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New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

 

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Soon after buying my 8500 XPS i7, became attracted to backing up and recovery software. I tried 'Paragon Hard Drive Manager  12 Suite' and purchased it online. After a week of hours a day, following the manual and able to store compressed files on an specially purchased  external hard drive. But still not able to recover, i admitted defeat and moved on to 'Acronis True Image'. This was  on 30 day trial. The GUI is great, but it would not work recover  with my new computer.

 

Is this how it works basically?

Then i came over a link within my Windows 8, about a 'DELL Backup and Recovery Premium' utility. Great. Still not tested it yet. But there is little in the way of instructions how to apply the software? So the other two backup software work as i am to describe. And i want to ask is this the gist of what is to occur?

 

  Prior to any windows 8 inability to start and is working OK a backup is made of the contents of the drive c:  Does  'DELL Backup and Restore Premium' operate  when Windows 8 is in some way damaged and cannot boot? And by changing - what used to be named the bios - to boot from optical media first,  and by using a previously made optical boot disk to then  take over. Then i apply this boot able disk  to recover and return  the previously copy of the windows 8 operating system stored  the external hard drive back onto the original hard drive C:?

By puzzlement, is this?

 

Which disk is the bootable disk? As i have made 'DELL 8500 XPS Recovery Media Factory Backup' disk, The external hard drive is where the copies of the operating system and data and applications is stored in my system. There is a copy on the external hard drive of some user interface as its stored with the compressed data file that previously would have been stored on a suitbale Flash drive.

 

 

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speedstep
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Re: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

The Dell recovery partitions are Encrypted and cannot be cloned.  You should get a 16 gig or larger USB flash drive and Backup to that which will make a bootable usb recovery media.  If you reformatted you destroyed the Dell Recovery.

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RE: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

WHAT IS DELL BACKUP AND RECOVERY? I'm just firing up my new rig and was wonder WHAT IS THIS B.A.R.?

Thanks from an old man in Las Vegas,

bphata

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RoHe
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RE: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

Dell Backup and Recovery

Using Dell Backup and Recovery

To best of my knowledge, DBAR v1.6.1.1 is latest version that's available.

 

Ron

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bphata
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RE: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

But what is it?

Thanks,

Bill in Las Vegas

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bphata
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RE: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

Thanks, I removed it from my computer. If nobody knew anything about it, well neither do I now.

Thanks for being there.

Bill in Las Vegas

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RoHe
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RE: New to DELL Backup and Recovery Premium suite

Thanks, I removed it from my computer. If nobody knew anything about it, well neither do I now.

Thanks for being there.

Bill in Las Vegas

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Don't know why you don't understand DBAR. I gave you a link which explains exactly what DBAR software is:

Dell Backup and Recovery is a safe, simple and reliable backup and recovery solution that can protect your system (OS, applications, drivers, settings) and data (music, photos, videos, documents and other important files) from data loss.

 And link on how to use DBAR....

You can always download and reinstall it...

Ron

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