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Windows 7: Recovery Disc Creation vs Recovery Partition

15 Feb 2016   #1
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 
Recovery Disc Creation vs Recovery Partition

Hi there,

I am having a hard time finding the straight answer I am looking for. Could someone help me please?

My question concerns the HP brand computer...

When you create recovery discs, are they created from the recovery partition that is there to restore to factory settings or some other hidden partition?

Donna


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16 Feb 2016   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Typically from the recovery partition, but a better way to create a superior form of recovery disc is to use Macrium to image the existing system installation.

If that's of interest, search our tutorials section for "Macrium". Once you have used it, you won't look back.
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16 Feb 2016   #3
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi Golden. Thank you for your reply. I thought so, just wanted to confirm my thoughts.

Another question if I may....

Any idea how to fix bootmgr is missing when F11 at restart results in boogtmgr is missing? The Recovery Manager from the Start menu produces the same results. My conclusion is that the recovery partition is corrupt. No recovery discs.... There's no place to download a W7 .iso from anywhere any more, is there?
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16 Feb 2016   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

If you have access to a bootable Macrium WinPe, there is an option from the File menu to restore the boot Mgr. If not, download this one I built a while back, write it to a bootable USB. Boot from it, and locate the Fix Boot Problems option (see image below) and run that. You should be able to boot as normal afterward.

Recovery Disc Creation vs Recovery Partition-images.jpg

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6g...p=docslist_api

Windows 7 : Occasionally an official ISO download link appears here courtesy of SGT Oddball - they are shortlived so the best I can suggest is to subscribe to this thread so you will be notified when a new link is posted:

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM install on new HD on Vista Laptop

If you are lucky, he might stumble across this thread, so it would help if he knew what version of Windows you were using e.g. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit etc.


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16 Feb 2016   #5
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi Golden,

Sorry for the delay..

I have subscribed to that thread. Unfortunately the guy wants to restore to factory asap. He has promised the laptop to a new owner but he can't get it restored to factory. I had suggested upgrading to W10, but unfortunately the new owner wants W7...

Thank you for the Macrium WinPe link above. I'll certainly share this link.
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16 Feb 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Answer to your question is - YES.
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16 Feb 2016   #7
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Thanks whs. (waves)

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17 Feb 2016   #8
SGT Oddball

 

Donna, what version of Windows 7 do you need Home,pro,ultimate etc & 32 or 64bit?
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17 Feb 2016   #9
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Most OEM's are Home Premium, aren't they? 32-bit. I'll check to make sure. Thank you, SGT Oddball.
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17 Feb 2016   #10
SGT Oddball

 

Win7 Home Premium English with SP1 Microsoft direct links (valid for 24 hours from now)

32bit - expired

64bit - expired
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