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Windows 8 recovery disk, can I reinstall windows on new hybrid drive?

Q: Windows 8 recovery disk, can I reinstall windows on new hybrid drive?

Hi I recently purchased a new Alienware m14x r2 which came with windows 8 single language, English pre installed. However I want to replace the hdd with a newer hybrid drive, can I create a recovery disk and reinstall the os on the new hdd? I have created 5 recovery DVDs. Please help

Preferred Solution: Windows 8 recovery disk, can I reinstall windows on new hybrid drive?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 8 recovery disk, can I reinstall windows on new hybrid drive?

Need to rebuild os on the new hybrid

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My computer came "pre-installed" with Windows XP Home eons ago and I wish to reformat HD and reinstall XP because things have really slowed down.

I went back to manufacturer requested and paid $20 for what I hoped was a complete XP disk, but got another Recovery pr backup CD with SP 2 added. Oh a bonus, why thank you.

Sorry but I've done a search and haven't found anything yet convincing me I can fulfill this task by using the Recovery disk just as well. Is it really better to do installation with full XP disk or using recovery should do the trick as well?

I havn't found a site that I feel comfortable with that could do this?

Any experts have good site recommendation for reinstall with recovery disk, or should I still pursue getting the real XP CD?

A:Reinstall Windows XP using Recovery disk

Often that is what you get from a manufacturer. The Recovery CD puts the computer back the way it came from the factory. All the drivers and programs get put back as well. It saves the time of having to install the OS then install any required additional drivers, then install any added programs.

But rather than taking any future guesses, why not ask the manufacturer exactly what the recovery cd's will do.

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I have just bought HP pavilion G6 notebook.
It came with pre-installed Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, recovery disk of 14 gb and C: Hard drive of 451 gb.

I have made 3 recovery disks(DVDS) using "Recovery Media creation".
I Want to Reinstall Windows 7 because

1)want to get rid of recovery disk of 14gb.
2)want to do partition because without partition my system is really slow.

I want to reinstall Windows 7 using these 3 DVDs.
Can anybody please help me

That would be so nice of you.
Thanks in advance !

A:how can i reinstall windows 7 using recovery disk DVDS?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

1. If you recover your system using the recovery discs you have created, all you do is recover it to exactly as it was when you first bought it, which means you will still have a recovery partition.

2. Whenever you want to carry out a factory recovery, using the recovery partition is a lot quicker than using your recovery discs.

3. If you want a clean Windows 7 free of HP's bloatware you need a Windows DVD to install from. If it is the same version as the one currently installed you can use the product key that is attached to the outside of your laptop.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Partition size or the number of partitions has no bearing on your computer's performance so you need to investigate other reasons why your computer is slow.

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I'm posting this cause maybe it could be helpful to anybody in the same situation that I was.

After events in my Z930, I decided to reinstall my Laptop to Out-Of-Box state. In my first time I was given an error, which I couldn't understand, so I did this in the second attempt:

1. Get in Bios and set the SATA CONTROL MODE to COMPATIBILITY
2. Erase all SSD, data, partitions, sectors...etc ALL

The second attempt was sucessful!

A:Got error using recovery disk to reinstall Windows 7

Usually if the problem is SATA option solution should not be BIOS option change but SATA driver load before Win7 installation starts. With enabled SATA option (not compatibility mode) the HDD will work properly and with full performance.

Your solution is just workaround and some kind of temporary solution.

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I made 3 recovery CDs back when i first bought this computer. I want to install a new drive on the computer so i installed the new drive and now i am running CD1. I get Windows is Loading..... Windows splash screen....and a blue screen that has an hourglass pointer..REPEAT. Been like this for 30+minutes, dont think this is going to work. My question is this, maybe i had a bad CD, who knows. If not, do i need to format the drive first? I know Windows does this when you first install. Or do i need to partition the drive? I know HP recovery wants to put the image on a hidden partition so maybe that is it? Possible the CDs work if the original drive crash, but doesnt work if i install a new drive.

A:Reinstall Windows 7 from Recovery Disk Pavilion Slimline s53...

