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Windows 7: how to create OEM restore partition of win7 ?


24 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 
how to create OEM restore partition of win7 ?

hi all...
i am using lenovo y510 laptop which comes with an hidden OEM partition which can be used for "one key recovery" process to restore original settings or to format the pc without any cd or dvd or usb and it is a very nice feature a laptop can have...
now my question is...
my laptop has vista home basic in its OEM partition...is there anyway to change it to Windows 7...so that it can format Windows 7 whenever i press recovery key ?
or is there anyway to do something like this ?

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24 Jul 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bankerrahul View Post
hi all...
i am using lenovo y510 laptop which comes with an hidden OEM partition which can be used for "one key recovery" process to restore original settings or to format the pc without any cd or dvd or usb and it is a very nice feature a laptop can have...
now my question is...
my laptop has vista home basic in its OEM partition...is there anyway to change it to Windows 7...so that it can format Windows 7 whenever i press recovery key ?
or is there anyway to do something like this ?
I dont think so you can create a restore disc instead
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24 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
I dont think so you can create a restore disc instead
but sir...actually the problem is my dvd drive is not working anymore and the pc is not in warranty
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24 Jul 2009   #4

 

I believe ive read somewhere that you can create a system restore disc on a USB, but i cant remember the site
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24 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 7260 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
I believe ive read somewhere that you can create a system restore disc on a USB, but i cant remember the site
ok thanks so much...
but for the other readers...please share the method to make OEM partition for Windows 7 if you have and if its possible please
thanks to all
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24 Jul 2009   #6

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

The WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) is handled by the Windows AIK (Automated Installation Kit) package I do believe.

I haven't played with this myself so you will have to do some reading of the documents found here:
WAIK Documentation
(Search for 'WinRE' in the actual 'WAIK.chm')


The actual WAIK for the Windows 7 RC can be downloaded here:
Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 RC

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24 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While not providing EXACTLY what you want, all versions of Windows 7 will come with an ability to make a "system image" backup. So, what this does is create a set of files...just like the OEM does that will put your machine back to the way it was when you created the backup.

Now, I elect to plug in an external USB 2.0 hard drive and make the backup to this device. You can however back up to a partition on your hard drive as well if you choose to do so. I like having it on the external drive for the rare event that the hard drive dies.

Restore isn't quite 1 button...but is extremely easy. You boot from the Windows 7 install disk, when you get past the welcome screen, you click on Repair Windows. You can then choose Restore from System Image. It will scan a hard drive or external USB drive and find your "system image". You pick it, click on continue and everything is restored.

I've used it numerous times in testing a new box that I just built, and it works great. And it's free.
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24 Jul 2009   #8

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

He did say what he wanted, he just used the wrong terminology.

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but for the other readers...please share the method to make OEM partition for Windows 7 if you have and if its possible please
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