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Windows 7: recovery partition ???


07 Dec 2009   #11
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To test those recovery disks you made: Put the first disk in the drive and run it. If that fails, restart the computer and attempt to boot from disk.

Suggest you uninstall the Norton bloatware and install a lean free AV like Avast Home. In fact, there is a load of bloatware which comes with the P.C. that you can uninstall in Programs and Features.

After you do this, run sfc /scannow to see if removal of the bloatware caused any system file damage.

Most tech enthusiasts don't even bother with removing the bloatware, but wipe the whole HD and use a clean copy of Windows 7 DVD to format and reinstall, which activates with the OEM license on the mobo. THe installer is nearly driver complete, but any missing drivers can be found (along with HP apps you like) on the Support Downloads page for that model. Adobe Reader/Flash and Java Runtime/Free Ofc. are on their websites. Google anything else that's missing.

There really isn't any reason you'll need full factory recovery unless HP decides to insist on it to service the hardware warranty, but then they can provide recov disks for a nominal fee if yours won't work.

Meanwhile, if you would like to recover the space which that recov partition occupied into another partition, post back here a screenshot of your Disk Management map so we can advise you better. Use the Snipping Tool on Start Menu, attaching file with paper clip in reply box.

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13 Dec 2009   #12

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To test those recovery disks you made: Put the first disk in the drive and run it. If that fails, restart the computer and attempt to boot from disk.

Suggest you uninstall the Norton bloatware and install a lean free AV like Avast Home. In fact, there is a load of bloatware which comes with the P.C. that you can uninstall in Programs and Features.

After you do this, run sfc /scannow to see if removal of the bloatware caused any system file damage.

Most tech enthusiasts don't even bother with removing the bloatware, but wipe the whole HD and use a clean copy of Windows 7 DVD to format and reinstall, which activates with the OEM license on the mobo. THe installer is nearly driver complete, but any missing drivers can be found (along with HP apps you like) on the Support Downloads page for that model. Adobe Reader/Flash and Java Runtime/Free Ofc. are on their websites. Google anything else that's missing.

There really isn't any reason you'll need full factory recovery unless HP decides to insist on it to service the hardware warranty, but then they can provide recov disks for a nominal fee if yours won't work.

Meanwhile, if you would like to recover the space which that recov partition occupied into another partition, post back here a screenshot of your Disk Management map so we can advise you better. Use the Snipping Tool on Start Menu, attaching file with paper clip in reply box.





thanks dude .... but i was given many softwares when i brought my computer and will i get those now whn i recover from my recovery discs ?

i mean some multi touch applications and other features to use the touch screen better...
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13 Dec 2009   #13
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prataptetali View Post

thanks dude .... but i was given many softwares when i brought my computer and will i get those now whn i recover from my recovery discs ?

i mean some multi touch applications and other features to use the touch screen better...
Yes, - recovery disks have everything needed to return the computer to factory condition.

Since you made the disks, just put them away where they will be safe (after testing them) and you'll probably never need them unless you want to restore to factory condition to resell it.

A much better way to protect yourself now is to make a Windows 7 Backup Image of your hard drive which can be used to reimage your HD (or a replacement) exactly as it is now, using the Windows 7 repair disk. You can even store that in place of the recovery partition, just format it primary first. I would also store a copy externally.
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08 Jan 2010   #14

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Help restore DVD TX2-1370us

Can anyone help me I cant find my restore discs (well the disk 3 and 4)
I have 1 & 2. May have gone out with the move.
Can anyone help me with an iso of disc 3 & 4?

Before anyone suggests using the restore on the HDD ... it's no longer there!"

If someone can help I am definently going to backup on an external HDD as gregrocker suggested... aarrrgghhhh very frustrating
Pleeeaassseee......
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