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Windows 7: Question on restoring vista using recovery disks

10 Mar 2010   #1
FreshSam

Windows 7 Ultimate - Laptop / Stationary PC
 
 
Question on restoring vista using recovery disks

Because of a not relevant reason I need to restore my computer to vista from 7. I have a dual boot setup of linux and windows 7. If i restore via restore discs will my linux partition be wiped?

Thanks


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10 Mar 2010   #2
Tiffer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My thoughts are yes it would be.

In my experiences with Recovery/Restore discs, especially if supplied by the PC manufacturer, the first thing they do is format the drive. Some have the option to let you keep your User files but usually thats the most they allow.
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10 Mar 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you are using GRUB, deep clean the HD with zeroes before running formatted Recovery. A great disk manager for Win7 which will do this is free Partition Wizard bootable CD.

You want to install Linux second anyway along with GRUB if you want it as bootloader for Vista.

How to dual-boot Vista with Linux (Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots
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