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I have a Dell Inspiron 660s desktop running Win 8.  How large of a USB Flash Drive do I need to create a copy of the factory image?  How large of a USB Flash Drive do I need to create a copy of the pre-installed applications, drivers and utilities?  The only apps I have are the standard ones that come with the 660s running Win 8.  Using Dell Backup & Recovery (Pro or Premium), I created a system backup on an external hard drive.   This resulted in my external hard drive being partitioned into DBR_Master (F), which used 31.5 GB of the 1TB hard drive; and, DBR_Boot (G), using 23.6 MB.  What is DBR_Master (F) all about?  What is DBR_Boot (G) all about?  In the event of an OS crash, will I be able to re-boot from the external hard drive?  How often is it recommended to do a full system backup?  Since a system backup does not backup applications like MS-Office, is the purpose of periodic backups to capture future fixes & revisions to the OS? Since there is still a lot of unused space on the external hard drive, is it ok to save my daily data backups to the external hard drive?  I tried to save data backups using File History to the DBR_Master (F) drive but it would not let me. I created a new folder in DBR_Master (F) but that didn't help.  I receive a message that the destination was not connected.  Where should I save daily data backups?  Last question - does it matter whether I use File History or Dell Backup and Recovery to do daily data backups? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using one over the other -- they seem to do the same thing? Thanks for any help anyone can offer. Emmett 

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  • I have the same set-up.  The system back-up I found says 13 Gig.  I would opt for the 32 gig flash drive with capabilities of usb 3.0.