dell since I was in warranty. Now that I am out of warranty I have to go to 7Forums which is better. Any how getting back to RECOVERY, which must be the program files in case I get into trouble. It must have the OS and all of the drivers for the dell system files. So I think(which is dangerous for me) I have to make a bootable disk with this recovery data on it. I noticed from prior post that the s/n of the os is on the bottom of laptop.

So far am I correct in my assumptions.

I want replace my current hdd with a ssd and all I have to do is put the new drive and place the disk in the drive and go, and Voila I have the system on the new disk.

The only question I have is how do I make a bootable disk of the recovery, since it is greyed out (so am I) I do not know how so I need a step by step how to do this!!

I know you guys have the secret formula for this, can you help me out

Regards,
Kas

Answer:How to make disk from recovery portion of hard drive

Really no secret formula...it varies from manuf. to manuf....
Check your Manual or visit the manuf.'s site for instructions.

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So I was given this Ideapad and found that it will not boot to the OS. The bios still loads fine. I was suspecting that the HD might be toast. When I hit the recovery button on the side I get the 4 optionsNormal startupBIOS SetupBoot MenuSystem Recovery When I hit the System Recovery menu I end up with a black screen labeled Boot Manager: If you hit enter from this screen you end up with this:   I made a recovery USB stick for windows 8 which will not get reconized unless I change the BIOS to LEGACY mode. When running the repair utility for Windows 8 for Automatic repair I end up with this it never works and says it could not repair my pc. As a latch ditch effort I thought maybe I can wipe out only the main OS partition and reinstall Windows 8 on it however I end up with this message...looks like the HD is now gone lol  I wasnt sure if there was any magic tricks to creating a lenova recovery disk after the fact? I know I can get a new HD and dump on a Windows OS but would be nice to retain the recovery partition. 

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I would like to make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage; it is about 10gb and now not needed. However the Win7 OS does not seem to want to allow me to delete the contents or reformat it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this? BackgroundI  have two drives, one for boot and apps (solid state) and the second regular HDD just for data. I took a hard disk from my old Thinkpad T520 (which died) and put it into a drive bay adaptor in a new T520 system.  All works fine.  As the second hard disk is now just there for data and the main (solid state drive) has a new Lenovo recover partition, I do not need to keep the old Lenovo recovery partition on the second drive and would like to make use of the storage capacity.

Answer:Make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage?

Double-click on the partition in My Computer, and you should get the option to Recover Drive Space... but before you zap the recovery partition, make sure you have a backup image of the disk, or have made or obtained a recovery disk set.
 
Hope this helps!

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I have a brand-new Satellite Pro C660. It worked fine for a day, now it won't load windows. I didn't get around to creating the recovery disks as I've only had it a few hours (yes, yes, I know, should have been the first thing I did). All the data is present (but backed up to USB just in case) and I can see the HDDREcovery folder with all data intact. However, I can't run the app to create recovery disks. Does anyone know how to extract the images and create the media using only the command prompt? (I can get into command prompt by booting from a friend's Win 7 disk). All boot options from the laptop's own drives fail. It says "Windows Failed to Load", and I try Startup Repair but it doesn't find any errors. Any help/thoughts on this will be much appreciated!

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro C660 - How to make recovery disk with command prompt?

Hey,

It?s not possible to create recovery disk with command prompt. You have to use the Toshiba recovery media creator on Windows.

