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Windows 7: Using the "Recovery Manager" Option In W7

11 Sep 2009   #1
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 
Using the "Recovery Manager" Option In W7

Hey all, I've gotta question I installed my W7 over my Windows Vista :P(Yay!!) And In my Windows Vista, There was a certain partition of space put aside(its my recovery partition) it came with my computer when i got it. And i wanna "insert" a Windows Seven recovery thing-in a sense into it... lemme post a screen.. lol.Using the "Recovery Manager" Option In W7-capture.png

That D: came with my laptop, and i now wanna delete it, then make a recovery disk for my windows 7.... but i dont wanna have to use an actual CD.... know what im saying?




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11 Sep 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hello,

You can use the following tutorial to create a system backup image

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you format the partition you can copy/move the backup data (may need to format the partition first)

If you ever needed to, Using the Windows 7 DVD (booted) you can use the restore option in 'Advanced Recovery Options' to restore from the image you copied/saved onto the blank partition.

Hope this helps


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11 Sep 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Please note
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If your laptop has a POST recovery app then you cannot use it to restore your Windows 7 image
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12 Sep 2009   #4
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Really? Looking at that link it seems like i can just "insert" my image over that D: drive and over-write the files my current D: drive has in it... :P
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12 Sep 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quite possibly

I've not tried it though so wouldn't know 100%. You will however need to 'Upgrade' and not 'Clean Install' in order to utilize the OEM Restoration Tools
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12 Sep 2009   #6
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

mmmmm..... Because im very Anti-using a CD-ROm/Usb or anything like that Ah well.... i can always do another fresh install of my lappy :0 Thanks for help m8!
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