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Windows 7: Recovery Partition - Create

25 Jan 2010   #29
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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08 Jul 2010   #30
brianzion

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

okey doke i will get in touch with packard bell also the repair station it came back from

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12 Jul 2010   #31
Topi

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you severedsolo! This is really great.

I do not re-install Windows 7 a lot, now it has been installed since December 2009, but if and when I need to re-install I want it to go fast, smooth and easy!

One easy question, I think I know the answer, but better to be safe than sorry.

When SP1 rolls out. If I create a custom ISO which has SP1 and other stuff slipstreamed and I extract it to the "recovery" -partition, it will work the same way?

And is it ok to just delete the old files and put the new extracted files to the partition or do I need to use EasyBCD again? I would think not unless the boot.wim location is changed, am I right?

And thank you once again severedsolo!
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12 Jul 2010   #32
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Topi View Post
Thank you severedsolo! This is really great.

I do not re-install Windows 7 a lot, now it has been installed since December 2009, but if and when I need to re-install I want it to go fast, smooth and easy!

One easy question, I think I know the answer, but better to be safe than sorry.

When SP1 rolls out. If I create a custom ISO which has SP1 and other stuff slipstreamed and I extract it to the "recovery" -partition, it will work the same way?

And is it ok to just delete the old files and put the new extracted files to the partition or do I need to use EasyBCD again? I would think not unless the boot.wim location is changed, am I right?

And thank you once again severedsolo!
I see no reason why a custom SP1 Slipstream shouldn't work exactly the same way. What I would do if your planning to do this, is remove the Recovery Entry with EasyBCD then Format the Recovery partition and start from scratch

The recovery partition, (in my experience) is very finicky about how it is made.

I'll let you know once I do it myself

Dont forget, this can also be used to restore a system image quickly without having to dig out your disk as well

and your welcome.
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09 Aug 2010   #33
jamel36

windows 7
 
 

I found an easier way that gives you the F4 Option and works for all windows operating systems. No programming a simple install file

Instant PC Recovery
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09 Aug 2010   #34
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi jamel,

Are you planning to keep it a secret?

Thanks. I hadn't come across that before.

A hundred bucks for an imaging app. It had better be good.


There are plenty of free versions that do a great job.

Plenty of others, like Pargon will do the same thing - store an image on a separate drive or partition which also contains the restore app. They are usually accesssible by an F key , too.

Thirty bucks or so will do it.
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09 Aug 2010   #35
jamel36

windows 7
 
 

Sorry it is Instant PC Recovery Instant PC Recovery
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09 Aug 2010   #36
john1972

windows xp
 
 
Thanks

Thanks Jamel this works for me because I'm not technical and I have tried the other programs above but instant pc recovery software is much easier if your not computer savvy like me.
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14 Jan 2011   #37
nelsonw

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Bogged down

I get all the way to the sixth step and when I try to save the entire contents of the installation disk to the Z partition, it boggs down during the copying process . . . freezes up with 14 mintues remaining. So what do I do now?
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14 Jan 2011   #38
nelsonw

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Bogged down

I'm new to this forum, so I'm not sure by last post was posted or not. But, I get all the way through step 6, and when I try to save the Windows 7 installation disk contents to Drive Z, it boggs down during the copying process . . . freezes with 14 mintues remaining. So, what do I do now?
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15 Jan 2011   #39
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi nelsonw,

Firstly, bogging down during the copying process is normal, 3GB (ish) of data is a lot to shift from a DVD drive, and DVD's aren't exactly quick.

Personally, I would recommend walking away from it for a while, see if it completes by itself. Also check whether the hard drive/DVD drive are still working, if they are then it's still copying, even if Windows isn't telling you its copying.
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