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


huntaz556

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#1
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo thinkpad p580
    CPU
    Intel core i5
    Memory
    6GB

fafhrd

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Portsmouth Hants

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

Hopachi

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Orbiting the Moon

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

huntaz556

New Member
Posts
3
#5
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Lenovo thinkpad p580
    CPU
    Intel core i5
    Memory
    6GB