So I have this ASUS X-53U laptop that is showing some signs of wear and tear. I bought it as an ex-display model in 2011 and now the cracks are starting to show.
E.g. my USB ports are failing to work (one of them) and the other 2 will not recognise either data sticks nor my Iomega back up drive anymore.
I contacted ASUS and they recommended to take everything back to factory settings.
I can't really do that just yet as I cannot back up my data, but I have ordered an external hard drive (a WD which a friend had used on my laptop to back up files - and it worked!). So fingers crossed this new drive when it arrives will work, too!
Anyway - I have questions about taking things back to factory settings:
1. Apart from my personal files (docs, photos, music etc) what else do I need to back up?
2. I never got round to doing a Windows 7 recovery disc. I have a valid licence number - where and how can I download a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit so I can re-install it all? I would need to be able to burn it to DVD so I have some kind of boot-disc??
Lord help me!
Thanking all of you loads in advance!!!