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Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8: Factory Recovery Media



This article provides information on Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8: Factory Recovery Media


Table of Contents:

  1. Factory Recovery Media: Overview
  2. Create Factory Recovery Media
  3. Clean up Recovery Media
  4. Check Recovery Media
  5. Move your Recovery Media
  6. Dell Backup and Recovery: Useful Links

Note: Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8 is no longer shipped in Dell systems. This article is provided for legacy user information only.

Caution: Before upgrading your system to Windows 10 you must have the latest updates to Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8 installed to ensure that the software will work after the upgrade. For more information please see the following article Dell Backup and Recovery (DBAR) and Windows 10

1. Factory Recovery Media: Overview

Note: If you need to get media to repair or restore your operating system to its original factory image, visit the Media Backup page to get information on creating recovery discs from your Dell computer or downloading an image online.

Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8 enables users to create and manage Factory Recovery Media which will include all of the necessary files that are needed to restore your computer back to its current state. This feature is available to both Basic and Premium users. It is accessed by clicking the Factory Recovery Media tile.

From there, the user can access the following options upon entering the Factory Recovery Media screen:

  • Create Factory Recovery Media
  • Clean up Recovery Media
  • Check Recovery Media
  • Move Your Recovery Media

Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8 allows Factory Recovery Media creation using any of the following:

  • Recordable Disk (Good option) - DVD or Blu-ray disks
  • USB Flash Drive (Better option) - Both Windows 8-certified and non-certified drives work as long as there is adequate space available.
  • External USB Hard Drive (Best option) - The drive must have adequate space.
Note:
  • Non-Windows 8-certified USB flash drives will be formatted and contain only one partition when format is complete. If the size of the flash drive bigger than 32 GB, the formatting process will only use 32 GB of the drive and the rest of the space will be un-partitioned.
  • External USB hard drives and Windows 8-certified USB flash drives will not be formatted but the boot partition will be added to the drive.
  • The user can add multiple PCs that have the Dell Backup and Recovery application installed on a single recovery media, provided that there is enough space available on the drive.
  • The supported apps and drivers will automatically be added to the Factory Recovery Media during the media creation process.
  • While creating Factory Recovery Media using recordable discs, more than one disc might be required and the last disc will contain the Apps and Drivers. In case three discs were used while creating the recovery media, the user will be prompted only to use the first two discs

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2. Create Factory Recovery Media

To create Factory Recovery Media, follow these steps:

Note: The screenshots shown below are while creating Factory Recovery Media using an external USB hard drive; however the process remains the same while creating it with a USB flash drive or recordable disc.

1. Click the Factory Recovery Media tile.

2. Connect the external drive and select by clicking on it once detected.

3. Once the drive is selected click Continue.

4.You will see a warning that states, Warning: This operation may take a while and cannot be cancelled. Click Yes when the warning pops up to continue.

5. You may see an Applications, Drivers & Utilities window with the following message:

Licensing agreements for some applications require that the installers be removed from your hard drive after you have completed the media creation process. These applications will not appear on your recovery media if you choose to create an additional archive copy, and they may not be available for reinstall using Dell Backup and Recovery.

Click Agree & Continue.

6. The application starts to create the Factory Recovery Media.

7. Click OK once the process is complete.

Note:
The Applications, Drivers & Utilities window may pop up with the following message:

The application, driver and utilities installation files on your hard drive use XXX MB of space. You can recover this space by deleting these files. Once you have removed the files from the device you will need to use the media you created to reinstall any of these items. Delete contents to recover hard drive space?

The user can either choose to keep the installation files on the system or delete them.

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3. Clean up Recovery Media

Users can delete systems that are no longer required from the recovery media from this screen.

Note: This feature is supported only with external USB hard drives

1. From the Factory Recovery Media screen, click on Clean up Recovery Media

2. After any drives are detected, highlight the drive you wish to manage then click OK.

3. The system scans for media, you can then highlight a system you no longer want and then click Remove selected

4. A message appears:

Are you sure you want to remove this device from the Factory Recovery Media?
All files that are associated with that device will be removed.


If you are sure you have selected correctly, click Yes

5. The devices media will be deleted and return you to the Clean up Recovery Media screen, you can remove more or if finished, click Back

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4. Check Recovery Media

In this section, users can verify the Factory Recovery Media that was created for the system and repair it if any necessary files are missing or not recognized.

1. From the Factory Recovery Media screen, click on Check Recovery Media

2. With your Factory Recovery Media plugged in click on Check Factory Recovery Media

3. If errors are found the system will repair them automatically, click OK

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5. Move your Recovery Media

In this section, users can move all recovery files from one location to another by selecting the current drive and the new drive. This is achieved without affecting any user data you may have on the drive.

Note: This is feature is supported only on external USB hard drives.

1. From the Factory Recovery Media screen, click on Move your Recovery Media

2. Initially any plugged in USB drives will be shown, select the Current Drive and the New Drive, when ready click Continue.

3. A warning is displayed: Warning: This operation may take a while and cannot be cancelled, click Yes to continue.

The Media is moved and when completed successfully, the message: Migration ended successfully is displayed, click OK

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6. Dell Backup and Recovery: Useful Links

Dell Backup and Recovery website

Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8: Overview and Install

Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8: Backup

Dell Backup and Recovery 1.8: Recovery

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Dátum poslednej zmeny: 07/19/2017 03:44 AM


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