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Recovery Disc

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#1 Boxers


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:36 PM

I have a Dell computer that did not have a recovery disc.

How can I create a restore disc(s) for the machine. I do not have the windows install disc.

It is a full lic. Windows.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:44 PM

What is the service tag number of your Dell?

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:41 PM

creating an image is a good way to make a back up of the system

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

In most cases Dell will sell you a recovery disk for 6.99 plus shipping. expedited shipping is offered.

There are also several iso images on bittorrent sites.

A Dell recovery disk is actually just an xp setup disk that has some dell utilities embedded and does not require a COA number or activation as long as it is used on a Dell machine.

Dells made since 2005 usually have a recovery partition which can be entered by hitting f-11 or f-10 or ctrl-f-11 depending on the model.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:51 PM

Thanks for the help.

I will create a ISO with all the driver updates etc.


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