Now it?s too late for you but you can order such a disk here:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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HI Guys
i really need help in making a DVD bootable disk form dell factory recovery partition, the story started when my computer got so slow and i wanted to make factory recovery to the original as the computer was when i bought it.
during the factory rest something happened and the power was interrupted, therefore the processing was not completed , i tried to do the same procedure but i did nit succeed using F8 ,, and i got always bootMGr problem.. what i did ,i installed another windows 7 professional , the computer now works , but i want to use my original software from dell, the recovery partition is still untouched and can see it... i am wondering how to make DVD bookable disk form this recovery partition as the windows running in the computer now is not as the same as the one originally installed by dell when i bought this computer...
any help highly appreciated

Answer:how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

You might be able to access the recovery partition this way:

1. Start computer.
2. Immediately hold down the Ctrl key. At the same time start clicking the F11 key (top row of keyboard.) This may let the computer boot into the recovery partition.
3. If it boots into the recovery partition you should be bale to click "Restore," and then "Confirm" to restore your Dell computer. Click "Finish" when prompted to do so, and then select "Yes" to reboot.
4. You may see a different prompt to click "Next" and click "OK" to reboot depending on your specific computer model

If this doesn't work you might be able to have Dell send you recovery disks for your specific machine free of charge. This is a one time offer.

Dell - Support

If you are a country other than the United States and need to request recovery discs, you will need to contact Tech Support directly.

Dell Contact Technical Support

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I bought a new laptop and it has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. It comes with a 320 GB HDD and it has a hidden recovery disk on that hard drive. I am pretty happy with the idea of it but when it comes to the partition then I have some questions.

1 - ] I want to do partition on my 320 GB Hard Drive and create C Drive 160 GB and D Drive 160 GB.

2 - ] I do NOT want to loose hidden recovery part on this 320 GB Hard Drive while I am doing this.So I can save my computer with it if I need it later on.

Is there any way to do that ?

Thank you for your help...

Best Regards
 

Answer:Solved: How to make partition without losing Recovery part of the disk ?

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I purchased a Lenovo G510s Touch for my parents who live in Iceland. When they had used it for 1 day the hard disk died and can not be recovered according to Lenovo resellers in Iceland. I purchased a brand new SSD instead and want to set Windows 8.1 up again on the completely new SSD. There is no official way for me to contact Lenovo for support on this even though the laptop has International warranty because that doesn't apply to Iceland, so there is no easy way to return the whole laptop so I'm going with replacing the HD and installing everything again myself, so the forums is my only hope. What does someone do in this sittuation where the hard disk failes on day one and the original disk is completely useless and needs to be replaced by a brand new one and no recovery disc exists? Hope someone can assist, I have no trouble setting up a DVD or USB with the install and setting up all the necessary drivers and such, I just don't know where to look for the source material. Orvar

Answer:G510s Touch - Hard disk failed before I could make a recovery disc

hi orvarh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
As I understand your main concern as of now is to get a Windows OS into the system.
 
The concern is the Product key inside the Motherboard.
 
You can borrow a retail Windows 8.1 Installer but it will not push Since it will not work with the Product key in the BIOS (You will need to have you own product key which will only come if you purchase one from Windows)
 
Here the options I have in mind:
 
The recovery CD/DVD can be ordered from Lenovo Technical Support. This will auto Activate the Product key you have in the BOS.
 
Purchase a Retail Version of WIndows 8.1 with Product key from Microsoft
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 
 
 





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i tried to make a disc image yesterday, then tried to backup my laptop (compaq w/ hp software and W7 home premium) and it comes up with an error saying its missing a "Volume Shadow Copy blah blah blah" its in the attachment. i want to create a system image.

help'd be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 can't backup or make disk images or system repair disk

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I want to konw the way to create the system recovery disk using one key recovery? 

Answer:One Key Recovery 8: How to create a Recovery disk(Ideapad Y580 (Windows 8))

hi patriot925th,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

To create a recovery disc using the One Key Recovery 8.0, you need to:

1. Type "Recovery" on the start screen and click One Key Recovery
2. On the One Key Recovery application, select System Backup
3. Follow the screen instructions (you might need a flashdrive or external drive to save the backup)

Image here:
http://www.imagesup.net/?di=1313561145840

You may also like to check:
1. How to create a Windows 8 Recovery Image -
http://tinyurl.com/c2zc8a5
2. How to refresh your PC
http://tinyurl.com/b7s7xv9
Hope this helps.

