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Windows 7: Convert recovery partition to a DVD ???

07 Apr 2017   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Convert recovery partition to a DVD ???

Is it possible for me to convert the recovery partition to a DVD ?
I used the recovery once quite some time ago to put things back to day one and it did just exactly that.
Disk Management shows the partition to be 8.51-GB; does that mean it would require two DVDs ?
I have read of people doing this in Win 8 and Win 10, but those instructions say they will not work for Win 7.
I did a search for information and was unsuccessful.

Thanks for reading.


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08 Apr 2017   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You would better using a usb stick. It should be possible to span dvds, but using a 16gb or larger flash is simpler.
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08 Apr 2017   #3
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I can use a flash-drive if that is better; can someone point me toward detailed "for dummies" instructions on how to go about this ?

Will this be specific to the source machine, or can it be used on any machine that has the same O/S; if not, can it be used on machines that are physically/mechanically identical to the source machine ?

Thanks for reading.
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08 Apr 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Format a flash drive ntfs or fat32.

You can probably just copy the contents of the recov partition onto the flash. Need to see the contents to be sure.

You should be able to see what is in it by assigning a letter.

Suggest you get the free ( standard ) Aomei partition assistant

Download - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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08 Apr 2017   #5
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks; every time I click the download button, I get this :

Convert recovery partition to a DVD ???-aomei_partitionassistant_08-apr-2017.png

I am not savvy enough to go any farther when I get told to stop; I did not get such a warning when I downloaded AOMEI BackUpper.


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08 Apr 2017   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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08 Apr 2017   #7
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, SIW2; that worked without any hassle.
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08 Apr 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just so you know SIW2 this site works for me using Firefox.

From post #4

Download - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

Jack
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08 Apr 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Buckskin seems to have a weird attachment on his browser called ublock.
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08 Apr 2017   #10
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Buckskin seems to have a weird attachment on his browser called ublock.
I just checked it out and it is "uBlock Origin" ; I have it on all of my browsers; it was within my price range (free) and completely eliminates all those annoying ads.

I didn't know that it filtered downloads and such as well.


Now that I have the tools, what is the process to accomplish this; I guess assign a letter to the recovery partition and see what it consists of ?
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