how do i create a recovery disc?

  White_Elephant 13:20 12 May 2007
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My dad has just bought a new pc with oem Vista on it. When he set up the pc and it did the installation, it asked him whether he wanted to create a recovery disc (presumably using awriteable dvd).

He said no as he didnt have a disc on him at the time.

Now its installed and he's got a disc he can't figure out how to do it. I'm sure the answer is very simple but I'm still on XP so can't really help him.

Thanks

  BurrWalnut 13:32 12 May 2007

Have a look in All Programs for something referring to the PC manufacturer and 'Create Disk' or similar wording.

  J B 15:46 12 May 2007

If by chance the new pc is HP go to Help and Support and click on Recovery Manager and it will give you a list to choose from and all you do is click on advanced Options then look for Recovery Disk Creation. When you do so just follow the wizards instructions. I made mine yesterday and it was a breeze. J.B.

  skidzy 17:57 13 May 2007

What make of pc ?

Depending what burning program is installed if any.

My Vista system came with a recovery program from TechGuys,this is on a once only basis unless restored through the recovery from the hidden partition to factory settings.

Though the best backup i think you could have is Acronis TI 10,i know you have to pay,but certainly worth every penny.

  superhoops 00:02 14 May 2007

I wish I could try Acronis. Have downloaded the trial numerous times, tried it on 3 different pcs and not yet managed to get the install routine to complete.

  tigerb 15:37 14 May 2007

my wife did exactly the same thing on a brand new Philips lap top from Curries and is having the same problem.

  superhoops 21:54 14 May 2007

When I was having the trouble trying to install Acronis (I have given up now) I googled the problem and found literally hundreds of reports of the same problem and even a forum dedicated to the problem. Assuming that many people email Acronis about the problem( I did anyway) they are mugs to not correct the problem with the lost revenue

  skidzy 22:52 14 May 2007

Why not buy the package Acronis TI 10 from Amazon,for around £25 including postage.
You will not regret it at all.

  terryf 17:17 20 May 2007

Acronis 10 works for me

  superhoops 21:44 21 May 2007

Why, is the complete package likely to instal when the trial wont???

  terryf 23:40 23 May 2007

Buy and you get updates, the trial MAY be for winxp

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