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Windows 7: what do i need to know/do before i make a recovery disk? and 3 user...

06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
what do i need to know/do before i make a recovery disk? and 3 user...

just got the last license for windows 7 home premium 32bit on a 3 license disk. at first i thought it was just an upgrade disk, but then it offered me the ability to install windows 7 as a real operating systems. the box is orange. my dad bought the disk from his friend at work, he used the second license, and i used the last. i buy all my software legitimately. is this ok to do? it also gives me the ability to make a recovery disk, if this is ok, then what should i do before i make a recovery disk. if its not ok, the i want nothing to do with this... and am going to go back to vista/ubuntu

thanx for your help.

astraltraveler

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06 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You don't need a recovery disk, just make a copy of the install disk. That is perfectly legal as long as no one uses the license key that you used.
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06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ok thanx.
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06 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Hold onto that disk and the key in case you ever need to reinstall.....which you will!
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06 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

i just realized, that i don't know how to make a backup copy of my disk. i have one dvd burner so how would i make a copy of my 7 install disk? can you recommend some free software for that purpose?
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06 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

IMGBurn will make a disk image, and then allow you to burn that image back to a blank disk.

The Official ImgBurn Website
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06 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

is it safe to make a dvd copy without reformatting, and dl all updates, im not sure how making a dvd copy works but im sure the technical part isn't to hard, but lets just assume, that i have a computer virus/spyware, (for example purposes) now i make a image with imgburn, does that now add any known/unknown viruses that may be on my pc to my burned image? if that did, it would corrupt my pc every time i tried to make a copy. and that what i don't understand.
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06 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think such advanced viruses will be totally hidden, you would notice that and anyway I don't think that advanced viruses are common , I think they are very rar, maybe one on a bilion viruses is such an advanced virus?
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06 Jun 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grasmanek94 View Post
I don't think such advanced viruses will be totally hidden, you would notice that and anyway I don't think that advanced viruses are common , I think they are very rar, maybe one on a bilion viruses is such an advanced virus?

sorta just covering all my bases though. i really don't know how that works. i think in theory, if your not a windows expert, you could definitely understand why somebody would think this.
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06 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstralTraveler View Post
is it safe to make a dvd copy without reformatting, and dl all updates, im not sure how making a dvd copy works but im sure the technical part isn't to hard, but lets just assume, that i have a computer virus/spyware, (for example purposes) now i make a image with imgburn, does that now add any known/unknown viruses that may be on my pc to my burned image? if that did, it would corrupt my pc every time i tried to make a copy. and that what i don't understand.
You're making a copy of a DVD. Only what is currently on the DVD will be on the copy.
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