I read with great interest Fred's article on building a Win 7 safety net. I recently purchased a new netbook for my wife. I would like to create a System Repair Boot Disc per his article. The only problem is that this netbook has no DVD drive.
On the same line, the netbook manufacturer (HP) has a recovery partition and a utility to build a Win 7 DVD restore disc. Again, even if I create the image file and burn the DVD on another machine, it would be useless if I must reimage the netbook drive as I couldn't boot the DVD.
Is there a way to create a System Repair Boot "Disc" on a bootable USB drive?
Is there a way to build a USB restore "disc"?
I would rather not have to keep an external USB DVD drive laying around for the off chance I might need it some day.
Any help on how to resolve this seeming catch-22 would be appreciated.