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Windows 7: Windows 7 installs onto the "Factory Image" D: drive on my pc?

31 Oct 2010   #1
glennj6556

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 installs onto the "Factory Image" D: drive on my pc?

Not sure if I am in the right place for this, but here goes. I have done my install and things are working great. Can you tell me if Windows 7 installs itself onto the "Factory Image" D: drive on my pc? PC originally had Vista and now with 7 installed, I would like to run Windows Backup to install a system image backup to the D: drive. That is what this drive is for anyways, correct?


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31 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No it is not on the D drive. But if you installed a new OS, the restore partition may no longer work.
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31 Oct 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello glennj6556, welcome to Seven Forum!



If you have a partition named as "D: Factory Restore" or something similar, that is used for creating the recovery disks and may be able to be used to restore the PC to factory settings and if you store anything there you will destroy any chance of either creating the set of disks or doing a restore back to the factory condition.

What company manufactured the PC and what model is it? Also in the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that so we can see what you have.


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31 Oct 2010   #4
glennj6556

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here is the image requested. What I am trying to do is, if the recovery partition (D is still set up for recovering to Vista, I would like to do a system backup including all the libraries and such, to the D: drive, instead of one of my external drives.


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31 Oct 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

It looks like your factory image is still there so you should keep it if you didn't make your Vista Recovery Disks and think you might ever want to restore the PC to factory condition.

Since you have other HD's, it's best to store your Win7 backup image and file backups on another HD in case of HD failure.

You can place your User files on another partition so that if the OS becomes irreparable you can reimage the OS/Programs partition and your data is waiting and current in its own vault. User Folders - Change Default Location
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01 Nov 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello glennj6556, welcome to Seven Forum!



If you have a partition named as "D: Factory Restore" or something similar, that is used for creating the recovery disks and may be able to be used to restore the PC to factory settings and if you store anything there you will destroy any chance of either creating the set of disks or doing a restore back to the factory condition.

What company manufactured the PC and what model is it? Also in the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that so we can see what you have.


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I reiterate this one last time.
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01 Nov 2010   #7
glennj6556

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, gentlemen, for your answers. The only reason I asked was that, as I have upgraded to Windows 7, I would have no use for a recovery partition returning my PC to Vista. But, sound advice to leave it as is and use an external drive for my system backup.
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01 Nov 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You never know, you may have use for it in future.
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