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Windows 7: does the dell datasafe will delete my D partition?


29 Aug 2013   #1

windows 7
 
 
does the dell datasafe will delete my D partition?

i have a question about what will the dell datasafe do,
i have split my hard drive to C and D beside the hidden recovery partition that was exist already,
so when i wanted to recover windows7 dell safe mentioned that it will restore factory default
does this mean that it will make my hard drive 1 partition C only like the first time i bought it ?
and format and merge the D partition
or
it will restore the windows to C partition only "format and restore"

please guys i need someone have done this before

thanks in advance

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29 Aug 2013   #2

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonelinux View Post
i have a question about what will the dell datasafe do,
i have split my hard drive to C and D beside the hidden recovery partition that was exist already,
so when i wanted to recover windows7 dell safe mentioned that it will restore factory default
does this mean that it will make my hard drive 1 partition C only like the first time i bought it ?
and format and merge the D partition
or
it will restore the windows to C partition only "format and restore"

please guys i need someone have done this before

thanks in advance
Hi jonelinux,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please let us know if you have created the backup before or after partitioning the harddrive. As it takes the system image as backup, so you need to have the partition size as same when you made the backup.

It would be advisable to have a backup on a external harddrive and then perform the same to ensure no data loss in the process.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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29 Aug 2013   #3

windows 7
 
 

nope i just bought my pc with this windows and there was hidden backup partition on it , so i didn't make any backup at the beginning so ?
and i have like lot of giga bytes on my D partition , it needs huge external hhd that's why i ask to make recovery without moving my data
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29 Aug 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonelinux View Post
nope i just bought my pc with this windows and there was hidden backup partition on it , so i didn't make any backup at the beginning so ?
and i have like lot of giga bytes on my D partition , it needs huge external hhd that's why i ask to make recovery without moving my data
Hi jonelinux,

If you use a factory image partition then it would delete all the partition on the system and would make the system as factory installed with only one partition.

You can make a backup right now as well for the C drive partition only by using dell datasafe or various other backup software.

You can also do a clean install on C drive only and then take a backup for future purpose as well:

Clean Install Windows 7

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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