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I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery    how much does it cost i need to do recovery for ssd only i need direct link for that













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Answer:I get ssd hard disk i need to buy recovery dvd for y500 to install new windows with recovery

can i download it from web site and pay by mastercard

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

Answer:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I suspect a hard drive failure on my old notebook (2009 vintage)
HP Pavilion dv4-1530ca
Model: VM160UA#ABC
[Personal information removed]
Windows 7 - 64 bit SP1
 
BIOS Version/Date  Insyde F.67, 29/11/2010
Memory upgrade from 4 to 8 GB (2015)
 
I have been through the recovery process - several times using my 4 recovery disks.
All hardware has been removed from the laptop (e.g. the mouse - memory still at 8 GB)
Each time the recovery process goes to completion and then I see  Error 0xe0f00013
 
I have done a Google search and ended up at this HP site.
 
Question #1:  What this error code mean?
 
Does it mean a hard drive failure? If so, is there a compatible hard drive that I can use to replace it. I have read of users have replaced there hard drive with a 'hybrid' drive that will not function.
 
Question #2: Can I recover from this error? If so how?
 
Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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How can i make DVD from windows 10, which was install when brougth. I wan to use this dvd in future for reinstall windows 10. So, question is how can i make recovery DVD. Second question is how can i make new partision, in existing have only two partition one is C drive and other one is d drive (Recovery drive). Can u please immediated basis.

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I am looking into buying a new computer and noticed that some systems come with recovery disks and some systems come with Windows installation disks.  What is the difference?  Do recovery disks make it so that when you reinstall Windows, the drivers are installed as well?  I have a Dell Dimension 4300 right now and it came with a Windows installation disk that had Dell printed on the label.  When I rebuilt my system one time, I still had to reinstall all the drivers.  Would a recovery disk reinstall all drivers without me having to go on the Net and download them?Thanks in advance!

Answer:What's the difference between a recovery disk and a Windows reinstallation disk?

A Windows installation disk installs Windows.A recovery disk sets your PC back to how it was when you got it.A Windows disk is the better of the two.Hope this helps.

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Hello everyone,I bought a new Lenovo T530 recently, and created BOTH Windows 8 recovery drive (on flahs drive) as wel as Repair disk (on DVD) last night. Below are this directions, just in case you are wondering how I created them. Repair Disk: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2855-system-repair-disc-create-windows-8-a.html Revocery Disk: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Create-Win-8-recovery-media-in-ThinkPad-Thi... I am now wondering if I need to keep any of the two created media mentioned above updated over time? Or I can just let them sit in a safe place untill I may need them in future? Thanks a lot.

Answer:Created Windows Repair disk, Recovery disk - What to do next

Anyone? Please.

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Hi.
I want to know how to approach dell to get a copy of windows 8 operating system iso so that I can reinstall the windows on my laptop.
I have following questions regarding same:
1. What is the procedure of obtaining the Windows 8 operating system iso from DELL?
2. If dell can provide the requested, what are the charges for the same?
3. Can the OEM version of the windows 8 be installed to another computer? What I meant is that how many licenses does I get with OEM version or how many times I can reinstall the operating system during the life cycle of the product(Windows 8) using the same key?
4. If the license key is embedded in the hardware then can I use any windows 8 installer iso to reinstall the OS?
 
Thanks
Nitin   
 

Answer:How to get the WIndows 8 installation disk/recovery disk from dell?

Hi Nitin,
The Windows product key is pre-installed in Dell systems. However may I know the reason why you are looking out for a disc?
If the computer is not booting up and if you want to request for a disc then you may use the below link:
http://dell.to/19q87KN  (For U.S only)
If the system is working normally, you may create a system restore disc by following the below steps in Windows 8:
(1) Move to mouse pointer to the top right corner and click on the search button.
(2) Select applications, type Dell backup and recovery and select search.
(3) On the left side you may click on the application.
(4) Once the application opens select recovery disc and create rescue disc.
OEM discs (Win8) can be installed on any Dell computers (if Windows 8 is pre-installed in that computer from factory).
It is suggested to use OEM image for re-installation purpose.

