01-24-2013 04:49 AM
I have a HP dv6-1277el with Windows 7 installed and I need to create a recovery partition since I have to change the HDD.
I tried to create the recovery disks but the process suddendly stops with an error while writing the first DVD.
So I'd like to create the partition on a USB device but in the recovery manager utility there's only the option for a DVD.
Should I download the HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility from the website? Can I use an external USB hard drive to create the recovery?
01-24-2013 04:54 AM
Use the USB recovery flash disk utility with a 8GB usb thumbdrive to create the recovery media for your notebook.
For a reliable result use a well known brand such as Sandisk.
01-25-2013 02:23 AM
It is, although sometimes making an external hard disk bootable is not as simple as with a thumbdrive. A flash drive is considerably faster storage media than an external hard disk. That is one of a top reasons a thumbdrive is preferred. Restoring or installing an OS from a USB drive is incredibly fast.