what size disc do i need

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to do a recovery disc, yes i know im a dimwit so no need for any of them comments, also if it comes witha recovery disc why would i need to do a back up disc? if that makes sense

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use a dvd disc to be safe also some pc's dont come with recovery disc to reduce their costs so you get the option to make one when you first use the pc

sometimes the recovery Disk is on a seprate partion on the hard drive and you have to make a Disk to use. The size of the Disc depends on the what it needs to put on a recovery disc, normally 1 DVD, but i have seen 1 CD and 2 DVDs.

Does that make sence?

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it says it comes with this, so will i still need to do it

Software
◦HP Recovery Manager
◦Roxio Creator Basic 9


is it easy to do, when i turn on laptop will it ask me, or do i need to find it and do it myself

sassie;5763987

it says it comes with this, so will i still need to do itSoftware ◦HP R … it says it comes with this, so will i still need to do itSoftware ◦HP Recovery Manager◦Roxio Creator Basic 9is it easy to do, when i turn on laptop will it ask me, or do i need to find it and do it myself



You will have to make the Recovery Disc and it is very easy to do, just make sure you do it before you still putting stuff on your new Machine

Normally it asks you the first time you turn it on, if not it is probally just a matter of going into the HP software and it will be step by step and easy to do

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4.7gb dvd-r will be fine for most stuff

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Chuckles1001;5764015

You will have to make the Recovery Disc and it is very easy to do, just … You will have to make the Recovery Disc and it is very easy to do, just make sure you do it before you still putting stuff on your new Machine :)Normally it asks you the first time you turn it on, if not it is probally just a matter of going into the HP software and it will be step by step and easy to do



lets hope so :oops:

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sassie;5763987

it says it comes with this, so will i still need to do itSoftware ◦HP R … it says it comes with this, so will i still need to do itSoftware ◦HP Recovery Manager◦Roxio Creator Basic 9is it easy to do, when i turn on laptop will it ask me, or do i need to find it and do it myself


didnt lappy come with a manual or quickstart guide. normally tells you what to do in first chapter

i am still running xp but i am sure vista is much the same, i have an option on the "all programs" , "system recovery", i am sure someone with vista will give better advice

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vibeone;5764023

4.7gb dvd-r will be fine for most stuff



only shop for this stuff we have in town is maplins or boots, would they sell them there? sorry never been into maplins so dont know, although boots may have them in their photo departement

If you have a read here at creating recovery disc in windows it explains the steps, It is always better to create more than one in case you lose one or one gets damaged,
h10025.www1.hp.com/ewf…578
Just read you can only create one set so buy decent disks (verbatim are ok) and make sure you do it with it plugged in so you dont lose power,

sassie;5764028

lets hope so :oops:



Have faith in yourself and look here

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but you should have intructions and it is easy

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large supermarkets sell them

sassie;5764043

only shop for this stuff we have in town is maplins or boots, would they … only shop for this stuff we have in town is maplins or boots, would they sell them there? sorry never been into maplins so dont know, although boots may have them in their photo departement



all the supermarkets sell them, you must have one of them near you

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csiman;5764031

didnt lappy come with a manual or quickstart guide. normally tells you … didnt lappy come with a manual or quickstart guide. normally tells you what to do in first chapter



it isnt here yet, just need to get what i need tomorrow from town

tonyg1962;5764047

If you have a read here at creating recovery disc in windows it explains … If you have a read here at creating recovery disc in windows it explains the steps, It is always better to create more than one in case you lose one or one gets damaged,http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/fastFaqLiteDocument?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=18703&docname=c00608578#c00608578_CreateDisks



some pc's only let you make one dont they, or was it just mine

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csiman;5764055

large supermarkets sell them



ding;5764057

all the supermarkets sell them, you must have one of them near you



was going into town was hoping to get there, as supermarkets are not walkable

did you see my link??? pundland is a good place as you can normally get a pack of 3 of a £

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thats brilliant guys, thanks for the replys xx

sassie;5764043

only shop for this stuff we have in town is maplins or boots, would they … only shop for this stuff we have in town is maplins or boots, would they sell them there? sorry never been into maplins so dont know, although boots may have them in their photo departement




I'll send you some if you want sass, I've got a load of Taiyo Yaiden DVD-Rs laying about

sassie;5764078

was going into town was hoping to get there, as supermarkets are not … was going into town was hoping to get there, as supermarkets are not walkable



boots or maplin will be fine then :thumbsup: or even the pound shop or a market

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sassie;5764066

it isnt here yet, just need to get what i need tomorrow from town


you dont have to do the recovery disk creation immediately. It may well come with it anyway.

always worth having a load of dvd-rs anyway for data backups

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barneydog;5764096

I'll send you some if you want sass, I've got a load of Taiyo Yaiden … I'll send you some if you want sass, I've got a load of Taiyo Yaiden DVD-Rs laying about



thanks hun, but if they cheap enough to buy will get some tomorrow as hoping it comes tomorrow :thumbsup:

