Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Recovering deleted restore partition

18 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Recovering deleted restore partition


Is it possible to recovery the deleted recovery partition that was on my hard drive?

Since I deleted the recovery partition I have installed various os's etc however ultimately want to take the machine back to factory settings with all the various tweaks that Lenovo had put on it initially?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

It you deleted it and repartitioned back over it not likely. If you didn't create a set of recovery disks you'll likely have to order a set from the manufacturer. Doing the factory restore from the recovery disk set "might" restore it. Even if it doesn't it will put your PC back to the factory state with all the Lenovo tweaks etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


The factory preinstall is an inferior version of Win7 smothered by sponsored bloatware and useless duplicate utilties which have better versions built into Win7. No tech enthusiast would run such an install, most choose instead to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything you need is in the blue link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

In general terma Greg is right. A new install with a clean copy is preferable.

There are, however, systems where you need the manufacturers utilities in order to make custom settings for custom features. Fingerprint readers and backlit keyboards are an example. Those functions do not come with a vanilla operating system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


Some OEM features require drivers or software from the OEM's Support Downloads webpage. This procedure is detailed in the tutorial.

In only one case out of countless thousands have we encountered not being able to make this feature function software work correctly after a Clean Reinstall. Samsung laptop fiasco
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Recovering deleted restore partition

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Help recovering deleted backup files
Hello Everyone, I am new to the form and in some very desperate need of help! I backed up my computer a while ago using the Windows 7 back up feature onto a 1TB drive that I have. I then switched over to windows 8.1 and was not thinking and deleted my back up from windows 7. I have majority...
General Discussion
recovering deleted win 7
Hi All, I hope I'm in the correct area, but here go's. a friend deleted windows. I'm using a dock so I can still see it on the drive it just won't boot. I would like to restore it so it will boot normally. How can I do that using the dock? I lent her a hdd to use temporary on her computer so I can...
Backup and Restore
Recovering deleted files.
My younger brother accidentally deleted a important folder which contains a lot of necessary documents.He also cleaned the Recycle Bin. I tried to recover it using some software such as. Recuva EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard I got some of the documents but the contents are half deleted inside...
General Discussion
System reserved partition deleted, Restore help
For some reason i have to change my partition table from MBR to GPT. So i made a backup of my c drive using Acronis. But when i tried to restore my Windows, I got a message BOOTMGR missing press cntrl+alt+del to restart. Then i came to know that ultimate edition has a hidden partition called system...
Backup and Restore
Recovering deleted files
I know it is a long shot, but I had a paper I did for school back in December of 2009, and I deleted it from my computer after I turned it in. I now lost that original copy I got back, and I need the original document. Is there anyway to recover a word document from just before Christmas?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+