@auxiliary1 Is the new drive the same capacity as the old drive? If it is larger, that is OK, but if it is smaller, than can cause problems in the restore. Also, the restore reformats the drive automatically, so there is no prep you have to do. Have you tried doing a memory test? If not, press Esc repeatedly while rebooting, and once the HP utilities menu comes up, press F2 to run diagnostics.Good Luck

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I created the Windows 8 Recovery Flash Drive:

Disconnected my SATA drives and installed a 128GB SSD. When I boot the flash drive, it runs for a bit then says missing a critical partition (or something like that).

I had to disable Secure Boot to boot the flash drive. Do I need to initialize the SSD first? What I expect when done is for it to look like this:

A:Windows 8 Recovery Drive will not reinstall OS

If that is an oem image from the recov partition, it probably wants to restore to the exact same configuration.

You can get probably get around it by creating the volumes, applying the wim , fixing the drive letter, and then adding it to bcd.

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Due to various rement programs and fear of viruses, I would like to wipe clean the "C" drive and restore the system to its original out-of-box settings using either the "D" partition or the system produced recovery disks.

A:Clean C Drive & reinstall Vista from Recovery Drive D / Disk

You can use either. Make sure to save any thing of value to you on cds/dvds. Then just follow on screen prompts and that's it.

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My Windows 8.1 OS laptop is experiencing a lot of issues
Keeps disconnecting from my WiFi
Keeps freezing
It occasionally blue screens
It won't upgrade to Windows 10 
I have a media recovery usb from dell and when I try to use it, I get an error that says "Could not find the recovery environment"
Can someone help?

A:Can't reinstall windows with my media recovery usb drive

Create a new bootable usb flash drive using the media creation tool here. I would not use the flash drive dell gave you. You may need to install drivers after the installing 8.1 as this is not a dell specific install disk. Did the computer come pre-installed with Windows 8?
I would first pull your Windows key using produkey and write it down in case it's required during the install.  Preinstalled Windows 8 has the key embedded in firmware.You can verify this by downloading FirmwareTablesView. Look under the MSDM table and compare it to the key you obtained using produkey. Do they match?

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Hello everyone

I purchased a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled. It came with 500 GB HDD. I changed the DVD Rom with SSD/HDD tray to use for additional drive. I put an SSD in there and installed Windows 8 on it using a USB Recovery Drive, which I don't have anymore. So my current setup looks like this:
After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the license of some software I'm using got messed up and I couldn't manage fixing it, so the only option I've got left is to reinstall/reset Windows. But since the Recovery partition is on another drive, when I go about creating a Recovery Drive, the option "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive" is greyed out. I've got stuff on my HDD, which I can't currently backup so I don't wan't to format that drive. I'm perfectly fine with formatting the SSD, that's what I want.

What's your suggestion, how can I reinstall/reset my Windows? The only option I see is to install Windows on the Hard Drive (by doing a backup and formatting it first), and then create a usb recovery drive and reinstall again on the SSD, but that's a lot of hassle and I'd need to find an external hard drive for the backup.

PS: Don't know if it matters but I intentionally left the Hard Drive in the original bay (as Disk 0) because of the better protection against falling compared to the added bay in place of the DVD drive.

A:Reinstall Windows, Recovery Partition is on Another Drive


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.

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Hi Everyone,

I Want someone to help me step by step in FORMATING my C drive and how to

reinstall windows 7 again with the help of recovery disc.

my computer was formated and windows were reinstalled but it was not done by me.

please tell me how to do .I have the recovery discs provided by the hp laptop company.

SO pLEASE guide me
i have windows 7 home premium 64 bit.My device is HP DV6 6121tx

A:Want to Format C Drive and Reinstall Windows through Recovery disc

Look in the Tutorials.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I reinstalled windows because I had more than 10 trojans and it completely took my pc over i couldnt even use the internet. Lots of popups. I deleted the parameter for my main drive c: and I have a recovery drive which has my windows files on it. about 10 gb. I didnt do anything with this drive. Should this drive be cleared? Is there a possibility that the viruses affected fils on this recovery drive. The trojan was tunring all my files into trojan downloaders! My music and all. What should I do?

A:Had ro reinstall windows: MANY Trojans, recovery drive will it have virus

My guess, as a precaution, would be to run a virus scan on the particular drive only. Use more than one scanner because different scanners pic up different things. If a virus is found, use a file cleaner if it's an import file (like personal music or a system file) if it's not then have it shredded or removed with the scanner. Trend Micro's Housecall is a good program.

