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Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

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    Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio


    I have 4 primary partitions at the moment 2 of which are lenovo windows 7 recovery partitions 1 is the C drive and another has drivers for my hardware. if i did an upgrade on the c drive to windows 8 would i still be able to use the recovery enviornment to restore to windows 7?

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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Without seeing the disk management screen (start, search, type diskmgmt.msc and <enter>), it is hard to be sure how your partitions are set up.

    If you post a screenshot (Alt+PrtSc) open Paint, paste, save, and post the image (insert image button above Reply to Thread text box here) in your next message we may be able to advise you better.
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    Click image for larger version here is a screenshot of disk management
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    The one partition called SYSTEM_DRV should remain intact because it boots to recovery mode, and therefore the 19GB OEM partition should also remain intact.

    To be honest I wouldn't risk it ONLY after I would have made a recovery image of the full hard drive (read everything on Disk 0), in case Win8 messes OEM recovery. It can all go well since the WIn7 and 8 bootloaders are very much alike but therefore you'll have to wait for confirmation from someone (that's not me) who's pretty sure or who already did what you want here.
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    Alright the laptop did not come with windows 7 install disks so i am not willing to install windows 8 if it might screw up my recovery partitions
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