Windows 7 64-bit pre-installed

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by August59, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. August59

    August59 MDL Novice

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    My son has Inspiron 1750 and the hd died. Received new drive from Dell and it appears to have entire Dell image with Win 7 64-bit plus the Dell Recovery partition already installed.

    It has not been booted to yet, so I want to make a backup of drive for him in case something else goes wrong since it is now out of warranty. I thought about putting it in external enclosure and backing it up or should I create image?
     
  2. fishoil

    fishoil MDL Novice

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    #2 fishoil, Feb 7, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
    If it has a place on Drive to make Recovery Disks...........Do That without fail.
    Also, Use Acronis True Image if possible, and make a backup of the Drive and save it to another Drive.
    Do Not Save To Same Drive :)
    I personally like to format my drive like that, because I don't like all those Bloatware programs they put on most drives. I like to install what I want, not what someone tries to push on me.
    Anyway Doing a Backup or an Image is about the same thing, just save to a seperate jumpdrive or drive. Hope this Helps, report back and let us know how it all came out. :D
     
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  3. August59

    August59 MDL Novice

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    If it has Dell bloatware on it then it's getting formatted. I'm completely with you on that one! Thanks