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Windows 7: How to make restore partition?

08 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium
How to make restore partition?

Hello, I was wondering if it's possible to make a restore partition in my HDD? Just like the laptops now that come with the restore already built into the drive, any way of doing this? Thanks

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08 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

The Dell "restore partition" is a factory only item.

But, consider if the hard drive were to fail everything is gone and a restore partition would do you no good. Thus either backup the hard drive to some other media (e.g. a separate hard drive) or make sure you have the Windows 7 DVD and the drivers for your PC on a disc (plus whatever programs you want so you can install).
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08 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Gene,

Yes, you could create a recovery partition like the OEM factory recovery paritions to reinstall Windows with. However, as Jack (fireberd) posted above, if the HDD fails, you will lose the recovery partition with it. In addition. you could also create updated system images on a separate HDD for a better chance of being able to recover Windows with.

Hope this helps,

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