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Hello people,

Need some help here since I'm a Windows-format-virgin.

I recently got a used Windows 7 Home Premium laptop (HP Presario).

Basically I want to wipe out any information and user accounts that are on there.
And change the system's language to English. A fresh, clean start.

I don't have a Windows 7 disc, all I have is a Recovery drive D.
And a product code and product key.

So my question - how do I do that? How do I clean and reinstall/format/recover Windows 7 so it's like new?
Thank you in advance for your input, I really never have done this, so I don't want to mess it up.

A:How do I wipe clean and reinstall Windows from the recovery drive?

Not sure if English will be an option in the recovery drive image. Might be.

Do you know how to view the contents of the recovery drive?

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I had a virus on my Dell Precision 5810, removed it using Malwarebytes, however continued to have misc problems. Decided to just wipe the hard drive using the Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit disk. I am doing the basic-hit F12 on start up, choose run from CD, files load properly, however when it gets to the step on picking which partition to use it says there are no available drives. Usually at this step I would choose the already used partition delete it, create new and be on my way. Is there something that would be causing the C drive to be hidden? I can run the Windows 7 install when I am already logged in and it will give me the option to delete the files but says it will keep the old files as windows.old.  I am not sure if this will give me the same result as running it from the CD at startup. I want to make sure there are no remnants of the prior installation.
Thank you for your help!

A:Windows 7 Reinstall after virus will not see available disk drive

The problem occurs because Windows does not have the storage controllers on the install disk. See this Dell thread. You need to download the correct storage drivers and put them on the root of a USB flash drive. At the windows showing Load Driver, click the link and it will load the drivers off the flash drive. Don't put the exe file on the flash drive. You need to extract the files from the exe file.

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I have dell inspiron 3542 laptop. Hard drive was crashed, I bought new drive but its blank. How to reinstall windows 8?
I don't have any recovery disc.
Please reply.
Rc chat

A:Reinstall windows 8 after replacing hard drive / no recovery disc

Create Media site-- windows.microsoft.com/.../create-reset-refresh-media

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Hi all
This must have been dealt with before but I couldn't find any reference to it in the Search.

If you have a Netbook with no DVD drive it's easy enough to create a Windows USB installation stick.

However you can't create a Windows recovery disk.

My question is can the standard Install "USB" stick be used to repair for example an installation that fails to boot.

IMO it SHOULD be OK but I'd like confirmation before messing around and repartitiioning my Netbook.


A:Windows recovery disk -- when no CD drive

Hi Jimbo,

The recovery options under "Repair My Computer" on the install media are identical to the recovery options on the recovery disc.

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I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 used with Windows Vista on it. My school offers free Windows software downloads for students so I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 32bit. The download went smoothly, however, the computer is slow now and I get a message that says low space on recovery drive 0mb available. I used disk clean and removed old system files, windows.old and previous restore points but that barely put a dent in it. When I start my computer the Windows 7 is on a different partition and I can still see Windows Vista, I would also like to delete the Vista partition. Maybe that is why I am having a problem. I do not know much about computer so any help is appreciated. I've attached a screen shot. Thanks.

A:LOW Recovery Disk Space (Drive D) After Windows 7 Installation


Welcome to SevenForums.

My school offers free Windows software downloads for students

downloading the software is simple enough.

The question in my mind is the 25 character Product Key needed to complete the install.

Don't post the key, but:
How do you plan to obtain the Win 7 key?

Which Win 7 version?

Thunder looked good, but Heat better.

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My hard drive just crashed, diagnostics and laptop tools couldnt recover. I plan to replace it, but dont have recovery Windows 10 disks, as it was downloaded during Windows upgrade last year. I can buy a new hard drive, but not sure what to do afterwords

A:hard drive crashed. need recovery disk with windows 10

Hi, You won't need to purchase Recovery Media and then go through the process of upgrading to Windows 10 again. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade, you can just create Windows 10 installation media on another PC and then perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed as a hardware profile of your notebook will have been recorded by the activation servers from your previous upgrade to 10. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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i suddelny lost my windows 7 after the plug was removed , i tried to recover but i falied i used to do the recover with no problem . how can i solve this issue ? 

