02-08-2012 03:03 PM
I just got my new S205. I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7). Would you share with me on the steps to do so?
I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next, I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why?
thanks in advance.
New S205 owner.
02-09-2012 04:42 AM - edited 02-09-2012 04:42 AM
02-09-2012 01:04 PM
I was able to do this, but it required reconfiguration of the HDD in my S205 (320 GB hard drive).
I used the built-in Windows Disk Management tool to shrink the size of my C: drive to 56,320 MB. [To accomplish this, I had to disable hibernation, and disable the swap file on the C: drive; and then re-enabled both after the process was complete.] 56,320 MB is more than enough space for the OS and all of the programs that I have installed (including the Professional version of Microsoft Office).
I then increased the size of the D: drive to 233,614 MB.
You can use different drive sizes, of course, but the D: drive must be of adequate size for the backup image.
Once the HDD is reconfigured, you can use One Key Recovery to backup your C: drive to your D: drive. From there, it can be copied to a USB (or copied across the network, etc. ... I've done both). Yes, it is 2 steps, but it's really easy.