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Windows 7: System restore points saved to recovery partition, possible damage?

10 Mar 2014   #21

windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Seems normal practice for Dell to use the recovery partition as system. I wouldn't be concerned about that.

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Are you saying there might be no concern with the partition? I did a reinstall using it a few days ago and everything worked ok.

One thing I have noticed is that I was testing if system restore affected the file size of any recovery disks made from the partition. There was quite a difference in file size when I created disks from the partition with and without system restore having made restore points to it.

Not sure if this has any negative effects but there is a definite file size difference which makes me suspicious.

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10 Mar 2014   #22

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Can't remember what Dell recovery disc creator does. Quite likely it includes the entire contents of the recovery partition. It is fine.

Are you saying there might be no concern with the partition?
What do you think this means?

I wouldn't be concerned about that.
Not clear to me why you had shadow copies being created there, can't see how that should cause any issues.
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10 Mar 2014   #23

windows 7 64 bit

I shall use the recovery partition with caution until I can get system images set up. Thanks for your help.
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