[access-uk] Re: N120 Recovery partition question

Hi Orhan.

Yes, that would be the case and you could recover from the dvd.  As I haven't 
done this myself, so can't testify to the ease of use or otherwise of the 
recovery or backup creation processes.  I rather think though that you have to 
use the recovery solution software to restore images from a dvd, I don't think 
the DVD is bootable on its own.

All the best, Ibrahim.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Orhan Deniz 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 4:57 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: N120 Recovery partition question


  Thanks a lot. So I would burn the snapshot of the HD to a DVD.
  Yes, I was thinking of installing XP pro on the netbook, actually. So I do 
have a backup solution of a DVD technically, with the initial snapshot of the 
HD.

  On Saturday, July 04, 2009 4:42 PM, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote: 
    Hi Orhan.

    OK, there are two reasons why Samsung no longer issue recovery cd's.  
Firstly, when they issued CD's with their older netbooks like the NC10, they 
were OEM preconfigured which basically means that they were fully activated 
products with their own license keys.  Of course, copies of these recovery 
media would start popping up all over the net on illegal download websites and 
because these cd's didn't perform hardware checks or come customised enough to 
the specific hardware of the machines they were intended for, all and sundry 
would download them for different makes of machine.  Therefore, Microsoft asked 
Samsung to no longer ship recovery disks with their machines, instead they 
created or rather updated their recovery solution software to burn recovery 
media.  When you get a Samsung machine such as a netbook, there is no recovery 
partition on the machine by default.  The recovery partition is made during the 
initial setup of the recovery software, its one of the first things that comes 
up after you've entered the details to set up windows.  A snapshot of the hard 
drive would be taken and that is what you would be expected to burn to a dvd.  
There is no way to get a copy of XP for these machines which you can reinstall 
from a cd directly through Samsung, however there is a product key label on the 
back side of the netbook, so if you have access to an XP home disk, you'd be 
easily able to reinstall it if your hard drive were wiped.  Samsung do give you 
a software media disk to reinstall drivers and utilities, so even if you 
upgraded to something like XP profession which I did on my machine, you'd 
easily be able to reinstall the drivers and utilities to get your netbook fully 
functional.

    I hope this explanation answers your questions.


      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Orhan Deniz 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 4:26 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] N120 Recovery partition question


      Hi,
      Was thinking of going with this netbook, However due to it not having a 
recovery CD, I am slightly sceptical.
      I know the recovery partition is hidden, however is there any way to 
explore the contents of this partition? I was thinking of making my own custom 
install CD with the contents of the partition... 

      It's a real shame that Samsung didn't include a recovery CD because if 
the partition is screwed up, your practically done.


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