02-21-2009 06:31 PM
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02-22-2009 01:39 PM - edited 02-22-2009 01:40 PM
After starting Windows Vista for the first time, you are supposed to create the initial image backup. I don't know if this is referenced in any of the manuals.
Therefore, within Windows....
1) run OneKey Recovery program.
2) select create backup
3) you may add a title description, but leave the default location.
3) you may select maximum compression if you like [may be less CD or DVD compared to no compression]
4) once finished, run the program again
5) then select create recovery disks
NOTE: You can do this after you have uninstalled all the bloatware, and installed your favorite programs. Thus giving you a customized recovery disk. And remember, you will still have the recovery partition as long as you don't repartition the hard drive.
02-23-2009 12:48 PM
I will do a complete backup as you suggest in your procedure and then create my recovery disks. You suggest that I create the recovery disk AFTER I get rid of the bloatware. I guess bloatware is the software they dump on your system that you are never going to use. Is there an easy way to identify and get rid of the bloat??? I real appreciate the help.
the new kid on the block..........
02-23-2009 01:09 PM
02-25-2009 06:59 PM
Bit the bullet and have decided to keep my bloatware. I kind of figured that maybe I might change my mind in the future. As you suggested I took a full back up to both my hard drive and DVD's. I immediately followed with the creation of the recovery disk and all went very well.
Thanks for the help!!!
03-04-2009 11:07 PM