Dell Win8.1 Recovery Disk Validation Test
Posted on 2014-01-16
I have a new Dell laptop running Win8.1 and they have added their own branded backup/recovery tools.
They have a process to create Recovery Disks, but I had an issue so searched the web for fixes and found TWO huge major issues everyone seems to have with Dell Recovery Disks:
1. The Create Disk process doesn't work. Mine used 2 DVDs, said it completed, but I have serious doubts.
2. When actually needed, the recovery disks don't recover. You are hosed at the worst possible time to be hosed.
Is there a way to test the validity of recovery disks you built to be viable and complete now when system is secure and safe, instread of relying on them, using them, having them fail, and no longer being able to create recovery disks.
I have not applied the Win8.1 Pro Pak, but will.
I have looked a little, but doesn't he OS itself have usable tools for this?