We continue our series look at using the recovery tools that come with your Windows 8 PC. Each PC manufacturer includes a unique experience for each utility for recovering your Windows 8 PC if the need arises. Today, we take a look at Dell’s Recovery tool:
1. Go to the Start Screen and type: recovery
This will bring up the recovery link for Samsung. Click on it to launch Dell’s Recovery program:
Dells Recovery app
Wait while the recovery application is initialized.
Dells Backup and Recovery utility provides a touch optimized experience, integrating with the touch first philosophy of Windows 8. To get started, click the Recovery tile.
Recovery tile for Dell Backup and Recovery utility
The recovery menu provides a list of options from which you can:
- Recover your system using the System Recovery menu.
- Recover data from a backup.
- Create a backup of your apps and drivers
- Quick access to downloads for your Dell system
If you have an external USB hard disk, you can connect it to your Dell PC and create a recovery drive along with applications and data. Please note, this does not seem to work with USB thumb drives and requires an external mechanical USB hard disk.
If you don’t have an external hard disk, you can use a thumb drive with enough hard disk space, minimum 8 GBs and create a recovery drive or set of recovery discs.
You can also do the same for your apps and drivers.