Quote: Originally Posted by kiefer
I am getting ready to do a clean reinstall and have read the 'clean reinstall guide' but have a Question on step # 4. It says to 'make your recovery disks' can i not use the disks that came with the computer used for factory reinstall? If i cannot use them can i save the programs on a memory stick instead of using a disk?
Many newer computers don't even come with recovery disks, let alone an actual Windows 7 install disk. The owners of these newer computers are expected to create their own recovery media. Step 4 was written as a reminder for those folks. As long as you have factory provided recovery disks you can disregard Step 4.