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  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    recovery vs image


    yesterday I created a recovery disc , do I still need to create an image disc as well ?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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       18 Aug 2015 #2

    YES! The recovery disc is only the program that allows you to restore the image.
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    so if my computer should crash I would insert the image disc 1st ?
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       18 Aug 2015 #4

    calvin said: View Post
    so if my computer should crash I would insert the image disc 1st ?
    No, you would insert the recovery disc first and it will ask you what image do you want to restore from.
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  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5

    when I tried making the image it only got to 2% on the first disc how many dang disc will this take ? . plus it said it would take 2 hours to complete is this normal ?
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       18 Aug 2015 #6

    calvin said: View Post
    when I tried making the image it only got to 2% on the first disc how many dang disc will this take ? . plus it said it would take 2 hours to complete is this normal ?
    Yep. Removable USB hard drive is your best friend for backups.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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       18 Aug 2015 #7

    Making a complete Hard Disk Image using Macrium Reflect > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog
    Takes about 10-15 minutes after you create the boot disk..
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #8

    well just yesterday I told the wife the next time she went to Wal-Mart to pick up another thumb drive what size would you recommend to create the image on
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #9

    the other poster says 10-15 minutes yet my computer says 2 hours
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       18 Aug 2015 #10

    calvin said: View Post
    well just yesterday I told the wife the next time she went to Wal-Mart to pick up another thumb drive what size would you recommend to create the image on
    Depends entirely on how much space you are using on your hard drive. Probably won't be able to find a USB thumb drive big enough to hold a hard drive image if you have anything else besides Windows on it.

    calvin said: View Post
    the other poster says 10-15 minutes yet my computer says 2 hours
    That's because the other poster is doing a backup to another hard drive (either installed or external) using a program with better compression than Windows 10 built in backup.
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