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Windows 7: Gateway Recovery on other partition

15 Dec 2010   #1

7 64 bit Home Premium
Gateway Recovery on other partition

I thought I would be smart this time and ask first.

I have 7 on one partition and want to start over on another but I don't want to get rid
of the first one.

1. Do I have enough room on the empty side to do the Gateway Recovery thing and

2. When I go to install, will it give me the option to install on the empty one
or will it start installing over the 7?

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16 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Hello Sablegsd,

Your post is not very clear. What empty side and why do you want to do a recovery when windows is already installed? Secondly, the recovery will simply erase everything on C: partition and install factory shipped files, if you mean whether you can choose the partition to do the recovery to, no you cant.
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16 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


You can try booting your Recovery Disks or running the Recovery Partition to see if it will allow you to select D but I doubt it will work.

You'll need a second license anyway to run two installs even on the same machine.

I would find a Win7 installer, boot it to Custom install to D without the factory bloatware, a much cleaner. Clean Install Windows 7

Some tips on getting a perfect install: re-install windows 7
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