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How to make Recovery Partition in my new HDD (Win8.1)

Question: How to make Recovery Partition in my new HDD (Win8.1)

I already re-install my Win8 with usb.But after finish the installation (I choose Fully Clean in my new HDD), why there is no Recovery Partition like my old HDD (original HDD)?how to make a Recovery Partition in my new HDD?Thx













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Answer: How to make Recovery Partition in my new HDD (Win8.1)

Creating the recovery partition

Right-click the start orb, and start 'Disk Management'.
Shrink the C: drive by let's say 20-30GB.
Then create a new Partition and assign the R: label to it and name it RECOVERY.
Then open command prompt as administrator and type: 'recimg /createimage <directory>',In this case: 'recimg /createimage R:\' to save it on the new partition.This step may consume a lot of time.
Now we need to register the newly created recovery image: 'recimg /setcurrent <directory>''recimg /setcurrent R:\'
Voila you are done.

Restoring from recovery partition
You may want to use this restoring method by default, because it is the easiest way to do so if your recovery partition is still intact. If not, look at the other recovery methods to see which suits you best. This is usually the way you reset or refresh your Windows installation if you purchase a computer from a brand like Lenovo instead of building one yourself

Press the Windows-key + C to open the charms bar or swipe in from the right.
Click Settings.
Click Change PC Settings.
Click Update & Recovery in the menu on the left.
Click Recovery.
If all your documents are safe and sound in your user folder, you can use Refresh your PC without affecting files. However I still recommend taking a back-up... If you want to do a complete reinstallation of Windows and also clean your user folder in the process then choose Remove everything and reinstall Windows.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines.

For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive.

On multiple occasions I have attempted to create the recovery drive using a CENTON 16gb USB stick and have selected the option to copy the recovery partition. The process proceeds normally until it starts copying the recovery partition. It will complete ~75-90% of the copy, and then all drive activity will stop. The unit still works perfectly fine, but the flash drive is not indicating any read/write, and it stays on whatever percentage it stopped on continuously with no change.

I'm curious if anyone else has run into this before? The current machine I'm working on is an ASUS G55V running Windows 8 (not Pro). The other machines we've had the same issues with have been multiple different ASUS models, as well as a few Toshiba's and HPs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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Answer:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.

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Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD ?
Or am I bound to CDs or Thumb-drive ?

If DVD is possible would appreciate link to a tutorial.

Thank you

Answer:Can I make a Recovery Disc for Win8 on a DVD

Just do it the same way as for a CD, but insert a DVD into the optical drive. Or am I missing something?

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Hi

currently I am using vista ultimate. I have only one partition (C:)

i want to install vista home premium onto (C:) but my dvd/cd drive does not work. I do not have (or want to use) a portable DVD/CD drive to reformat.

Im thinking of creating another partition (D:) and then transfering the "bootable folder for home premium", from another computer to (D:) via usb drive.

Can I boot from this new partition (D:) and reformat (C:)?

thanks.

Answer:HELP! No CD Drive, want to make recovery partition to format main partition

Hi -

Shrink the HDD --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...n-my-hard-disk

However, Vista must be installed from DVD.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,I have a Lenovo S430 with Windows 8.I created a Recovery USB stick, including the option to copy the recovery partition onto the USB stick.I switched the hard drive in the laptop to a blank one and attempted to use the recovery USB media. I can get as far as clicking the "Reset my pc" button, but then it says an error occurred, as the required partition was not found. Looking at this page, I'm confused -- it mentions that you need to keep the recovery partition on the drive, but then later goes on to say how your options still work if the hard drive is completely blank. What's going on? http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024













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Answer:Win8 Recovery USB can't find partition

Do you have any idea if the recovery key is able to create partitions on the blank HDD (even though error happens)?
Try booting to the recovery key again, but this time, use the existing partitions instead of deleting them (if you are given that option).
 
Also - do you know the manufacturing date of your S430?  Or just approximate date when you bought it?

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To All
Had to "Factory Refresh" a few day old Dell XPS 8700 (my error) took a long time to get to 95%, then an error window popped up asking for a CMD.EXE disk to be inserted in D: drive, didn't have a disk but tried to click on "retry" but mouse and keyboard were dead...Refresh got to 98% then sat for about an hour then finished, over all it took about 4 hours for a simple refresh. Is it possible that there is a error in this recovery partition from the factory? Have never had something like this happen recovering other system. Have contacted Dell but they are still thinking!!   Any Ideas?
 
Thanks
des47

Answer:Dell win8 recovery/restore partition

From what i read you were able to restore? If everything is ok now it should be fine, but just in case i would manually make some recovery discs for your system so that if you needed to restore ever again, you will always have those to use instead of your recovery partition. The recovery partition can very easily become corrupted, having those created discs will make sure you always have a path back to the factory state

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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
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Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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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?

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

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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Actually i would like to delete the recovery partition on my new Satellite P855 by using diskpart. Now i have to problems/uncertainty (of course i already created the recovery dvds):

1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

As I don't want to risk, that i crash my system, i hope someone knows about this!

Thank you guys

cheers
kdar

Answer:Satellite P855 and Win8 - would like to delete the recovery partition

And why you want to delete the recovery partition?
Its better to leave it as it is in cases you would like to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

> 1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

I assume one has been created by Win 8. it contains files to repair the system in cases something would be wrong? the last partition seems to be from Toshiba containing the recovery image files.

> 2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

Deleting the Toshiba partition should not (usually) affect the notebook system ability but nevertheless you should create a recovery disk BEFORE deleting anything on the HDD.
The recovery disk would allow you to go back to factory settings in cases the system would be muddled up.

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I'm planning on donating my old T430s but I want to make sure all my files are deleted beforehand. However, when I go to Control Panel -> Recovery, the "Copy recovery partition..." box is greyed out. After some looking around, I believe that means the recovery partition doesn't exist anymore. I went to the Lenovo Recovery Media site to see if there is a downloadable version of the recovery media but when I enter my serial number it says: "SN: #ibase config error" Is there another way I can perform a fresh install / wipe? If recovery media isn't an option, is there a way to just delete my existing windows profiles and reset all windows settings?

