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Windows 7: Not sure how to make a Recovery Disk

09 Oct 2013   #1

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 
Not sure how to make a Recovery Disk

Hello...I'm hoping that I'm in the right forum for 1...and please bare with me as I've never done this before and I'm extremely nervous I'm gonna mess it even more lol. But I'm trying to follow the directions in "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7" and when I got to the part (actually I'm just reading it all first) about making a Recovery Disk I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to. My laptop is in need of this Clean Install in the first place because I have no IE and I'm missing some important files like Program Files x86 there just gone poof gone...some of the other one that are missing I might not even be aware of and some are corrupted because when I try to get into them I get a nasty noise with a window and a error message saying something about windows hating me lol. So what happens if I can't make a Recovery Disk...then what? I originally was just going to do a clean install back to factory settings right out of the box but then I'm missing all the programs that actually came with my laptop. So ThrashZone saw my post in another Microsoft Windows forum and said he thought this would be better...I'm just really confused now. Especially with the Recovery Disk. I'm open to any help or suggestions anyone may have but to be honest I only speak plain english

Thanks
DoeZ

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09 Oct 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Is this the part you are referring to?

Quote:
4. Make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, following the steps given in your PC's setup literature or in the Manual located on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. As an alternative to Recovery Disks you can save a Windows 7 Backup Image or Macrium Image of the entire HD.
● If you have a Recovery or OEM tools partition, these may not run after clean reinstall so be sure to make your Recovery Disks.

● You can wait until afterwards to see if Recovery or (Diagnostics) Tools partitions will run from boot to decide if you want to delete those partitions and recover the space into C or elsewhere (using Step 3 here).

From this tutorial,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Your specs only say Toshiba Laptop, can you give us the model number as well.

In the mean time I'll refer the author of the tutorial here.
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09 Oct 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

To make Toshiba Recovery disks go to Start>All Programs>Recovery Disk Creator. When you click Create it will prompt to insert a new DVD, normally requiring a total of two. Some Toshibas have the Disk Creator listed under Toshiba.

If it won't generate the Disks can run Factory Recovery from it's partition to restore to factory condition by rebooting and holding the 0 at boot until Toshiba Recovery starts. Make sure everything is backed up if you do this.

However this method reinstalls all of the Toshiba bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Windows 7, so it's better to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you don't feel like you want to try the clean reinstall without having Recovery disks and your Windows 7 is damaged so saving a Windows 7 backup image as also suggested is not an option, then you can run Recovery for the purpose of repairing the Disk Creator to generate the disks, or order the Disks from Toshiba SUpport which is expensive.

Be aware that of the countless thousands of users we've helped get the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 none have every asked to recover to factory condition afterwards, so keep that in mind when deciding how important having the Toshiba Recovery disks are. Once you have a perfect Windows 7 Clean Reinstall with our help, you can save the most useful Recovery which would be a Windows 7 backup image of your perfect install.
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10 Oct 2013   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi DoeZ,
Welcome to SevenForum's your in good hands and thanks for joining and asking a new question here,
If anyone is interested here's the original question on Answers,
uninstalled IE9 and tried to reinstall IE9 and said I already have IE9 - Microsoft Community
Cheers.
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10 Oct 2013   #5

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Welcome to the forum,

Is this the part you are referring to?

Quote:
4. Make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, following the steps given in your PC's setup literature or in the Manual located on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. As an alternative to Recovery Disks you can save a Windows 7 Backup Image or Macrium Image of the entire HD.
● If you have a Recovery or OEM tools partition, these may not run after clean reinstall so be sure to make your Recovery Disks.

● You can wait until afterwards to see if Recovery or (Diagnostics) Tools partitions will run from boot to decide if you want to delete those partitions and recover the space into C or elsewhere (using Step 3 here).

From this tutorial,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Your specs only say Toshiba Laptop, can you give us the model number as well.

In the mean time I'll refer the author of the tutorial here.

Yes that's exactly what I'm talking about. Sorry I didn't get back to you last night but I was just getting the last of my personal stuff off of my laptop to put into these folders I made on this desktop and I was exhausted. Once I take my meds I'm out like a zombie and nothing can wake me.

Can you tell me where to find my model # and any other info you'll need about the laptop while I have it turned over and looking at all my stickers please...and I apologize again for being a little stupid here
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10 Oct 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Look for the Model Number. If you can't figure out which is the model number (googling it may help) then post back a snapshot uploaded to your PC. Attach picture using paper clip in reply box.

Did you read and understand what I wrote about the need or not for Recovery Disks if you plan to rely going forward on a Clean Reinstall, which no one has ever wanted to abandon once they have it?
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10 Oct 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Press Start, type msinfo32 and hit Enter. There you will get all the info about your system.
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10 Oct 2013   #8

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Do you see them now? I.m trying to follow the directions that are at the bottom of derek's post. I clicked that and downloaded it and everything filled itself out I think I'm having a hard time getting it to stay there
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10 Oct 2013   #9

Windows7 Home Premium 32-bit SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Look for the Model Number. If you can't figure out which is the model number (googling it may help) then post back a snapshot uploaded to your PC. Attach picture using paper clip in reply box.

Did you read and understand what I wrote about the need or not for Recovery Disks if you plan to rely going forward on a Clean Reinstall, which no one has ever wanted to abandon once they have it?
Hi Greg...Yes I did read it. I was busy getting all my laptops info into here for everyone to see and I'm guessing use for something or other. I'm very nervous I'll forewarn you. I'm already shaking. So I'm hoping at least that you'll be here when I'm doing this in case I have a freak out moment

Hopefully I posted those pics right. And you are able to see the model #. I'll wait for you to look at all my Specs and hopefully you'll be able to tell me where to start because I'm ready to go.
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10 Oct 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

If you want I am home all day Friday, or Thurs after 6 pm PST so can Skype with you to perform the actual install, help you install TeamViewer then connect to set it up for you perfectly according to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

To get ready go through the steps in the blue link for preparation. Install Skype with voice if possible.
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