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Windows 7: any chance to copy recovery partition to usb ?

19 Oct 2015   #1
raied

windows 7 64 Home Basic
 
 
any chance to copy recovery partition to usb ?

Hello

i want to copy my recovery partition to usb .. any chance to do it ??

my system windows 7 64 bit

btw. whene i get the laptop ( 2 years ago ) i have create recovery dvd . but now i lost the disks. and i have only recovery partition .

thanks guys


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19 Oct 2015   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you tried?

Why not make another recovery dvd?

find the following files:

C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\hpdrcu.prc
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\hpdrcu.sys

Add .bak to the ends of each of these files eg: hpdrcu.prc.bak
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19 Oct 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't believe copying a recovery partition to a USB stick will make a bootable USB stick with a Recovery.
I believe one has to clone it onto a USB stick, or onto a DVD.
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20 Oct 2015   #4
raied

windows 7 64 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Have you tried?

Why not make another recovery dvd?

find the following files:

C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\hpdrcu.prc
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Recovery\hpdrcu.sys

Add .bak to the ends of each of these files eg: hpdrcu.prc.bak
i did not find it
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20 Oct 2015   #5
raied

windows 7 64 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I don't believe copying a recovery partition to a USB stick will make a bootable USB stick with a Recovery.
I believe one has to clone it onto a USB stick, or onto a DVD.
How to do that please ?
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21 Oct 2015   #6
raied

windows 7 64 Home Basic
 
 

Help me guys
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21 Oct 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

raied, I have been unsuccessful in cloning from recovery onto USB stick. I hope others here can help with that.
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21 Oct 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Maybe you can find something in this HP thread that will work for you.
This is how to make a 2nd set of recovery disks
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26 Oct 2015   #9
raied

windows 7 64 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
raied, I have been unsuccessful in cloning from recovery onto USB stick. I hope others here can help with that.
thanks man

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Maybe you can find something in this HP thread that will work for you.
This is how to make a 2nd set of recovery disks
i try it but i did not find the files in my system
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26 Oct 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raied View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Maybe you can find something in this HP thread that will work for you.
This is how to make a 2nd set of recovery disks
i try it but i did not find the files in my system
I don't know what kind of files they are.
You might need to temporarily show hidden and protected files to be able to see them.

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