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Windows 7: Concern About Latest Updates

17 Feb 2013   #11
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

[QUOTE=marsmimar;2294538]OK, I think I've got a better understanding now of what your concerns are. Couple of things to consider.
Most computers that were manufactured in the last 2 - 3 years have a hidden partition on the hard drive called a recovery partition. This partition enables you to restore the machine to factory specifications. The restore/recovery disk(s) that you made are (for all intents and purposes) identical to the hidden recovery partition. Since the recovery partition is hidden, it doesn't get accessed during normal computer usage and therefore doesn't change. You could certainly go through the steps to create another recovery/restore disk but it would be identical to the first. What will allow you to save your latest updates, applications, data, etc is a System Image.


How do you do a restore with""recovery partition"?
Can't seem to find find a tutorial on this
Thanks

Found it,I think
Backup and Restore>Recover systems settings or your computer
>advanced recovery methods>Return your computer to factory condition

Is this the recovery partition?

Sorry rybosix,I'm not trying to highjack your thread..just curious


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17 Feb 2013   #12
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

[QUOTE=Vaper;2295677]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
OK, I think I've got a better understanding now of what your concerns are. Couple of things to consider.
Most computers that were manufactured in the last 2 - 3 years have a hidden partition on the hard drive called a recovery partition. This partition enables you to restore the machine to factory specifications. The restore/recovery disk(s) that you made are (for all intents and purposes) identical to the hidden recovery partition. Since the recovery partition is hidden, it doesn't get accessed during normal computer usage and therefore doesn't change. You could certainly go through the steps to create another recovery/restore disk but it would be identical to the first. What will allow you to save your latest updates, applications, data, etc is a System Image.


How do you do a restore with""recovery partition"?
Can't seem to find find a tutorial on this
Thanks

Found it,I think
Backup and Restore>Recover systems settings or your computer
>advanced recovery methods>Return your computer to factory condition

Is this the recovery partition?

Sorry rybosix,I'm not trying to highjack your thread..just curious
Hello Vaper -

Each manufacturer has its own way of accessing their particuar recovery partition. Just as an example, I have a Sony Vaio laptop. This particular model has a button on the keyboard called ASSIST. It takes me to a utility called Vaio Care Rescue which leads to a Recovery Wizard. Or, I can click the F10 function key at startup which takes me to a Boot Options utility which leads to the Recovery Wizard. And finally, I can go to the Start menu > All Programs > Vaio Care Rescue > Recovery Wizard. Your computer manufacturer should have detailed instructions for your specific model on their support website.

If you open your Disk Management look for a partition called "Recovery". It will be about 10 - 15GB. That would be the hidden recovery partition. You can open Disk Management by following Steps 1-5 in this tutorial.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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17 Feb 2013   #13
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

[QUOTE=marsmimar;2295889]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vaper View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
OK, I think I've got a better understanding now of what your concerns are. Couple of things to consider.
Most computers that were manufactured in the last 2 - 3 years have a hidden partition on the hard drive called a recovery partition. This partition enables you to restore the machine to factory specifications. The restore/recovery disk(s) that you made are (for all intents and purposes) identical to the hidden recovery partition. Since the recovery partition is hidden, it doesn't get accessed during normal computer usage and therefore doesn't change. You could certainly go through the steps to create another recovery/restore disk but it would be identical to the first. What will allow you to save your latest updates, applications, data, etc is a System Image.


How do you do a restore with""recovery partition"?
Can't seem to find find a tutorial on this
Thanks

Found it,I think
Backup and Restore>Recover systems settings or your computer
>advanced recovery methods>Return your computer to factory condition

Is this the recovery partition?

Sorry rybosix,I'm not trying to highjack your thread..just curious
Hello Vaper -

Each manufacturer has its own way of accessing their particuar recovery partition. Just as an example, I have a Sony Vaio laptop. This particular model has a button on the keyboard called ASSIST. It takes me to a utility called Vaio Care Rescue which leads to a Recovery Wizard. Or, I can click the F10 function key at startup which takes me to a Boot Options utility which leads to the Recovery Wizard. And finally, I can go to the Start menu > All Programs > Vaio Care Rescue > Recovery Wizard. Your computer manufacturer should have detailed instructions for your specific model on their support website.

If you open your Disk Management look for a partition called "Recovery". It will be about 10 - 15GB. That would be the hidden recovery partition. You can open Disk Management by following Steps 1-5 in this tutorial.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Thanks so much marsmimar
I have 16gb of healthy recovery partition
I learn something new everyday on here
Acer> press alt f10 @ first acer screen at boot
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17 Feb 2013   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rybosix View Post
Quote:
Ive already been to that thread and stated so previously in this thread. My hopes are to avoid the need to go through those steps. Those steps were posted in regards to actually having a problem with downloads, which has not yet happen to me.

I hope that re-clarifies my thoughts and actions to date.

Rybo
Hello Rybo,

Sorry, but we will not be able to help you any further until you post back with your MGAdiag report from the link below.

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