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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yeah i was just seeing if you could make a recovery disk from the recovery partition? it wouldnt make sense to why u couldnt do it?? but how to go about it??

Answer:Could you make a Recovery Disc from Recovery Partition?

You would do that by creating an image. Then burn it to a cd.

Do you mean a XP recovery Console cd? or a whole system image?

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What are the differences between these two methods? Does win8's native method back up only window's system files? and OneKey recovery method back up entire C disk? Per help doc from win8's "create a recovery drive", it looks like by default Win8 preinstalls a hidden partition on HDD with preinstalled recovery image, and when user creates recovery drive, Win8 will copy the preinstalled recovery image to target backup storage. Is my understanding correct? I tried win8's "create a recovery drive", it said it needs at least 16G space on target USB drive. I tried OneKey recovery, it said it needs 90G space. Does this mean OneKey recovery would backup all files under my C drive? If I just use win8's method, would I have problem if I have to restore the system on a new HDD if the old HDD was dead? Thanks,

Answer:differences between OneKey recovery and win8's "create a recovery drive"? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Regarding your questions:
1. The difference between OneKey Recovery and "Create a recovery drive" are as follows:
 
OneKey Recovery (OKR)
- can be triggered by clicking the OneKey Recovery inside the OS or by pressing the OKR Button.
- running the recovery triggers the hidden factory default image preloaded in the drive
- using OKR's System Backup method backsup the system partition only (eg. Drive C:\). If you have many files on the drive, you will need an external drive to save the backup.
 
Recovery Drive
- needs to be created within the OS. Can only be triggered by booting from the USB drive.
- on an OEM PC, this requires at least 16GB as it copes the hidden factory default image from the HDD for a full factory restore. Otherwise, 4GB will be enough to create a system repair disc.
 
More info:
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8.0
How to Create a Recovery USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 and 8.1
 
2. There are reports that you can't use the recovery drive with a blank HDD (like in this thread) but ideally, the recovery drive can be used to restore on a blank HDD as discussed in this article.
 
 
Regards

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i wont to make a recovery portitiom in windows xp home

Answer:how to make a recovery partition in xp

You need imaging software like Acronis True Image. It is not free.___________________________________________? When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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im sorry if i posted this thread to the wrong section.


my computer's CD-ROM cant read any CD/DVD anymore, its completely broken.
i am asking you if is there any other way to reformat my computer because it cant read my windows CD any more. Please Help!!

Or is it possible to create a windows partition recovery so i can reformat my computer without using windows cd?? if so how?
my friend can reformat his pc without using windows CD, he tells me he can do it with his recovery partition
i dont know if you understand me or it is possible to do, but please help if there is any other way

thank you

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Hi, my gf had a 3year old medion laptop that is rather slow and, in my opinion, needs a fresh install. My problem is that the laptop only has a recovery partition and i am unsure of how to use this. Please can anyone help?

Answer:How do i make a recovery cd from the partition?

the recovery partition is activated at boot by a key combination specific to the manufacturer. it is probably an option listed at the point when u can go into safe mode or whatever. What it will do is reset your puter to the factory state so all apps and data on the puter that u have added since first boot will be lost!!! so by all means use it but make a full backup first on a removable disc or external drive using the Backup wizard. I am assuming here you are running XP if not things will be different.

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Hello,

i want to format and recover the information to my "Vista" (C://) partition, which is the first. But when i choose the option "Format and recover to an existing first partition on your hard disk(without RE)" the computer began to recover to "Partition Type: windows NT NTFS (ID: 07)" which size is only 1.50 GB.

In the middle of the process it shows "not enough space on a disk"

Question: how to make "vista" partition the first one? What is "the first partition" in the second option of formating and recovering the system?
Thank You for Your answers

Answer:How to make Vista partition on the HDD as first one with Recovery CD

please help somebody! because i dont know what to do

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Hi guys and girls. I?m Mike

About a year ago I sent my PC back to HP because it was broke. Before I sent it back it had 500GB Hard Drive and 9GB recovery partition. When I got it back however it had and still has 372 GB hard drive and no recovery partition? I then went back to the store I got it from to ask them why. They made fake receipts saying I bought the cheaper version which has 300GB I think, they said I should be happy I got 72GB free (even though they don?t sell a 372GB one). I had no way to back myself up because when I took it back to be repaired they kept my receipt and said I don?t need it now. Because I didn?t think this was going to happen I thought nothing of it. Because they removed my recovery partition I cant make recovery discs and cant format my PC from boot up. So I was wondering can I make one with the hard drive partition I have left? I tried Acronis True Image, all I can seem to do is make a copy of my hard drive in its current state. My PC is running slow and anti-spyware + anti-virus's don?t help. Alot of programs no longer work on my PC. Can anybody help me?

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Answer:[SOLVED] Can I Make A Recovery Partition?

Hi Mike. . .

You could contact HP and state case. Resolution in about 20 years.

For faster method, you can order replacement Vista recovery DVDs from HP - I believe cost is < $20.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Recently my Recovery partition turned red showing it was almost full. Well I have tried using disc management to extend it but it won't let me. even when i have unallocated space. the option is gray scaled. well i tried to open up the partition and do it a way an HP tech guy told me to but when i try to i get the screen that "this is a recovery manager and editing could cause you computer not to restore" then it doesn't let me do anything more. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:I need to make the Recovery partition bigger

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I have a Dell Inpsiron 1525 laptop. It originally came with Vista, but my university made some deal with Microsoft and it offered a free Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade download for all the undergrads. Anyways, when I installed Windows 7, it asked me how large I wanted the recovery partition to be, so I guessed at 10GB. It seems that is just a bit too small as shorty after I start the computer now, a "disk" icon appears in the toolbar and says "Low Disk Space: You are running out of disk space on RECOVERY (D:), Click here to see if you can free space on this drive."  When I click on it, I can delete all but the most recent backup, and the icon goes away and everything is fine. But I'd like to just increase the size of the partition so the warning never pops up again. Can this be done without screwing up the OS? I tried making another partition and designating it as a recovery, but it didn't work. I also set aside a 20GB partiion, and tried in "increase" the recovery drive in "Disk Management," but again, Windows wouldn't allow it. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:How do I make the recovery partition larger?

turn off backup. or if you really want it you need to shrink c: giving you unallocated spaceand extend d:You could also change how your saving your backupgoto backup and restore and change settings

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How do I do this???

