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Windows 7: System Recovery Discs?

17 Dec 2010   #1
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Recovery Discs?

When you create a system recovery disc will it take an image of everything that is on the computer at the time you make it or just the basic system information to get it back up and running! ie; os and the likes.

reason i ask is because i put off making the discs for about a month after i got the computer and had already loads of music and stuff on the hdd before i made them. i know the programs and that will all be gone and have to be reinstalled but im just wondering about the files and folders like mp3s and films.

thanks!


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17 Dec 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The system recovery disks on oem computers are just an image of the recovery partition, so they'll just restore the computer to factory state. All changes you made after unboxing will be lost. Doesnt matter whether you made the disks earlier or make them now because the recovery partition remains unchanged.
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17 Dec 2010   #3
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW

The three most important words in computers are:

BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP!

Those small external usb/sata hard disk drives in a small case with cables are a real warm fuzzy
when your hard disk goes south and your about to cry.

Rich
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17 Dec 2010   #4
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ah that makes sense yea. lol

reason i was thinkin bout this is because i have already done a system recovery of the computer and it was obviously just me being stupid because when i transferred all my music back from the external hard drive i had two copies of everything.

I must of just done it twice by mistake. couldn't understand how so much music fit on 3 dvds aswell as the os and everything i needed lol!

thanks lads!
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17 Dec 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you have a look at imaging: Imaging with free Macrium
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17 Dec 2010   #6
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sound!
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17 Dec 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
Sound!
Does that mean you have problems with the sound? It plays fine here. Try the direct link.
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17 Dec 2010   #8
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No sorry man! lol

Sound is just a word or slang we use for thanks or something to that effect. can be used a few other ways too though.

So sound for the help!
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17 Dec 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I will never understand you Irish - LOL
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17 Dec 2010   #10
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ah dont worry, were a complex bunch!

We speak Irish English here! Its a hole different language! lol
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