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Windows 7: help recovering my recovery partition if its possible

21 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
help recovering my recovery partition if its possible


I am by no means an expert on all things Windows related so please bear with me

My laptop has a recovery partition on it so that if things every went "south" the laptop could be restored back to factory settings simply by pressing the recovery button located next to the power swift. Upon first setting up the PC I was given an option of creating recovery disks from this recovery partition which I did followed by deleting the partition purely to create space...foolish I know!

What I want to know now is can this deleted partition be recovered at the data from it be saved at all ? since this was deleted there has been various installed of different OS so I expect to be sold that all is lost however perhaps on of the experts here can offer me some advise?

Many Thanks


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21 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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21 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


Can't you run the Recovery Disks you made? These should also restore the Recovery partition.

Back up your files and put the first disk in and reboot the PC, tapping the key given for the one-time BIOS Boot Menu, select DVD drive to boot, or another method: How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

But you should be aware that the factory preinstalled Windows 7 is a corrupt install to begin with, smothering the OS with bloatware and duplicate utilities that have better versions built into Windows 7. That's why most enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps in the blue link tutorial to get a perfect install.
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22 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I suppose you could try this also: Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

But like greg above said they do slow down a system so much and it is better just to have a fresh install of windows with none of that. Will be a lot better and faster.
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23 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Thanks for the replies, the only reason I was trying to recover the original system. Image was that my machine still feels alow and sluggish even with a clean install on it. After speaking to Lenovo which in its self was a mission, they suggested that the factory Os images would have contained optimal tweaks and driver enhancements to really get the best out of the hardware. How true this is I don't know although my laptop hardware is fairly good.

My cpu is an Intel core i7 quad core 2nd generation and my ram is 8gm ddr3, my machine is slower and more sluggish than my wife's core i5 duel core processor with 5gb ddr 2 ram..

What do you think? Are they talking rubbish or is there some truth in what I have been told.?


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23 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

No there talking rubbish to be honest. I have a lenovo laptop aswell there not to bad but I always do a clean install and get rid of all the rubbish, it does be much better So maybe you should consider a clean install: Clean Install Windows 7
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23 Apr 2013   #7

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.
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23 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I did however the disk are scratched which is why I am trying to recover the deleted partition.

Tried contacting Lenovo about getting a the backup partition on did sent however that seems too simple.

Any advise?

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24 Apr 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP


You won't be able to recover the partition if you deleted it. That's what the disks are for. But even with Lenovo's idea of "optimization" a factory prenstall is always an inferior install which smothers Windows 7's native perfect performance.

Was what you did an optimal Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7? Read over the steps to see for sure.

The blue link compiles the tools and methods which work best based on countless thousands of installs we've helped with here since before Windows 7 was even released.

Once you start fresh, deleting all the partitions during install to have the freshest slate, and follow those steps, we'll be able to help you resolve any performance issues if they come up again. However this is extremely rare. But try it and let us know.
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