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Backing up my new w8.1 laptop, help needed

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    Backing up my new w8.1 laptop, help needed

    Hi Guys

    when I bought my new Asus laptop, lady told me I should buy a 32 gb stick to back up o/s, as M/S no longer supply a recovery disk.

    I did not want to do this wrong so I contacted MS help chat direct, but they lacked experience, so need some guidance please.

    I started the sequence

    control panel--recovery--create a recovery drive--then got a bit scared, have done a p/s for advice please.

    I went throught it with MS but after booting up, I inserted stick, r/c, properties, stick was empty???
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    What do the abbreviations p/s and r/c mean?

    You are doing the right thing. Did you complete the creation of the USB stick - I don't quite understand. You completed the creation and it says it is empty?

    Once it is made you can test it, put it in a drawer and set your mind at rest. You may want to consider other backup options after of course. There are dozens of opinions on this subject
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    r/c = right click
    p/s = printscreen

    I thought the m/s techie had taken me through the whole process, but as I said, the only way I know how to test stick contents, are doing a r/c on said drive, I will do a p/s to show you.
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