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Creating Recovery disk for refurbished ASUS laptop

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    So, I cannot boot with the external hard drive connected via USB (with the system image saved somewhere on it of course) to have it start? I need to have a separate USB drive or CD that allows the computer to start, THEN I connect the external hard drive to restore the "system image"?

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by oz1222 View Post
    So, I cannot boot with the external hard drive connected via USB (with the system image saved somewhere on it of course) to have it start? I need to have a separate USB drive or CD that allows the computer to start, THEN I connect the external hard drive to restore the "system image"?
    Yeah, that's it. Backup image is whole disk (partitions and everything) stuck in one file.
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  3. #13


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    Windos 8.1


    Ok, so where would I get a Boot CD or USB?
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  4. #14


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    Or can I make one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz1222 View Post
    Or can I make one?
    You make one with Macrium Reflect program. There is a free version good enough for what you need. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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    I think I got it. Thanks! Sorry for my ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz1222 View Post
    I think I got it. Thanks! Sorry for my ignorance.
    Reflect is my choice, feel free to check other similar programs. AOMEI and Acronis are in that niche too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oz1222 View Post
    So, I cannot boot with the external hard drive connected via USB (with the system image saved somewhere on it of course) to have it start? I need to have a separate USB drive or CD that allows the computer to start, THEN I connect the external hard drive to restore the "system image"?
    You'll need a USB drive as you've been discussing to store your system image. What you need to boot with you can put on a CD or a small USB key that you can pick up for 5 or less at any supermarket. The reason is your system image will be big (as it contains all your photos music etc). The image to boot with is less than 1 GB so pretty much the cheapest one of these you can find will do.

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