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I have an Acer Iconia W500 that came preinstalled with Windows 7 32bit Home Premium. I made recovery discs from the tablet before installing Windows 8 on it, which runs great. What I would like to do, if possible, is to use those Windows 7 restore discs and restore them to an external hard drive and be able to boot from it and run the original Windows 7 that came preinstalled. The reason I am wanting to do this, as there were some programs, drivers, and other things that I cannot download from Acer or retrieve from the restore discs, and can only access from the OS if it is actually running. Thanks, ahead of time, for any help.

A:Help Restoring Windows 7 Recovery Disk to External Hard Drive or USB

This is why many WIn8 previewers keep the old OS in a Dual Boot so it is readily accessible by booting or via Explorer. It would have also been better to back up a Win7 backup image which could be virtually mounted in Disk Mgmt. to access any files. Recovery Disks are not that flexible and will only recover the machine to exact factory condition on the internal HD.

What drivers or other needed software is missing from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. These can often be found via Google. I have never seen a problem with Acer in countless Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Almost weekly, I receive a pop-up error message stating I have low disk space on recovery D: drive.....it pops up automatically.  My D: drive isn't my CD/DVD player....that's on drive E:.  I haven't put anything on drive D: and don't know how.    I haven't created a recovery disk yet. I looked at what is on my drive D: and it is a bunch of AutoSave documents.  Not sure what they are or how they got there.  I've seen a lot of videos on YouTube that provide instructions on how to delete files....I'm not techy and nervous about doing that. Does anyone have advice on how I can make this error message go away and how I can prevent files from going there to make it full going forward?  I have 800 GB free space on my C: drive. Thank you in advance.

A:Low Disk Space on Recovery Drive D: Error Message - Windows ...

The error message is being caused by something simple.  The system protection for the D: partition is set to enabled.   That needs to be changed  to disable and the autosave files deleted to stop the error message. Files should never be saved to partition D:.  See the following video from YouTube. The video is OK. You can turn off the music.  

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Ok, my wife's hard drive is toast. Can't read at all. I even removed it, put it in an external enclosure with USB connection and tried to read it on my computer, nada. Tried Spinrite on it. Nada. So, it's gone, and I can't recover anything.

I'm buying a new HD. The OEM version of Windows 7 was pre-installed by HP on the laptop. So I have no disks. I do have the 3 Recovery Disks my wife created when we bought the machine. But when I was trying to revive the harddrive one of the recovery screens said Windows 7 had to be already installed on the hard drive for that to work.

So, is there anyway for me to get Windows 7 on the new HD short of buying a new copy? The laptop does have a sticker on it with a product key.


A:Hard Drive has failed! Install Windows 7 on new HD from Recovery disk

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs: Looking for Recovery Discs? - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC*-* HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

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Hey guys,

The HDD on my laptop recently took a turn for the worst and started clicking like crazy - it's always been a little faulty, but the PC wouldn't boot successfully for a few days After a few small knocks to try and loosen the head, the drive now works properly - I used Puppy Linux, running from a USB pen, to try and backup a few files, but it then informed me that the filesystem required checking. I downloaded a Windows 7 recovery disk, booted it up and the automatic repair utility informed me that there were startup issues I could correct relating to the filesystem....that was three days ago. The drive is spinning, and the recovery environment appears to be working, but my disk is only 500GB large, and I'm not entirely sure whether it should be taking this long - before I selected the automatic repair utility, I tried to run ChkDsk /r from the command line, but I was informed that the drive was locked. Could this be the issue? I have seen on a few forums that the drive being regarded as locked is a known and easily resolved issue, and I'd really like to know if it's safe to do a hard restart while the recovery disk claims to be repairing the filesystem.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual SeaGate 500GB HDDs. 4GB DDR3 RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor, if that helps any. Thanks in advance!

A:Hard drive repair running from Windows 7 Recovery Disk for 3 days?

It may never stop. You'll probably have to shut it down. There are no repairs that take that long.

But it doesn't look too good for that hard drive. Is it encrypted or password-protected?

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Hi All,

This is my first post here although I've lurking for a few years. I'm glad to finally be "official" since I think this forum is a great resource.

