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Windows 7: Question about System Image.

10 Sep 2011   #1
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Question about System Image.

If I create a System Image on an External Hard Drive would I be able to Install Windows 7 to how it was when I first purchased the computer? My Recovery Partition was damaged and I want to make sure that I am able to Install Windows 7 from the System Image like I did with the Recovery Partition.


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10 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It depends when the system image was created, but if you created a system image as soon as Windows was first setup then yes, it would recover your computer to its factory state.

Subsequent images will restore your computer to the exact configuration you had when the image was created.

As a matter of interest, did you create a set of recovery discs before your recovery partition was corrupted?

If so they will also recover your system to its factory state.
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10 Sep 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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10 Sep 2011   #4
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

No i didnt create the disk. I am creating the system image now. I would be willing to do remote assistance if someone would like to to see if they can tell if the recovery partition is damaged.
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10 Sep 2011   #5
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

If I order the disk from Toshiba will that put it to the Factory State?
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10 Sep 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clselby View Post
If I order the disk from Toshiba will that put it to the Factory State?
Yes, it will.
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10 Sep 2011   #7
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Would you suggest that I just delete the partition and add the space to my drive since it doesnt work when I restart and hold the zero key like it did before I installed Ubuntu?
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10 Sep 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The Recovery Partition was damaged by linux.
Installing Linux always damages Windows.

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
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10 Sep 2011   #9
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The Recovery Partition was damaged by linux.
Installing Linux always damages Windows.

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
I deleted the partitions that linux was on and moved the space to my main drive. I dont have problems booting, just the recovery partition seems to not pull up when I use the zero key? ? ?
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10 Sep 2011   #10
clselby

Toshiba Satellite Model L-505. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

When I use the zero key on power up it ask me to select the operating system like its going to pull up but when I select it it just starts up win 7 like usual.
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