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Windows 7: Recovery partition help

07 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit sp1
Recovery partition help

Hello all, I was browsing the forums trying to find out how to create a recovery partition on my hdd. I stumbled across this tutorial: Recovery Partition - Create[2]=Backup%20Restore

This is very similar to what I want to do and I am hoping you guys will help me with this since I'm a noob to Windows 7. What I want to do is:

1) have a partition that I can f8 into or a startup option to boot into if f8 isn't doable.

this f8/boot option (stored on the HDD of my computer) will launch the Windows RE, for fixing startup issues etc, same as running the Windows 7 reapair disc.

2) I want to be able to choose the "restore windows from a sytem image" option, BUT... I want to use my own image that has all MY software and updated drivers etc as opposed to a generic day 1 windows image.

I don't know what you guys would need for info so I'll provide all the info I think is pertinent.

system: IBM intellistation mpro 6225-22u, 3.6GHz intel p4, 3.0Gb RAM, 320Gb HDD, Galaxy (Nvidia) GeForce gt620 graphics card, CD/DVD burner, HDD has 2 partitions: C: (windows 7 OS and programs) D: (my music/pics/vids/etc)

please note I have used folder properties on most of my user folders, to change location to D:

Log On Password is set but can be turned off if it makes it easier.

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

Any help accomplishing this would be greatly appreciated.

I usually triple boot my systems Windows XP/Ubuntu/New Linux Distro I want to try. I'm not computer stupid but I'm not some IT guru with 27 years experience either.

Thank you for helping/taking the time to read my post.

If you want to read something interesting about the world of computing then: Zorin Group Forum • View topic - My rant about Zorin/Ubuntu/Linux in general

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