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Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

Q: Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

Lenvo Community So I moved over to the dartk side and have installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo T430. So far so good but what happens to the Lenovo Recovery partition which remains on the computer. DO I still have access to it in the event something happens to WIndows 10 or should I remove the partition. I have OEM recovery disks so I can always return to WIndows 7 (or so I think) Jeff

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

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Lenovo E430 BJ9 win 7 64 bit professional sp1
i recover my notebook to factory setting.
after that tried to windows update, but it stuck at checking for updates screen.
i'm using Eset Smart Security 9, have tried to disable firewall & protection while windows update, but still it just stuck at checking for updates.

i have run SURT(CBS.zip) & SFC Scan(sfc.txt).
i tried to read the cbs log but cannot understand the error. pls help.


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My laptop came with Preinstalled Windows8(64bit). i recently upgraded to Windows8.1 through Windows-Store. i want to RESET my PC but it will bring Win-8 back, So how can i Update PBR Recovery Partition with new Win-8.1 ?  PBR partition contain "Install.wim" windows image file of Win8 of course, i want to update with Win8.1Both REFESH & RESET will bring back Windows 8. 

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Hi All,
Just started a new job where I am required to do quite a lot of IT related work. I have been wondering if there is a quick way of installing Win 7 with all necessary updates onto Lenovo work-station (which has recovery partition), should a situation occur where the PC need to be re-set to factory settings. I have a feeling that an image after clean install and downloading all updates would be handy, however there are few technicalities that I have problems with:

1. Where should I save the image of the OS? (should I create a separate partition where the image would be placed, since the recovery partition isn't probably big enough to save into, and I could have problems accessing it)

2 Would there be another, simpler/quicker way of installing fresh OS with all necessary updates (+SP1) onto the machine without deleting/accessing/modifying recovery partition?

I spent quite a lot of time re-setting few machines, since the broadband is pretty bad in my work-place, and downloading all updates, and SP! took a lot of time.

Please note that I do not want to use USB sticks, or disks. The hard drive would be the optimal choice for me here.

Any help with the above would be much appreciated.

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

A:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

Will you only be managing one PC for this issue or do you have a network of computers that could possibly need to be reimaged?

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi there I am wondering how do I get get the system recovery back? I have accidently deleted the partition and now I dont know how to get it back or re-install it again? Any way of doing this? There wasnt any recovery disks came with my Lenovo only the drivers disk which I still got. Please can any one help me please? Thanks in advance for any advice....

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and my C drive (windows drive) corrupted yesterday. I cannot get to Lenovo Recovery to restore my C drive because the C drive was totally corrupted. I use linux bootable usb to try to access my hard drive, the C drive was corrupted, no data can be read, but the Recovery Partition (Q:\) was fine. I try to re-install my Thinkpad using the same OS (Windows 7 Pro-64 Bit) using the product key inside the battery slot to see if my hard drive fails or not, but the Windows that I reinstalled was fine until now. The Recovery Partition was still there, with different Letter path (changed to D:\) and whatever inside the recovery partition was hidden but the partition was 10GB used, so I think what inside the partition was hidden. My question is:1. Can I use my Recovery Partition again to factory reset my Thinkpad?2. Can I use the Recovery Partition with the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery apps that I download from Lenovo Website? Thank you, I still need My Thinkpad X220 eventhough I already have newer Lenovo laptop. Your help is much appreciate.

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i think hp / compaq should create a software update utitlity that would allow a consumer user to update their recovery partition, so that if they had to perform system recovery they wouldn't erase let's say an OS - Operating System upgrade.  ex: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, I'd like to upgrade to HP/Compaq Windows 7 Home Premium.  In other words the recovery partition wouldn't revert to factory installed OS but rather to the OS upgrade.


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A:Update Recovery Partition

More than likely, that violates the licensing agreement with Microsoft. At least, I imagine it would. You are talking about two separate copies of separate operating system software. 

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

A:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .



