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Windows 7: Create factory original settings CD.


08 Dec 2011   #1

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Create factory original settings CD.

Hi,

I would like to know how to create a factory original settings CD. Should I do it on CDs or on an external hard drive ? And, I would like advice on how to do this. Thank you. Oh, my PC is "telling" me that I need 6 CDs.


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08 Dec 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use DVDs. 2 should suffice.
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08 Dec 2011   #3

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Thanks vhs.
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08 Dec 2011   #4

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84 min and 4 DVDs.
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08 Dec 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That sounds like a lot. All of mine (from 5 systems) fit on 2 DVDs. They must have been written with a low density. That is just as good - is safer. What is the make of the PC.
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08 Dec 2011   #6

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I think the fourth dvs is only 25% written. Now I can sleep easy
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08 Dec 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you really want to sleep easy, make frequent images. With images you can get your system back and running in 20 to 30 minutes. Reinstalling from the recovery DVDs will keep you busy for a couple of days. And you may loose your files in the process.

Imaging with free Macrium
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08 Dec 2011   #8

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I am checking it now. Thanks.
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08 Dec 2011   #9

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OK , used Macrium and created an image on an external drive in 28 min. Tomorrow I'll do my wife's laptop. Thanks again.
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08 Dec 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem, any time. Make sure you burn the recovery CD.
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