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Windows 7: Create F10 Recovery Partition

04 May 2011   #11
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Many modern Recovery Partitions are placed on WinRE menu on F8 Advanced Boot Options , which is lost when Windows 7 in wiped from the HD and not recreated with a reinstall even if it includes the 100mb System Reserved partition which placed WinRE on F8. At that point you can try to restore the hotlink or mount the image file in the partition to restore. Many choose to make the Disks and recover the Recov Partition's disk space.

We have seen plenty of cases here where Recov Partition functionality is lost due to reinstall of OS. It can and does happen.

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04 May 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.

There is no disagreement here.

You are all correct.

It is usually possible to acces the mfr recov partition even after reinstall.

There are a number of ways to do that.

Sometimes you can reinstate the Fkey as well.

Alternatively , there are a number of ways to create your own recovery type partition.

One of the latter was outlined by dex.

It is not that uncommon.

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no one has taken the time to do it, and put the progress out there is the problem....until me
I think you will find lots of people have created their own recovery partitions over the years.

Good of him to share his own particular method for doing it.
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06 May 2011   #13

win 7 ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL.

There is no disagreement here.

You are all correct.

It is usually possible to acces the mfr recov partition even after reinstall.

There are a number of ways to do that.

Sometimes you can reinstate the Fkey as well.

Alternatively , there are a number of ways to create your own recovery type partition.

One of the latter was outlined by dex.

It is not that uncommon.

Quote:
no one has taken the time to do it, and put the progress out there is the problem....until me
I think you will find lots of people have created their own recovery partitions over the years.

Good of him to share his own particular method for doing it.

I couldn't find any fully automated recovery partition success stories at all. Not to say it hasn't been done, i'm sure it has. The biggest problem i'm sure, was I was looking for windows 7 only.

as far as losing functionality, with a restore partition, it's USUALLY successful, to delete all partitions except the restore partition, via a bootable partition manager, and mark the restore partition as active, forcing the system to boot to that partition. That, in most cases, will still do the factory restore, restoring all F key shortcuts. With dell, you can't delete the first partition that contains the system diagnostics, as those usually are not part of the image for some reason.
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06 May 2011   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is a tutorial on this site to create a windows 7 recovery partition ( sort of ).

You went for a better method - and I would do it differently as well - however, the tutorial is a simple way that most people could manage.

It is a straightforward idea that is well known and has been around quite a while.

Severed took the trouble to write it up here

Recovery Partition - Create

I understand why you hadn't come across anything - that kind of thing is not so common on "general" windows forums, or laptop forums.

However, those of us who are interested in creating portable windows, building winpe images , installing to usb drives , etc - hang around more specialist forums. There are plenty of methods in these places. Some people have even written apps. to do it for you. They are not particularly simple, though.

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it's USUALLY successful ..mark the restore partition as active, forcing the system to boot to that partition.
Yes that often works.
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26 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Pemium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
No you cannot create a recovery partition. On my laptop, its F11 to enter recovery partition. But that's only available when you get a new PC as the manufacturer installs a recovery partition. Once you change the HDD or reinstall OS, its gone forever. The option of F11 in BIOS will still remain.

thats so sad. oh man thats cruel factory
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26 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Pemium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
There is a tutorial on this site to create a windows 7 recovery partition ( sort of )....

...Severed took the trouble to write it up here

Recovery Partition - Create

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hi there, is this link you gave can be done after installed new windows(reinstall i mean)?
and can i put there after finished install whatever programs like games & apps than i make a shrink volume about 10 to 20GB for recovery partition? so, when my laptop got attacked by virus i just hit F11 to recover it when boot and dont need to install driver or whatever make it long time to finish lol.
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27 Oct 2012   #17
Microsoft MVP

 

Having an onboard Recovery partition is a poor choice if you're doing it yourself since it would be lost in the case of the HD failing, defeating the purpose of having a backup to reimage a replacement HD in minutes.

For this reason it's best to save a backup image to external or another internal HD.
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27 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Pemium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Having an onboard Recovery partition is a poor choice if you're doing it yourself since it would be lost in the case of the HD failing, defeating the purpose of having a backup to reimage a replacement HD in minutes.

For this reason it's best to save a backup image to external or another internal HD.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Macrium - Image your system

that i can say true answer from expert guy.. thank you for helping me out from soon trouble..
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