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Windows 7: Win7 installation boots into recovery partition?!

11 Nov 2009   #31

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP

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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?
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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.
Yup exactly on both parts. For the backup if he is imaging it and it being on the same boot sector.

Also with the vista expo.

Yeah it stays there and doesn't mess with the recov drive at all. unless you do it yourself and wipe it out first but.. it will always been there. the upgrade doesn't effect it at all. so you can roll back to vista as said. plus yes can also use or create the recovery disc's as well. it normally asks you during first start up right after to go ahead and burn them. plus there is a program in the program menu to also do it later if needed.

I mentioned to him i think it was in a reply email about maybe doing it with an image software as like im going to do right after the clean upgrade install. that way the programs i advised him with and delete all on a partition he created and/or also wipe out the partition or create one if he wanted to.

NOTE: If he uses one he will also have to back up / image the recovery drive as well along with his C drive or once he restore whether its by a bootable disc or just the recovery file the program creates it will then wipe out the recovery drive if he doesn't back it up on that same backup image.

Im actually doing it where it doesn't do that though, and im only backinup the C and restoring the C if needed so im like back at a fresh clean upgrade install. (with the factory recov partition there as well still)

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