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Win8 Hidden Recovery Partition deleted.How do I re-create?

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    Win8 Hidden Recovery Partition deleted.How do I re-create?


    I was using win 8 which was original came with notebook , then I installed win8.1(not upgrade from Store , just from .iso packet ).Because of some errors I re-installed another win8 . iso and now I can't download Recovery from SW Update .It says recovery partition doesn't exist.I was able to use that before.How can I re-create my recovery partition again?

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    Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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    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. (Windows 8 only)
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
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    No I haven't made any OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.Now I have an stabil pc, eveyrthing works properly.I have made an backup using Acronis Backup , I've made an Cd for that and as you told I've prepared an system repair disc . Now I have an question.Are those things I did the same with a original system recovery disk.I mean do I need anything to create this partition again?
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    If you backed up all the partitions, you can Reimage with that backup to restore all partitions.
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    I think you misunderstood me . I said I backed up now . not when the first time I got the laptop.And now I don't have this recovery partition , just made a repair disk .I wanted to know if this repair disk compensate with the original recovery partition or not ?
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    If you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks, YES, will restore all partitions.
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    I wanted to know if this repair disk compensate with the original recovery partition or not ?
    In general, a "repair disk" only contains WinPE and allows you to boot using it to run repairs on Windows. It does NOT do a Windows restore and can not be used to do a Windows installation.

    A full image of a Win7 install would not begin to fit on a CD and probably not on a DVD, either -- which is why you make a "set" of recovery disks for doing a factory restore.

    If you want to be able to restore what you have right now, you need to do an "image" backup, and personally, I would recommend using Macrium Reflect (free version) to do an image backup to an external drive.
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    @theog
    thanks for reply .
    @Mark Phelps
    this is what I wanna know , thank you. I've already made an image backup using another software , but I'll also try which you recommended..
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