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Re: Partitioning a drive with Windows 7 already installed

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:11 PM, Mark Allums <mark@allums.com> wrote:
On 10/13/2010 6:43 PM, Tom H wrote:
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Preston Boyington
<preston.lists@gmail.com>  wrote:
Ogya Chief wrote:

At this stage there is no data to backup. If there is any other thing I
can backup, please let me know.

Since most newer computers don't come with a Restore disc, I would suggest
burning the Restore partition and any associated "utility" partition to a
DVD.  Usually it fits on one.  That way if your hard drive goes belly up
later you can slap a new one in and put the machine back to a factory state
if you wish.

Don't all boxes ship with a utility to create restore DVDs from the
restore partition?!

Often, they do, yes.  Typically, it allows exactly one copy to be created, so, ensure that good media is used, and follow instructions to the letter.  Once that copy is attempted, no more are allowed.

None of this matters if you use Clonezilla.  So why even fiddle with it when there's a great alternative?

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