Anyhow, I'm about to purchase an ASUS S56CA-BH51-CB ultra notebook that comes with Windows 8 and I would like to instal a fresh copy of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit in its place. I read a thread that's somewhat old about installing to a hybrid drive, see here ==> Win7 keeps on putting system partition on hybrid ssd

The gist I gathered from the above thread is that since the HDD chip is the one that determines what files go on to the SSD portion (for faster boots), all I have to is is install Windows 7 in a normal fashion.

Is there anything I've missed or any important items left out?

I thank you for your contribution and look forward to your reply.


A:Install Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a hybrid drive (SSD & HDD)

SystemSeven welcome to the forum.

One caution would be to make sure that there is only one disk in the laptop and then booting the w7 dvd, it will install on your ssd.
Sometimes with more than one hard disk in the laptop, it could try to install on the wrong hard disk.
I always make sure that installs go to the single hard disk in my machine. otherwise it can get sticky.


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Need command prompts I can follow to reboot in xp recovery console with partitioned drive/
Message is bad shutdown or harware,due to me trying to remove trojan from startup in msconfig/access deniedfrom trojan IS 2010

A:need command prompts in windows recovery console to regain boot without disk on partioned drive with xp

Need more info pepperonione1

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Hi,The BIOS on my new HP 15-bc250na seems to have no option to disable the hybrid drives "Disk DATA Cache".I need to disable this as I want to limit the possibility of any encrypted data on the other disk being cached and corrupted.I have checked in Intel Rapid Storage Technology and according to the help you can disable the cache, however the values are not editable.How can I achieve disabling this option please.Kind RegardsJulian

A:Disable "Disk DATA Cache" on hybrid drive via BIOS

Hi,You should have two hard drives in your system. A 1TB mechanical hard drive and a 128 GB M2 Sata drive. Is it this last drive which is acting as cache? You should be able to press CTRL + i at startup and acess the Rapid storage rom settings to be able to stop the accelerated hard drive configuration which acts as a cache system.  From the app Intel rapid storage technology which you can find in control panel, under tab performance you can stop the hard drive acceleration anf then in the same tab make the ssd available for normal use. Hope it helps,David

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Hi, I purchased Dell Inspiron i14z Ultrabook, it has a hybrid SSD, it have 32gb SSD and the rest 470gb hard drive. It had Windows 8 and I couldn't stand it...

I changed the BIOS settings from Intel Smart Response to AHCI, used Wipe Drive, (which detected the hybrid SSD as two separate hard drives) to format both hard drives, installed Windows 7 on the 32gb Hard Drive (I assume this is the SSD part), and everything went great.

But when I click MyComputer, it only shows 32GB as my hard drive, how do I set the settings where it would show the rest of the hard drive that is not SSD?

Whenever I change the AHCI setting back to Intel Smart Response Technology, it gives me a brief Blue Screen of Death briefly, then restarts in a loop....Help would be great, thanks!

A:Windows 7 Home 64 bit, not detecting rest of hard drive in Hybrid SSD

If you wiped both of the drives then the other has No partition or drive letter. Open Disk Management then partition and format that other drive.

If you have a problem post a screen shot of the disk Management window, the full window.

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?

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I am just getting to know my T580 and I have a question about the recovery environment. This is the tool that is accessed by pressing the F11 key in the Startup Interrupt Menu. I would like to know, in the event that everything else is destroyed (e.g. by filling all other pattitions with zeroes and then deleting the partitions), would the recovery environment reinstall Windows as it was when I took the ThinkPad out of the box ? If yes, how does it do this? Does the recovery partition contain everything necessary to do this, or are downloads and/or USB media required? Also, how does the firmware know where to find the recovery environment? I presume it boots the partition on the first disk that has the expected GUID (i.e. it has DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC). Is that right ? If so, then I would assume that I only need to back up that one partition (it's 1000M, with 451M used and 586M free), and would be able to repartition a new disk with one partition of the appropriate size and GUID, and restore the backup into it. Then reboot through the startup interrupt menu and press F11 to reinstall Windows. Do I have that correct ?