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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

A:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Professional and I need to somehow use system recover to sort out the multiple problems. The OS was installed when it was new and no WIndows OS DVD's were issued with the laptop.  The WIndows install is 100% legit. The problem is only the failure of Lenovo to give customers the OS DVD's with the new laptop. The Lenovo warranty period has expired and their help/support is less than useless.
The recovery method in the Lenovo instructions does not work! I press the Novo key and F11 and get to the start of the recovery process where I select language and then when I click Next, the process stops with an alert saying I need to log in - see system administrator.
So I am unable to use the built in Recovery method.
I read there are several other methods of recovery and two of them I have explored:
1. Mircosoft website has a software-recovery section where I can enter my Product ID/Key and language and download an ISO for burning to be used as an install disk for fresh WIndow 7 Professional install.  The required 25 character Windows Key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) which I obtained using a registration key app but is not accepted by Microsoft so I cannot proceed to download an ISO. I believe the Key is correct as it matches what I recorded one year ago and is same using two different Key recovery apps.
2. The Lenovo website gave instructions for burning DVD's to be used for restoring the laptop to as released from factory s... Read more

A:about Recovery Partition/Recovery methods - Windows 7

The site that you inputted your key does not accept OEM keys. Right click Computer > Properties. At the bottom of the page you will see your PID. If it has OEM in the PID then you cannot download an iso from Microsoft's site. You can input your key into the Ultimate PID checker and it will tell you the key is Valid.
If you created DVD's using lenovo's utility then you should not need to enter any key. It will be pre-activated.
When it asks you to login does it have a user and password box? Can you post a screen shot of the window?

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Hi guys: My problem was started by crashing my windows 10 soon after Logging windows password.?First of all  I tried Recovering by F11 method. But an error showed up saying Your device needs to repaired and not connected kr cant be acessed (Code: 0xc000000f).?Then i tried Repairing windows from bootable windows 10 USB but again it failed too (Error was startup repair cant repiar your system).?After trying this when i pulled my usb out,  i was not able to start my windows because on startup ,before windows 10 logo ,every time an error showed up saying (No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key)?So i thought i could help my self by formatting c: drive and installing new windows from usb. But again i failed , error saying (your partition is of GTP type) after formatting c:?So To get rid of (no bootable device) error on stratup i thought i can get rid of it by formatting MBR partition and another very first partition labelling System. Both of them were 26OMB and 128MB respectively.But nothing happened after formatting both of them too.  I forgot to tell that apart from builtin windows 10... i had installed windows 7 too in my system long before all this story.when everything was Alright.?At this moment following Partitions are on my Hard drive.?Partition 1:  260 MB , Typeystem , Name: MBR, ( Currently formatted by me, mentioned above)Partition 2:  120MB, Typeystem, Name: (I dont remember lable , but i formatted i... Read more


Yes. Send a picture of the partition layout. I fear you have created quite a mess here and I wonder if maybe there is a problem with the hard drive. Have you run an F2 diagnostic scan on the hard drive? 

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partition is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GPT drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

A:how to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 gpt partition with UEFI

Hi there, Aladil           -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
You can't install to a GPT drive because you are booting in legacy mode. You'll have to boot in UEFI mode.
If you want to install in legacy mode you'll need to convert the drive to MBR - or at least clean it so the installer can partition it MBR-style.  Boot the install media, hit SHIFT+F10 to get a command prompt window, and run DISKPART:  list disk, select disk, clean, exit, exit.  Then let the installation continue.
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partion is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GTP drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

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I would like to install windows XP on the 44GB partition I made, and have a dual boot system.
But I am having trouble installing Windows XP (pro w/ SP3 and net framework 3.0, and my sata driver slipstreamed)

At first, I just got a blue screen after the disk attempted loading files. Then, I slipstreamed the SATA driver for XP for the EDGE 15 onto the XP installation Disk (There were three .inf files in the driver folder, I only slipstreamed the first one, and copied the driver folder into the image folder, following this guide: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD).

This seemed to get me past the problem. I was able to format the 44GB partition the disk began installing. Then the computer restarted to finish the installation.
However, during the XP installation, I got a hang up at 33mins. After repeated tries, I get this hang up every time.

I tried disabling as many unnecessary devices in the Bios as I could, but I still get the same hang up.

I tried to find the problem by opening the command prompt and typing setupapi.log (in D:\Windows (the 44GB partition)
However, the last entry in the log was "completed successfully". (The guide I followed using "setupapi.log" was for the 34 min hang up. Since mine is 33min maybe its a completely different problem).