Answer:Acronis - How do I make a Recovery Partition?

Basicaly to save time when I want to reformat Windows so that I can just load that Recovery process.

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Just bought new Refurbished Asus K55A-BBL4 laptop from Newegg, came with Win 7 Home Pre installed. No install disks, no manual just letter telling me to protect customer data entire drive was wiped clean including Recovery partition. Checked disk management it shows all 4 primary partitions used: 200mb (boot), 169gb (C drive), 281gb (D drive), 16.5gb Recovery partition. I tried F9 when booting (nothing) just boots into OS. This setup is completely useless to me.
Called Asus ($50.) for install disk they said call Microsoft, call Microsoft ($99. new disk) they said call Asus, I've already paid for Win 7 once and i'll be damned if I pay for it again. Typical corporation bullshit.
What I want to do is install Win 7 on 1st part, 2nd (shared NTFS part), Ubuntu on logical partitions.

Can anyone tell me how to get Win 7 installed like above example.
The laptop is factory default now I haven't done anything but look.

Answer:Need to make Installation disk of Win 7 recovery partition

So use the install disc you said you already paid for if it`s the correct version and use the Key from the COA.

If not Use this tutorial.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you want it set up like it was from the factory, then you would have to order the factory recovery discs, but why in the world would you want to do that ?

Welcome to the Forums

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Hello everyone some time ago Installed Windows 7 on one of my Windows 8 computers. But during the install i had to delete all partitions and that was the recovery partition that had he recovery software on it. Well now I want to go back to Windows 8 and I don't really want to send my PC to Samsung for re imaging. But I have the image i made with the software before I installed Windows 8. All I need is to get the recover partition back with the software on it. I have 2 other Samsung computers that have the same software on it but I need to find a way to make a image of the recover partition so i can use my backup image for the computer. So someone please help me.

Answer:How to make a image of a factory recovery partition

Does the image you made contain the recovery partition and the boot partition? If so just restore them.

Also, you said "But I have the image i made with the software before I installed Windows 8." Was that a typo and you really meant Windows 7?

If so then even if you don't have the recovery partition image you can still restore the Win 8 boot partition and it should boot okay.

Edit: What software did you use to make the backup image? You should be able to use it to make a image of the recovery partition on one of the other computers then restore it to this one, then do a recovery to factory state.

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i am always trying to find hidden things out on my computer and always have to reinstall windows sometimes 4 or 5 times in a week and i decided i would just make me a recovery partition but do not know a program that i can do this with on my ibm t30 i wish i didnt format my ibm preload recovery partition but thats too late so what program could i use to make a new recovery partition on my t30
 

Answer:is there a software program that i can use to make a recovery partition

hi,

not a solution to your initial question but a sort of different approach,

have you tried a virtual machine for all your experiments, easy to use and no need to keep installing your operating system - and free

http://majorgeeks.com/Virtual_PC_d4101.html

and a little info from wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Virtual_PC
 

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Hi, I'm new here...

Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

I have a Dell desktop, with a built in Dell recovery partition...

I have read that.. "You are only allowed to make ONE copy of your Recovery partition
and it must be on to ROM CDs or DVDs."

I didn't know that when I made a copy of C and recovery partition to my external drive,
I am a bit concered that I can only do this once... Is that strictly true? For example
if I reinstalled windows 7 (I have the disks), would I have another opportunity to make
a copy of the recovery partition? Say to DVDs or a hidden partition?

Thanks,

Answer:Am I only allowed to make one copy of my Recovery partition?

Do it as often as you like.

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So I've downgraded to XP pro using my XP media (not the recovery discs from Lenovo). I had no choice but to remove the recovery partition, and now just wanted to know if there's a way to make one like Lenovo's. Also, after the downgrade, the "Instant-On" button doesn't work any more. How can I fix it? Lenovo 3000 V200 0764-2CUMessage Edited by Typhoon on 03-31-2008 06:02 PM

Answer:Downgraded to XP - Any ways to make a recovery partition of my own?

You may try making a backup partition using a such as BING (Boot It NG) from Terabyteunlimited, in the "maintenance" mode of this software, which is an excellent partition management tool.The same publisher also has an Imaging software named Image For Windows V2 that can backup your system partition onto your backup partition. Using a bootable USB thumbdrive or CD (also mastered by the same set of tools), you can restore your last backup on your system partition.IFW also manages differential backups, so only modified sectors are saved. You save space while maintaining an up to date recovery partition. You can find similar software from StorageCraft (Shadow Protect Desktop), Drive Snapshot, Acronis (I don't recommand it), Paragon Drive Backup (like Acronis, quite buggy).There is even a freeware, DriveImage XML from Runtime Software, but with less features.Message Edited by MerleOne on 04-01-2008 08:48 AM

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Hello,

My first post on this forum.

