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Windows 7: Recovery Partition - Create

17 Feb 2011   #50
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
As an experiment, I just tried it, I got "bootsec is not recognised as a valid command"
It mat not be needed but it does exist
From the Easybcd "Power Console" /command line type
>bootsect /help
with a t.

In normal Windows 7 usage I think "bootrec" has effectively replaced it as an all in one boot fix tool.


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18 Feb 2011   #51
lrod8

W7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
As an experiment, I just tried it, I got "bootsec is not recognised as a valid command"
severedsolo, i apologize, the command is bootsect not bootsec, my fault, here it is again:

Z:
cd /boot
bootsect /nt60 Z:

once you restart it shows on the boot menu as a if it was a second OS, mine showed as Windows 7 [EMS Enabled], i followed the toutorial to change the name of the second OS and renamed it RECOVERY and change the time for the default OS as well. then i selected the RECOVERY and setup started as if it was from a CD.

SIW2 - it is there and it does work. i wouldnt have suggested it if i didnt know it worked

now, if anybody figures out how to add your own "bloatware" to that recovery partition and intall from there, please let me know!!!!
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05 Apr 2011   #52
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
no problem, im thinking of doing a similar one explaining how to get rid of the old Vista recovery Partition and linking to this tutorial to explain how to replace it with a Win 7 one, would anyone be interested in that?
Yes I would love to do that mate
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05 Apr 2011   #53
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
no problem, im thinking of doing a similar one explaining how to get rid of the old Vista recovery Partition and linking to this tutorial to explain how to replace it with a Win 7 one, would anyone be interested in that?
Yes I would love to do that mate
I will add it in Its gonna be a while though, am currently working on a major rewrite, Lrod88 has shown me how to incorporate your own bloatware into the partition, so I'll bundle that all together in one update.
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06 Apr 2011   #54
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

No problem mate it will be worth the wait
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25 Apr 2011   #55
JeremyAlexander

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 
Thank You

Thank You this worked Great for me and Faster than a dvd to load!!
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14 Sep 2011   #56
schnp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Excellent tutorial. I had no idea it would only take ten minutes.

I booted the recovery partition to test it and my mouse and keyboard aren't recognized. Any ideas about why this would happen and how I can fix it?
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14 Sep 2011   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Schnp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How are your mouse and keyboard connected to your computer? For example: USB or ps2.

I'm assuming USB since that's the most common these days. If so, boot into your BIOS and double check through all of your BIOS settings to make sure that you have any "USB at boot", "Legacy USB", "USB Mouse/keyboard at boot" type setting enabled.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Sep 2011   #58
schnp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They're wirelessly connected to a receiver which is connected via USB, of course. My BIOS aren't the standard ones, they're ASUS' custom BIOS so I sometimes struggle finding the comparable options. However, I did find "Legacy USB" and another USB-related option, which are both enabled. Other ideas? I'm not sure if there's a way to boot into the BIOS that are usually stock on PCs.
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14 Sep 2011   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have it connected to a USB port on the back of the computer on the motherboard itself, and not to come USB hub or front case USB port?
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