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Solved: Does Windows7 Automatically create recovery partition during installation?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DexterDave, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. DexterDave

    DexterDave Thread Starter

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    Hi All

    I installed Windows 7 on a formerly Vista Business computer. Now I would like to know, does a clean installation of Windows 7 automatically create a recovery partition or backup? Or do I need to format the Recovery Drive D(from the Vista installation) and make a backup on that drive (D)?

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  2. TheShooter93

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    No. You need to delete the partition and create a new one.

    Make a mirror image of your C drive and put it on the new D drive you make.
     
  3. DexterDave

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    Thanks. Can't I just format the partition or do I need to delete it?
     
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    Yes, you can format it. But the mirror image of your harddrive is likely going to be bigger than the size of the original D drive.
     
  5. DexterDave

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    thank you, I appreciate your answer. Also, I thought formatting the drive deletes everything on it, isn't that similar to deleting the drive and creating a new partition?
     
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    Yes, it would be similar in this case.

    That's why I suggested you just delete the drive from the start.
     
  7. DexterDave

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    Thanks a lot!
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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