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#1 10pin

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 12:24 PM

While trying to create a recovery dish I get message that an error occurred and unable to create a recovery disk. If I uncheck backup system files to recovery drive it,creates the drive. Not having the system files will I still be able to use it to boot my pc if I need to. Originally Windows 7.

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 01:38 PM

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It is not clear to me what you are trying to do.  Are you trying to create a Windows Start-Up Recovery disk, or are you using a backup application?

 

If you have created a "recovery drive", can you boot from it?

 

There are a lot of good backup products out there, both free and paid.  I consider Windows to be a last resort system backup, preferring to alternate weekly between EaseusToDo Backup Home (paid) and Macrium Reflect (paid), both of which will create an emergency WinPE disk to permit you to restore your system image backups if your hard drive fails, or the system files are corrupted.  Of course, I recommend backing up to an external drive, disconnected, when not running backups or restores.  Ransomware, and other malware, will go after connected drives.

 

A little more information might help me, help you. :wink:

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 03:11 PM

I am trying to create a USB recovery drive. I  had no problem creating one for each of my other computers. if there comes a time I'm not able to boot up I will have the disk so I can, That's if I understand the reason for creating one. Like I said in my original post that when I check the box (back up system files to recovery drive) I get a a message that an error occurred  and was unable to create a recovery drive. If I uncheck that option , it creates one without the system files.. l have no idea if it would  work without the system files not included in the recover drive. Hope that  I clarified what I was trying to do.

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 05:06 PM

It looks like other people are having the same problem.



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:13 AM

I have had this problem with several Dell's right out of the box.

 

Creating a startup drive without the system files will let you access the repair tools - but you won't be able to reinstall the system.

 

First, open up a Command Prompt and type "slmgr /xpr" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
A small window should open and you'll be looking for it to say that Windows is "permanently activated"

What this means is that Windows 10 is activated on the Microsoft servers - so it'll automatically activate if you have to reinstall it.

 

Then, if you wish to recovery the system and the built in tools don't work - you'll have to contact HP for recovery media.

They will send you W7 recovery media - which you only need if you're going back to W7.  If going to W10 and it's "permanently activated" all you need is the Media Creation Tool and an ISO of the last version of W10

Here's a link for that:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Just read the section that starts with "Need to create a USB, DVD or ISO?"


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:47 PM

Today I downloaded and installed Windows 10 upgrade update and was able to create a usb recovery drive. Go figure,



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 03:08 PM

"Nothing succeeds like success!"

Most likely from Sir Arthur Helps, in Realmah, 1868

 

Glad to hear that you got it to work!


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