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#1 J.C.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

Hi, I just bought a laptop from UK with Windows 7 OS pre- installed. Since OS cd was not included with the package; can anyone tell me how to go about making a copy of the Windows 7 OS installed on my laptop just in case things go wrong.
Info: Laptop Acer Aspire 5738Z, Windows 7 home premium, Product key included with package. Any help appreciated.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:34 PM

Usually there's something on the computer where you can burn a DVD of the OS for backup purposes. It takes a blank DVD or two. I would imagine you could use the search to find it, if you tried something like backup, restore, or DVD backup. usually there's a shortcut for it somewhere.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:15 PM

Go into the Control Panel, click on 'Backup and Restore' .... you can make a System Repair Disc and a 'System Image'.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:33 PM

Thanks Vaerli & Jacee for the info. I did it in the end by cloning. J.C.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:42 PM

The option that Jacee mentioned, the ability to create an "image" of your Windows 7 install, is about the best thing to ever happen to the Windows OS. For that operation to be built in to the system is amazing, and I'm looking forward to testing it out soon.
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