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Windows 7: No recovery partition, have recovery disc, how to install

12 Dec 2014   #1
hiohaa

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 
No recovery partition, have recovery disc, how to install

i have an asus 1025CE netbook.
For whatever reason, i don't have the recovery partition on it.

I do however have the recovery backup that i made when i first got it. It is stored on a USB external desktop hard drive 2.0. (toshiba 1TB).

When i boot up from it, i get to the asus recovery screen, but when i select either 'install to partition' or 'install to entire HD', it pops up with a message 'please insert external hard drive for backup'....

this makes no sense to me. anyway, i have tried different usb ports, tried attaching another external hard drive, and its made no difference, it still comes up with the same thing.

because i don't have that recovery partition, i can't go the normal route and boot straight off that on the hard drive.
Is there any way i can recreate that recovery partition, put the backup files that are currently on the USB external drive onto the partition and then try it? will that work?


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12 Dec 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're best bet by far is to follow this tutorial by Gregrocker. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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