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Windows 7: System restore points saved to recovery partition, possible damage?

10 Mar 2014   #21
eddie1170

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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Seems normal practice for Dell to use the recovery partition as system. I wouldn't be concerned about that.

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Are you saying there might be no concern with the partition? I did a reinstall using it a few days ago and everything worked ok.

One thing I have noticed is that I was testing if system restore affected the file size of any recovery disks made from the partition. There was quite a difference in file size when I created disks from the partition with and without system restore having made restore points to it.

Not sure if this has any negative effects but there is a definite file size difference which makes me suspicious.


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10 Mar 2014   #22
SIW2

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Can't remember what Dell recovery disc creator does. Quite likely it includes the entire contents of the recovery partition. It is fine.

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Are you saying there might be no concern with the partition?
What do you think this means?

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I wouldn't be concerned about that.
Not clear to me why you had shadow copies being created there, can't see how that should cause any issues.
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10 Mar 2014   #23
eddie1170

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I shall use the recovery partition with caution until I can get system images set up. Thanks for your help.
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