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Windows 7: Windows 7 Restore Issue

17 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit
Windows 7 Restore Issue

Hello every one,

I am here to ask i bought a new laptop and got genuine windows 7 home premium installed and i have totally 2 partitions one local disk C and another smalll one named recovery partition. I want to know is it possible i split my C drive and make a D drive and combine D with that recovery partition and then restore my backup?? will it work?? coz before making backup image i have only C drive and now i have made C and D so is it possible that my window works??

And another question is that what if i install i new windows 7 home premium so will that CD key which is printed on back of my laptop work?? like for making that window genuine??

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17 Nov 2012   #2

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Could you open Disk Management and post a screenshot? It would help to see exactly how your hard drive is partitioned. Please maximize the Disk Management screen before posting.

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The System Reserved partition contains Windows 7 boot files. If that partition is damaged or deleted it's likely your computer won't start up. Yes, it is possible to split the C: partition into two separate partitions. You would shrink the C: partition and make it a smaller size. This would create empty disk space called unallocated space. You would use that unallocated space to create the new partition.

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Yes, you could use that new partition to store backups. But I don't recommend it. If the hard drive ever fails, you could lose everything on it including backups. It would be much safer to store your backups on an external hard drive.
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17 Nov 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64 bit

I shrinked my C drive and got unallocated space and when i made new volume after making my all drives converted to yellow color called simple volume and when i restarted my p.c it says no bootable drive - insert bootable disk. like this kind of error what should i do now?? my friend tell me to insert windows 7 cd and then to select some repair option will this work??
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