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Windows 7: invisible recovery files after upgrade from Vista to Win7 ultimate

02 Nov 2013   #1

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invisible recovery files after upgrade from Vista to Win7 ultimate

Hi all, I have laptop HP Pavilions dv9720ea , oryginaly with Vista Home Premium 32 bit -now with Windows 7 Ultimate. i like to come back to original state, because windows 7 is not working proper with my laptop model

hard drivers C: System Win 7 9gb free of 40gb
D: HP_RECOVERY 2gb free of 12gb
G: add on 179gb free of 180gb

when I m opening partition D: I have one folder RECOVERY(which is right),but when opening this folder(RECOVERY) I have no files in this folder -they are invisible

mu Question is: How to uninstall system Windows 7 Ultimate (i have it on C: and working on this now) , and replace by Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit(i have it on D: RECOVERY-as a recovery and it is not visible)

laptop came with C: Vista Home Premium and D: Recovery partition (it was visible when i had Vista installed)
many thanks for any help ...

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02 Nov 2013   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If D has 2gb free of 12gb, then it is not empty. Did you try to open the folder on D (it may not be possible). The size of the folder and the name 'Recovery' is typical for an HP recovery partition. It may be fully operational.

I would make an image of D and then look at the VHD (if you cannot open the recovery folder). Easiest would be with the Wbadmin command which is:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:f: -include:d:

Where "f" is your drive/partition to where you write the image. That will create a VHD which you can Attach with Disk Management. Then it will show up in My Computer.

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02 Nov 2013   #3

windows 7 ultimate

yes i can open RECOVERY folder but it showing as an empty folder . and how to reinstall from windows 7 ultimate to Vista step by step. i found that windows 7 is not supporting right my HP pavilion dv9720ea
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02 Nov 2013   #4

windows 7 ultimate

My laptop oryginaly had Vista Home Premium OEMAct (I think 32 bit because I have only 2gb RAM Memory) and my "IT friend" recomended and reinstalled my system to windows 7 and today i know that windows 7 is not supporting my model as good as vista.I cant see RECOVERY files on D: .I can open this folder , but files are invisible

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