Here's my situation: I bought a new Fujitsu laptop which had Win7 Home Basic 64-bit. After making recovery DVDs, I replaced the Win7 Home Basic with Win7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (because some of my softwares don't "sit" easily on Win7 Home Basic, they are more "friendly" with Win7 Ultimate/Professional)
Plz find the screenshot of the Disk Management view after I installed Win7 Ultimate.
1) What I do not understand is why Fujitsu needs the 3 partitions ; namely the 2GB , 1GB and a huge 14GB as Recovery Partitions?
2) Is it possible to format the Recovery Partitions & make it usable for storing my personal folders or add this 14GB to the existing C: drive or D:drive?
3) Am I wrong if I say this format & recovery option (point nr 2 above) was available ONLY during installation of Win7 Ultimate and cannot be done now when Win7 Ultimate is already installed?

I know the hard drive has huge capacity (750GB); I don't have to regret loosing a little space but I'm curious to know why the manufacturer needed 3 recovery partitions on one hard disk.
And will it be ok if I format these partitions and just make 2 logical drives (C: and D) the next time I reformat my laptop?

Regards

Answer:Is it possible to format the Recovery Partition & make it usable?

Hi,

If you don't require the recovery partition, then I would perform a clean install using this technique:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Regards,
Golden

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I have searched all over on google and forums for software to make a bootable recovery partition and I can't find anything.

I need software that will make an image or a backup of my windows system / C drive and put it on a partition I have made (15gbs)

I need to be able to press a button like f4 or something at startup (bios) and for it to be able to load the recovery software if I ever had a problem with my computer.

Is there anything that can do that?

Answer:I need software to make a bootable recovery partition.

If you are quick , you can get this.

The download is only available free till 19th Jan 2010:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

Select Manage Backup capsule - you get an F1 key at startup.

You can tell it to store the backup images you make with it on there , too.

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How to make a my hidden partition hard drive will be "visible" for system Windows 8?

Two partition are hidden one on disk SSD around 260MB and another around 450MB.
During restore system (press zero and start-up) got a message that computer file must be repaired but system not see partition with restore files.

Greetings Rohan

Answer:Qosmio X870-13H - how to make visible recovery partition?

I don?t know what do you want to do exactly but if I understand you right you want to install OS again using recovery option but your recovery image is obviously not detected properly.
Is that the problem?

Other way, both files are too small to be recovery files so I really don?t understand your problem.

What do you want to do exactly?

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Hello, I would like to know how to make a partition to install Windows 7 from there forever. So far I've used a USB formatted with 'Rufus', but as I usually format very often, I want boot the computer from the partition, to do everything faster.

It is important that the installation has support for UEFI mode install, so I'm not interested in MBR / Legacy.

Regards.

Answer:I need make a partition recovery for Install Windows 7 UEFI/GPT.

Here is the forum tutorial on how to install UEFI Windows 7, I assume this is what you are looking for.
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hello, How can I make bootable rescue and recovery (factory default) partition to USB-stick/-hard drive? When my hard disk fails (as it will) and I install new hard drive do I then get free recovery USB-stick from Lenovo? Or how this works with computers without DVD-drive. I would not like to go Linux/dd etc. zone. Just dead simple next, next, next prog which makes bootable USB-stick and copies recovery data to stick.

Answer:How to make bootable rescue and recovery partition to USB-stick

System:Windows 7 64-bitThinkPad Edge 13" with Intel processor (SU7300)

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I just bought a new Y400 sometime back. Win 8, OKR 8. 1TB HDD.It had incovenient partition sizes - with a large C-OS, a D: Lenovo and no separate partition for personal files.I like to keep personal files in a separate partition, so I was going to repartition the C drive, when I saw the threads about how OneKey recovery (OKR) will stop working if I did so.So I was searching for answers and I read the long winded procedure for re-installing OKR for those who have already partitioned their HDDs and their OKR stopped working.I also read something about serial numbers of the partitions, in some thread.Here is what I did -DISCLAIMER: Please do it at your own risk, what worked for me, may or may not work for you. I am not responsible if anything goes wrong.Prepare:A) Make a backup of your system using other cloning/imaging tools before you do this.B) Be prepared that OKR backup and recovery will still not work after this, and you might have to take the longer procedure to get OKR functionality back.C) I have just saved the backup image, NOT yet tried to recover from it, so cannot say for sure if that image will work. Saving of recovery image and restoration of that image using Novo button and OneKey Recovery (OKR) both work !!D) Even if it works, I do not know what parts of the system will be restored. What I did -1) I made System Repair Disc using Win's recovery system and also a system image using the same.2) Wrote down the Serial Number of all the partitions in the HDD (I h... Read more

Answer:For NEW system, how to re-partition AND make OKR (OneKey) Recovery work !!

Success.I backed up this repartitioned system using Marcium and then proceeded to restore the earlier saved system image using OKR and Novo button.It recovered the system to the earlier repartitioned state (not the factory state).As expected all the extra software that I had installed at that time, like Firefox etc, were also restored and are working on my system.So I can say that this procedure of using the original serial numbers of the HDD partitions for C and D is very likely to work.I hope those people wanting to keep the OKR working and repartition their new Lenovo systems find this thread useful using their original HDD partition serial numbers.

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I am completely reloading windows 7 professional. Can someone please give me instructions on how to create a system recovery Partion when or while I am completely restoring my computer to factory settings.
 

Answer:Solved: How to I Make a system recovery partition off a reload

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Answer:if delete current partition... will it make recovery disc obsolete?

if you have a recovery cd marked as operating system, i'd think it be safe to delete any partition on the hard drive.

could test the recovery cd by creating a vm and performing restore.

download vmware server to create vm.

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I would like to make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage; it is about 10gb and now not needed. However the Win7 OS does not seem to want to allow me to delete the contents or reformat it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can do this? BackgroundI  have two drives, one for boot and apps (solid state) and the second regular HDD just for data. I took a hard disk from my old Thinkpad T520 (which died) and put it into a drive bay adaptor in a new T520 system.  All works fine.  As the second hard disk is now just there for data and the main (solid state drive) has a new Lenovo recover partition, I do not need to keep the old Lenovo recovery partition on the second drive and would like to make use of the storage capacity.

Answer:Make use of the "Lenovo Recovery" partition on my hard disk for storage?

