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Windows 7: Please Help, Lost Recovery


02 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Please Help, Lost Recovery

So, I accidentally deleted my Recovery Partition. The Recovery discs I have seem to freeze at 8% when I use them. Am I basically screwed here?

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02 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

No there is a way to straighten it out.
I'm not sure but someone knows how to here.

Mike
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02 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Well if you have deleted the recovery partition and the recovery disks dont work, you have 2 options:

1) Order a new set of recovery disks from your OEM- HP i think? HP will ship them to you for around $20, you can place the order for your model via the HP website.

2) Borrow a Windows 7 install dvd from a friend, install the same edition that your computer shipped with, then either activate online with the COA key at the back of the computer or, if that doesnt work, call MS.
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02 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a spare 7 Disk, but wont I need to reinstall all my drivers and whatnot again?
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02 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I have a spare 7 Disk, but wont I need to reinstall all my drivers and whatnot again?
What is your status? Are you in the middle of a botched install or are you fine and dandy and planning for the future? If you dont have a working OS, working recovery partition and working recovery disks, then you'll need to buy those disks from HP as I mentioned in my earlier post. Those disks will reinstall all drivers and any apps that came with your computer, including HP crapware. OTOH, if you install from a Windows 7 disk, it'll be a clean, shiny Windows 7 with no drivers or apps. Everything will need to be reinstalled.

Now, if you do have a working OS, you can make a fresh set of recovery disks. Or you can image the install with Macrium, the system can be restored from the image whenever desired.
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02 Nov 2010   #6
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
I have a spare 7 Disk, but wont I need to reinstall all my drivers and whatnot again?
1. Is that spare /7 an extra license? Drivers are being installed automatically (at least most). You will have to run the updates though. That can be a pain.
2. If you have a running system, do what Bill said - make an image ( Imaging with free Macrium ) That is the least painful way to set back.
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just ordered recovery discs, 24-48 hours until they're here
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02 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

EchoX860:
There might be another option.
Download and install Partition Wizard (it's free).
On the main Page is an option to Recover a Partition.
I've used it and it worked flawlessly.

rap
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02 Nov 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

The Recov disks will restore it to factory condition with all the factory bloatware.

Better to clean reinstall with the clean-copy DVD installer and your Prod Key off the COA sticker.

The installer is driver complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any then missing in device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer.
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03 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

and I'm back. I just used PC Decrapifier to get rid of all the Crapware Cyberlink and HP seem to enjoy putting on my PC.
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