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Windows 7: New PC, now what?

07 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
New PC, now what?

Just got a new PC. Should I create a recovery disc? Backup disc? Don't know what to do or how to do it so I came here for help.

eMachine EL 1352-01e, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, AMD Athlon II x2 215.

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07 Aug 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Its always recommended to create a back up and then also have a system repair disk handy.
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07 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I always reinstall the OS to get the crap off, but thats just me.

It is never a bad idea to make a restore disc first off, then back up all your system files.

~Lordbob
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07 Aug 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I always reinstall the OS to get the crap off, but thats just me.

It is never a bad idea to make a restore disc first off, then back up all your system files.

~Lordbob
LOL me too.
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07 Aug 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Get in the habit of imaging your system disc!!!!!!! This cant be stressed enough... At some point down the line, you will be faced with a borked system, and its a lot easier to restore an image, than it is to reinstall the OS, programs etc... Believe me, when that situation comes, and it will, you'll be glad you did!!
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07 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Dinesh for the link to making a sys repair disc. And, Lordbob for the tip to reinstall the OS. I wasn't provided with any disc, so how do I begin to reinstall the OS? What do I do first? Make a copy of OS? or Repair (recovery)disc? And, how do I backup system files (which folders?)
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07 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Shadow, you don't need to reinstall the OS, it is just MY preference. Since you don't have an install disc, you have no way to reinstall.

~Lordbob
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07 Aug 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This will show you how to create a system image (clone) backup of the entire hard drive or partition that Windows 7 is on, and any other selected drive or partition, to be able to restore the hard drive or partition at boot up back to the way it was at the time the backup image was created.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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07 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Okay guys, let's back up a step. If this new user just bought the computer, he has a way to create a recovery disk, seeing as they didn't provide him one. He needs to read thoroughly the documentation that came with his computer. It may be printed or it may have been on the screen as he set the computer up the first time, but I guarantee there were instructions on creating a set of recovery disks. He should also be able to look on the start menu for something like "Recovery media creator" or something to that effect.

It is imperative that he make those recovery disks before he modifies the system or he may put himself into a position where he needs to pay for a set to be sent to him from the PC manufacturer.

He asked the right question about recovery disks, but the answers he got were about backups and system repairs and reinstalling the OS.

And note:

A recovery disk is not the same as a repair disk or a backup. A recovery disk is a disk provided by the manufacturer (or sometimes they provide you the ability to burn one) that will put the PC back to the way it was from the factory.
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07 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

First thing I would do is uninstall all the trial-ware and other junk.

Now would also be a great time to create a second partition for data if you would like.
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