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Windows 7: will this work? Bootable reinstall partion??

23 Jan 2010   #1
madtownidiot

 
will this work? Bootable reinstall partion??

I was wondering if anyone has tried this. If I copied the files from the windows 7 install disk and a separate file containing drivers and application installers to an empty partition in my HDD then reinstalled windows to my system partition would my computer recognize the other partition as bootable and give me the option to reinstall windows at post should my system crash.


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23 Jan 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

No. The way to do this is to store a Win7 Backup Image in a primary formatted partition and externally. Then you can reimage the HD from the booted Win7 DVD Repair console in 15 minutes without the need to reinstall.
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23 Jan 2010   #3
madtownidiot

 

thanks... the reason I asked is because DVDs have a way of coming up missing when I really need them. and my method for dealing with spyware and viruses on my own computers is to wipe the HDD and reinstall windows whenever things start to slow down. It would be nice to be able to speed up the process a little.
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23 Jan 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

There isn't any reason to reinstall now with drive imaging built into Win7. Just save a baseline image after install.

I always back up my disks to downloads file.
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23 Jan 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There isn't any reason to reinstall now with drive imaging built into Win7. Just save a baseline image after install.

I always back up my disks to downloads file.
very good point.. still getting used to it. I never bothered with vista except when I had no choice. Takes a little getting used to after 7 years of xp
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