Double-click on the partition in My Computer, and you should get the option to Recover Drive Space... but before you zap the recovery partition, make sure you have a backup image of the disk, or have made or obtained a recovery disk set.
 
Hope this helps!

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HI Guys
i really need help in making a DVD bootable disk form dell factory recovery partition, the story started when my computer got so slow and i wanted to make factory recovery to the original as the computer was when i bought it.
during the factory rest something happened and the power was interrupted, therefore the processing was not completed , i tried to do the same procedure but i did nit succeed using F8 ,, and i got always bootMGr problem.. what i did ,i installed another windows 7 professional , the computer now works , but i want to use my original software from dell, the recovery partition is still untouched and can see it... i am wondering how to make DVD bookable disk form this recovery partition as the windows running in the computer now is not as the same as the one originally installed by dell when i bought this computer...
any help highly appreciated

Answer:how to make DVD Bootable disk form factroy Recovery Partition ,

You might be able to access the recovery partition this way:

1. Start computer.
2. Immediately hold down the Ctrl key. At the same time start clicking the F11 key (top row of keyboard.) This may let the computer boot into the recovery partition.
3. If it boots into the recovery partition you should be bale to click "Restore," and then "Confirm" to restore your Dell computer. Click "Finish" when prompted to do so, and then select "Yes" to reboot.
4. You may see a different prompt to click "Next" and click "OK" to reboot depending on your specific computer model

If this doesn't work you might be able to have Dell send you recovery disks for your specific machine free of charge. This is a one time offer.

Dell - Support

If you are a country other than the United States and need to request recovery discs, you will need to contact Tech Support directly.

Dell Contact Technical Support

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I bought a new laptop and it has Windows 7 Home Premium on it. It comes with a 320 GB HDD and it has a hidden recovery disk on that hard drive. I am pretty happy with the idea of it but when it comes to the partition then I have some questions.

1 - ] I want to do partition on my 320 GB Hard Drive and create C Drive 160 GB and D Drive 160 GB.

2 - ] I do NOT want to loose hidden recovery part on this 320 GB Hard Drive while I am doing this.So I can save my computer with it if I need it later on.

Is there any way to do that ?

Thank you for your help...

Best Regards
 

Answer:Solved: How to make partition without losing Recovery part of the disk ?

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Hi all

Just a query
My GF turned on her laptop Satellite C660 series and it would not boot up, we tried to initiate the recovery sequence from the recovery partition but kept getting the error that was on boot up (the error was telling us a USB device had been unplugged).

As you probably guessed she never made the back-up discs when prompted, all I could think of was using a win 7 disc and reload that way then try and make the recovery discs after (I didn't activate)
so win 7 was installed nicely and all drivers sourced that was all last week.
Now for the crunch , the recovery partition is there can I now make the recovery discs and install from those , the win 7 I installed will soon require activation
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C660 - recovery partition is there but can I make back up discs?

After own OS installation you cannot create recovery disc anymore and you can not install recovery image using HDD recovery option (F8 at start-up).

Best thing you can do now is to order original disc from Toshiba and use it for recovery image installation. It is definitely easiest way to have ?factory settings? again.
You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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 hey tech guys...  i have a T410i with windows 7...now its only a Hard disk partition...for my compatibility i need to make another partition ...is that works in its factory recovery ??   ur replies appreciated.....thank u guys... sheriff

Answer:can i make hard disk partition through windows 7 recovery of T410i

hey getsheriff,yes it can be done. I would recommend making a backup of your system first.





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Can I Image my recovery partition and copy it to a new hard drive, and run it somehow? If so how, and what program should I use? I was thinking Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Failing hard drive- Can I Image my recovery partition and make it bootable?

Any program that clones a given hard drive...leaves an exact image of the drive on the second drive.  Whatever partitions/files the cloned drive contains...the new drive will also have.
 
Louis
 
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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I recently created a partition with my disk manage for 48 GB, put windows 8 on it, and it is doing well. I have 575 GB left onb my windows 7 partition, and would like to know how to increase the 48 gb to around 75 GB now, and do not know exactly how to do this, without destroying anything. Can someone get me started with this? Jimmy

Answer:Increase size of Win8 partition on dual boot Win7 & Win8 PC

Start by telling us the size of your HDD & how it's currently partitioned. Obviously 575GB for any OS is WAY too big & 48GB is awfully small.I would use EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition (it's free):http://www.easeus.com/download.htm

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Previously when I was using Windows 7, the system restore points were created automatically whenever I installed a new SW or made other similar system change. But it seems not the case in Win 8 any more.

I am a SW developer. Although I normally test our SW on virtual machines, but some other time I just install part of it directly on the development machine. The SW of course might have some problem. Today when I tried to restore my system to a status right before I installed the problem SW, I just found out that I don't have these restore points. The system indeed created some restore points automatically, but those don't seem to cover all the changes I made to the system. Is there a way to configure it? Thanks!

Answer:How to make Win8 make restore points automatically

Maybe your restore point disk space allocation is inadequate to hold all restore points that might be created automatically. My record of restore points implies that restore points are being created for all SW installations, but the record does not go very far back in time.

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Previously when I was using Windows 7, the system restore points were created automatically whenever I installed a new SW or made other similar system change. But it seems not the case in Win 8 any more.

I am a SW developer. Although I normally test our SW on virtual machines, but some other time I just install part of it directly on the development machine. The SW of course might have some problem. Today when I tried to restore my system to a status right before I installed the problem SW, I just found out that I don't have these restore points. The system indeed created some restore points automatically, but those don't seem to cover all the changes I made to the system. Is there a way to configure it? Thanks!

Answer:How to make Win8 make restore points automatically

Maybe your restore point disk space allocation is inadequate to hold all restore points that might be created automatically. My record of restore points implies that restore points are being created for all SW installations, but the record does not go very far back in time.

