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Windows 7: To know whether a recovery partition exist

19 Dec 2016   #1
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 
To know whether a recovery partition exist

I have lost my recovery disks and came to know that some systems have recovery partitions for hardware based recovery and came to know how to see if they exist on my laptop.So I right-clicked on computer and choose manage and then the disk management option.There I found out that there are three partitions named recovery.The free percentage was 100% in it.I want to know whether I can use them for recovery




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19 Dec 2016   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What is the model of your machine?
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19 Dec 2016   #3
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Fujitsu lifebook AH531
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19 Dec 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might try this
restore to factory setting. - Fujitsu Support Forum

The 13.. gb partition is the factory restore partition
Whether it works or not is no telling
Make a system image before doing it in any case so you can undo it easy if it fails to complete and leaves your system worse than it is now
Imaging with free Macrium

Create Backup Image with Macrium Reflect by Britec - YouTube
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19 Dec 2016   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Tgere is probabaly a folder on the 13,67 gb partition called "sources". You are looking for a file called install.wim, or several install.swm files.

Apply the wim file to your windows partition using tools on this boot media

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkcyDjKJJ6KwhjWLAtKVYwU2f8pe
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20 Dec 2016   #6
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Nihal mazhar

In every computer built by the manufacturer there is an recovery disk.

But the recovery disk is only allow for 1 time.

You may have to search in the brand folder.

This is basic for manufacturer do not provide Recovery disc, as the owner have to make a copy.

Hence, look for the application to make a backup Recovery disc.

Even now you still able to do it, as you did not know.

This Recovery disc is similar to the factory setup, in other work, locate in the Recovery partition.

As for 13.67 GB, you need to have at least 5 DVD discs standby when you proceed.

Do keep the Recovery disc as you may not able to do another, using the same application.

Once done, you do not need to worry about that Recovery partition.

Do note that factory restore will delete ALL Partitions of the drive.

It then will built it to exactly as original when new.

After you had complete the installation, the next step is Windows updates.

You need to prepare all the necessary windows updates, which this process may take at least more than a day.


Eric.
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20 Dec 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi Guys


Do provide OP the necessary details on Windows update.

That OP need to do after re-installation of Windows.


Thanks

Eric.
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21 Dec 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Update a Clean install post #2
windows update

Review post #2 for updating an older existing install,
Windows Update will not update and I've tried multiple fixes
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22 Dec 2016   #9
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

A bit surprised but I came to know that disk management won't give the correct details of recovery partitions.So I used partition resizer application and it showed that 1 partition about 2 GB was windows recovery environment ,another partition having some 500MB for drivers and another one was for the OS recovery with about 10GB space occupied.
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26 Dec 2016   #10
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Tgere is probabaly a folder on the 13,67 gb partition called "sources". You are looking for a file called install.wim, or several install.swm files.

Apply the wim file to your windows partition using tools on this boot media

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AkcyDjKJJ6KwhjWLAtKVYwU2f8pe
yes, there is a 10gb .wim file in that partition in a folder named images.I viewed it using minitool partition wizard.But I didnt get what you where saying about applying the wim file to the windows partition . The link you posted had several files and folders in it.Can you make it clear what I should do
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