Should I try to slipstream all the drivers onto XP installation disk? (there appear to be over 100 drivers on the Lenovo support page for the thinkpad edge 15)

Any ... Read more

A:Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15

You really only want the text file for the SATA controller driver, in order to overcome the bluescreen to display the HD partitions for install. Adding other drivers can actually create complications that cause install to fail while installing these drivers, which can be done from the desktop after install anyway.

Have you tried installing your XP programs in Win7 Compatibility Mode,
or virtualizing XP from within Win7 using XP Mode in Ultimate/Pro or freeware like Virtual Box, VMWare, or Virtual Player? These are easier than wrestling with an XPired OS.

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Lenovo yoga 2 11 I amplanning to install recovery media that i bought fromlenovo oem for my laptop's factory windows install but the laptop is saying that everything is done on the install but it wont get pass "process recovery file(mops.dat)... the product recovery window when it is booted from usb in uefi mode or legacy support both those will boot the recovery usb oemwindows and begin the install on it but when it reaches process recovery file(mops.dat) a new message comes up during its progress, when it is almost 99% done it displays "product recovery"it says "Error when recovering click yes to try again. Click no to exit installation. I have tried Yes when it does so it sits on the screen that shows the install progress but if i select no it will restart. It then says loading files after it says lenovo and has a few windows cmd windows that are running it tries to finish then it stops and restarts and keeps doing that untill either box it wont pass or it it is standing on a blank screen. I have tried different combinations andthe os optimize defaults in the bios settings but i havent gotten any luck getting it pass the product recovery error, I can still boot usb for the oem recovery install wichis windows 8.1 which i bought from lenovo it will still boot fromusb in legacy support or it will still allow it to boot in uefi from bios boot menu, and i can still change bios settings but i cannot get to desktop or runfolder my computer folders like my computer or homescreen.&... Read more

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Lenovo yoga 2 11 I amplanning to install recovery media that i bought fromlenovo oem for my laptop's factory windows install but the laptop is saying that everything is done on the install but it wont get pass "process recovery file(mops.dat)... the product recovery window when it is booted from usb in uefi mode or legacy support both those will boot the recovery usb oemwindows and begin the install on it but when it reaches process recovery file(mops.dat) a new message comes up during its progress, when it is almost 99% done it displays "product recovery"it says "Error when recovering click yes to try again. Click no to exit installation. I have tried Yes when it does so it sits on the screen that shows the install progress but if i select no it will restart. It then says loading files after it says lenovo and has a few windows cmd windows that are running it tries to finish then it stops and restarts and keeps doing that untill either box it wont pass or it it is standing on a blank screen. I have tried different combinations andthe os optimize defaults in the bios settings but i havent gotten any luck getting it pass the product recovery error, I can still boot usb for the oem recovery install wichis windows 8.1 which i bought from lenovo it will still boot fromusb in legacy support or it will still allow it to boot in uefi from bios boot menu, and i can still change bios settings but i cannot get to desktop or runfolder my computer folders like my computer or homescreen.&... Read more

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Hi ExpertsI have Lenovo H30 series desktop (2 years old) running Windows 8.1.  OS would not properly load. I bought recovery media (USB) from Lenovo. I was able to recover the OS but hard disk was still giving problem, so I decided to replace the hard drive. I replaced original 500G HDD with a 1TB HDD. But the installation was using a language other than English (possibly french). I called the lenovo support and they told me to use 500G HDD. Did not make any sense but I went ahead and put a 500G HDD. Same problem (not a surprise). At the begining of install, I did pick US(English) as the language for installation, so not sure why it is using another language. Is there a way to change the installation language?

A:Lenovo H30 Windows 8.1: How to change Recovery Med...

Hi Zaigham , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Was the machine originally purchased with a different language?
Would you have the machine number (check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential).
Orders for Recovery media depends on this machine number.
Just the same , you may call back technical support and inform them that you may have received a recovery media with a different language from the expected English .
Related article  Using The Recovery Disc Set - Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 ( Windows 8.1 - Using the Recovery Disc Set In Other Languages - download instructions) that may also help.
Update us how it goes. 

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition on C: for windows 8 pro 64 bit? if it CAN be done then how would one go about doing it? Have 500gb hdd so plenty of space.

