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Looking for instructions on creating self booting recovery disc

I like to create a back up image after doing an install. I would like to find instructions on how to make it self booting so that software used to create image is not required.

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I use a program named Paragon Backup 8.5 which does 'hot backups' . I alternate between two external drives. One always creates a startup CD. This program writes in ISO format and can restore your computer to where it was when the lights went out.even if you have to install a new hard drive. This may not be the solution you are looking for but it works for me.

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HOW DO I UNINSTALL WINDOWS 8 FROM MY DESK TOP AND THEN REINSTALL AGAIN


did your pc come with recovery disks ? if not then their built in to your partiton.at least Hp pc's do. open computer. click drive C. open, click on Windows, click on folder SMINST. click on create cd. you can use alot of cd's to create your recovery disks or use a couple of dvds if using dvds i would use dvd+ disks. my pc don't care much for dvd- disks. when you copy them , you need to put them in a safe place. your pc will only allow you to make one copy. but i would use other software to make more copys. make sure you mark your disks in order there made.now that you made your disks. you can put them up in case your hard drive crashs. now to put a fresh 8 on your pc go to search type the word recovery manager it will ask if you want to do a bunch of things click no on all except when you get to Factory Reset click yes.that sould get what you need. you have a recovery partion built in to your hard drive.

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How to Restore Files From a Windows Image


Windows 10 OS provides ample opportunities for data backup which include tracking file history and functionality that allows creating an image of the entire system. The concept of the system developers is that the functions of File History are required for convenient and rapid everyday recovery of user data, while a system image is created not so often and allows complete recovery of a partition (including system files) to a certain operable OS.
It is recommended to create a backup system image copy before modifying the hardware configuration of a computer, when updating the system, installing new drivers and so on. If something goes wrong, a backup system image copy will allow you restoring the system to the operable condition of Windows. However, when restoring from such image all the information on the system disk is erased by the image files. What should we do if we need only some files to be restored from the system image?
Fortunately, this task is rather easy. The matter is that the standard system of creating a backup system image copy in Windows 10 is based on the concept of virtual disks (Virtual Hard Drive). That is, images are recorded and stored as virtual drive files in the format vhdx (Virtual Hard Drive). Such virtual drives can be easily mounted with standard features of Windows 10 and be operated as ordinary drives within the system. Attaching such disk to the system, a user can restore from the backup system image separate files and directories.

Connecting a VHD disk containing a backup system image copy

System image is usually backed up to a separate physical disk or a network folder. That is why the first thing to do is to connect to the computer a media containing a backup copy of Windows 10 image (or connect a network folder).
Open the computer management console Computer Management and go to disk manager Storage->Disk Management (this console can be launched from the menu WinX by pressing the key combination Win+X and selecting the item Disk Management). In order to mount a vhd virtual disk select the item Attach VHD in the Action menu.

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In the window that appears click Browse and specify the path to vhdx file. This file is usually stored on a drive that contains a backup system image copy in the directory with a name in the following format [Backup_Drive]:\WindowsImageBackup\[PC_Name]\Backup xxxx-xx-xx xxxxxx. In our example, complete path to the vhdx file is as follows: \\[PC_Name]\VHD\08_01_2016.vhd.

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After the virtual drive has been mounted it has to be assigned a drive letter. To do it, click the right mouse button on the drive and select the menu item "Change Drive Letters and Path".

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In the window that opens click Add and assign any letter to the drive, for example, E:

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After this operation, a new drive will appear in the system, to which letter E:\ is assigned. Open in with Windows Explorer or any file manager and find the files that need to be restored.

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Advice. User documents (photos, videos, music and other documents are usually saved to user's profile in the directory E:\Users\{user_name}.
After you have found and copied the necessary files, the external disk can be disconnected and as a result, the virtual vhd disk will also disappear from the system. Separate files from the system image can be recovered in the same way in Windows 7 and 8 as well.
If suddenly happened the lost of VHD image of Windows (for example, accidentally or intentionally deleted) it can be recovered by Hetman Partition Recovery. After recovering it with data recovery software you can restore individual files by stated above algorithm.







