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01-01-2011 10:34 PM
hi, i just got my new laptop, its pavilion dm4.
i made the recovery dvd already, but in the HP advisor, i found that i can also create a system repair disc, and system image, so what is the difference between these three, ? which one do i need the most?
01-02-2011 12:46 AM - edited 01-02-2011 12:48 AM
The Recovery DVD set can be used to reinstall back to factory specs- either on the current hdd or in the event you have to install a new one. The system repair disc can be used to correct startup problems,etc. The system image is similiar sort of to Recovery set in that it can be used to reimage the hdd in the event of problems. Main difference is that it can be done after you install your added programs, files,photos etc and it will restore everything intact.
Each has value.
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07-25-2011 06:17 PM - edited 07-25-2011 06:36 PM
So in other words, if I have a online backup system of my files and programs. I don't need the system image thingy? I have a system repair disc. Is that all I need? I was going to do the system image one as well, but apparently it takes 62GB, which if I'm doing my math correctly will be more than 90 700MB cds. I definitely do not want to do that.
Thanks for the help.
Ok, well nevermind. Apparently it won't let me use my 700MB cds anyway...LOL I guess I'm not making a system image back up.
08-19-2011 08:19 PM
I have a pavillion g7. I was only allowed to make a repair disc and recovery image discs. Can I use the recovery image to restore to factory if I need to do a reinstall? If not why wasn't I allowed to make recovery discs only image discs?