Hi. I got Win 7 Home Premium on a Medion Akoya i3 laptop.
I want to do a set of recovery disks that will enable me to boot the computer back to it's original factory condition. I am NOT interested in recovering my personal / bussiness files, photos, movies, music, etc, as I copy these to another computer daily (given that I'm playing around with this one).
I worked out that the way to do this is control panel, back up and restore .. then there's the option of 'create a system image'. I hit that, and then the first thing the computer did, was tell me ..
'you haven't created a back up yet'
... and begun to do one. I hit 'cancel'.
See, I don't want to create a back up - I have about 100 GB of photos and movies on the HDD, which I do NOT want to back up, nor include them in the (to be created) system image on the DVD's.
I JUST want to create disks that will restore the laptop to it's original factory settings.
How do I do this please ?