Inspiron 570: How to create Factory Restore disc set?

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Inspiron 570: How to create Factory Restore disc set?

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With this new Inspiron 570 (Windows 7), I read that Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 has a Factory Restore option which relies on the recovery partition.  But what is the recovery provision for a crashed hard drive?  Can I create a Factory Restore disc set, or is my only option to rebuild from the Windows disk + Drivers + Applications discs?

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  • If you Buy a 16 GIG or Larger USB flash drive you can backup the Entire machine, Diag, Recovery, OS partition.

    USB flash will be Bootable and Recover to A blank hard drive should your drive crash.  The only Limitation of this is that

    You MUST RECOVER to a drive at LEAST AS LARGE as the one you have now.  If you have a 500 Gig drive then a 500 gig OR LARGER will work but a 330 or 250 will not.   The Data Safe 2.0 USB flash is Bootable.

    Article ID : 266301 Date Published : 2009-02-11 Journal ID : bbc7797b-75e0-4e49-9971-b15c8ec352be

    Creating a Full System Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    1      Click  then click   All Programs, click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 and click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.


    2      Click   Back up your files  then select Full System Backup.


    3      To backup immediately, click 

      Backup Now 

    .

    To select the location to backup to, or to schedule regular backups, click  

      Edit Plan 

      and continue to the next step.


    4      Select the location to save your backup to.

    You can save your backups to your hard drive, to a rewritable CD/DVD using a CD/DVD burner, or to an external memory device like a 16 Gig Or larger USB memory key or USB hard drive. If an external device you want to save to is not listed, make sure it is plugged in securely then click  

      Refresh 

    .

    Once your location is selected, click 

       Next  

    .


    5      To create a backup immediately, select   I will manually backup my system and click 

       Next  

    .

    To set a backup to be run at a later time, or to schedule a regularly occurring backup, click   Backup my system automatically (recommended) and specify the time and date(s) to run the backup then click 

       Next  

    .


    6      To change any selections, click 

       Back  

    .

    If you chose to schedule a recurring backup and would like to start an initial backup now, click   Start this backup now.

    Once satisfied with your selections, click

       Finish  

    .


    Additional Information: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    Refer to the following links for additional information on Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0? Article ID: 353560

    Creating Your System Recovery Discs with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353561

    Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353562

    Creating a Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353563

    Restoring from a Backup Using DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353564

    Upgrading To Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Professional Article ID: 353565

    Frequently Asked Questions: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353566




    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

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    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.

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  • If you Buy a 16 GIG or Larger USB flash drive you can backup the Entire machine, Diag, Recovery, OS partition.

    USB flash will be Bootable and Recover to A blank hard drive should your drive crash.  The only Limitation of this is that

    You MUST RECOVER to a drive at LEAST AS LARGE as the one you have now.  If you have a 500 Gig drive then a 500 gig OR LARGER will work but a 330 or 250 will not.   The Data Safe 2.0 USB flash is Bootable.

    Article ID : 266301 Date Published : 2009-02-11 Journal ID : bbc7797b-75e0-4e49-9971-b15c8ec352be

    Creating a Full System Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    1      Click  then click   All Programs, click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 and click   Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.


    2      Click   Back up your files  then select Full System Backup.


    3      To backup immediately, click 

      Backup Now 

    .

    To select the location to backup to, or to schedule regular backups, click  

      Edit Plan 

      and continue to the next step.


    4      Select the location to save your backup to.

    You can save your backups to your hard drive, to a rewritable CD/DVD using a CD/DVD burner, or to an external memory device like a 16 Gig Or larger USB memory key or USB hard drive. If an external device you want to save to is not listed, make sure it is plugged in securely then click  

      Refresh 

    .

    Once your location is selected, click 

       Next  

    .


    5      To create a backup immediately, select   I will manually backup my system and click 

       Next  

    .

    To set a backup to be run at a later time, or to schedule a regularly occurring backup, click   Backup my system automatically (recommended) and specify the time and date(s) to run the backup then click 

       Next  

    .


    6      To change any selections, click 

       Back  

    .

    If you chose to schedule a recurring backup and would like to start an initial backup now, click   Start this backup now.

    Once satisfied with your selections, click

       Finish  

    .


    Additional Information: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0

    Refer to the following links for additional information on Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0.

    What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0? Article ID: 353560

    Creating Your System Recovery Discs with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353561

    Restoring Your Dell Computer to Original Factory Installation with Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353562

    Creating a Backup Using Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353563

    Restoring from a Backup Using DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353564

    Upgrading To Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Professional Article ID: 353565

    Frequently Asked Questions: Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 Article ID: 353566




    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.

  • So I hadn't overlooked a provision for burning a set of Factory Recovery discs.   There is none.  But thanks, SpeedStep, for a beautiful walk-through of the next best thing.

  • If you want to backup more than the factory default you have to upgrade and pay for that.  The initial USB Flash drive backup is free.  Use a quality USB flash drive USB 2.0 Variety.  

    I can get these from my local microcenter so they are my favorite.

    Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB Flash Drive PEF16GRUSB Patriot Extreme Performance Xporter XT Rage 16GB USB Flash Drive PEF16GRUSB
    SKU: 838664

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.