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Windows 7: Dell Recovery Partition Help..! :(

14 Jan 2010   #1
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Dell Recovery Partition Help..! :(

Ok so a few days ago I had to reinstall windows because I was getting a bluescreen everytime I boot up, and could not even boot up in safe mode, so I had to reinstall windows 7, because I could not recover from my dell recovery partition.. because it has the windows vista factory.wim image.. , is there a way I could replace that one with the windows 7 image? please help me.. it would be easier to recover :/ that way


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14 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
Ok so a few days ago I had to reinstall windows because I was getting a bluescreen everytime I boot up, and could not even boot up in safe mode, so I had to reinstall windows 7, because I could not recover from my dell recovery partition.. because it has the windows vista factory.wim image.. , is there a way I could replace that one with the windows 7 image? please help me.. it would be easier to recover :/ that way
Personally i dont use Windows Back up,seems buggy but maybe im not trying hard enough.
Download Partiton Wizard Home Edition (i advise downloading the bootable disc and burning it incase you need it,very useful tool)
Free Download Partition Wizard

Format the Recovery partiton via PW.Click Apply
Delete Partiton.Click Apply
Expand the nearest Partiton (Right click Partiton>Resize) with the deleted space.Click Apply

Then you can use Paragon Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Overview
Make a back up disc (it will fit on the one disc) and just update the disc as you see fit,it leaves you with more room on your hard drive.
I have and will again use the recovery CD,and to this day i have not had 1 problem.

Just an option.
Dan
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14 Jan 2010   #3
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

:/ anything easier? I'm not good at this stuff.. I'm afraid I'll mess something up :S
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14 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Easy way, download this as told above. Then, just Make an image of your hard drive. Update once a month, ever have a problem, you could just go back and replace with your copy that you made from Paragon

Paragon its free.

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
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14 Jan 2010   #5
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you +rep for both
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14 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thanks, just glad to help.
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14 Jan 2010   #7
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No problem.
If you want to ever get rid of the unused space and feel your up to doing it and want some advice send me a pm and ill lend a hand.

Dan
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14 Jan 2010   #8
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

What if I want to remove the backup?
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14 Jan 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Get yourself and external hard drive, for backup. The primary purpose of a backup is to restore when there is a major problem. Like a HD failure. If you kep the back up on the HD all is lost.

In lieu, of a HD Paragon, will let you save on DVD. IF you want to remove just delete, but why remove? Make updates to back up once a month.
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14 Jan 2010   #10
yadielfeliciano

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ok but I started a backup and it was saving into the hard drive.. I stopped the backup because I have an external Hard Drive.. but I lost 3.gb from the backup and after I clicked cancel I did not get my space back :/ I just need the location where it saved the files so I can delete it.. and get my space back

Thanks.. for the help
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