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In Windows 10 we create a recovery drive accessed by typing ?Create a Recovery drive? in Cortana search bar. This recovery drive allows us to potentially repair our Windows and or restore an Image.
Further in Windows 10 Microsoft has restored the Backup & Recovery process from Windows 7 and has labelled it as such, Backup and Recovery (Windows 7).
As part of the setup up process in Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) we are asked on one final screen to confirm our settings and then click ?Save the setting and run backup?. On this screen there is a warning that ?A system repair disk maybe required to restore an Image.? The ?Repair? (or Start) disk is a Windows 7 concept.

My question. Can I definitely restore the Image created by the ?Backup and Recovery (Windows 7)? process with the Windows 10 recovery drive (USB flash drive) or do I still need to create an old windows 7 Start / Repair disk?
I think the wording in the warning needs to be updated. If the Windows 10 recovery drive is required then it should state a ?Recovery drive? maybe needed or it should state a Windows 7 repair disk is required.

Any clarification would be appreciated. I also use Image for Windows, from Terabyte inc., to "Image" by boot drive.

Thanks

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Nowadays, most laptops don't come with recovery DVDs and the purchaser is to make his own recovery DVDs. For laptops that do NOT come with a recovery program, what is the best way to make a recovery copy of the Windows? Is it using Norton Ghost or Choose Advanced Recovery Method at the Control Panel and save a System Image, or to save Drive C: on an external drive? I've tried saving Drive C on an external drive and it could not restore my computer for me. For laptops that DO come with a recovery program then is it best to use the recovery program to make a copy of the Windows on DVDs? Or is there a better way to save a copy of the Windows as mentioned above?How best to make a reovery copy of Windows?

Answer:How best to make recovery copy of Windows?

People used programs like Norton Ghost ( older versions ) before a backup function was available in the OS or just because they liked it better. I personally use Norton Ghost 14.0 to create an image of my drives. Win 7 now does the same thing and it's built into the same system it's backing up. As far as the laptop without the cd player, perhaps the guy used an external cd player to install the os. If you don't have the original disk, that's no problem, but you do need the genuine key. On your other machines with a recovery partition, there is a key or series of keys to be pressed at bootup to access the recover menu. It varies according to the manufacturer. You can Google the info or if you have the manuals look at that.

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I have a mini dell 3050 with windows 10 home on it, it came with a 32gb ssd and 2gb ram, I upgraded the ram per crucials page to 8gb, also upgraded the ssd drive to a 128gb transcend ssd cloning the original ssd with Macrium Reflect Free program, everything seemed to go smooth and the computer does seem to run ok but I noticed my windows updates were failing.

This is my first time using windows 10 btw, I started to wonder if I should just reload windows and saw there was a make a usb restore type option, everytime I put in an NTFS formatted empty 32gb thumbdrive it says it can't create the thumbdrive and fails, thought maybe it was the usb drive, I then tried a 64gb 3.0 speed drive in the 3.0 slot of the dell, same results fails to create it after oh 15 mins or so of what appears to be files moving it stops with a failure message.

I tried removing the few updates I did have that were successful and re running windows updates, still at the same point a few worked but most just failed.

I tried the microsoft update diagnostic tool - no help.

System restore has no usable restore points - to be fair I haven't really used this machine more than a few hours total most of which was just setting up basic stuff like firefox sync, plex server, joining the homegroup, vlc player, avast antivirus.

I have installed a few basic apps and overall windows seems to run fine, no hangups or issues running applications/programs, yet it concerns me I can't create a backup of the os here to us... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 will not update, won't let me make a usb recovery either

Since you can boot to Windows, try an In-Place Repair Upgrade. Complete tutorial here - Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

I like to use the process in Step 4. Just download the ISO to your desktop, r-click 'Mount' and run the setup.exe. It will go faster if you skip updates and then see if that repairs Windows Updates. Good Luck

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Hi,  I have a HP-G62-143CL laptop which I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 recently. I created one recovery usb. But some how that got correpted because I couldn't recover from it. How can I create a second recovery usb for Windows 10.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How Make a 2nd set of recovery disks for windows 10

Hi, No option. Please contact HP in your country and order a set.    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Regards.

