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Windows 7: A few questions about my partitions.

02 Oct 2009   #11
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
might do that, just googled that partition and it said
"It's normally a 'Hidden Partition' use extensively on laptops.
Instead of having Rescue and Restore discs the PQSERVICE partition holds all you need to get you back to the day your laptop was delivered."

so because i have the windows 7 disc i wont need a partition for recovery does that sound about right?
Hey Reece,

Like SIW2 mentioned, having a Vista recovery option is a good idea.

Check the Acer site and see if they have a way to put the recovery partition onto a DVD. Then you'll have it if you sell the lappy or for any reason need the Vista back.
Also see if they will send you a Vista recovery DVD, some OEMs will at no charge.

You might want to get something on DVD.

EDIT: Guess I didn't look at the snip close enough


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02 Oct 2009   #12
SIW2

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Thanks for reiterating that Dave76.
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02 Oct 2009   #13
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

my win7 is genuine, but how can i get vista back off those few files that are on that partition?

And no not genuine from a torrent lol.
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02 Oct 2009   #14
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

yeah thanks for that guys I will give acer an email asking them, how stupid is it that you dont get disc's anymore.
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02 Oct 2009   #15
Dave76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
yeah thanks for that guys I will give acer an email asking them, how stupid is it that you dont get disc's anymore.
I gave you a link to the Acer website on your thread about getting drivers.

Besides drivers, they should have some information on getting the Vista recovery DVD.

Just looked at the eRecovery file on the Acer site and it's only 15MB, so it's not the Vista recovery file.

They should send you the recovery DVD, I would hope.
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02 Oct 2009   #16
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks Dave, you guys have been such a big help, sorry if i have asked some stupid questions.
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03 Oct 2009   #17
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
Thanks Dave, you guys have been such a big help, sorry if i have asked some stupid questions.
You're welcome.

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask

Let us know if you get the partitions adjusted the way you want them.
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03 Oct 2009   #18
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

yeah, im going to leave that other drive for the moment but thinking about getting a bigger hard drive.A few questions about my partitions.-capture-33.png


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03 Oct 2009   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Very good!! Glad to see that you're making progress! You know where to go if you run into any problems..
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03 Oct 2009   #20
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

thanks Tom,
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