Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What is this?

19 May 2010   #1
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 
What is this?

I just recently found this program on my computer and i don't know what it does.

Here are some pictures:

Capture001.png picture by ArandomMidget - Photobucket

Its called TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator. Someone told me it resets your machine back to when you originally bought like if you reinstalled Vista. Is that what it does?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 May 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, you boot from these disks to restore your Windows and computer to the state it was when you bought your computer. This is used in the event your computer becomes unbootable. You can accomplish the same thing by imaging your system with an imaging program. If you do this on a routine basis, you will not only be able to restore your OS, but you will be able to restore all of your data. Some of us here use the free program, Macrium Reflect for imaging. Here is a tutorial on the subject: Imaging with free Macrium
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #3
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, you boot from these disks to restore your Windows and computer to the state it was when you bought your computer. This is used in the event your computer becomes unbootable. You can accomplish the same thing by imaging your system with an imaging program. If you do this on a routine basis, you will not only be able to restore your OS, but you will be able to restore all of your data. Some of us here use the free program, Macrium Reflect for imaging. Here is a tutorial on the subject: Imaging with free Macrium
Will it work if I am running the Windows 7 RC because I don't want to spend $120. Oh and also I can't understand that cause I'm not really good with computers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 May 2010   #4
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

It'll work if you didn't blast your recovery partition when you installed Windows 7.

If you removed that partition you probably can't create the disk and all is lost.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArandomMidget View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, you boot from these disks to restore your Windows and computer to the state it was when you bought your computer. This is used in the event your computer becomes unbootable. You can accomplish the same thing by imaging your system with an imaging program. If you do this on a routine basis, you will not only be able to restore your OS, but you will be able to restore all of your data. Some of us here use the free program, Macrium Reflect for imaging. Here is a tutorial on the subject: Imaging with free Macrium
Will it work if I am running the Windows 7 RC because I don't want to spend $120. Oh and also I can't understand that cause I'm not really good with computers.
Are you saying that you are still running the Win7 RC. Are you aware that it will not run any more after June,1. What do you plan to do then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Attempt to make the Recovery Disk set so you can restore your computer when the RC stops working.

If it will not work, let's see if you still have a bootable Recovery Partition which you can trigger during bootup to do the same thing. But you'll have to back up your files first.

Check your manual to see how the Recovery works exaclty on your model Toshiba.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArandomMidget View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, you boot from these disks to restore your Windows and computer to the state it was when you bought your computer. This is used in the event your computer becomes unbootable. You can accomplish the same thing by imaging your system with an imaging program. If you do this on a routine basis, you will not only be able to restore your OS, but you will be able to restore all of your data. Some of us here use the free program, Macrium Reflect for imaging. Here is a tutorial on the subject: Imaging with free Macrium
Will it work if I am running the Windows 7 RC because I don't want to spend $120. Oh and also I can't understand that cause I'm not really good with computers.
I would darn sure be backing up all of my files to an external hard drive beginning now. I did not realize you were running Windows 7 RC.

Quote:
It'll work if you didn't blast your recovery partition when you installed Windows 7.

If you removed that partition you probably can't create the disk and all is lost.
The above is spot on. Forget about imaging your drive with imaging software for now. Just get your files backed up.

I urge you to purchase Windows 7 or some OS before June 1st.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #8
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

First off, CarlTR6 eludes to a very important point. Search this or other tech forums and notice how many users "lost" data and are looking for ways to recover it. As CarlTR6 notes, imaging is THE answer. Develop and follow an imaging backup regimen religiously.

That said, Macrium is a good app but, in my case, I find that Acronis creates faster and smaller image files using its "normal" settings. If you have at least one Seagate HDD in your machine, you can go to Seagate and DL the free Discwizard, which is Acronis with some functions disabled (cannot create image backups of individual files/directories or make incremental/differential backups). Similarly, if you have at least one WD HDD, you can go to WD and DL their free HDD-specific version of Acronis. Either version will create image backups of any HDD as long as you have at least one Seagate or WD HDD in you system.

Monk
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #9
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArandomMidget View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, you boot from these disks to restore your Windows and computer to the state it was when you bought your computer. This is used in the event your computer becomes unbootable. You can accomplish the same thing by imaging your system with an imaging program. If you do this on a routine basis, you will not only be able to restore your OS, but you will be able to restore all of your data. Some of us here use the free program, Macrium Reflect for imaging. Here is a tutorial on the subject: Imaging with free Macrium
Will it work if I am running the Windows 7 RC because I don't want to spend $120. Oh and also I can't understand that cause I'm not really good with computers.
Are you saying that you are still running the Win7 RC. Are you aware that it will not run any more after June,1. What do you plan to do then?
I'm goingto sell my computer and get a new one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArandomMidget View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ArandomMidget View Post

Will it work if I am running the Windows 7 RC because I don't want to spend $120. Oh and also I can't understand that cause I'm not really good with computers.
Are you saying that you are still running the Win7 RC. Are you aware that it will not run any more after June,1. What do you plan to do then?
I'm goingto sell my computer and get a new one.
In that case, I would most definitely be backing up my personal files and data.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is this?




Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App