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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-13-2013
Location: nyc
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saving image of recovery disk onto external hard drive



I have a Thinkpad X220 laptop.  I wish to format the entire hard drive and install Ubuntu.  As a precautionary step, I wish save the recovery media on to another source should I later decide to return my laptop to factory configuration.  I do not have a CD/DVD drive and do not wish to make CD/DVD bootable discs.  


I have an external hard drive where I save important material and have about 50 gigs of free space remaining.


I'm trying to do two things:


1 - Create a bootable USB (factory recovery disk) that will allow me to return my computer back to factory configurations 

2 - Save an image of this USB onto my external hard drive so that I can use my USB for daily storage purposes and not have it be a dedicated recovery disk.


Has anyone done something similar to this successfully?


Thank you for your help.

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