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Windows 7: Windows 7 Recovery Image using WinPE or WinRE

22 Jan 2010   #1
massiveoni

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Recovery Image using WinPE or WinRE

heya,

i want to make a recovery partition but i would like to know, can i use WinRE to start the recovery process. i have made a backup/recovery image using the windows 7 backup/restore program (which is in the control panel) but you either need to launch it from the control panel, or a bootable dvd. the question i am asking is, am i able to use WinRE to start the recovery process and then use the backup image made using the windows 7 recovery program?

also the way i would like to set up my hard drive is

partition 1 = WinRE (big enough for WinRE)

partition 2 = Windows (approx 240 gb)

partition 3 = uTorrent (approx 240 gb)

partition 4 = Recovery Image (approx 20gb)

or

partition 1 = WinRE (big enough for WinRE and Recovery Image, about 20gb)

partition 2 = Windows (approx 240gb)

partition 3 = uTorrent (approx 240gb)

it is a 500gb drive, but the sizes are just ruff guesses atm, but you get the general idea.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As your specs state ACER, you have the Acer winpe & recovery partitions installed.
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22 Jan 2010   #3
massiveoni

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

sorry i forgot to say, that i have replaced the hard drives as well, cause it came with 2x 160's and they are now 2x 500's
i have already got my windows 7 recovery image, but want i want to do is use winpe or winre to use the image and do the restore, is that possible?
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22 Jan 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can use your Acer recovery DVD's to go back to Acer partitioning.

What was Acer partition setup?
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22 Jan 2010   #5
massiveoni

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

the oringal acer recovery dvd's are windows vista home premium, but i am using windows 7 ultimate edition.
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16 Feb 2011   #6
testmans

windows 7
 
 
recovery hta based

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16 Feb 2011   #7
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The link that testmans provided is obsolete, as the "script" is undownloadable.

I think what you want is this: Recovery Partition - Create

Effectively, the recovery partition made using the tutorial above mimics the Windows 7 disk in every way. You get WinRE etc. and can restore system images, but it is alot quicker as it is all coming from the HDD.

Using the W7 disk a reinstall can take me 30-45 minutes, with the recovery partition it is more like 10-20.

Just a word of warning, if you do decide to use this method, the recovery partition must NOT contain anything else. This means keep your image seperate. Back in the early day's of using my homemade recovery partition I had this problem with EasyBCD writing boot files to the recov partition and it was corrupting it.
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16 Feb 2011   #8
testmans

windows 7
 
 

Turkish language expression. English language, have converted. This process is very simple
autounattend first copy the file to flash;
Translate version
source:Pctesti.com

1. install windows 7
2. Update system drivers
3.copy the script to the UFD
4. Run sccript
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