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Bootable Recovery Partition

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows Windows 8 Enterprise x64

    Bootable Recovery Partition

    I purchases HP Envy 4 1023TU Laptop with Pre Installed Windows 7 Home Basic.

    C Drive - 223GB
    D Drive - 221 GB
    E Drive - 20GB (Win 7 Recovery Drive)

    Now i format all drive and create New Partition . Now i installed Windows 8 Enterprise 64Bit

    C Drive - 223GB
    D Drive - 200 GB
    E Drive - 40GB

    How can i create a bootable recovery drive of Windows 8 in my E Drive

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  2. #2

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Don't know. You can make periodic system recovery images, but you probably know that.
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  3. #3

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    To create an OEM type recovery partition, you need OPK which is available only to OEMs and a certain amount of skill. Read this.

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    Far more sensible to customize your windows and then create an image using whichever tool you like.

    To use the Windows system image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
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  4. #4

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    You can do it without opk.

    You need to know what you are doing. If you have got that EFI thing - there are more complications.

    As Theog said, it is much easier to use to use a 3rd party drive imaging program - macrium, paragon, Aomei all do free versions.

    Download free backup restore software ? AOMEI Data Backuper Freeware.

    Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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