Tom's Guide: Build Your Own Windows Rescue Disc

While you hope to never have to use it, it's always smart to cover your bases should anything ever go wrong with your computer. That includes having an adequate rescue plan in place should you require one. The Tom's Guide team has put together a 'How To' guide on creating your own rescue disc just in case you don't already have one and need a little advice on how to proceed.

We've recently featured back up and data recovery tools, as well as some basic things you can try when you've got a buggy system, but neglected to mention that Windows also includes its own backup and recovery tools built right into the system. Today, we're going to do a run through of creating a system image and system restore disc or drive for Windows 7 and 8.

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  • livebriand
    What's with these articles that just link to another article?
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  • usafang67
    Doesn't work........meaning when I tried to do a system restore from a botch install of dual boot of Win7 with Linux Mint I was not able to restore to a previous state before Linux Mint install.
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    Why wouldn't you just use your windows installation disc? I would hope no one on this site is really dumb enough to buy a computer without an installation disc.
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