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Windows 7: installing x64pro after formatting the 100 mb partition

29 Nov 2009   #11
manamana

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to clear things up, i don't plan to delete the 15Gb recovery partition, i think (although i'm not sure) it contains the data needed to reset back to factory settings, i might need them, so i'd like to keep it for warranty and stuff.


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29 Nov 2009   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manamana View Post
to clear things up, i don't plan to delete the 15Gb recovery partition, i think (although i'm not sure) it contains the data needed to reset back to factory settings, i might need them, so i'd like to keep it for warranty and stuff.
Be aware that most recov partitions become disabled when a new OS is installed.

Therefore their value is to generate the recovery disks if possible, then delete and recover the prime disk space.

If it will not generate working recov disks, contact manufacturer to ask how exactly it works and whether it will work with a new install. When I did this recently, Acer offered to send me free recov disks since I called within 90 days of purchase. So I was free to delete their EISA partition.
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30 Nov 2009   #13
manamana

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By disabled you mean it is disabled such that it cannot even be booted from or you mean that it cannot be used by the recovery program my manufacturer provides in the windows environment?
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30 Nov 2009   #14
gregrocker

 

The way to know if it will boot independently is to look for the F-key to trigger (mark active) it and see if it boots on its own. Most I have seen will not function at all when you install a new OS, however you can ask your manufacturer if you want to be sure.

Does it produce Recovery Disks? Because if it does then you have already exported it to back up and don't need it any longer anyway so consider recovering that prime HD space for new Win7 installation?
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