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Backing up.

  • Acer
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
February 5, 2011 12:37:49 PM

Hi i've just bought a Acer aspire 5742 everytime i switch on after a few minutes i get a pop-up asking me if i wish to : "Click to create Acer factory default backup disc". Can i back up on an flash drive (memory stick) and what size memory would i need. Sorry if this all seems simple to you but i'm green as grass. Thanks

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February 5, 2011 1:39:46 PM

I suspect it wants to create a CD, or possibly DVD. Well worth doing as blank media costs next to nothing and you'll need it if you ever need to restore or repair the OS.

This creates a disk that will allow you to restore the computer to factory condition. It doesn't back up any of your data.
February 8, 2011 12:19:24 PM

If you are interested in backups use the utility within Windows 7 to create, and just backup a system image every week or so to your pen drive :) .