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I've just installed Win8 on a new partition on my System Drive, which normally just runs Win7. I did it as an experiment and it's pretty clear I like Win8 and this is going to be my new O/S. So I'm slowly transferring things over.

The "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" moved all my files over, but a pop-up from Windows 8 explicitly told me that my Settings were not going to transfer. I don't know why. I did some searches and I don't see this as being a common problem with "everyone", but maybe it is.

In any case, I have a bunch of favorites and bookmarks and whatnot on my old Chrome that I'd like to bring over. I have a feeling if I did some research I could find a file or a list of files that I could just copy over from the Win7 partition to the Win8 partition and overwrite the new file, but in case that's a really bad idea and/or there is a special 3rd party tool that will do this with less possibility of catastrophic error, I decided to post this question, just in case.

Oh also I'd like to transfer IE and FF over too, even though I hardly ever use them. And any advice on transferring any other settings would be appreciated too. The (old) Win7 installation is about 3 years old now, so it's been highly configured to just how I like it.

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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Hi,

I do not have a Recovery CD from the Acer Recovery Software that you make to reset the pc back to factory default settings.And I then :

1) installed win 8 pro from dvd - and found I could not create a recovery dvd to reset pc back to factory default settings
2) reinstalled win 8 (not pro) which required the win 8 pro dvd to be put into the cd/dvd drive
3) when it was completed,i found that the acer software had all been deleted,and I still could not create the recovery dvd's after installing the acer software as there was message that said that the Hard Drive Configuration Is Not Set To Factory Default, for all options ....to create recovery dvd's or reset etc [as I guess the hdd has the os from the win 8 pro dvd and not the version from the factory.

And when I used the Repair CD
I) there was a message that a system image cannot be found.
Where is the OS that is in the hidden partition [from factory] that can be used to get back to factory settings???
that can be used to reset up win 8 with all the acer software??

I managed to make the repair cd and a copy of the drivers and applications of the acer software but there was no option to create the recovery dvd's as mentioned earlier.

Is there a way to get back to the factory state without sending the pc back to acer??

And now it also wants a key that I don't have,as I now have win 8 installed from a win 8 pro dvd

thanks in advance

Answer:win8 PRO Back To Win8-No Recovery DVD's

Welcome to EightForums.

   Information

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





You can a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




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.


How to make Acer Recovery disks.
ACER video's.
Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Click here: Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You canīt use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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There are discussions on creating recovery disks with OneKey Recovery 7.0. But my G500 is  with win8.1 and Onekey 8.0. I didn't see it support creating CDs. And when I tried to create such a recovery image, OneKey 8.0 said it needs 90G space. It looks like OneKey will backup all files from my C disk. I just want to create factory recovery disks, in case the HDD failed. Can anyone tell me how to create such disks? (It doesn't make sense to spend 60$ to order such disks from Lenovo)

Answer:how to create factory default recovery disk with OneKey Recovery 8.0? (G500, win8.1)

hi lenovo-user-kw,
 
Thanks for Posting!
 
Yes that option is not available on Windows 8 and 8.1.
 
This is tha way i think possible to extract a recovery media
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
 
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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How do I make the second partition, which includes all files from another hard drive, pretend that it is the main partition? I want to simulate the second partition being my main one for a while.

OR

How do I resize system partitions?

Background:
I am in deep trouble...

A while ago I made a hard drive image with Drive Snapshot (http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/). A few days ago my hard drive crashed and I certainly want to restore it. Although, I can't afford waiting for a new hard drive, and I want to restore it to another computer instead. My goal is to be able to boot into the old system with all programs and settings intact!

Setup:
- A stationary computer where the hard-drive snapshot resides (300 gb)
- A crashed laptop computer (38,7 gb)
- A target stationary computer with two partitions: (system c: 38,8 gb, d: 38,6 gb)

The problem is I cannot restore the 38,7 gb image file to the d: partition as it is 0,1 gb too small!!

I cannot use the 300 gb computer, and I cannot afford to delete the system partition of the target computer! I see only two options:
1. Resizing the partitions on target computer
2. Mounting the snapshot-image as a virtual drive (done), and copy all files but the movie-files etc to D:

Problems encountered:
1. This is impossible as the C: is the system partition and they cannot be made smaller with programs like Acronis PartitionExpert...
2. Although all files but the movies are copyed, I cannot make it boot!
(method: I use a virtual pc that m... Read more

Answer:How to make second partition bootable / restore hd image when partition is too small?

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Greetings all,

I have been doing alot of research on this forum the last couple of months and it has come in very handy as i get used to Windows 8 - which i might add, it's beginning to 'grow' on me.

My first installation on my 2009 Compaq Presario Duo-Core rig went beautifully - no problems whatsoever.

So, i thought, what the heck, let's see what happens when i run the Upgrade Assistant on my 2005 Dell Latitude D510. Assistant didn't seem to give any impression that my system was incompatible with Win8, so i went ahead and bought another copy to install.

Problem is, it went through the download, then the verification of the download and gave me an 'access denied' error. I tried it again with the same result. Next i tried the link from the invoice that said if you need to download Windows 8, click here. So i did. Long story short, it downloaded, verified OK then left me two options: Install Now or Install Later from Desktop. Hmmm...where's the option to created the DVD??? This was last night, it was late so i left it to today to install. Everything went well and my laptop, which was running WinXP Pro is now running Win8.

But...i'm still left in the dark as to how to get the .iso file to create a disk should i ever need it again. I need you gent/ladies to help me find it either on my hard drive somewhere (not in download file) The installer did not ask me for my key and there was a Windows.old file which i tried to delete, most of which i was successful but th... Read more

Answer:No Option given to make Win8 Pro DVD

you don't have to, you can copy the C:\ESD\Windows folder to a DVD and make it bootable.

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old one is not working and im having to use this one till i get the old one working or figure this one out

Answer:just switched to win8, anyway to make it run like xp? or xp like?

