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Windows 7 Offers Direct Download For Bootable USB Recovery Drive

There is no doubt Netbooks are becoming more and more popular.  The problem with Netbooks if your computer goes south, no optical drive is available to restore your computer.  You either have to A) buy an optical drive, burn a bootable backup or B) call the manufacturer and request a disc.

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Windows 7 is addressing this process with the option to burn a bootable USB stick with your on-line purchase.  Well, at least that’s the rumor.

“The ‘Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool’ is used when you buy a down-loadable version of the software from Microsoft’s online store. During the download process, buyers are given the option of creating a bootable USB stick or burning a DVD.”

So now the question becomes, should a user be required to have a 2GB stick when buying a Netbook?  Personally, I think most people have a 2GB stick available for use, but if not, those who pay $275+ for a Netbook can afford another $15 for a 2Giger.

I don’t have the download link for the restore USB option, but here is a link to Windows 7 that “should” give you the option.

If you are looking for Netbooks, my work has 10 of the Acer Netbooks and they’ve worked flawlessly for nearly 8 months, are quick and a pleasure to use.

Source:  Seattle Times.

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