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Windows 7: creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

03 Sep 2011   #1

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creating recovery disks w/o original media ??

Greetings -

Recently purchased a Lenovo X220i laptop, which came with Windows 7
Home Premium 64 installed, but no separate media.

The laptop has Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility, which I ran.
It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:
BOOTMGR file (375KB)
WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)
a 17MB BOOT folder.

Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contents
strike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, but not enough to
recreate Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drive goes south
(or I decide to replace it with an SSD).

Is there perhaps a Windows7 utility backup that I should be using to create
a fully restorable Windows install package (excluding, of course, additional
programs that I've installed from original media) and, if so, what is it?

Insight welcome.

Thanks kindly,

- Richard

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