I have a the Dell 15R SE 7520 which came preloaded with windows 8 . Recently I upgraded to windows 8.1 . My questions are -
1. What should I create - a rescue disk or a recovery disk ?
2. If I create a recovery disk, will it recover my windows 8.1(not windows 8) in case my OS gets corrupted .
3. I also couldn't find the product key for my OS. So , If someday I have to repair my laptop using my recovery disk ,it will not stay genuine?
New to Windows 8 - setting up a couple computers .Can I use one external HDD for the backup as well as for the recovery? I mean, it seems when I set up the first one a week ago, there was an option in the recovery section of control panel to create something for disaster recovery. (Create a recovery drive) I think it said everything on the drive would be erased when it was created. Now that I've created it on a 250GB HDD, I am wondering if I can do my backups on there as well? Or is this recovery drive supposed to be a dedicated flash drive or something like that?
I have Windows 8 PRO, one PC with 5 users profiles.
Before I change to using either of the above WIN tools, I'd like to know if "they" backup ALL users at once and if the backup can be done unattended, meaning the PC is obviously ON, has a scheduled backup task to run, but ALL users are logged OFF?
The two 3rd party utilities I've tried only backup if you are logged on and only backup each user individually, so there are 5 different tasks!
I've jumped straight from XP where I could backup ALL in one go. I s'pose there are "tighter" file restrictions with 8
I have spent most of the past 12 hours trying to restore my win8pro system from a system image. the image was saved to a usb hard drive. win8pro system image recovery won't see the usb hard drive. I tried copying the backup to a drive on my network, but recovery won't see that either, even when entering the exact path to the backup using the network option. I then tried to copy the backup to a second hard drive, installing that hard drive directly into the machine. no go, wouldn't even recognize the drive.
I have a Lenovo Z710 laptop(see spec's)and want to make a recovery USB and also setup a backup system. This is a new machine and I don't want to make a mess of it.
I have a 32GB USB drive to make the Recovery on.Lenovo refers me to this method to make a Recovery USB :Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload
Is this a good way to do this or is there a better way ?
I also need to setup a backup system, what is the best program to use for this, paid or not ?
I have a 1TB HDD in an external enclosure with 3.0 USB cable to use for the backup's.
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tried with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article 593906 Published on 2013-01-21 ( relative link [URL]... ).
Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !! Current Issue: after inserting the 3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD. I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !).
I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 pre-installed with Windows 8, then after I upgraded to 8.1. How do I make sure I have bootable disks or a backup copy of Windows in case there was a system failure since the PC didn't come with a copy of Windows in CD format?
I will be receiving a new laptop shortly, namely the Yoga 13, whose SSD is partitioned into no less than 8 partitions from the factory. I suppose the first thing I'd like to do is backup the entire drive with all its original partitions before I start messing with it. I've heard good things about the free version of Paragon, so I think I will use that with their USB boot key. Questions:
1. Would I indeed be able to restore the factory SSD *exactly* the way it was prior to backing up the entire disk, partitions and all, from an external USB drive?
2. How is a backup/restore related to the GPT table of the GPT disk? In other words, if I plan to wipe the disk and re-install Windows 8 from media, doesn't this Windows 8 install write to the GPT table? And if so, would a restore of the factory disk also restore that GPT table?
I have inspiron 14r 5420 (with windows 8 ) . I have problems with the laptop after a few days and earlier i had did recover media to 2 CDs. Now during the boot it was verifying my laptop and it say that it would reset the pc to factory backup. Will this process require a format.
I just bought Dell Inspiron 14, 3421 yesterday and trying to create Disc from Backup and Recovery Software provided by Dell.
I have bought this india and found mulitple post facing the problem what I am facing. I have upgraded Dell Support Center and Also Dell Backup and Recovery using the Update tile. I have windows 8. BIOS A04.
These are the problems I am facing....
Problem1: After writing to Disc1, it does not accept 2nd disc and keep ejecting 2nd disc again and again
Problem2: Even if I insert USB, the software still does not dectect USB.
I am not able to create any backup even after trying 3-4 times.
I purchased a new laptop with windows 8 and used the options in windows 8 to create recovery media and chose the usb drive option. I was wondering if I would be able to copy the files in the usb drive onto my external HD; then if I ever need them I could put them back onto a usb drive and reinstall windows 8. I took a screenshot of the files on the usb drive.
I created DVD and USB backups to my new Windows 8 Inspiron laptop; I needed to recover the next day, and the Hard Disk recovery partition and the USB were reported as corrupt! On a brand new system with a brand new USB stick!
On attempting to recover with the DVDs, after using the first one the Dell recovery program said 100% complete, so didn't even read the next 2. The recovery showed a "restart" button, and of course nothing happened!
I'm trying to run the Dell Backup and Recovery application on a new windows 8 xps 8500. Unfortunately all the tile labels are only showing IDS tags eg: IDS_DS_022,IDS_DS_003 and when I click on a tile the subsequent window is also full of different IDS tags. I've tried reinstalling the app but no change.
I have an Inspiron 7520 and uninstalled and reinstalled the new version of Dell Backup and Recovery Manager -- upgraded to premium to make sure that I would have full ability to use the program. Note: the old version didn't work at all -- hung up on backup, etc. I have rebooted.
When I try and open the Manager interface, I can't. All I get is the clock logo with the hand spinning. I cannot set the destination. I cannot select what I want to back up. I've tried this several times and just get the spinning clock which I end up ending through Task Manager.
I have tried opening the Manager from the installed link on desktop, from my list of programs, from the Start menu, and from the tray icon. Nothing works.
