Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

How To A Create Windows 7 Recovery Disk?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 daic

daic

  • Members
  • 198 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:20 AM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:50 AM

Hello, I wanted to double check on the making of a recovery disk for a friends windows 7 64-bit laptop.

I know you can go into Control Panel/System and Security/Backup and Restore.
There are two options to choose from:
1) Create a system image
2) Create a system repair disk

My question is to verify that you should make both disks.

Create a system repair disk gives you the recovery console items and Create a system image gives you an act of a Windows Installation CD, should you need to do a format and complete fresh install of Windows?

~cheers
-daic

Edited by daic, 18 February 2011 - 06:21 AM.

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 caperjac

caperjac

  • Members
  • 1,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NS. CAN
  • Local time:02:20 PM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:37 AM

first let me say neither is a system recovery disk ,system recovery disk is used to reload computer to what it was like when it came from the factory .

system image is image of windows and all software and data you installed after getting the computer ,and will require more that one disk ,when you click to created it it will tell you how big and how many disk it will take to make the image [my own if i were to make image would be 54 gigs ,so about 14 single sided dvds ]the repair disk to used to try and repair excising windows os.
not all computer come with the options to make a system recovery disk ,and most that do one give the option to make it once .knowing the make and model will help ,good luck

Edited by caperjac, 18 February 2011 - 06:39 AM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually


#3 sleepwalker

sleepwalker

  • Members
  • 144 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Manitoba,Canada
  • Local time:11:20 AM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:20 AM

First you create a backup plan Windows 7 can set up a scheduled B\u of selected files or folders and or create a system image as often as you like and save it to another hard drive or computer on your network ,then you create a recovery disk to use to boot to the system recovery options if you don't have a Windows installation disc, can't find your Windows installation disc, or can't access the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer to repair your system or restore an image that you saved.

Edited by sleepwalker, 18 February 2011 - 10:48 AM.


#4 daic

daic
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 198 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:20 AM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the replys.
Is there a way to create a disk that can install Windows as a fresh install, instead of having to do a repair install,
Like you can do from a Windows XP disk in the disk drive?

~cheers
-daic

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

#5 caperjac

caperjac

  • Members
  • 1,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NS. CAN
  • Local time:02:20 PM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

Thanks for the replys.
Is there a way to create a disk that can install Windows as a fresh install, instead of having to do a repair install,
Like you can do from a Windows XP disk in the disk drive?

~cheers
-daic

maybe ,like i said in my other post, knowing the make and model would be a big help in answering that question

My answers are my opinion only,usually


#6 daic

daic
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 198 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:20 AM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:56 PM

Sorry about that, forgot to post specs for laptop
Laptop Specs:
Dell Insperion M5030
AMD Athlon II P360 Dual-Core Processor 2.29GHZ
3.00GB
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit

~cheers
-daic

            Desktop | Laptop

  • [OS] Windows 10 Pro x64 | 17.3" Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro x64
  • [Motherboard] Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • [Power Supply] Zalman ZM850-HP Plus 850W
  • [HDD] Seagate Hybrid STCL2000400 2TB | 256 GB SSD
  • [Case] Zalman GS1200
  • [CPU] i5-4440 Processor | Lenovo Y70 Touch (80DU00ESUS) Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz)
  • [Memory] CORSAIR DOMINATOR 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 | 16 GB Memory
  • [Graphics] ASUS DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

#7 caperjac

caperjac

  • Members
  • 1,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NS. CAN
  • Local time:02:20 PM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

not 100% ure but i think dell likes to sell dvds with the laptop when you buy it ,and i think it has a recovery partition to install windows from when needed .but doesn't have the option to build your own recoverys like most othre makes do like acer /toshiba ,hp compaq ect ect
you can buy a set from here .
http://recovery-disks.com/dell/dell-inspiron-m5030.html

Edited by caperjac, 18 February 2011 - 07:57 PM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually


#8 caperjac

caperjac

  • Members
  • 1,649 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NS. CAN
  • Local time:02:20 PM

Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_3E48AE3870775D64E040A68F5B2877D4&isLegacy=true

how to restore from recovery partition


also check this
check start for this info see if its there with your friends dell model
#1

Turn on your computer. Navigate to the Start menu at the bottom left side of your screen, and open the "All Programs" list.
# 2

Locate and click on "Dell Accessories." A new list should appear, click on "Dell OS Recovery CD" on this list.

Edited by caperjac, 18 February 2011 - 08:04 PM.

My answers are my opinion only,usually





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users