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Windows 7: d drive cannot be defragmented

01 Nov 2012   #11
drkitty

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

ok so is a system repair disc the same as a recovery disc? should i use the "create system repair disc" in the "backup & restore" section of the control panel?


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01 Nov 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drkitty View Post
ok so is a system repair disc the same as a recovery disc? should i use the "create system repair disc" in the "backup & restore" section of the control panel?
They are NOT the same.

Yes, you should create a system repair disk, particularly if you don't have an ordinary Windows installation disk. You can create one of those too--and I would.
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01 Nov 2012   #13
drkitty

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Just checked out my samsung RV511 7 Home Premium 64 bit, using Auslogics disk defrag and my recovery partition defraged just fine.
i just did that too... but my d: is still 95% fragmented
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01 Nov 2012   #14
drkitty

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drkitty View Post
ok so is a system repair disc the same as a recovery disc? should i use the "create system repair disc" in the "backup & restore" section of the control panel?
They are NOT the same.

Yes, you should create a system repair disk, particularly if you don't have an ordinary Windows installation disk. You can create one of those too--and I would.
so i should make both recovery & system repair discs? when & how do i use them? im guessing only if & when my system crashes?
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01 Nov 2012   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Recovery disks have the same purpose as a recovery partition---to return the PC to the state it was in when shipped to you. That would include default partitions, Windows, and whatever other extra applications were included by the manufacturer. Recovery partitions/disks are usually used as a last resort---any personal data on the drive will be erased.

System Repair discs are designed to repair Windows per se and have nothing to do with any other applications. They are more useful than recovery disks because they aren't a last resort and can be used in a variety of situations----system crashes and otherwise.

Create a Windows installation disk if you don't have one. You download an ISO of your Windows edition from mydigitallife.info and burn it to a disk.
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01 Nov 2012   #16
kado897

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You can also download an official ISO here... Dell Community
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01 Nov 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I see that the OP has Windows "home basic" and I don't see ISOs for that.

Is there an ISO available somewhere or do you have to use a "universal" method, such as:

http://en.community.dell.com/support...-versions.aspx
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01 Nov 2012   #18
kado897

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Ah. I've never seen an ISO for Home Basic so I guess you would have to go down that route.
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01 Nov 2012   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Yeah, all this Repair/recovery can get confusing.
  1. Create the HP Recovery disks
  2. Create the Windows System Repair disk
  3. Create the Windows Install disk / USB using the ISO
Why do you need all three? All three serve a different purpose.
Ignatz explained the first two well and kado supplied the source for #3
The Windows 7 ISO gives you two things, 1) a second installation backup, and 2) the Windows installation media to install windows without all of the OEM software.

As an owner of a few HP machines, I was glad to find a way to install Windows without all of the HP "tools". I always ended up having to manually uninstall those "tools" because they really aren't useful - mostly front end user interfaces for existing Windows utilities.
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01 Nov 2012   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Doesn't Ultimate present the version to be installed based on the key entered?
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