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Old 12-10-2004, 09:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working overseas and my Daughter is a single parent with two young children who use the PC for their studies.
It worries me that should the PC develop a problem my Daughter will be unable to fix the it.

What I would like to do is create a 'Recovery CD' similar to that which some manufacturers supply and put all other relevant files in a Hidden Folder on the Hard Drive. In other words make it as easy as possible for her to perform a full system recovery even to the extent of formatting the hard drive as most(?) recovery disks do.

Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

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What brand of computer is it? And what type? Liz
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Old 12-10-2004, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Liz

It's a PC I built myself for her. AMD 2300 (or something like that from what I remember), American Megatrends BIOS and ECS K755A MoBo.

OS WinXP SP2.

No problems right now, just me looking towards the future.

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So you have the O/S yourself? And all the installed programs? What you can do is go into windows update and once it stops trying to tell you all you need , (which isn't much) go to your installation history and print that out.

I'll hunt up the link where you can go in and download SP2 as a seperate download to save (get Firefox to do this with) and then I'll hunt up the link to slipsteam XP and SP2 together. Liz
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Anorak,

I think this might be of some help..
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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Actually, with the first link, you don't need to use Firefox and ignore what it says about
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DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER:
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http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp

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Maybe a link to drive image 7? Liz
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I don't think he's asking about slipstreaming. Anorak this is a tutorial that will point you in the right direction. If you need more help wih this tutorial I may be able to help you:

http://www.techist.com/computer_arti...store-disk.php
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