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"Update your Recovery Media" Constantly popping up. (Even after updating already)

Since upgrading to Windows 10, on my Alienware 17R3, I Constantly keep getting a popup to "update Your Recovery Media".  I did update my recovery media immediately after upgrading to windows 10, But I still keep getting the popup every time i reboot my laptop and almost every hour or so.   I have clicked on "Do Not remind me" option on popup , but  I Still Get it!

I figured it no harm to trying to update my recovery media again just a couple days ago to see if I could get rid of the nagging popup, But I am still getting it.  emoticon.Huh?.title Has anyone else experienced this and know any solution/suggestions?? 

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RE: "Update your Recovery Media" Constantly popping up. (Even after updating already)

Try asking your question in the Alienware owner club forum.

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This is more than an Alienware issue.  I have an Inspiron 3847 and have been having the same issue. It seems to popup mostly when using Java applications.

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I'm having exactly the same problem, and it's nothing to do with Alienware.  Anyone get an answer?

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I have the same problem and my operating system is Windows 8.1. This all started with the last Dell Backup & Restore software update. I called tech support but they won't look at the problem unless I pay since my system is out of warranty.

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RE: "Update your Recovery Media" Constantly popping up. (Even after updating already)

I have windows 8.1 and I also had an update for backup and restore software. Mine was popping up all the time asking question. I figured out how to get rid of it. First when installing or updating software there is a two step process. One is to update the software. Step two is to make a usb backup, if you don't do a new usb backup after the software update the pop up will drive you crazy. Even though I already had a backup copy on a usb drive I went ahead and did another copy because your software was updated your software wants to do a backup with the new version of software that it just updated.

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I'm using win10 on a dell laptop and having the same problem. I am not using the program because I"m using a Western Digital backup.  When the popup comes up, it gives me three options: update media, remind me later or do not remind me. I have clicked the "Do not remind me" a few dozen times and it still keeps coming back at regular intervals. I want to know how to stop it from coming back. Do I need to uninstall the program?

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Sorry, It's been a long time now since I had this problem , but as previous user (dncingfool) said I believe it had something to do with choosing the backup option after clicking on the popup.  You can use External Hard drive, DVD's or USB I believe.

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Sorry, first time posting. Mistakenly made two posts. See the other one for answers

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Uninstall it. Solved my problem. Backup your data manually to an external media source. Download an installer for Dell Command Update and if you need to re-install windows you can use Command Update to download a full list of drivers for your system devices. You may need to manually install a network driver first if you're using a clean install of windows though.

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