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If you want to know how to do it click hereHaven't tried it yet myself (not got the time, so if you want to give it a bash and see if it's as easy as it sounds, please post back here.

Answer:Make a Windows CD from Recovery Disc

Hi, Looks like an interesting exercise. I will give it a bash when I have a quiet spell. Cheers, Bill

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I use a dual boot system win 7 ultimate and xp sp3.now win 7 does not boot but can log on to xp. I did not create a system recovery image of win 7 and turned off system restore. Ihave no installation disk. So my only option is to create a system recovery image from xp.Can any one suggest me how to do this . I do not want a new installation.

Answer:can anyone make windows 7 recovery imge from xp

Why and since when doesn't Windows 7 boot? We can probably help you fix this problem without a recovery image or a new installation.

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Hello,
I have one time create HP Recovery thumbdrive of W8.1 OEM Recovery (D).
I've in-place Upgraded via W10 Media Creation Tool upgrade this PC.

Curious, if I should wipe one time create W8.1 HP Recovery thumbdrive and create Windows 10 recovery disk.
I have Macrium system image backups and Macrium Rescue Media

Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 recovery disk vs W8.1 HP Recovery media

I would keep it since you seem to have other backups of your OS.
shipinomore

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Hello! Thank you for looking at this. I'm going to be as succint as possible, but there are a lot of things to be mentioned:
Main Problem:
Error message on windows startup(The message was not in english, can't paste it). The error message says that it was not possible to load the OS because there's a file missing, or it is corrupted.
Error Code: 0xc0000225
File: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
Possible solutions:
Recover system.
Secondary problem:
My laptop has no dvd drive.
The disk had a recovery partition, but apparently that is not available either, because I can't find a 'recover' option on boot options.
I have the Recovery Disk, another windows laptop with dvd drive, and I have an USB drive which I can use to boot the recovery. I need to know how to create an usb to recover windows, using the recovery disk. What I find online are ways to create that usb resorting to the recovery partition, not the disk.
Besides this, I would like to know if booting the Windows Recovery deletes the files, or if there's some possibility of that to happen. In that case, since I don't have a backup (I thought I had, but apparently it wasn't working properly), I also want to know whether it is possible to access the files first, to create a backup, before messing further with the system.
Context (and further question):
The error happened after I tried to install Linux on a secondary partition.
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Answer:Create a windows recovery usb from Recovery Disk

click here make the windows 10 media creation tool and an win 10 iso on USB
boot from the USB and try start up repair first

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Hi all, I was not able to install windows XP Pro as an upgrade so I have decided to format my system. I have a dell Inspiron 9300 and the thing is that I have a partition on my hard drive that is used to reformat. Should I use that and then install XP Pro as an upgrade, or format the entire disk and install Pro from scratch?

Answer:Recovery disk vs Installing Windows XP Pro from disk.

If I were you I would just install XP Pro from the CD. If you go this route, though, make sure that:

1. You have a GENUINE WINDOWS CD from a past version of Windows. Since you have only an upgrade CD you will need an old version of Windows to prove that you qualify for an upgrade. If you don't have an old Windows CD, use the partition first and then upgrade.

2. Make sure you can download the drivers. If you can't download or find all of the necessary drivers then use the partition first and then upgrade.

If you can say that both of the above apply to you just go ahead and clean install XP Pro and then load the drivers on after install. You'll also need your XP Pro Upgrade product key so you can activate Windows.

BMR777

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Hello,

I have a Windows7(Home Premium) pre-installed Sony Vaio Nw20SF/S laptop in which i tried to create Recovery disks(2 DVD's)... using Vaio Recovery disk Software(Inbuit). It stopped(or hanged donno) in the middle while creating the 2nd DVD then that was cancelled, but a new partition with no FileSystem is created for about 9.3 GB when i look in the Computer Management tool present.

