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Windows 7: Win7 installation boots into recovery partition?!

09 Nov 2009   #11
BSkiLLs

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lazume View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BSkiLLs View Post
Why did you do it this way ?? to actually kinda make your own win7 recovery partition ??

plus was this a fresh FULL clean install or an upgrade ??

Just wondering as im dealing with something like this at the moment and trying to come up with some idea's for something to work for what i need / trying to do.
Originally I had 2 partitions, one for Vista, and one recovery.

Then I shrank C so that I can have a new partition to install Win 7.

Then after the Win 7 installation it boots into the recovery partition resulting in a loop that I can break...
You happen to be using an HP or compaq im guessing as well ??

im trying to figure a few things and idea's / ways out to get a recovery for win7 upgrade after fresh upgrade install. that's why im asking. Plus trying to maybe help you as well if i can.

Sorry not trying to jack your topic. Just wondering and trying to come up with some idea's.

See this is what im doing:

https://www.sevenforums.com/performan...em-errors.html

you also might be interested as well doing something like this. or using this program im looking at here to do maybe your partition for you with the win7 on it and then already had it with a back up for it as well maybe. That way you can also always fall back on it as well.

Plus would probably stop it from going and booting in the wrong drive and only the one you want it to boot from.


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09 Nov 2009   #12
Lazume

Windows 7
 
 

I think the OEM recovery partition is the culprit. Ideally should I have the partition deleted prior to installing Windows 7?

If so, can someone tell me how to delete pre-installed OEM recovery partition without causing boot-up problems?
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09 Nov 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

Any recovery partition should be deleted prior to installing Windows 7, as they become disabled with the new OS anyway. Make your Vista recovery disks first, or wait til you would need them again and order from manufacturer.

Now, you need to download and burn to disk Partition Wizard: http://www.partitionwizard.com/

Boot into PW, right click on the recov partition and delete it. Then right click on the Vista partition and Move/Resize it by dragging the left wall slider over to encompass all of the deleted 1st partition space. Complete these operations.

Now boot into Win7 installer Repair console and run Startup Repair three times as there are multiple issues.

And when you are ready to get rid of Vista, just do these same steps to delete Vista while marking Win7 active and moving it over onto deleted Vista, then having Startup Repair run 3 times to rebuild the boot.
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10 Nov 2009   #14
Lazume

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Boot into PW, right click on the recov partition and delete it. Then right click on the Vista partition and Move/Resize it by dragging the left wall slider over to encompass all of the deleted 1st partition space. Complete these operations.
I can't complete the operations because PW says it's in use. I followed PW's suggestion to reboot but it still can't delete the partition. I think I need to disable protection but don't know how. Thanks!
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10 Nov 2009   #15
BSkiLLs

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Any recovery partition should be deleted prior to installing Windows 7, as they become disabled with the new OS anyway. \.

No they do not. You can still use them just fine.

Done it before this on other OS's like xp and systems and just did it again now with 4 of my HP's. Upgraded to win7 and everything works fine. recovery partition is still there and works. i just reformatted back to vista using both of them and then back to win7 upgrade as well.
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10 Nov 2009   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BSkiLLs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Any recovery partition should be deleted prior to installing Windows 7, as they become disabled with the new OS anyway. \.

No they do not. You can still use them just fine.

Done it before this on other OS's like xp and systems and just did it again now with 4 of my HP's. Upgraded to win7 and everything works fine. recovery partition is still there and works. i just reformatted back to vista using both of them and then back to win7 upgrade as well.
Is that true?
Not able to install windows 7 64-bit
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10 Nov 2009   #17
Lazume

Windows 7
 
 

This sounds exactly like my problem because I have a gateway also. Is there another way besides wiping the hard drive? A previous poster suggested deleting the recovery partition using Partition Wizard, but I couldn't get the operations completed because the recovery partition is protected.

Plus, I would like to keep the vista partition for now... thanks.
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10 Nov 2009   #18
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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10 Nov 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BSkiLLs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Any recovery partition should be deleted prior to installing Windows 7, as they become disabled with the new OS anyway. \.

No they do not. You can still use them just fine.

Done it before this on other OS's like xp and systems and just did it again now with 4 of my HP's. Upgraded to win7 and everything works fine. recovery partition is still there and works. i just reformatted back to vista using both of them and then back to win7 upgrade as well.
Is that true?
Not able to install windows 7 64-bit
First I've heard of it. Maybe a reason to keep recov partition for awhile for quicker rollback to Vista just in case. But making recov disks accomplishes the same thing. And Vista doesn't need to be on it to do a reinstall of Win7 upgrade.

The problem with OP here is that the Recov partition is sitting on his HDD's boot sector and acting like a system drive, even booting into the recov. Solution seems to be to force delete it using Diskpart or EISA locked partition override commands given, then use PW to extend Vista into that space, run Win7 Startup repair 3 times to rewrite MBR.
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10 Nov 2009   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lazume View Post
This sounds exactly like my problem because I have a gateway also. Is there another way besides wiping the hard drive? A previous poster suggested deleting the recovery partition using Partition Wizard, but I couldn't get the operations completed because the recovery partition is protected.

Plus, I would like to keep the vista partition for now... thanks.
You are correct that the problem is that your Recov partition is sitting on the HDD boot sector and needs to be force deleted to extend Vista onto that space. You can use the Diskpart commands given above by Jonathan, and if this fails use special override Diskpart commands given here:

Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista My Digital Life
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