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Windows 7: Original System Recovery Disks Question

12 Jan 2017   #1
Bd830

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Original System Recovery Disks Question

I have a Dell XPS 8500 desktop running Windows 7. When new, I made the System Recovery Disks as suggested. Only used 2 DVD's. Kept them safe.
Within the past month I had to use them to recover a half working system. Tried everything I could think of prior to that.
My question: Could I use that same set to recover my system in the future if necessary? This is the only computer I have running Win. 7 so they are exclusive for this computer. Reason I am asking: I see no way I could make another set, no options anywhere I can find. Don't want to do a full image if I can avoid it.
Thanks,
Bessie


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12 Jan 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Bd


Of course you can use them again, that`s what they`re for.

But you should really be creating disk images, even a partition on the same drive will work if you don`t have anywhere else to store it.

And you can always store an image on dvd`s but I don`t trust that method.

Isn`t there a Recovery partition already on the drive ? Dell usually always puts one on there.

Post a shot of Disk Management if you want.
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12 Jan 2017   #3
Bd830

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I don't even have the Recovery partition any more SO I will buy a dedicated external hard drive for the System Image.
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12 Jan 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would just buy a hard drive and install it in the PC.
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12 Jan 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1
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Don't want to do a full image if I can avoid it.
May I ask the reason for this.

Jack
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