Now, i have two questions to ask...

1) Does Sony Vaio models with Windows 7 comes with Hidden Recovery Disk Partition(D:... something like that or not)???
2) What to do or how to make use of the 9.3GB partition present???

Please Help.
Thanks a lot in Advance...

Answer:Regarding Recovery disk and Recovery disk partitions in Sony Vaio NW series...

Help please.....

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Kindly tell me how to make windows recovery image in laptop's own hardisk and how to rset the laptop by using it after some failure of windows.

Answer:How to Make Windows recovery in laptop's own hardisk.

I see you used the well known management technique of asking the same question in two different places! See my reply at How to make windows recovery image in Laptop's own hardisk

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It is really annoying that Lenovo has so many "special" patch with original Windows 7.

Answer:Will Lenovo Make a new Recovery Disc with Windows 7 SP1?

You can always make your own backup:1. Use recovery media.2. Bring everything up to date.3. Install your software [optional].4. Re-backup.

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Hi dear folks, how do I make Windows Ntbackup recovery program partition for WINXP? By the way, I have the winxp professional os cd. Do I need any software like Norton to make it or not?I will be waiting for your important reply?hi folks what is new!

Answer:How to make Windows NTbackup recovery program for XP?

how do I make Windows Ntbackup recovery program partition for WINXP?You don't. That is not what NTBackup is designed to do.NTBackup works on files. backing them up to a backup set which is then written to a back medium. This can be individual files or a whole disk.NT Backup does not create images or clones of a hard disk. If you need to recover the backup you run the NTBackup Recovery and it will put the backed up files back in there original location.Stuart

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I tried to upgrade my laptop to windows-10 from windows-7 home premium. Later due to display issues I rolled back to the former windows. Now as I want to restore my laptop to factory settings the "Repair option" doesn't appear when I hit F8 key. Please suggest me the solution so that I can recover my laptop to factory settings. Thanks!

Answer:How to make windows recovery in my Dell XPS L502x

keep tapping F8 what happens?

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Hi all

I want to make some recovery discs, how many sets of recovery discs can I make? Is it only 1 or can I make more?

Answer:How many sets of recovery discs can you make for Windows 7?

only one

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trying to get more space on 32 gig ssd

Answer:how to make recovery on flash drive windows 10 the...

Microsoft has a tool that will allow you to reinstall Windows 10 on your system and further down is an article on how to create the installation media on a flash drive. Here is the link:
 
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I notice that Windows 8 Notebooks are no longer being sold with Licenses affixed to the underside.  So if anything goes wrong (e.g. we have to replace the HDD at a later date)  we cannot just use a Windows 8 disk to restore the operating system. This means it is important to make sure we have recovery DVDs. With previous versions One Key Recovery had an option to make restore DVDs - it misses that option with Windows 8. Phoned Lenovo support who said that we should make the DVDs through the Windows Backup system, which again is fine but on both Lenovo's I have tried it on Windows 8 cannot make a backup to DVD.  Also even if we could make the windows backup or system repair disks they would not allow a complete factory restore to a brand new HDD.  How do we make Recovery DVDs that would be bootable and would restore the Operating System to a brand new HDD if the worst should happen and the existing HDD suffered unrecoverable failure?  So far the only option that has come up from my various phonecalls is "buy a set of recovery discs for 25-35 .... which would be a bit unfair having only had this 2 days.  













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Answer:Cannot make Recovery DVDs for the G580 with Windows 8

Hi Xaras, welcome to the forum,
 
unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible with Windows 8, please see this post / thread for more information. If you must have DVDs you could maybe install a third party recovery software.

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how to make image in windows 7

Answer:i want to make a image of windows 7 OS system for recovery .

