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Windows 7: Recovery Partition - Create


25 Jan 2010   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Recovery Partition - Create

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THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS 7 DVD, HARD...

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30 Apr 2010   #20
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Great Tutorial. Just wondering, Is it possible that instead of the recovery partition appearing on boot up. I can access it by pressing the F8 or F9 keys (any F key will do). So when I turn on my comp it just boots up directly to Windows 7 and when i do need to access the recovery partition i just can press a certain key.

Thanks Simon

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05 May 2010   #21
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

hi si8mon, funny you should say that, i was having exactly this discussion with gregrocker last week, the conclusion we came to was that basically, it would mean some kind of BIOS mod, although i will shortly be testing to see if its possible to "fool" the OEM BIOS into loading the wrong partition (i kind of have an idea how to do it, but im not sure it will work) ill post back when i get the results
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13 May 2010   #22
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
hi si8mon, funny you should say that, i was having exactly this discussion with gregrocker last week, the conclusion we came to was that basically, it would mean some kind of BIOS mod, although i will shortly be testing to see if its possible to "fool" the OEM BIOS into loading the wrong partition (i kind of have an idea how to do it, but im not sure it will work) ill post back when i get the results
Any luck yet?

Thanks , si8mon.
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13 May 2010   #23
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

not yet, still working on it! Im trying to figure out how to get the BIOS to load boot.wim rather than the OEM software, to be honest, im thinking a BIOS mod is going to be the only way forward, and I have no idea how to even attempt that

add into that every single OEM uses their own version, and every BIOS is slightly different... well you can see the headaches right? even if by some miracle i figure it out, it will only work on my own BIOS, and not any one elses
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13 May 2010   #24
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
not yet, still working on it! Im trying to figure out how to get the BIOS to load boot.wim rather than the OEM software, to be honest, im thinking a BIOS mod is going to be the only way forward, and I have no idea how to even attempt that

add into that every single OEM uses their own version, and every BIOS is slightly different... well you can see the headaches right? even if by some miracle i figure it out, it will only work on my own BIOS, and not any one elses
Yeah BIOS mods sounds pretty risky to me so i might as well forget about it. Thanks for trying though. If by miracle you do get it to work please post back.
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11 Jun 2010   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

UPDATE: Note added to end of tutorial to get around a bug where Windows would corrupt the Recovery Partiton
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06 Jul 2010   #26
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
in a pickle

i haven't the windows disc the pc i bought never come with one it was on drive d that the 1TB hard drive had been partitioned with. i sent the pc off for repair and it came back with just c drive on the hard drive so i was wondering how i would reinstall windows if need be? is it with a system image?

best regards brian.
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06 Jul 2010   #27
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Brian. Id phone the manufacturor to get a Recovery Disk if I were you. System Images arent resotrable without a recovery partition or Windows disk
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07 Jul 2010   #28
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi thanks for reply. i have the recovery discs i made when i first got the pc will these be ok?
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07 Jul 2010   #29
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It depends, If the Recovery Disks just facilitate restoring from the Missing Recov Partition then you could have an issue.

If however they are "true" recovery disks, (IE you can reinstall Windows just using the disks) or they allow uyou to boot into WinRE (windows recovery enviroment, or "Repair My Computer") then they should do the job fine
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