a recovery disk

  stormin7315 15:43 04 Nov 2010
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Hi
Is it ok to make a recovery disk using a dvd-ram disk or should i just use a cd-r disk.I am going to make a recovery disk as i have recently purchased a computer with windows 7 on it,and it came with windows 7 preinstalled?

  Nontek 15:49 04 Nov 2010

I think you would be better off using a 'normal' DVD disc.

  Nontek 16:05 04 Nov 2010

To clarify - RAM discs, as I expect you know, can be re-recorded, similar to VHS tapes, so your backup could easily be wiped accidentally.

  GaT7 16:08 04 Nov 2010

Did the manufacturer not supply you with a recovery disc / recovery partition of some kind with related recovery instructions? What happens if you need to repair or reinstall the OS? Did you ask them?

I agree with Nontek about using a standard DVD blank - DVD-R or DVD+R. G

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:18 04 Nov 2010

Most new machines with pre instaled windows - give you a "one time" make a recovery set of disks option in the start menu.

Use normal DVD -R disks for this option.

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