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Windows 7: Question about system Recovery Disk

02 Feb 2010   #21
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Hi nate42nd. Thanks for your reply.

Yes I mean factory partition. Toshiba uses it to store the System Recovery Otions, and if I'm not mistaken it contains also the Operating system files in case you want to re-install.

How can I avoid deleting this when trying to restore with Win7 Image built-in functionality?

Thanks.

TrDo.
Simply include it with the image and it should work fine. You can exclude it, but it's not going to take much room to simply include all partitions if you only have 3 or 4. You probably have the 200MB "system" partition, the "C" and the factory. I would just include all of them....this way when you restore.....you can just check the "configure to when the image was made" box they have. (can't remember the name of the box...but here's a video I made a while back you can watch if you care to)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvtSKZfSAdQ

At 2:15 in this video I show the box you can check. It the "Format and re-partition disk" box. This way it will match the layout of the image.

I also have one on how to make an image if you want to watch that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d9lS1wbsPg


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02 Feb 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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At the moment, on my desktop-with Vista HP- I have 2 Seagate drives, and as such I use the free Seagate Disc Wizard which is a 'cut' version of Acronis. Very reliable and easy to use. The issue is that you need to have a Seagate HDD to use it.

The Seagate wizard is what they inherited from Maxtor when they bought Maxtor a couple of years ago. It is the old Maxtor manager from the Maxtor One Touch disks. That would be an option for a laptop. My wife is using it with her laptop and loves it. After I set it up, she literally only has to touch one button on the disk and off it goes. Whether that works with 64bit though, I am not sure. I never tried that. I see, however, no reason that it should not because all it does is copy a bit by bit image off the system disk and rewrites it accordingly upon recovery.
On your other question regarding the recovery partition there is no need to worry. if you do not touch it, the imaging programs won't. Those programs are dumb bit copiers and they write the images to wherever you tell them - and that should always be the originating partition. It is a little trickier of you swap the harddrive. But that's another story.
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