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Windows 7: How do i transfer OEM Sony Recovery Partition into new hard drive?

01 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Better to make or order recovery dvd`s , that way you can use your entire new hard drive for windows 7 and your data.

Best to ask the manufacturer if it`s compatible.
As i said i already have/created the recovery dics/dvd....

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19 Nov 2014   #12

windows 7 64 bit


My sony VAIO HDD also crashed....are you able to install the new HDD in VAIO through recovery disc... please guide.. so that i can try for replacment at home only. Sony service centre is too expensive for the same
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19 Nov 2014   #13
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

are you able to install the new HDD in VAIO through recovery disc
That actually depends on what's contained on the "recovery" disk.

Unfortunately, there are two kinds and the OEMs tend to be somewhat vague on labeling each.

The first is a CD that is used to boot the PC into some kind of recovery mode, at which point it searches for a Recovery partition containing the compressed Windows image file, and if found and not damaged, starts the recovery process.

The second is a DVD (or set of disks) that contain the image files needed to do a full system restore. They generally reformat the entire drive, repartition it, and then proceed to reinstall the OEM Windows version from scratch.

If you have the first kind, and your drive crashed, you can't do a full system restore because the Recovery partition is probably damaged, as well.

If you have the second kind, you can restore the Windows image onto a new drive.
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19 Nov 2014   #14

windows 7 64 bit

unfortunately not...i think my recovery disks pertains to first type what you had mentioned.....
what is the way forward now. Is it possible to clone a old hdd with the new one ? However my old hdd is working but it had lot of bad sectors in it.....i such a situation can i clone the same.

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20 Nov 2014   #15

windows 7 64 bit

also I had recovery paririon easily accessible in my old drive as of now...but how can I use the same to replace old hdd with new one..please advise
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28 Mar 2017   #16

win 7 ultimate x64 (vaio came w home premium)

Any chances of being able to recover the "recovery partition" on my Sony Vaio VPCEH the recovery media I made when I bought it doesn't work, nothing works.. I can't even find the factory recovery media online from Sony windows Best Buy.. I need this laptop & really am out of ideas here...
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28 Mar 2017   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Looks like the recovery media is in Disk 0 partition1.

Alternatively, you could do a clean install using the product key from the sticker on your laptop, and the drivers you can get from Sony.

Drivers can be downloaded from here:
Sony eSupport - VPCEH35FM - Support

Media from here:
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool -
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28 Mar 2017   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

An earlier poster indicated the total byte-space on the external hard-drive is less than the total byte-space used by your three partitions on your boot hard-drive, which many call "drive C".
As indicated earlier, full images, one full image of each partition can be easily made by Macrium Reflect, AOMEI Backupper, EaseUS ToDo, or any other quality free version backup/restore program. It might possibly maybe happen that the full image of your OS & data partition [done in a non-sector-by-sector way] will fit onto the external hard-drive, along with the two other partitions.
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