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Hi all,I have a Lenovo E560 that came pre-installed with windows 7 (GPT partition). GPT limits my encryption options and so I want to re-Install windows 7 and use MBR partition..I created Recovery media to 4 CD's.As per link below this describes how I should recover OS with MBR. https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/documents/win8-dwgrd  ie: Boot to Rescue and recovery CD, choose factory restore , select partition style GPT or MBR.My problem is that when I boot to rescue and recovery via CD I am never given an option to Choose partition style ? Is there an updated Rescue and recovery CD that I need to create that does give me this option ? Thx,R

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Just wondering... I will be upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista and would like to know if it will automatically create it's own recovery partition and replace the one for Vista? My Compaq came pre-installed with a separate recovery partition for Vista. I was wondering, if I need to do a re-installation of Windows 7 in the future at some point, how would I go about it with just the Windows 7 upgrade disk...

A:Windows 7 recovery partition..

Hu zzuebe2, welcome to the forums.

The recovery partition you have & the partition the Se7en sets up are sompletely different.

The Vista recovery is a complete backup of your OS so if you need to you can 'return to factory' settings. This is normally done by selecting a 3rd party 'System Restore' from the Start Menu or during the POST bootup.

The 'recovery' partition for Se7en is in case you need to run a repair install which only (mainly) replaces/reinstalls important operating/system files to the same state as when you first installed.

Installing Se7en over your vista partition will leave the second partition as a (quite frankly) useless drive and still setup a 100MB recovery partition . If you wish to still use the 3rd party 'System Restore' you will need to upgrade from Vista to Se7en do doubt about it. This will, however, completely wipe all data from the drive & set it back to how you first opened the box.

Hope that answers you question


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Hey all, I have a question about making a recovery partition. I've got a Dell that came with W7 and has since gotten a clean install of 8. However, the recovery partition is from W7 and I'm assuming it has all the crap Dell preloaded on it. Is there a way I can make a new recovery partition or install 8 over the existing one?


A:Windows 8.1 recovery partition

As far as I've been able to determine the Factory Restore/Recovery partition is created during the build of the computer. The HDDs are usually clones from a master setup for a particular model and the procedure to restore from that partition relies on more than just having the software on that partition to get the restore started. I've not come across any software that can do the same for individuals wishing to create the same procedure. Same for the program that is created or modified to allow making the CDs or DVDs for the Factory Restore. In practical terms, changing to an OS that didn't come with the machine pretty much creates a Custom computer of it.

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Hello. My Laptop was pre-installed with windows 7 Home Premium on C:
Some months ago, I have it installed with windows 8.1 on C:, and 7 Ultimate on B: (lol yes B).
I found out that the 7 Ultimate isn't legit, and also found out that I actually has Recovery Partition. so I want to recover the win 7 Home Premium, but to overwrite B: partition.
Can this actually be done?

My laptop is Asus G53JW btw. Thanks in advance.

A:Recovery Windows to Another Partition

No, the recovery process will write to C:

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Hi all,

My laptop hard disc drive was failing and so whilst under warranty it was sent away to be replaced. I have it back now but in 'My Computer' the recovery partition is not visible, only the main C: drive.

However, when I open disc management there are two recovery partitions listed (one ~27 GB and one ~1 GB) along with an OEM partition and an EFI system partition. My concern is I don't have the option to assign any of these drives a letter to make them visible in My Computer, should I be worried or is this common place?

A:Recovery Partition - Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop. When I bought it and fired it up for the first time I was given the options to choose my partition size or none at all. I choose none at all which give me exactly what you have. I still have my recovery partition it's just hidden. This may what have happened when it was setup with the new HDD. Now I have created a partition and I'm dual booting windows 7/8.1 and have a C and D drive along with the hidden system recovery partition.

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I'm upgrading a Compaq Presario running XP that has a recovery partition installed by the manufacturer. It's my understanding that the recovery partition will be useless after the upgrade. Should the drive be reformatted and the partition deleted?

A:Windows XP Recovery Partition

If you want XP do not delete the recovery partition.

