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Windows 7: Possible to change manufactured settings on windows 7?

16 Aug 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Type DIsk Management in Start search box (above Start button). Click on result at top.

In Disk Mgmt is there a Recovery partition? If you tell us your make and model we can tell you how it's run.

This partition is used to restore your computer to factory condition from within Win7 or from boot. It can also normallly generate a set of Recovery DVD's which do that same thing as partition, and are booted to run Recovery in case your HD fails or the Recovery partition fails.

Do you understand this now?


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16 Aug 2012   #12
ProGmistro

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

yes there is a recovery partition in the disk management thanks im learning lil by lil, i have a acer aspire one intel atom n450 1.66 ghz, 160 gb hdd, 1 gb ram, n some graphics ill to look for i havent changed it
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16 Aug 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Here's how Acer eRecovery is run: Acer Support: Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

You purchased a Win7 Home Premium upgrade of the same 32- or 64-bit rate and want to upgrade now?
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16 Aug 2012   #14
ProGmistro

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

yeah sure i just gotta back some new files (about 10) n thats it
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16 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Are you going to make the Recovery disks too, as shown in the blue link in my last post?
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16 Aug 2012   #16
ProGmistro

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

recovery disks are done already but its only for external, i think i messe up the name of the computer i think its a notebook because is have a 10 inch screen, its a small laptop
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16 Aug 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Are you saying you saved Recovery to an external HD? Was this one of the options given when you made your Factory Recovery media? Yes or no?
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16 Aug 2012   #18
ProGmistro

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

im so sorry im confused let me restart i have a small laptop (no dvd drive) which has starter i want to change the recovery partition so that if all else fails ill have home premuim to do a system restore and not starter, is this possible?
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16 Aug 2012   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

No, I don't think its possible to change the manufactuers recovery partition. Greg: do you concur?

If you use Macrium to create an image of your Home Premium installation, then that in effect becomes your 'recovery partition'. In fact, in many respects it performs far, far better than a manufacturer's recovery partition.

Before you go down the Macrium route, there should be an existing utility on your netbook to burn the existing recovery partition to DVD should you ever need it.

Regards,
Golden
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16 Aug 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Didn't you say you saved Recovery to external? Was that an option which you chose for your laptop?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ProGmistro View Post
recovery disks are done already but its only for external,

As Golden says, you cannot change the Recovery partition to Home Premium, only the OS partition. But a Win7 or Macrium backup image is better than a Recovery partition anyway, saved to external in case the HD ever dies.

We will help walk you through saving the image after the Anytime Upgrade.

Did you buy a WIn7 Upgrade version which has a Product Key?
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