How to Create and Use Recovery Disks for Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64
If you have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop running Windows 8 x64, you may need to create and use recovery disks in case of system failure or corruption. Recovery disks are bootable media that contain a backup of your operating system, drivers, applications and personal files. They can help you restore your laptop to its original factory settings or to a previous working state.
Creating recovery disks is a simple and recommended process that can save you time and trouble in the future. You will need a USB flash drive with at least 16 GB of free space or a blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc. You can create only one set of recovery disks per computer, so make sure you keep them in a safe place.
To create recovery disks for your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 laptop, follow these steps:
Connect the USB flash drive or insert the blank DVD-R or DVD+R disc into your laptop.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen or move the mouse cursor to the lower-right corner of the screen and click Settings.
Click Change PC settings.
Under Advanced startup, click Restart now.
After your laptop restarts, click Troubleshoot.
Click Dell Backup and Recovery.
Click Recovery Media.
Select the option to create recovery media for your system and follow the on-screen instructions.
Label your recovery disks and store them in a safe place.
To use recovery disks for your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 laptop, follow these steps:
Connect the USB flash drive or insert the first DVD-R or DVD+R disc into your laptop.
Turn off your laptop and then turn it on again.
Press F12 repeatedly when the Dell logo appears on the screen.
Select USB Storage Device or DVD/CD-ROM Drive from the boot menu and press Enter.
Select your language and keyboard layout and click Next.
Select Dell Backup and Recovery.
Select the option to restore your system from the recovery media and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you are using DVD-R or DVD+R discs, you may need to insert additional discs when prompted.
Your laptop will restart several times during the recovery process.
Congratulations! You have successfully created and used recovery disks for your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 laptop.
Recovery disks are useful tools that can help you fix various issues with your laptop, such as:
Blue screen errors
Virus or malware infections
Missing or corrupted files
However, recovery disks are not a substitute for regular backups of your important data. Recovery disks can only restore your laptop to its original factory settings or to a previous working state, which may result in data loss. Therefore, it is advisable to back up your personal files to an external hard drive or a cloud service before using recovery disks.
If you have any questions or issues with creating or using recovery disks for your Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 8 x64 laptop, you can contact Dell support for assistance. You can also visit the Dell website for more information and resources on recovery disks and other topics related to your laptop. ec8f644aee