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 I have a 256 SSD a larger HDD.  Just bought this P50 and stupidly decided to use the Lenovo USB Recovery to get Windows 10 Pro on board.  Got halfway through the process and got a "Recovery Failed" notice.  I think it wiped both my hard drives in the process.  I can get to the F1 screen and the F12 screen, but that's it.   I had followed the Lenovo literature to make OS Optimized Defualts set to "enabled" and then went through the process. Now I'm not sure what I can do.

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Hello, i have a problem that Lenovo apps such as Cyberlink..etc removed after recovery in my Windows 10 is there anyway to return them. Note: even if i opened properites on my computer " Lenovo" Sign disappered

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So my dad wanted to upgrade his windows Vista gateway computer at work to windows 8 because my brother had what we thought was a Windows 8 install disc. There were three discs, Lenovo Windows 8 recovery media disc 1, 2, and Windows 8 pro operating system recovery disc. I backed up all the documents and pics and things I thought he might need and put in the first recovery media disc, turned off the computer, told the boot to use that disc, and let it do it's thing until it said to put in Windows 8 Pro operating system recovery disc. It said recovery failed. It didn't seem like it was going to do anything so I hit cancel, and now I can't boot the pc at all. Everytime I try to do something, it goes to a black screen with some copyright stuff on it, and DHCP spins for a bit, and it says Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. Was using the recovery discs a bad idea because it seemed to have started erasing things and then failed part way through. Can I even get back to Vista by doing like loading an old system restore point?

Update: I tried putting in the Windows 8 recovery discs again and got no recognition at all, the same with the Windows 98 disc I found (I know). So I revealed the issue to my dad and he said that since our computer is 6 years old, he had been looking online and found a $200 refurbished computer. We decided to get a new computer, basically.

A:Used Lenovo windows 8 recovery disc to try and install Windows 8. Can't boot pc now

I'm surprised that the Lenovo Recovery didn't notice the incorrect hardware and quit immediately. But since it apparently did wipe something out before failing you will probably have to use the proper Vista recovery DVDs (assuming you have them or can still buy them from Gateway) to get going again.

If Windows 8.1 is wanted you can probably still buy a Installation DVD. Has any check been made to assure that the PC will run Windows 8 or 8.1?

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I have my netbook dual-boot WinXP and Windows 7. (I used EasyBCD for the dual-boot setup.)

In booting into Win7, I used to have the option of the "repair your computer", which brought one several useful tools, if there is problem booting.

Of course, the exact same tools are on the Win7 setup DVD, which I have. However, with a netbook, I don't always have the USB DVD drive with me, or the DVD, and that recovery stuff boots up much faster from the HDD partition, than from the DVD. So I think it is good to have. (Not at all like the notebook manufacturers recovery partitions. I wouldn't want to use those at all, wiping out all my data.)

Recently I upgraded to a larger HDD. I used Acronis to clone my old HDD (at that time in the notebook) to the new HDD (attached via USB enclosure). (It was an older Acronis version, long predating Win7. I don't know if I would have had better results with a new version.)

Well, at first I could not boot at all, with the new HDD installed. I was able to fix that though. (I forget the details of it at the moment.)

Also, my drive letters (I have four partitions-drives) were messed up, so somehow the Acronis cloning did not keep that information, and I had to fix that in both XP and 7, with Disk Management.

For the most part though, my partitions were all intact in the new drive. Being a larger HDD, I increased the size of a couple, in the Acronis interface.

I realize now though, that I do not have the recovery boot-up option any mor... Read more

A:Recover Windows 7 Recovery Partition?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Screen Shots

If you cloned the HD over then the Recovery Partition should be intact, although whether it will still run from the hotkey at boot is questionable. What is your make and model so we can advise you on trying to boot Recovery?

If Repair console is on the HD it is the 100mb System Reserved partition placing it on the F8 Advanced Boot tools menu. What options do you have on that menu now? Does Repair load if there?

Since you have the DVD to use the preferred method of reinstall, you probably don't really need the Recovery Partition anyway, so may want to recover its space if it doesn't cue up to run from boot. You can always order Recovery Disks from your tech support if you didn't make them when Recovery was still working from All Programs.