Start Orb>Control Panel and just under 'System and Security' you will find 'Back Up Your Computer'. There you will find:Make an imageBack upMake a Repair Diskand more.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have an Envy notebook model 15-K081nr with Windows 8.1.  I created my recovery media on a new Sandisk USB drive (16GB).  1TB Hard drive is now producing errors in Windows warning of imminent failure.  So I bought a 1TB SSD by Samsung and attempted to recover to it.  It fails during the 3rd step (restoring) about 30% in - 3 times in a row now.The recovery discs are no longer sold by HP and I can't get any Microsoft Windows 8.1 images to work and recognize the UEFI stored product key for OEM.  HELP!  I really really really need this laptop for work right now.  I'm using the "failing" hard drive right now because it's all I've got to work with.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Recovery media to new SSD fails, cannot make new...

Help. HP ENVY 15-k081nr Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) DVD - Windows 8.1 64b Recovery KitSystem Recovery Kit for Consumer Notebook (3 Discs) http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-ENVY-15-Notebook-PC-series/6936206/model/7280668/softwarei... REO

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I need to replace my mobo. The problem is I don't have a bootable Windows disk. If I use my recovery disks it will try to install the original mobo's drivers. Is there a way to make a bootable Windows XP mce disk from the files on my hard drive?

Answer:Need to make a backup windows disk

XP MCE is an OEM Version, there were no Retail versions. This means you can't legally transfer the license to a new PC.
Replacing the motherboard is considered a new PC unless:It's the same model as the original
The original model is no longer available, and it's the model the manufacturer would supply as a warranty replacement
Unless one of the above applies, you'll have to purchase a new copy of XP.

If the Recovery disk is the kind that restores an image, it may not work in the case of the 2nd situation; it will depend on how different the new board is.
The PC manufacture may be able to supply you with a OS Re-install disk, rather than a Recovery disk in that situation.

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hi i have just bought a pc basic stack & i have tried to install win 98 but i get a erroe message need boot up disk can i make a boot updisk or do i ned to buy. if i need to buy 1 is it worthwhile by a hole new package of windows yo upgrade windows xp. please advisescott

Answer:windows 98 req boot disk can i make one & how

from hereclick here

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I've recently bought a HP laptop and I'm just wondering how can you create a windows 7 installation cd just in case there's a problem.

System
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-CPU 2.10GHz AMD 4200 series
-HP Pavilion Entertainment dv6
-Windows 7 came pre-installed

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks in advance

Answer:How to make a windows 7 x64 installation disk?

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery | HP? Support

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Using the Downloadable USB Recovery Flash Disk Creation Utility HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC | HP? Support

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Country-Language Selector - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I am trying to reformat my daughters computer using the Windows XP Home Edition CD. But after installing a new CD Rom drive, the computer doesn't recognize the cd rom. I tired add new hardware wizard but when it gets to the part where I can pick the hardware I am trying to install it doesn't list any CD rom drives. I have even tried to change the boot sequence in the Bios settings. Still no luck. So I am hoping that there is a way for me to make a start up disk using the Original Windows XP Home Edition CD. Is there a way for me to do just that? Or is there some other way for me to get the computer to recognize the cd?
 

Answer:How to make a Windows XP start up disk

Hi cherbrig

Did you check the jumper settings on the CD drive?
Compare the jumper settings on the new drive with the jumper settings on the old drive.

Is the CD drive on its own controller ribbon or does it share the same controller as the hard drive?
I have an HP and both of my optical drives are set to Cable Select, they are on their own ribbon.
Are all the connections snug at the drive and at the motherboard?

Was the CD Rom detected in the BIOS?
 

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I need to transfer Windows XP SP2 from my old computer to my new one. How do i go about doing this. is there any certain type of disk i need or what I really dont want to go out and buy a 150 operating system when i know i can make a disk here at home. Thanks guys.

Answer:how do i make a backup disk of Windows XP SP2

All depends if you have an i386 directory in c:\

If yuo dont, you can't do this then, you need to borrow an XP cd

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