Alternatively referred to as a boot disc, system restore disc, restore CD, recovery disc, and recovery disk, restore discs are CDs, DVDs, or floppy diskettes included with the computer that enable a computer user to restore their computer back to its original settings.
Tip: Many of the new computers today no longer come with a restore disc or CD. To restore these computers use the hidden recovery partition.
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If you have lost your restore disc and don't have a hidden partition contact your computer manufacturer for a replacement. If your computer manufacturer is out of business, you may be able to find restore discs from an online auction site or through a third party website that specializes in restore CDs. Alternatively you can purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows or other operating system and install it onto the computer.