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I have upgraded to Windows 10 and plan to stay there.  My HP recovery disk uses 12.5 GB. 1 - What use will this partition be after 30 days from my Windows 10 install.  (not going back to windows 7.2 - Where does Windows 10 install installation files?3 - What happens if the Partition is deleted? Thanks,

A:HP Partition Recovery - windows 10 upgrade

@jvoracle?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I accidently deleted windows bootloader file. I Don't know how this happened but tried to recover my windows by DVD and its works But Now the problem is only Drive C is visible. Is there any way to recover other drives which are not visible now.??
I m attaching some Screenshots with this post..please help me..thanks

A:Lost my HDD partition after windows recovery.

Try downloading and installing Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition (free) along with the ISO for standalone bootable CD and burn it to CD.

Then boot to the CD and use its "partition recovery wizard" to see what it makes of your hard drive. If the original partitions can be discovered and recovered, let it do it.

In the future, taking regular periodic "system image" backups to say an external USB 3.0 drive with Macrium Reflect (free) for at least your "boot drives" (i.e. "system reserved" where Boot Manager lives, and C where Windows lives) is the minimum backup protection you should be running.

f course you should also be backing up your irreplaceable data on C and other partitions regularly, so as not to be exposed to ANY type of unexpected disaster.

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I recently purchased a new Dell XPS laptop with SSD. The first thing I did after receiving it was to split the C drive into two using Easeus Partition Manager. Probably due to this, neither Windows nor the Dell Backup & Recovery software detect the recovery partition any more.

When I launch Windows built in recovery creator, it's 'Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive' option is grayed out. If I click next, it would say 'We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing'.
Dell Backup and Recovery says 'Corrupted Environment. Dell Backup and Recovery has not been able to detect the Recovery Partition on this computer. It may be missing or corrupted." (see screenshots below).

One thing I am 100% sure is that the recovery partition is present and is intact. I was able to create a bootable USB using Dell Backup and Recovery (this is different from a full recovery media in the sense that the laptop will boot from USB, and then recover from the recovery partition). Using this USB, I was able to restore the OS properly. Unfortunately, even after this factory restore, Windows doesn't detect the recovery partition.

I did some research on this here and on other forums. Based on that, I am posting what I have done until now hoping that it will be helpful.

1. Output of diskpart

Here, partition 4 and partition 9 both have WinRE.wim. Partition 4 also has Reagent.xml. Both have the GUID same, but offset is different.

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A:Windows Not Detecting OEM Recovery Partition

I would recommend you making the DELL OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
Dell Windows 8 Recovery.
Windows 8 - Recovery Media in 99 Seconds - YouTube
Recovering Windows using the Dell Direct USB Key - YouTube
Dell Direct USB Key Solution - YouTube
Dell Recovery Mode - Making Recovery CD - YouTube
How to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
Manuals | Dell US

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I was replacing the hard drive, when I copied the image back over the new hard drive was split into three partitions. Main, Recovery, and free. The 'Recovery' partition was the 'middle' partition. It was dividing my disk and I could not merge the main partition with the free partition. This effectivly turned my 120 gig SSD into a 60 gig SSD. I tired 'disk managment', I tried 'diskpart'. Nothing worked. I downloaded gparted partition manager and created a boot disk for it. Booting to gparted I was able to delete the recovery partition and.....finally.....merge my free space with the main partition. Gparted was pretty easy to use. However....the drive would not boot afterward. I then booted to the windows 7 disk and used system recovery to 'automatically' fix any issues. Tada! Issue resolved without buying anymore software.

A:Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.

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When I installed my copy of windows 8 using a dvd, It installed a recovery partition during the installation. This partition allowed me to do things such as create a recovery drive, and use startup repair, all without needing to insert an installation disk. For some reason, this recovery partition is no longer working. I can't create a recovery drive without being told to insert installation media, and there are no troubleshooting settings when I launch "advanced startup". I noticed this after I deleted all of the bcd bootloader entries in easybcd, and tried to create a recovery drive. I don't know if deleting those entries could have affected windows but I think it might have something to do with it.

The recovery partition is still there, and the files in it are still there.

A:I have a recovery partition, windows thinks I don't.

May be this will help: Windows 8.1 - Unable to "Copy Recovery Partition" when building Recovery Drive? - KeithMayer.com - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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is it possible to recover to windows 7 from a windows 10 install that has passed its roll back date?
its on a separate partition but windows 10 just starts no f8 option
any ideas?