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In Windows 10 we create a recovery drive accessed by typing ?Create a Recovery drive? in Cortana search bar. This recovery drive allows us to potentially repair our Windows and or restore an Image.
Further in Windows 10 Microsoft has restored the Backup & Recovery process from Windows 7 and has labelled it as such, Backup and Recovery (Windows 7).
As part of the setup up process in Backup and Recovery (Windows 7) we are asked on one final screen to confirm our settings and then click ?Save the setting and run backup?. On this screen there is a warning that ?A system repair disk maybe required to restore an Image.? The ?Repair? (or Start) disk is a Windows 7 concept.

My question. Can I definitely restore the Image created by the ?Backup and Recovery (Windows 7)? process with the Windows 10 recovery drive (USB flash drive) or do I still need to create an old windows 7 Start / Repair disk?
I think the wording in the warning needs to be updated. If the Windows 10 recovery drive is required then it should state a ?Recovery drive? maybe needed or it should state a Windows 7 repair disk is required.

Any clarification would be appreciated. I also use Image for Windows, from Terabyte inc., to "Image" by boot drive.


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the xp MC is corrupt and i cannot even get in it. i dont have the MC disk but i have a home edition disk. it is possible to install home edition with the media center product key?

A:reinstall windows media center with windows home edition disk

if those were vista version then it would be. in xp, that is not that easy.
if you just do a repair and restore the system files you might just be able to pull that off but i would not count on it.
if you are planning to do a reinstall and just use the MCE prod key, that won't work

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well last week my mate had locked herself out of her laptop
I had to create a windows recovery disk
I used it to system restore her system to a date before she had set her password
and on the menu it said install vista
and on my old laptop that my dad has it's a 2gb compaq presario
they're not made anymore
it has low memory it's very slow and really
hardly useable without getting very stressed
so if I used the recovery disk I created
and click install vista
will it be like a new laptop?
there's nothing needed on the laptop
so nothing is being lost by resetting the laptop
it's got vista home premium x86
thankyou in advance

A:Recovery Disk reinstall

Hello Sound_Asleep,

You could use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password instead without losing anything if still need be.

Reset User Account Password

If you used the OEM recovery disc that was created from your mates computer, then yes it will restore the laptop back to factory default like the day she first turned it on. You will not be able to use your dad's OEM recovery disc on your mates computer though.

Hope this helps,

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I installed Windows Xp professional on my PC and not using licensed Antivirus due to this many times I need to format because of virus attack,

so here I want to install (make ) Recovery drive on my Pc or on CD, but dont know how to do so.

plz help me regarding that matter ?

A:Windows Xp professional "Recovery Drive Disk"

You would have to have a separate drive, either internal or external that is at least as large as your C: drive is. You then can clone your C: drive to the other drive or you can make Image files to DVD's Using Acronis, or Ghost, (which cost but are great and easy to work) or use HDClone

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K so I'm working on a sony sve14 laptop, I had dualboot windows 8 / ubuntu, I tried to refresh the pc and somehow it deleted both my windows and ubuntu partition.. Both the recovery partitions are still there but how can i access them to reinstall? I have another PC with windoze 8, can i make a recovery disk off that HP laptop and use it to restore windows then access the recovery partition that way? or what do i do?

A:Reinstall windows 8 from recovery

It's doable, but I would need to see it to work out exactly how.

It is probably easiest for you to get a win 8 iso and install it.

Your oem machine should install the correct edition and have the key embedded in the bios.

You can search for a download - pretty easy, or you can try and get one from the oem . I expect they will send it to you for a fee.

Pretty sure your HP discs won't work for what you are trying to do if you use the standard HP setup.

Again, it is possible , but you would need to apply the image which is a bit fiddly if you haven't done it before.

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I'm hoping you can help me! I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with XP. It was SP1 as purchased in 2004 and I subsequently upgraded with SP2 (but not SP3 -- long story). In any case, I got a nasty virus and after consulting with BleepingComputer I decided to replace my hard drive with a new (bigger) drive. I successfully installed the new drive -- I saw that it was recognized by BIOS/set-up and all that. My problem is that I can't seem to get the computer to launch the Dell XP recovery CD.

I put the recovery CD into the DVD-ROM drive, hit F12 and I get the all-to-familiar "Selected Boot Device Not Available" message. I go into set-up (F2) and change the boot order (between SATA drives and CD-ROM). I've tried every configuration and I can't get the recovery disk to launch. Online chat with Dell customer service doesn't help.

