Consider the following before installing this code:
Rescue and Recovery 4.50 is designed for the Windows 7 operating system. The previous versions of the Rescue and Recovery program for Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista® cannot be installed on Windows 7 operating system. Therefore, the Windows Installer does not support the over install behavior from previous versions of the Rescue and Recovery program.
If you want to retain the ability to restore from backups created with a previous version of Rescue and Recovery, you must create a copy of your backup files on bootable, external recovery media before installing the latest version.
To archive your backups, complete the following procedure:
From the Rescue and Recovery main screen, click Backup, and then select Copy backups from hard drive from the drop-down list.
Select the medium you want to save your backup files to by clicking the appropriate radio button. The backup files that will be copied are listed on the user interface.
Click OK to continue
You will need blank removable media when copying backups from the hard drive to CD or DVD. Make sure that you label each disc as it is created, and that you store them together in a safe place. Note: You will be prompted to make the external media bootable at the beginning of the process.
The Sysprepbackup operation changes in the Windows 7 operating system because a new version of Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is built in the Windows 7 operating system. When you run the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) and use the /generalize option, the Sysprep operation disables Windows RE by removing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) entry to the Rescue and Recovery Pre Desktop Area (PDA). To make the Rescue and Recovery program work with Sysprepbackup in the Windows 7 operating system, you must download and install the Sysprepbackup accessory package.
This version of Rescue and Recovery might also work with other systems that meet the system requirements. However, no testing has been done with these systems and no support is provided for using Rescue and Recovery on any system other than those listed as a Supported system.
Latest version of the BIOS
1.5GB of free space on your hard disk drive (1.5GB required for installation)