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Axxel
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option to recover hard drive space when making recovery disc

I'm using DBAR on my vostro laptop to make a recovery disc and it asks me if I want to recover hard drive space.  It says "The application and drivers and utilities on your hard drive use 114mb of space.  You can recover this space by deleting these files.Once you have removed these files, you will need to use the media you created to reinstall any of these items. Delete contents to recover hard drive space?"

When would you use this option, and will it affect my hard drive in it's current state?  Keep in mind I'm only CREATING recovery discs in the case of future hard drive failure.  I don't understand whether I should accept this step or not to recover space.

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Mary G
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RE: option to recover hard drive space when making recovery disc

It's smart NOT to delete anything to recover such a the small space. (MB's not GB's)The recovery disks might not work -- the disk should be tested--or the disks might get damaged and you would not be able to recreate them. 

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Axxel
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RE: option to recover hard drive space when making recovery disc

Thank you Mary.  Why would there even be an option to delete anything from my hard drive when I'm creating recovery discs?

By test the recovery disc, do you mean use the DBAR feature "check disc"?  I did that and it said it was ok.  Or do you mean to actually try and boot my pc from the disc?

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