So I put back the old (original) hard drive, hoping I can either re-install the XP onto either my original or my new drive. I changed the set-up and all my drives are recognized and the system launches OK. I double-click the DVD-ROM drive and manually launched the recovery disk.

It starts to run and then I get a message that says something like, "You cannot reinstall Windows XP SP1 onto this hard drive because the version running now is newer than the one on the disk. If you decide to continue, all files would be erased". Those are my words... Well, I wouldn't mind erasing everything but here's the kicker: ... Read more

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HP will not have them any more. You can go to a third party site like  http://computersurgeons.com/ There are also still some "mirror" links to Windows 7 OEM images Microsoft USED To make available.  Post back with any more questions. I hestitate to post all the options since I don't know what you are willing and able to do. Was the laptop ever upgraded to Windows 10? If so reinstall is MUCH easier. 

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Hey guys, I bought and own d HP Pavilion desktop and a compaq presario laptop.

My desktop got sick with a virus and was very unstable. It became very slow and could not connect to the internet and I had no choice but to reformat it with the CD that came with my laptop. Incidentally the desktop did NOT have its own recovery disks, it was create-your-own, which I never knew about until it became infected, at which point I didn't want to create disks since the computer was infected.

Long story short I installed my my laptop's operating system onto my desktop without problems (although recovering the drivers was a bit of a pain). The only issue was that it wouldn't accept the Windows Genuine Key from my desktop's tower sticker- I had to use the alpha numeric product code from my actual laptop.

Now I was wondering if there would be any problem if I tried reformatting my laptop with the same disk I used to reformat the computer- mostly because the laptop is getting slow (there's no virus on it, I just want the same clean feeling my desktop now has) . Will the same key be accepted?

A:Can I reinstall the XP on two computers using the same recovery disk?

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Have a 64 bit HP Pavilion Home Premium desktop that has become corrupted and we'd like to get it back to factory settings.

I can use F11 to access System Recovery, and the first step is formatting the hard drive. It stays on that screen for at least 15 minutes with the completion pct never moving off 0%. It eventually errors with a 1002 msg, saying I should contact HP for support. Right!!!

If I use a Vista 64 CD (not from HP - an iso image I downloaded and burnt using another computer), I'm on the green and blue Vista screen (after I press any key to boot from CD, and after it finishes loading Windows) for just over 8 minutes (I actually timed it - twice) with no writing or images on the screen - just a cursor, before it gives me a BSOD
STOP: 0x01

A:Cannot Reinstall from Recovery Partition or Disk

That error is related to either bad memory or problematic drivers. Considering that it happened with a installation disk I'm inclined to think memory I suggest that you test it with memtest: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Run it for at least 3 passes.

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Hi guys,
My problem is that my hard drive is faulty so I managed to image only the recovery partition to another new hard drive.. now I'm trying to boot to that recovery partition but can't.. its an HP PRESARIO V3000..


A:Reinstall windows using the recovery partition

Hello mate.

I know this isn't what you are asking but if you can find any Vista disk, you could use the info in the tutorial at the link below to unlock the installer so you can install the same version and use the activation key on the sticker attached to the PC to activate.

Look at the last couple posts in the tutorial.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Activate Vista Normally and by Phone Activation

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Hi guys
I`ve got that oriole problem.

I had a problem with Windows 7 unable to boot with another Ubuntu partition. I took ours to be able to back up all the files in windows using a XP live disk. After the back up i had all my files safe but the grab has been damaged and no OS wanted to load (error 17).

After few attempts, my MBR sectors has been erased including the partition table.
So now i`ve got a lonely 250 gb unallocated partition.

Now i just want to have a genuine copy of Windows 7, but the laptop came to me with zero recovery DVDs or else and the partition containing the recover get "scr..ewed".

The only things i`ve got are few Ubuntu live cds, a downloaded pirate copy of windows7 (hope to make it genuine), a windows XP cd and
THE WINDOWS 7 PRODUCT KEY printed on my laptop bottom.