EaseusToDo backup gives me the following error. I use security tab to allow access to everyone and still get this error. Can I run the backup in the built in admin account? I have tried system backup and Disk and Partition backup and get the same error message. This is an hd in an enclosure with a sata connection.
A week ago or so I had a machine failure. I had all the documents saved. It took me quite a long time to get me up and running on another machine. At the moment I'm interested in finding out if there is a possibility to backup/clone a finished installed system to a usb(bootable) drive.
In case of failure of a machine a bootable usb drive would give the option of continuing the basic work. At least you could instantly communicate with clients and so on till the new machine is installed. My Mac friend uses Superduper. What are the options in Windows 8? What 3party programs would be capable to do that?
I initially started a File History backup 6 days ago and when I open File History from the control panel it still says "Files last copied on 'and the original date'. I have set a daily preference for backing up so shouldn't the date change each day? When I click on the "run now" link a line appears saying "File History is saving copies of your files", but after about 10 seconds that line is gone and it goes back to "run now". So, it is not saving copies of my files.
I have a brand new Western Digital 3T My Book external hard drive that has the initial "File History" folder and backup on it, but if it's not going to update/backup and just stays as it, is it isn't going to be very useful.
Why won't it backup even when I click the "run now" link?
previously i was using windows 7 home basic 64bit OS. My battery used to give an average backup of about 2 hours. But since the time i have installed windows 8,it gives a backup of hardly an hour. I have checked all the settings in the control panel. They are all fine and proper. The fan keeps making a buzzing sound all the time, even when the CPU usage is low. This was not the case earlier. Also, my laptop is getting heated up more compared to before. What shall i do? What steps shall i take?
My prior pc had some major issues (win7) while I had an external WD backup drive attached. During my troubleshooting I had reinstalled win7 and hooked my backup drive back onto the system. At the time I had not taken the time to restore or take ownership of the backup drive/files. It ran fine for a while with backups occurring regularly when finally it had major motherboard issues at which point I gave up and purchased a new Dell PC with Windows 8 (one I'm using now).
After setting it up I proceeded to connect the external backup drive and restore the folder I really needed as it contained all the photos, files, music, etc from the old pc. After doing so I was able to open/view the files that were backed up on my old pc AFTER I had reinstalled win7 but could not view the older backed up files/images etc. I then used the take ownership steps in this tread but this did not appear to work either. When I attempt to open the restored files/folders from my prior pc that are older I only get a default image of the Windows 8 icon for that file. get access to all my backed up files?
I am trying to use Windows Backup in Windows 8 on my HP Envy h8-1414 to my external HD and I get a message saying something like, "Your last backup did not complete." The reason given is The Device is Not Ready or something like that. The error code is 0x80070015. Yet from the Desktop/Computer I can read and write to the external disk with no difficulty.
I don't want to go much further with the set up until until I can make a good backup.
Win 8x64. Just got a UAC flag that Windows backup app wasn't working (see attached). Looking at Windows 7 File Recovery in the CP, all it shows is "Backup or Restore Your Files" at top and the rest of the page, which usually has some choices, is blank. Never seen that before. Rebooted to be sure.
Today while casually browsing the iNet my Music suddenly stopped playing and while at first I believed it to be an issue with Xbox Music I later discovered that the Culprit was actually one of my RAID0 HDD's which decided to go AWOL - The Intel RST Manager confirmed this by showing that the 4th Drive ( I'm running two separate RAID0 with two drives each ) was missing.
A restart didn't solve the issue at first but physically removing the affected RAID and installing it back again using the SATA connectors of the other RAID0 for testing did. Interestingly enough even now that I installed everything back like it was before it appears to be fine
Right now I'm considering in converting my second PC into a BackUp System itself by getting large enough HDD's, install them into the primary PC first in order to quickly copy all the files and then move them into the secondary PC.
From there one I plan to use BTSync which is technically not a BackUp software but pretty much behaves like one as it simply copies all files of a selected folder from the primary PC to the secondary PC which it cannot find there in an actual version.
Several weeks ago I installed a remote hard drive. I am using it to store automatic system backups.
In the last few days I have been notified that the drive is full.
I am using 245GB on my primary (C:) drive.
The remote backup drive has a 1TB capacity.
It's somewhat surprising to be told that drive is full. Opening the drive to look at the files, there is a long list of subfolders under the folder labelled "Backup". One has a long, arcane number, and the other sub-sub folders seem to be daily updates named C/Users/My Name/ and from one to four sub sub sub folders or file names. Clicking on the multiple sub folders or the file names causes nothing to happen.
How can I clean this up? I would like to continue to back up my system automatically, but the drive seems to be full of garbage.
I bought a new laptop(Samsung Notebook NP370R4E) and this laptop doesn't have a dvd rom and does not come with any disc just a preinstalled windows 8. I recently updated my windows 8 to 8.1. I bought an ssd and I want to replace my current hard disk. What I want is to install a fresh windows 8.1 to my ssd without loosing the original os/oem on my laptop is this possible? What are the steps that needs to be taken before removing my current hard disk?
Recently I refreshed my laptop to make it faster(and to remove the viruses/spyware). Before I refreshed it, it has Sony exclusive programs like the VAIO smart network etc. I backup it both manually and with file history. I found the Sony programs and copied it to my computer. The problem is, how do you install it again? I cant find it in the search tab nor I dont know of I can still open it but I know that it is in fact complete. How do you think I should install it and as much as possible I dont want to use the file history method!
I reinstalled windows 8 and in the process made a back up dvd of all my personal files etc. I reinstalled windows 8 and inserted the dvd. When I opened the file it had a lot of wim files and 2 recovery manager files. How do I go about reinstalling these files on my computer?