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Windows 7: create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

08 May 2012   #1
willymcmahon

32&64 bit win7 sp1 and windows xp sp3
 
 
create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.


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08 May 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

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08 May 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willymcmahon View Post
I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.
Check out Windows 7 OEM Recovery Partition Tools Creator here. Windows 7 OEM Recovery Partition tools creator - Free
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