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    Default ? Recovery,System Image, Storage on WD HD

    I just purchased From Walmart Online a:

    HP Pre-Owned,
    Refurbished 6000Pro Desktop PC
    Joy Systems
    with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor,
    4GB Memory,
    750GB Hard Drive
    Windows 7 Professional

    I need Step by Step instructions,

    On making a
    Recovery CD/DVD
    System Image DVD
    Also possibly using a WD Portable hard drive to store it all on.
    So in any event I need to restore this computer to the way it is today I will be able to do it.

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    Hello PB Squirrel,

    I can get you started with some reading material:

    Create System image

    Creating and Using a System Image to Restore Your Computer (Windows 7) | HP® Support

    or

    This link might be better to understand.
    How to Create a Recovery Disc in Windows 7: 4 Steps


    Create a system repair disc
    Note:
    You do not need to download Microsoft Silver light.

    Create a system repair disc

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    Hi PB Squirrel,

    If this is a pre-owned computer, you may not be able to create the recovery discs from the recovery manager if they have already been created.

    To find out if you can create those discs:

    Go to Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Disc Creation and click on Next > .

    If you get a warning saying that the discs have already been created, then we'll have to look at other options. On HP's, only one set of discs can be created.

    You may also want to look into cloning software.

    Look over the options that zep and I have provided, especially check and see if those recovery discs have already been created from the Recovery Manager.

    After you have had time to think about your options let us know.

    Donna
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    I can't find Recovery Manager. I even typed it into Search Programs & Files. It say's No Item Matches Search.

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    I was able to create & burn on DVD's a System Image and a System Repair Disc.
    Hopefully I did it correctly.
    Already had MS Silver Light downloaded and installed.