A:Recovering from recovery partition after windows 10

its on a separate partitionClick to expand...

Can you explain this more clearly?


What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
What version and bit number of Windows 7 did it originally come with?


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Will the Recovery partition still be there after windows 10 RTM gets released? I would like the gateway/acer recovery partition for windows 8.0 be removed on here. I just want to know how to make my own partition of the current system or of windows 10 whenever i want and use that instead of Gateway's I don't want to like upgrade to windows 10 rtm next month and get a virus and have to reinstall windows using reset windows/refresh windows feature. Would it downgrade me to 8.0 again and make me have to go through the stuff of upgrading to 8.1 and than back to 10?

A:Windows 10 Gateway's Recovery Partition?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive I would make a USB recovery drive as described in the link above. To answer your question(s)............... I can only tell you from my experience, that I had trouble loading a backup system image from Windows 10 Technical Preview to restore my previous (up-to-date) Windows 8.1 backup image that I had made in Control Panel>File History.I was using Windows 10 Techinal Preview at a time where it was still pretty buggy....so it's difficult to draw any conclusions from that. In theory, it should have worked fine. But it didn't (for me). To be on the safe side, you should make a Recovery Drive using the link above before you install Windows 10 or Windows 10 Techincal Preview, etc... If you want to also make a backup system image, you can try it.  If it works...it works.  But at least you'll have that USB recovery drive to fall back on if you experience the same as I did. Edit: I was able to eventually get my backup (up-to-date) system image of Windows 8.1 and my current programs and files..etc. restored, but I had to jump through a couple extra hoops to make that happen. Edit2: Microsoft calls it "system image backup"http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore 

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I recently reloaded an old version of Windows 7 Home Premium. My original version (same disk) had issues with updates. When I reloaded the installation disk, I found that I had 2 versions on boot up.

THe original version is running extremely slow........full of many problems

THe new version has a 250 MB partition of the Recovery partition......and is practically full. I constantly need to clean out files.

What is the best way to change this so i can use the newer version and subsequently get updates on this on line?

A:Recovery Partition Full in Windows 7. Need help


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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

A:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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Hi I'm new to the forums hope I'm in the right section :D

I'm here today in hopes someone here could help me.

My problem is as stated in the title I accidentally deleted my recovery partition on my laptop after I switched out my original hard drive to the newer solid state drive. Now to fill you in on the laptop its a UX32VD-DV71 it has 24GB flash memory on-board the motherboard and 500GB HDD, I switched out the 500HDD for a 256SSD.

I used norton ghost to do a complete clone of the drives but after i installed it their was an error so I had to re-install windows, while trying to install windows I found out it had a recovery partition but it was to late and I had deleted the partition with out paying attention to the actual size of the recovery partition. Now I am currently running windows but missing all of the Zenbook features I've tried to install some Asus software but it wouldn't let me showing a message stating it could only be install on Asus products.

If their is any other information you need please let me know.

A:Windows Recovery Partition Deleted...

I would forget about the deleted recovery partition & instead put in place your own system recovery strategy in the form of a "partition image" of the C: drive. You will need a spare hard drive on which to save this partition image, and of course the software to create the image with. I can only recommend the software which I've been using for 3 years to do this - it's rock solid reliable: Active@ Disk Image: Active@ Disk Image. Windows & Servers Backup Software. Win XP, 7, 2003, 2008, Vista

Recovering your system using the manufacturer's Recovery method installs a fresh copy copy of Windows together with (usually) loads of crapware you don't need, plus you have to set up all your preferred Windows settings again and re-install your favourite applications -- no fun.

Recovering your system from your own partition image avoids all that, and it's much quicker. Plus, when your system drive fails (and it will one day) you'll have lost your manufacturer's recovery partition anyway, but your own backup image of the C: partition will still be intact on a different drive.

There are some free utilities for creating a partition image but I can't comment on their reliability as I've never used them. Active@ Disk Image is the only one of it's kind that that I trust.

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Hi, I just registered on this forum hoping someone could help me solve a problem Ive been having for days now, any help is appreciated.

So I bought a new, Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook A544 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled and I immediately decided to install Windows 7 on it, I didnt format the recovery partition, only the partition on which OS was in. After using it for a couple of days I wanted to go back to using 8.1 so I tried to do a system restore following instructions on the fujitsu website but with no success. By formating the preinstalled partition I probably messed some settings up for the recovery.

