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Windows 7: setting up a computer with a recovery partition

14 Jan 2011   #1
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
setting up a computer with a recovery partition

I read somewhere a while back that it's possible to set up a hard drive to install windows very quickly on the first startup by extracting all the files from the install DVD using poweriso or something similar. Can anyone confirm this? If true, is it possible to set up a computer to do this on demand by extracting the files to a relatively small partition in order to reinstall windows without having the DVD, and how would I go about doing this? I want to give my older computer to my brother.. but he's extremely prone to messing computers up and I'm getting tired of reinstalling windows for him.


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14 Jan 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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14 Jan 2011   #3
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Excellent.. this is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
I'm going to see if I can get it to work and I'll be back with the results
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14 Jan 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back with an update.
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15 Jan 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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