I hope somebody can help me!
(i was thinking about installing a Windows7 pirate copy and make in genuine with my product key, but i`m not sure)

A:WINDOWS 7 reinstall - MBR erased - No Recovery DVD

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So, I had the RC Build 7100 32-bit on my PC. This was installed over the top of 32-bit XP. It was expiring soon, got some issues and bluescreened every so often, so I booted the Windows 7 Repair CD I made and used cmd to format the C drive, which worked. However, when I try to load the XP setup disc that came with my PC, it just says "Setup is configuring your computer's hardware configuration..." and doesn't do anything else. Any way to fix this?

A:Can't reinstall XP after formatting HDD with Windows 7 RC Recovery CD

Welcome to the TSG forum

I'd use something other than W7 to format the HDD ... (erase it)
Maybe the freeware Easeus

Did the XP setup disc come with the computer ???

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Ok. I contracted a Trojan Virus on my laptop. A friend removed my hard drive, connected it to his PC and says he's now deleted the Virus but that it's screwed with my registry. My Disk Drive doesn't work, neither do my USB ports or speakers. My friend says I need to reinstall windows but I'm worried about losing my files. I've got most backed up but about 3 months worth that aren't and I can't afford to lose them.

I read the reinstall thread and it said my files would be fine, which is great, but I don't have an XP CD - only a Toshiba 'Recovery' CD that came with my laptop and cheerfully proclaims that it will delete all my files.

If anyone can help me with this I'd be eternally grateful!

A:I need to reinstall Windows XP but only have Recovery CD that came with my laptop...

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I will need to do a complete system recovery. My computer originally came with windows 7 and then downloaded and installed windows 8. I have my product key. When I downloaded windows 8 it gave me the option of burning a copy of windows 8 to a dvd, however I did not do that. Whenever I do a system recovery will I be able to get windows 8 back without having to pay for another download?

A:Reinstall Windows 8 after system recovery

See if this will work for you. Apparently, you can download windows 8 again and use the key you already paid for. Good luck.

Upgrade to Windows 8 with only a product key - Microsoft Windows

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Whenever I boot up my laptop I only see a black screen with a white dash flashing on the screen (no sounds beside the fan). I know it's the hard drive so I'm trying to reinstall the recovery media. I pressed C on the keyboard to being up the menu, which gives me two options: Windows 7 or memory diagnostic. When I click on windows 7, the screen just remains black, nothing happens. Any suggestions on how to fix the problem? (I tried plugging it into a different monitor just in case). Thank you.

I own a Toshiba Satellite A665 laptop.

A:Trying to reinstall Windows 7 from the recovery media

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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I have a Dell XPS laptop. I reinstalled windows a weeks ago using an oem disc. Since then i have notice my sound sometimes stops working. I would like to reinstall to factory. I booted and pressed f8 then clicked repair windows. At the repair menu the dell factory reinstall option is missing. My recovery partition is still on the drive.

A:How do I Reinstall Windows from a recovery partition?

Is there no Dell Recovery Tool listed using the method you just described? It appears you are attempting to do everything correctly.

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

A:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I suspect a hard drive failure on my old notebook (2009 vintage)
HP Pavilion dv4-1530ca
Model: VM160UA#ABC
[Personal information removed]
Windows 7 - 64 bit SP1
BIOS Version/Date  Insyde F.67, 29/11/2010
Memory upgrade from 4 to 8 GB (2015)
I have been through the recovery process - several times using my 4 recovery disks.
All hardware has been removed from the laptop (e.g. the mouse - memory still at 8 GB)
Each time the recovery process goes to completion and then I see  Error 0xe0f00013
I have done a Google search and ended up at this HP site.
Question #1:  What this error code mean?
Does it mean a hard drive failure? If so, is there a compatible hard drive that I can use to replace it. I have read of users have replaced there hard drive with a 'hybrid' drive that will not function.
Question #2: Can I recover from this error? If so how?

A:Windows 7 Recovery - Error 0xe0f00013 in recovery disk

Hi @Walker127, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you have attempted a recovery four times resulting in  the same error message  (0xe0f00013) after completing the process.To rule out the hard drive and memory as a possible cause, please test them  for hardware failures.  HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista). If no issue have been found, please try this workaround from @DavidPK:  Error code #0xe0f00013, while using factory image restorePlease let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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