I then installed a pirated version of 8.1 to see if I could factory reset then but I still wasnt able to do it with the instructions provided by fujitsu.

The recovery partition is intact, I can access it and there is a wim file in it, called install.wim. So is there any way I can do a clean install, by which I mean, format the hdd, and install Windows 8.1 using the wim file, basically restoring the laptop back to factory state? Im not sure Ive described my problem that well since english isnt my mothe tongue, so if any more information is needed I will try to provide it. Thanks!

A:Installing Windows 8.1 with recovery partition

YES. first use the Microsoft media creation tool to get good windows 8.1 software and use it to install windows
then you can register the factory recovery image..

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I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

A:Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?

Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme

I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

well Extreme, i've got news for u, i've got the same laptop as u and my recovery partition (D: just over 8 gigs of it) is still there!! I did a clean install using the custom option, the Vista Basic (which i'd upgraded to Vista Ultimate sp2 and activated with Activator v5 ) installation was moved to windows.old, in there i copied the program files/sminst folder to win 7 and reinstalled some drivers and apps that HP had preinstalled, use Restore7.exe and follow the options (no need to restart till u u've installed back all u want). Couldn't find a way to get the HP Games back tho.

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Hello all,

Recent disk crash on my Samsung has been the nightmare of all nightmares. The replacement drive has no recovery area setup, so cannot install the recovery software and thus recover from a backup made with it!

Either I spend a fortune at a Samsung service centre, or try one shot at recreating it.

So, my question is....

How do I create a partition WITHOUT a drive letter, with the Volume labelled as "RECOVERY"?

I suspect that this is not possible, but if it is, how then do I change the status to EISA configuration?

Here is a screenshot of somebody else's setup....


I should add that I have recovery software that install windows etc. so no worries if it screws up my base system(without any of my data).

A:Creating a recovery partition - Windows 7

Wow, stumbled on the drive letter solution. Set it without a drive letter, right click to rename.

Now I just need to change the status to EISA configuration?

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Hi guys, so I'm having issues with Windows 10 on my Y50, things aren't as smooth as they should be and I don't know if it's an issue with the drivers but I installed all the new drivers for it but yet.... The trackpad is really bad, the new gestures barely work. Animations are real slow. Some of the win10 apps just close on me randomly, live tiles don't work for many. videos on facebook/youtube etc are laggy/stuttering although not sure if this is Win10 issue but was working fine in 8.1. I tried reinstalling windows 10 couple times (clean install) so I'm running out of options and I want to recover to initial setup with Win 8.1. Maybe I shouldn't have done a clean install and chose the "upgrade" option instead so it installs over win 8.1, maybe it would be more stable? That's the only thing I haven't tried that I can think of.
I wanted to know if I recover will it bring it back to factory settings (Win 8.1) or will it just recover to a clean windows 10 install? Because when I installed win10, it formatted my hdd and now when I check in my disk management, there is a partition for recovery but its 100% free, theres nothing there. Same with the EFI and OEM partitions.
Is anyone else having these issues with Win10? I'd appreciate your help!
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A:Y50 - Windows 10 issues, Recovery partition gone?

Update: Win 10 is getting worse with new updates... im getting blue screens now, any thoughts?

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I accidentally installed grub onto my windows partition and erased the whole thing while trying to perform a Linux install. My laptop shipped with win 8, but I upgraded it to win 10 a few months ago. Now, there are no operating systems detected. I am using a dell laptop, which is why I am worried about burning installation media on this device as it may not be compatible.
Anyway, does anybody have a good reference for gateway recovery media? I'm not sure how to access the partition, as F8 and other windows related keys do not work anymore.

This is what my PC shows me-
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I can't seem to get any other replies on other forums, so I thought I'd try here. I just want to re-install windows and reformat the partitions back to their normal state.


A:How do I re-install Windows with or without recovery partition?

From an operating computer, make a Kyhi recovery bootable USB flash drive:
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

There is also a little utility on that recovery drive that will let you connect to WiFi. Please post a screenshot of disk management and we can help you more:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

Please make sure to widen then columns so we can see all the info in them.

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