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Windows 7: Repair F8 Repair Your Computer Option

12 Aug 2012   #31
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Oh damn I guess System Reserved wasn't marked active but, Recovery Partition is...


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12 Aug 2012   #32
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

No it has the Alt+F10 hotlink. I know because I used it before
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12 Aug 2012   #33
gregrocker

 

Well the System flag is still not set on any partition so watch performance carefully as on a System with a System Reserved partition it should always be marked System Active. It wouldn't have been installed if that was not the case. Your boot files may be on Recovery since it is marked Active, and the Recovery only reimaged C.

You can unhide System and Hidden files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View, temporarily give each partition a letter in Disk Mgmt to then Explore it to see where the boot files are: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

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12 Aug 2012   #34
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I'll try that now...
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12 Aug 2012   #35
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

This is what's in the System Reserved Partition...


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12 Aug 2012   #36
gregrocker

 

The boot files are there as expected. It's likely it is still the boot partition and the System flag is just hidden, probably because the OEM wants Recovery marked Active to be able to run from boot.

Use the same method to see if they've also been written to Recovery.

Watch performance and consider the Clean Reinstall since you're obviously a tech enthusiast.
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12 Aug 2012   #37
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well in that case, I have to ask your personal & professional opinion. The only reason I choose to keep things the way they are now is because having the built in Recovery is one hell of a fail safe especially when it comes to needing to do a re-install of Windows & needing a license key. How many times can this COA be used?
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12 Aug 2012   #38
gregrocker

 

Wow, if that was your concern I'm really glad you asked because you are entitled to reinstall ANY license of Win7 as often as you want, in any way you want, for the life of the OS, or in your case with Factory OEM for the life of the machine.

MS assures this by changing your factory activation to their servers when you Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is why they put the Product Key on each COA sticker required for preinstalled Win7.

Built in Factory Recovery is also deceptive because one of the most frequent failures is of the HD which takes the Recovery partition with it. We see it here several times per week. You need the Recovery disks in this case.

However with built-in Win7 backup imaging you can have a much better Recovery of your customized Win7 installation imaged just after it is setup and running best, updated whenever you please. This image is stored externally so it doesnt' fail with the HD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Most tech enthusiasts won't run the Factory Preinstall because it is larded with advertiser's crapware all set to spy on you, plus useless factory utilities which duplicate and interfere with much better features built into the OS.

Finally Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 is a specialty of these forums where you get much better support than from the OEM anyway. If you follow the steps closely for install and maintaining your OS we can help assure it runs perfectly.

Until you decide you can also Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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12 Aug 2012   #39
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Ah. I didn't know the COA key was immortal lol. I already have all the drivers backed up on my external anyway & SlimDrivers is my friend lol. The beauty of this machine however is the only pre-installed stuffs are Zune, Skype 5.3, Bing Bar & Microsoft Security Essentials so, it never bothered me much to have to remove them. Of which Skype i use anyway...But, you're still saying, third party vendors can still spy on us? Ouch. I actually already have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit disc. The ISO admittedly was taken from a torrent. It seems to work great only I'm afraid Microsoft may now be able to tell the copy is fraud if it in fact is not a copy of an official Microsoft Windows 7 disc. Do you think you'll be able to tell me if the copy is legit or not?
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12 Aug 2012   #40
Casey Stellar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Okay I got recovery discs from another Acer I have but, I'm letting a friend borrow it & well I like this one better so, I'm willing to erase these discs & make recovery discs for this one. The problem is I can't to them to load up. It's as if they aren't even in the drive. Any suggestions?
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