Classic Shell. You will need to tweak it's settings.
 
http://www.classicshell.net/

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I accidently deleted :

- Drive C partition
- System partition (100mb)
- MBR partition

when i was trying to install fresh windows 7.

now i only have :

- Disk 0 Unallocated Space
- Disk 0 Partition 1: Data (Drive D)

when i try to make new partition in Unallocated Space, it says

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

Please, can anyone help me to fix this?
And i need my Drive D untouchable. (not to be deleted)

Answer:Deleted C drive, system and MBR partition. Can't make new partition

Try to define a primary active partition in the allocated space. Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard - it is the last box on the website. Burn that .iso to CD and boot with the CD. Here are How To tutorials.

Technical Support of free partition magic, partition manager servre, partition software and partition magic server - Partition Wizard

Then you should be able to install into that partition.

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Hi.
I have two hdds (500gb 7200rpm) in my laptop and have 260gb of data on the second one. I wanted to create a partition for games at the beggining of the 2nd drive (the left side) as i heard it increased performance to put games in anoher drive and at the beggining of the drive.

My question is:
Will it make difference to make a partition at the beginning or at the end of this drive when it comes to gaming performance?
Will option three help me with this?

My cousin showed me one game in the same drive installed in the 1st of four partitions of a 500gb 7200rpm (the same i have) performing with 3-5 fps more than that game installed in the 4th partition of that same drive....

Any thoughts?

I dont know... any thoughts?, or maybe just a bug in the version installed in the 4th partition?

Answer:Will it make difference to make partition at beginning or end of HDD?

The only appreciable speed difference with OS drives is to upgrade to an SSD large enough to install OS and programs on, link to data on secondary HD via libraries.

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Welcome to Classic Shell

Client wanted me to put a new Win8 laptop into service. Microsoft Software Engineers must be taking hallucinogens, because Windows 8 look like a REALLY bad drug trip. Lots of swirly colors, and no rhyme or reason for anything. Almost advised the client to install Win7 over the top, until I found the link posted above. It was love at first sight. A start button, and familiar navigation options makes Win8 useable now.

I'm using the Vista/Win7 option, but the info blurb on Classic Shell says that it can emulate WinXP too, in case someone's mom got stuck with a brand new computer and she can't even check her email anymore.

Please post opinions if you try it, for other people to see.

Answer:Solution: How to Make Win8 Look Like Win7!

For many, Start8 works better as it allows you to boot directly to the desktop and even disable the Windows 8 "charms" and corner menus entirely. However, Classic Shell is highly configurable and some prefer it for this reason.

Both Lenovo and Samsung ship Windows 8 systems with a type of start menu. However, Microsoft is being obstinate that other users should have a ?pure Microsoft experience,? whatever the heck that means. Almost everyone that I've talked to who simply hates Windows 8 does so because of the "Metro" interface and its watered-down apps, not realizing that underneath it's a pretty good OS and that there are ways to get back a Windows-7-like interface.

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This is my basic spread
prime contains a win 7 installation(active)
halo contains a win 8 installation(boot) and is a logical partition
What I need to do is:
format prime and combine it with halo , this will be my boot and active
keep logic and halo as it is an my logical drives
I cannot lose data in halo or logic.
how do I go about doing this .. pls help

Answer:make a logical partition into a primary partition

just let me say this you would need to back up your data before you do anything ! because however you do end up achieving this, it's never safe to do it with out first backing up your data to another source

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can I make a partition without using Partition Magic ???

is it possible to create a volume or logical partition through Windows without using a third Party tools like Partition Magic ??

can I make it through the command prompt ??? .. I'm willing to make a backup drive like 1-2 GB. & I don't want to format or reinstall windows in order to do that.

Thanks

Answer:can I make a partition without useing Partition Magic ?

Go download Gparted liveCD and burn it as an image, it's free.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

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Hello,

I've made USB drives for installing Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. I'm curious can I make a single thumb drive that let's me choose what OS to install. UEFI please.

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The Windows 8 lock screen shows the time but not the AM/PM designation. How do you make it to show that? It's not completely necessary but it would be nice to have. For some reason Google did not help me find a solution to this.
 

Answer:How do you make Win8 lock screen show AM/PM?

There probably isn't a way. Microsoft overlooked a great many things when creating Metro.
 

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Here's my situation.
I bought a new laptop (HP) which came with an OEM version of 8.1

I have a retail key and tried to use the 'change key' facility to use it instead of the OEM one - with no success, it was not accepted.

So I split the drive creating a new partition and tried to boot to my Win8 install media - but the laptop won't boot to the dvd even though the bios has the internal DVD set as the first boot option.

Can anyone assist with guidance as to how I proceed.

Thanks

Answer:Need help installing win8 on second partition

if it came with windows 8.1 and you want to upgrade to windows 8.1 pro

control panel > add features > already have key

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Hey all,

Today I deleted my Win7 partition, because Win8 works so well for me that I need more disk space. So I wanted to extend my Win8 partition, but the option is grayed out in disk management.

What do I need to do?

-Also, am I free to delete the system reserved bit, the 100mb partition? It was a part of Win7, right?

Answer:Cannot extend Win8 partition

Try using other Disk Management software like EASEUS Partition Master.

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Why is it not possible to resize the Win8 partition? The option is grayed out. Using the diskpart in cmd will show this:

Answer:Resizing the Win8 partition

First, is there any free space on the disk you are using? Secondly, have you tried using the partitions manager?
Press Start, type in "partition", click on Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions.
You need to make sure that there is free unallocated space.

Also, are you running an elevated command prompt (as an administrator)? Use shift+doubleclick to run it as an administrator.
Edit: Woops looks like you are.

