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Windows 7: Which files do I NEED to copy for Restore/Set-up Disc please ?

30 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
Which files do I NEED to copy for Restore/Set-up Disc please ?

Hi...I have read through some of the other threads relating to back-up but still need to post my own thread...

I need to make a Windows 7 Starter back-up/set-up disc but am not certain which files I need to copy...I don`t want a system image as I have been told that copies the whole hard drive and I only want to make a recovery/set-up disc ...I need to do this as my other computer has lost all the hard drive and this is the only one I have left and can copy from and I feel I need to do this before I get shown a hard lesson in that this ought to have been done long ago...the hard disc on my netbook has 3 partitions...

...........PQ Service/
..System Reserved/

is it the System Reserved drive that is copied and if so how do I copy just those please ?

it is an Acer netbook with Windows 7 Starter edition...hope somebody can explain please ?



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01 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit

You need a CD/DVD drive.
Go to Control Panel,System and Security,Backup and Restore and select "Create a system repair disc".
Did that help you?
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01 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit

You can get to this website to get your recovery media.

Enter your product key,choose language and follow the instructions.

I haven't tested it,though.

If you ever need it,press F8 during startup and select "Repair Your Computer".
This brings the recovery menu.
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01 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium

Hi ... thanks to all of you for your replies ...I`ll check this out ...I seem to be having a few other problems with this Acer too but this will help get it up and running...thanks.
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 Which files do I NEED to copy for Restore/Set-up Disc please ?

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