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Factory Image Restore Backup Help

  1. #1


    insane membrane Guest

    Factory Image Restore Backup Help

    I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing help
    to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and somehow
    wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    thanks

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  2. #2


    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: Factory Image Restore Backup Help



    "insane membrane" <insanemembrane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news6CA4025-DFBE-4848-A310-7604DEA32BE6@microsoft.com...
    > I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing
    > help
    > to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    > them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    > reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    > becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    > In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    > becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and
    > somehow
    > wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    > That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    > partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    > dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    > the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    > If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    > thanks
    >



    --
    Ian


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  3. #3


    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: Factory Image Restore Backup Help



    "insane membrane" <insanemembrane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news6CA4025-DFBE-4848-A310-7604DEA32BE6@microsoft.com...
    > I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing
    > help
    > to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    > them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    > reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    > becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    > In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    > becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and
    > somehow
    > wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    > That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    > partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    > dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    > the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    > If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    > thanks
    >

    System restore CDs come with pre installed computer but the programs files
    are pre loaded on your hard drive.. The Start up disk that you made for XP
    was just a DOS loader and booted the computer to a DOS prompt.

    You restore disk from Dell will get your current installation up and running
    and install what is necessary to get windows going.

    You can use your XP start up disks in your computer to get that DOS prompt
    and Doss programs like fdisk, even though it uses Vista now.

    --
    Ian


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  4. #4


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Factory Image Restore Backup Help

    Check the manual that came with your computer or the Dell web site for
    instructions on creating a restore disc set.

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    "insane membrane" <insanemembrane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news6CA4025-DFBE-4848-A310-7604DEA32BE6@microsoft.com...
    > I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing
    > help
    > to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    > them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    > reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    > becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    > In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    > becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and
    > somehow
    > wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    > That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    > partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    > dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    > the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    > If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    > thanks



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  5. #5


    Adrian Guest

    Re: Factory Image Restore Backup Help

    "insane membrane" <insanemembrane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news6CA4025-DFBE-4848-A310-7604DEA32BE6@microsoft.com...
    > I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing
    > help
    > to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    > them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    > reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    > becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    > In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    > becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and
    > somehow
    > wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    > That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    > partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    > dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    > the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    > If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    > thanks


    It almost certainly comes with a factory image already on the Hard Disk. I
    have recently re-installed a factory image for a Dell Vista computer doing
    the following (this is from memory as the Vista PC was not mine).

    Keep Pressing F8 as the PC starts up.
    You should then see a screen with various options including Repair Computer.
    Select this.
    You will then have a few questions such as Keyboard language, and then
    offered a list of options. One of these options is something like Restore
    Factory Image.

    Adrian.



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  6. #6


    Bert Kinney Guest

    Re: Factory Image Restore Backup Help

    Dell Support – Request a backup disk:
    http://support.dell.com/support/topi...=us&l=en&s=gen

    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://bertk.mvps.org
    Member: http://dts-l.org


    insane membrane wrote:
    > I just purchased a computer from dell, Vista Home Premium, I am needing help
    > to figure out how i can make recovry disc, so If every i have to I can use
    > them to restore the computer back to the factory image instead of
    > reinstalling windows from the installation DVD that came with the computer
    > becuase you dont get everything and all the preinstalled programs,
    > In Xp I was able to create a set of system recovery disc, I glad i did
    > becuase not to long after a worm got through my virus protection and somehow
    > wiggled it way into the recovery partition and destroyed it,
    > That is the reason I am needing help so I can have a copy of my recovery
    > partition/tool, just incase that ever happens on this computer, becuase I
    > dont want to have to use the reinstallation DVD and have to search for all
    > the programs and and what nots that was preinstalled from the factory
    > If any has any information on this, would i greatly appreciate it,
    > thanks


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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