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Hi Guys

Just need a little help.
My PC is going for RMA soon, and I want to format it before sending it.
However when I get it back i want all my programs and things back to normal without spending the time to download it all and install it all again.
I have 1 hard drive that is partitioned into 2 different sizes.

How can i create a Image recovery and the re image the hard drive when I get it back?

Thanks
Edited by karan.t - 1/27/16 at 5:04am
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Hi Guys

Just need a little help.
My PC is going for RMA soon, and I want to format it before sending it.
However when I get it back i want all my programs and things back to normal without spending the time to download it all and install it all again.

How can i create a Image recovery and the re image the hard drive when I get it back?

Thanks
well do you have a spare HDD of equal size? You may use sth like samsung migration software.
Or this http://www.xxclone.com
Edited by Klocek001 - 1/27/16 at 3:47am
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well do you have a spare HDD of equal size? You may use sth like samsung migration software.
Or this http://www.xxclone.com

I should have mentioned this, thanks
I have 1 hard drive that is partitioned into 2 different sizes.
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I should have mentioned this, thanks
I have 1 hard drive that is partitioned into 2 different sizes.
why can't you just remove the hdd in the first place?
post #5 of 15
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why can't you just remove the hdd in the first place?

There seems to be a problem with the network card.
Its going back to Asus for Warranty repair.
They will not accept it without the HDD or OS as they will want to test it.
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If its windows, get you some dvds and perform a windows system backup.
If its a case of NIC... 20$ 10\100\1000 pci card will be easier than a backup and waiting on rma return.
Edited by HardheadedMurphy - 1/27/16 at 5:27am
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If its windows, get you some dvds and perform a windows system backup.
If its a case of NIC... 20$ 10\100\1000 pci card will be easier than a backup and waiting on rma return.

Its an Asus ROG laptop.
Its such a pain for the NIC. I been putting it of since the 7th of Dec.
But I want it fixed so I have have some resell value if I decide to sell it later on.

Currently I use a USB to Ethernet
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post #8 of 15
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Its an Asus ROG laptop.
Its such a pain for the NIC. I been putting it of since the 7th of Dec.
But I want it fixed so I have have some resell value if I decide to sell it later on.

Currently I use a USB to Ethernet

buy external hard drive / download Norton ghost / clone the hdd to image. when you get the new laptop back load up Norton ghost and go image to hdd.


how do people these days not know how to back up stuff?
post #9 of 15
If its a laptop use the recovery tools within the laptop itself. Assuming you didnt wipe that recovery partition. get some dvds or save backup to a network share.
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buy external hard drive / download Norton ghost / clone the hdd to image. when you get the new laptop back load up Norton ghost and go image to hdd.


how do people these days not know how to back up stuff?

hmmm, thanks

I have never had a need to make backups like these before.
I have been using NAS for a long time, that hold all my files. And that NAS is also backed up to cloud storage.
So my PCs have no docs, files etc. Only programs installed.
But I just dont want to go through the hassle of downloading all the games again, going through the configuration again etc.

Thanks for the Info
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