How to Make a Bootable Backup Disk

by Erick Kristian

A bootable backup disk can easily be made using native Windows software "'Backup and Restore Center." The bootable backup disk can then be burned to a CD or DVD and used to restore the computer. The backup disk can store all the installed programs, files and information on the computer. This can save time during the restore process, as software will not need to be installed again.

1

Click "Start," "Control Panel" and then "Backup and Restore Center."

2

Insert a blank DVD into the computer's DVD drive.

3

Click on "Back Up Files."

4

Select the optical drive as the destination for the backup. Click "Next."

5

Select the files to be backed up. Click "Next."

6

Click "Save Settings and Start Backup." The program will now begin creating a bootable backup disk.

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About the Author

Erick Kristian began writing professionally in 2008. He has a strong background in business and extensive experience writing fiction and articles related to spirituality and self improvement which are published on growingeveryday.com. Kristian has written several screenplays, produced numerous films, published books and written numerous articles on a variety of subjects. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business.

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