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Windows 7: How to check the contents of the recovery partition?

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
How to check the contents of the recovery partition?

How to check the contents of my recovery partition?

I bought a sony vaio, with Win7 home premium 64 bit, but the manufacturer had installed 32 bit OS instead of 64. The service center guys re installed the 64bit OS for me using recovery media(DVD-Rs) , but what i'm confused is, whether the recovery partition has the same old 32bit OS which came with the laptop?

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25 May 2012   #2
Hanna 1

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10

In response to your question:
1 you can ask the person who did the repair.
2 without wasting time, you can make an image of your OS and forget about the recovery.
That’s my simple solution
Good luck
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25 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I would think more than likely it still has the 32bit Windows in your recovery partition.

I agree with Hanna1, I personally don't like recovery partitions. While they offer a quick way of reinstalling Windows they come with all the factory bloatware. Even when all the unwanted programs are uninstalled there are still certain files/folders/registry keys that are left behind.

I'd rather do a complete clean install then create a backup image before I install anything else.

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