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Windows 7: How Do I restore this Recovery Partition on my Dell

3 Weeks Ago   #1
DonMurray

 
How Do I restore this Recovery Partition on my Dell

This is a picture of my dell recovery partition. its on a spare drive that was cloned.
Also a picture of the my system details. F8 did not allow me access to this partion. nor did a win 7 pro install disk nor did any of the disk that came with dell computer make it work. Its there and I want to restore but I dont get how. Can I make a DVD from this recovery partition that I can use to restore windows and its drivers.. ?? this would be so great to know how to do. ! Thank YOu !




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3 Weeks Ago   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Don,

pretty sure its because
a) its a clone
b) Its not normally on C but a hidden drive letter - known by the F8 option, its looking in the wrong place

From your other post - Id opt for a clean install, bonus no bloatware.
When installed and updated then create an Image NOT a clone
(most her use Macrium Free)

Roy
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm confused??? If your booting to this drive (whether it's cloned or not) you should be able to access the recovery through F8 or startup options and recover that drive. If this is plugged as an external drive you can't recover the boot drive from it.

Bill
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bill,

The Built in Dell recovery option is looking for a specific drive letter certainly NOT C
Its also usually hidden but accessable via disk management
Must admit its an odd setup

Roy
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

On all the laptops I have here the recovery partition is D:\ don't know about a desktop but should be the same and I agree certainly not C:\. The way I read the Op the recovery is on an external drive. Recovery usually only looks to the boot drive for the partition.

Bill
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I've always found Dell laptop recovery partitions to be not allocated a drive letter, Indeed most of them I've setup over the years have used D: for the optical drive

What you could try is to remove the letter assignment and reboot and then the F8 - if still not working use some disk utility (Partition Wizard?) to set the drive active and reboot althogh some later dells did go for a two partition strategy, small boot partition near front of drive and larger actual partition at the end - in this case you need the small partition active
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
DonMurray

 
Who posted this ?

Why am I seeing this ? Who posted this ? and why is it only showing up in my chrome browser and not in firefox ?
And does this have anything to do with chrome and its tracking abilities. ?


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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

It's simply an ad inserted by google that helps to pay for the free access for members here - it only shows when you are not logged in
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There should be a file called factory.wim in the Recovery drive. Probabaly inside the "dell" folder.

It can be applied using WinNtSetup or any tool that can handle .wim files.

WinNtSetup is in my boot media under start menu\programs\install

My boot media:

17514x64v5.iso
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Normally you can launch the Factory recover and make the Recovery disk from BIOS.
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