Just bought a PC. Can you help me set it up?

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My sisters BF just bought a PC for his business. New PC's don't come with backup disks anymore. The guy at best buy told him that you have to burn the MS OS to a DVD-R...? Uhhhhh how do I do that?:confused:
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    My 2 new dells came with back up disks
     
  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    Dell is the only company that comes with backup disks. All the others do not.

    This is an HP btw.
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Well first, you need a ISO of the OS.
    Then, you need to download a ISO burning program (I use CloneCD).

    Then, just you know, pick the ISO and pick your DVD Drive
     
  5. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    What brand of Computer is it? Some have provided backup/OS backup to disc software. If it does it should have asked to burn backup discs on first run.
     
  6. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's an HP Laptop. it did not ask to burn a backup disk on first run...
     
  7. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    There is a program called HP Recovery Center, that will allow you to burn your Recovery Discs.. a DVD-R is a recordable DVD.
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    If it's an HP, it should come partitioned into a recovery partition with a fresh OS.
     
  9. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why can't this be as easy as a Mac?!?!?! *cries*
     
  10. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me about it...
    I hope everything works out OK for your sisters BF.
     
  11. Burning Radio macrumors regular

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    I remember doing this for my HP desktop. Came in handy when my system completely melted down after catching a virus that targeted explorer.exe. ugh. lol. Can't wait for :apple:!
     
  12. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Why don't PCs come with backup disks anymore?
     
  13. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    The companies got too cheap! Why else?
     
  14. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    idk. maybe to save money?:confused:
     

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