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Windows 7: Hidden partition (laptop) for restore info

15 Dec 2010   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
Hidden partition (laptop) for restore info

I have a laptop (HP) with a hidden partition for restoring it to original condition. I bought the laptop with Vista - but later uninstalled Vista and installed Windows 7. Is there any way to clear the hidden partition and install the files I need for windows 7 - so that when I run System File Checker, it points to the files on the hidden partition and fixes problems?


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15 Dec 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Of course you can delete the recovery partition. Just give it a drive letter in Disk Management and it can be dealt with like any other partition. But why would you want to move Windows files to there. if you are short in space in your C, just add the freespace you will get from the recovery partition to C. Another option would be to move user folders to that freed-up partition which is a lot simpler than moving system folders.
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15 Dec 2010   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You can delete that partition from disk management. Hit start and type computer management. Then choose disk management and delete the other partition.

You cant set it up to check that partition for files, but you can use it to restore to if something goes wrong.

~Lordbob
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15 Dec 2010   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you bought a retail version of Windows 7, it is transferable to another PC. I would make a Macrium image of your recovery partition before you delete it. That way you can restore it if you ever want to sell your PC.
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15 Dec 2010   #5
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

My real objective is for System File Checker to point to my Windows 7 files so that, if something is corrupt, when I run SFC, it will compare the system files with those that are copies of the files in my Windows 7 disk (or point to the disk directly). I no longer need the restore files for Vista. Does anyone know how to do this?
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15 Dec 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

All the files for SFC to run are already installed with Windows 7. You do not need a Windows 7 DVD to run it.

Image backup is still a far better way to go. SFC can help some times but not very often.
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15 Dec 2010   #7
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

The problem is that one of my font files is corrupt and I need to somehow get it off the original installation disk - and don't know how.
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15 Dec 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
The problem is that one of my font files is corrupt and I need to somehow get it off the original installation disk - and don't know how.
What font is it. Maybe we can send it to you.
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15 Dec 2010   #9
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

kalinga.ttf and kalingab.ttf (must be version 6.1.7600.16385). Much appreciated if you can send it. Thanks........
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15 Dec 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Too bad. I have only version 5.90. Sorry. But have a look at it anyhow: kalingab.zip - Windows Live
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