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Windows 7: help creating a recovery partition for hotkey restore

15 Feb 2013   #1
scott7saunders

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
help creating a recovery partition for hotkey restore

Hey,

I am not sure if this is possible however is there a way of installing Windows 7, activating it with my OEM key and then created a recovery partition just in case I am ever in the situation where I need to run it using a hot key during boot?

Cheers


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15 Feb 2013   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The easiest way is the OEM Recovery disc.
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15 Feb 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Take a look at this link Recovery Partition - Create
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15 Feb 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scott7saunders View Post
Hey,

I am not sure if this is possible however is there a way of installing Windows 7, activating it with my OEM key and then created a recovery partition just in case I am ever in the situation where I need to run it using a hot key during boot?

Cheers

I see in your system specs that you have a Lenovo do you not have One Key Recovery Option ?
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15 Feb 2013   #5
scott7saunders

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Hey,

as I broke the partition table and installed a clean version of Windows 7 I have lost the ability to use the one click recovery that Lenovo provide so i am having to look at other ways of doing it.
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15 Feb 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi

Take a look at this link http://anarethos.dyndns.org:8080/recovery.html . Its not a backup utility .
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15 Feb 2013   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You can download One Key Recovery from the link


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15 Feb 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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?


You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
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15 Feb 2013   #9
gregrocker

 

Since you have the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 there is no reason to consider having to go back to the bloated Factory Pre-Install.

The practical way to recover a Clean Reisntall is shown in the tutorial: save a Win7 backup image to external HD so that it isn't lost with the same HD if it fails. If you don't have an external or need to have it onboard for other reasons, create a Primary partition to store it on. You'd then use the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to reimage the HD or its replacement in 20 minutes.
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