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The overview of Windows Password reset:Windows 7 is still a new and fashionable thing for many people.Especially how to reset forgotten password.I will provide the lateral thinking ideas for reseting lost windows password.

Most people who are locked out of computer don’t have a password reset disk,the first thing you should do is to login to your machine with another account.You can reset the password for the locked-out account in the Control Panel,User account,select an account and change the password to a rememberable one or remove the password.

Another way to remove/reset windows 7 password before you contemplate the windows 7 password reset is using remote desktop into stricken computer.Note:you must know the remote logon password then you could just as easily logon locally.

Remote Desktop is disabled by default in windows 7.To get to the configuration page,you can type in system into the start menu search box and then find the entry for system or you can either right-click the Computer icon and choose properties.Then click the Remote Settings link on the left hand side

How to creat Windows 7 Password Reset Disk

In order to reset your password in an emergency,you need to create a password reset disk.The following is how to creat a windows 7 password reset disk

1. Login to a computer that can link to Internet. Download windows Password key from http://www.lostwindowspassword.com and install it on that PC.

2. Run the Utility .Choose the existing windows password key 8.0 image file.
You can click "Browse" to browse Windows Password Key 8.0 image file.
The file is usually located as the default.
3. Select "CD/DVD" and specify the CD burning drive from the pull-down list.
Insert a blank CD/DVD disk into the CD-ROM drive. And then burn the .ISO file to the blank
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How to Use a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk

After you create a password reset disk.Insert the newly created CD/USB drive to the locked computer.

Reboot the locked computer and pressF2orDeleteto enter your BIOS setup .
When the CD boots, you’ll see Windows Password Key 8.0 initializing (see screen shot below). If so, you can continue to the next step. If the computer boots still boots into Windows, it’s necessary to change your computer’s setup to make it boot from the CD and then followed the process of instructions. Just a few steps, the old password was removed.

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Many people feel powerless and worrying after they have lost windows login password.There are many ways can help you to reset windows password,for this eventuality i have suggestions,one of which may get you back into your computer.

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What's the difference between burning a cd and burning an image


Burning an image file (ISO) means that you will burn and finalize the disc. The ISO file includes a "boot sector". This will create a disc that can be used as a boot CD. Make sure that the ISO is <700 MB if you burn to CD; if it is larger, use a DVD or DVD DL. Some image files may have an IMG file type (this was the file type for bootable floppies). Unless the file is an ISO or IMG, the burn image function will not work. You will need to use another program to make an image file first. You may need to use a bootable disc to get the information for the boot sector.

Burning a CD creates a data CD which may or may not be finalized, depending on your settings.

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My C: is used for XP OS and apps . It is 20Gb in size. When I use Acronis 8.0 to create a drive image from a notebook drive, can I create the image onto EXTERNAL USB DRIVE? How much disk space should I...


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Acronis generally will make a image to a cd, dvd, or a network drive - I have never tried to a flash drive but if you can I am guessing a 4-8GB drive s/be ok.
Another way is taking the unit into a service centre and they will be able to make a image onto dvd's for you

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Where can I get a recovery disc? The one I created doesn't work.


Future Shops or go to the store you bought it from and buy one
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Install the eRecovery drivers for aspire 5715Z


First ensure you have enabled D2D from Bios, If bios settings are OK then that message often comes up when E recovery partition is damaged.

Possible solutions are calling Acer and getting a disk to restore recovery partition (best way to proceed)

Or downloading and installing drivers from acer website

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You can create and save backup images to hard disk, CD or DVD.
1 Boot to Windows XP
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b Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.
7 After choosing the backup method, click Next.
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You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup
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1 Boot to Windows XP.
2 Press Alt + F10 to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.
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Here Acer download page: Acer Service & Support

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RESOLUTION loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); Locate and then close the files loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');To resolve this issue, locate, and then close Idriver.exe and Msiexec.exe.

To do this in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps: 1. Open the Task Manager. To do this, click Start, click Run, type taskmgr, and then click OK. 2. In the Processes tab, in the Image Name column, find idriver.exe and msiexec.exe. 3. Select each instance of both processes, and then click End Process. 4. Click Yes on each Task Manager Warning popup window that you receive. 5. Close the Task Manager.To do this in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

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