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csiman;5764114

you dont have to do the recovery disk creation immediately. It may well … you dont have to do the recovery disk creation immediately. It may well come with it anyway.always worth having a load of dvd-rs anyway for data backups



i am really naughty, as still havent backed up daughters lappy, maybe i should think about getting a spindle of them :oops:

]http//ww…nre


This is a good deal for the amount you get, it would only be a couple of £ cheaper to get 1/2 the amount

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Chuckles1001;5764176

]http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/992/1240/-/5319074/Maxell-DVD-R-16x-100-Discs-Carry-Pack/Product.html?searchtype=genreThis is a good deal for the amount you get, it would only be a couple of £ cheaper to get 1/2 the amount



would -R work as my drive says its Hard Drives ◦DVD+/RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe

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could you explain the difference to me between -R and +R please

sassie;5764193

would -R work as my drive says its Hard Drives ◦DVD+/RW SuperMulti DL L … would -R work as my drive says its Hard Drives ◦DVD+/RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe



Yes they would work fine and -R are moreuseable then +R they are not lightscribe Discs thou, but you wont need that anyway

Unless there is a reason you need +R get the -R but the +R are here just encase

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Thanks for the Rep Sassie

sassie;5764220

could you explain the difference to me between -R and +R please



Look at the table here

]http//en…2BR

They are the same really, but -R are more compatible if you are burning DVDs to play on your DVD player thats esentially the difference

sassie;5764220

could you explain the difference to me between -R and +R please



Some DVD players used to have trouble reading one or the other but now almost all read both and PCs have no trouble using either,

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Chuckles1001;5764266

Look at the table here]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD%2BRThey are the … Look at the table here]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD%2BRThey are the same really, but -R are more compatible if you are burning DVDs to play on your DVD player thats esentially the difference



thanks for that :thumbsup:

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so if i was to back up my daughters now, would it back up everything on the laptop or just what it came with

sassie;5764283

thanks for that :thumbsup:



Thats ok Miss Sassy

Unless you know you need +R or +RW always go for -R or -RW

Encase you dont know the RW bit just means Rewritable

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Chuckles1001;5764308

Thats ok Miss Sassy :)Unless you know you need +R or +RW always go for -R … Thats ok Miss Sassy :)Unless you know you need +R or +RW always go for -R or -RWEncase you dont know the RW bit just means Rewritable



i knew that bit, but was just confused with the - and +

sassie;5764295

so if i was to back up my daughters now, would it back up everything on … so if i was to back up my daughters now, would it back up everything on the laptop or just what it came with



Depends how you do it

if you was meant to back it up from the magic place (Partition) on the hard drive it will backup what it came with as new, If you back it up with with another program it can backup the whole laptop.

sassie;5764322

i knew that bit, but was just confused with the - and +



Just checking, thats why i said encase you dont know

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Chuckles1001;5764323

Depends how you do it if you was meant to back it up from the magic … Depends how you do it if you was meant to back it up from the magic place (Partition) on the hard drive it will backup what it came with as new, If you back it up with with another program it can backup the whole laptop.



aarrgghhh see now this is where i start flapping :oops:

sassie;5764329

aarrgghhh see now this is where i start flapping :oops:



Dont flap, nothing to worry about depends what you want to do. If it came with something like your HP recovery software I would use that, that would back up the laptop as it was new. Everything else your daughter wants backed up she would be better off coping on a USB stick or something, there is no need to make any of it difficult

When you get round to doing it, if you have MSN I can do it for you over MSN if you like and you can see what i do while i am doing it so you can do it next time

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dcx_badass;5764337

Also a better solution if you plan to do it regually, is to buy an … Also a better solution if you plan to do it regually, is to buy an external hard drive and back them both up to the same one and use it just for back ups.



that was the plan with daughters, just every time we manage to save something then something esle comes up, maybe a good pressie for xmas for her:thumbsup:

she has two hard drives on hers, one she uses normally and one she uses for her music and pics, could i use one external drive for both, sorry im not very techie:oops:

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Chuckles1001;5764363

Dont flap, nothing to worry about depends what you want to do. If it came … Dont flap, nothing to worry about depends what you want to do. If it came with something like your HP recovery software I would use that, that would back up the laptop as it was new. Everything else your daughter wants backed up she would be better off coping on a USB stick or something, there is no need to make any of it difficult :)When you get round to doing it, if you have MSN I can do it for you over MSN if you like and you can see what i do while i am doing it so you can do it next time



i dont know what hers came with, its a dell studio 17 from the dell outlet, but i do know she would be gutted if she lost everything

sassie;5764366

that was the plan with daughters, just every time we manage to save … that was the plan with daughters, just every time we manage to save something then something esle comes up, maybe a good pressie for xmas for her:thumbsup:she has two hard drives on hers, one she uses normally and one she uses for her music and pics, could i use one external drive for both, sorry im not very techie:oops:



Ye syou can use 1 for both as long as its big enough, so if both laptops have 320GB each you would prob get away with a 500Gb as you prob wont use all the space on the Hard Drives. Iomega drives have a magic backup button you plug in and press the button and it jsut back the PC up
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