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Taipei, February 4th ? Linpus, a leader in the field of open source software in the consumer space, announced the release of a new application for Windows 8. Linpus, one of the most successful open source vendors in the notebook and consumer device market, has recently added Android and Windows applications to its product range. Linpus' focus with this application for Windows 8, Gesture2Launch, was to utilize touch gestures to give an easier and quicker way to launch apps across the traditional desktop and Metro mode. In many cases, up to 4 taps can be saved when, for example, using a gesture to turn off your computer.
Linpus Gesture2Launch works in this way: after running the application the interface has a number of predefined gestures (in the form of the letters of the alphabet) and actions to map these gestures to, including: applications and to various actions like restarting your device. You can then choose to link the action to the letter of the alphabet you feel most appropriate and then simply write that letter anywhere on the screen to launch. Besides restarting your devices, some of the things you can launch are: control panel, file explorer, Windows store, music, media playback actions like play/pause, stop, next, previous music/video ? and also shutdown, log out and wireless on/off.
?Besides reducing actions to launch applications, Linpus Gesture2Launch makes it easier from a number of other perspectives,? said Rita Jing, vice-president of sales. ?Findi... Read more

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Hi,

I just bought a new Gateway laptop that's come pre-installed with Win8.

I've just gone through the initial setup and before I use it, need to make the initial Win8 and system backup incase I need to restore the system should something go wrong.
I want to do this BEFORE anything (I've not even installed any anti-virus yet)

I'm totally new to Win8 and would really appreciate if someone could guide me through the process.

Thanks in anticipation.

Warm Regards.

Answer:Brand New Win8 Laptop - Need to make initial backup

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

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





You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
How to make Acer Recovery disks.

Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
or
Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories
or
https://store.acer.com/store?Action=...&am... Read more

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im using acer aspire p3, and wish to install a clean win8 cause the hard disk capacity just 58gb and system take around 30gb.

i try to install win8 wif a usb drive inside window, but it seems giving me error: we count install win8 to your pc

then i try to boot wif usb, and i found tat i cant install too because the main partition is oem reserved, any i dea i can install a new clean window?

Answer:how to install win8 to oem reserved partition

Welcome to EightForums.

Delete Partition 4 & install.

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Hi!! I'm wondering if it's possible to duplicate partition and upgrade it to windows 8.

So right now I've this Windows 7. I've got the MiniTool Partition Wizard 7.5. It has an option to copy partition.
In the past I've done some things and at the moment I've one partition. Boot files, pagefile, system active files every single bits are in that partition.

If I make an another partition and copy the active partition to it will it work? Do you think it will copy every settings and registry keys successfully? Will it figure out the "Local Disk" letter and become 2nd OS in dual boot?

If that plan works out I wanted to upgrade one of the windows 7 since I'll have 2 exact "windows 7"s.
I wanted to see true windows 8 VS windows 7 configuration.

Answer:Duplicating a partition and upgrade to Win8?

I'm not the savviest here, but I think that won't work. Create partition in Disk Management in 7. I suggest to refer to Brink's tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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It sounds like a cloned win8.1 partition (backup) would become invalid once the original was upgraded to win10. In which case a complete reinstall of the original OS would be required if a win10--> win8.1 restore went sideways. Am I misinterpreting ?

I like to have a working bootable backup copy of my primary OS before I try an upgrade. My current win7pro -> win8 -> win8.1 install might be a bit messy to reinstall I don't even know which key would be valid if forced to reinstall from scratch.
 

Answer:win10 - what happens to old (win8.1) cloned partition

Ok, things I suggest you do, and perhaps, need to know:

1. When you upgrade to 10, you have 30 days as a "trial" period, so you can try it out.
2. After the 30 days are up, your Win 7/8/8.1 oem OR Full license expires, and is replaced with an OEM version of 10.
3. You can "go back" to your older OS within the 30 days.
So, then what happens to your back up partition? Well, it is there, and will install 8.1 if used. But, then you would have an Unlicensed version of 8.1 -

So this is what I would do:
Create a recovery disk set (dvd) or recovery usb of the present OS. Confirm it is complete and works.
Make 100% sure your system has the drivers necessary to have a hassle free 10 install. (Example: Some sound cards have issues, and some manufacturers have not yet finished creating 10 drivers for their computers...)
Then follow the directions on how to get a valid clean install of 10 - which can be found with a simple google search.
When reinstalling 10 create a recovery usb, AND a recovery partition.
Please note: 30 days after the install of 10, the recovery disk set, or usb, of the previous OS is no longer useful, as you have no valid license for it. So, you can then destroy the dvds, or clean the usb.
 

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I read a few articles on how to make Windows 8 automatically log in, yet I want Windows 8 to automatically log in to the main account which is password protected AND automatically switch user.I want to do this because sometimes when I turn on the computer, I walk away then come back to it. You see, the reason why I want to do this is because when I turn on the computer and come back to it to log in my account, there's a little bit of a wait time to load up the account. If the computer automatically logs in and switches the user, then when I come back to the computer, all I have to do is type in the password, and everything is already loaded in that account.Is that option possible? It must be.

Answer:Make Win8 Automatically Log in to main account & Switch User

Is this what you're looking for?http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

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At first I'd like to say hello to everyone here. This is my first post here. It looks like this is the forum I've been looking for a long time. I'm an IT support guy and I hope I get some useful information here or share with you my experience as well.
--
Right now I was wondering: I need to install at client's laptop fresh system. Originally it comes with Win 8.1 (already installed but with no updates at all) so I assume the icon with Windows 10 offer will show up after some time but is there any way to bypass downloading the whole bunch of Win8.1 updates and get faster way to switch to the Windows 10? Or maybe downloading first all upadetes in Win8.1 is mandatory?
 

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I was using windows 8 and now switched back to windows 7 because of incompatibility with my CAD softwares.
Yesterday my system failed to boot due to some trojan virus that MSE figured it but failed to remove. And my system failed to boot after the bios screen. It said winload.exe not found.
I have encountered such problem before so I just inserted Windows 7 DVD and choose to "Repair the computer". But to my surprise it said failed to write boot information to disk.
Then i removed Win7 DVD and booted. Windows 8 bootloader appeared and it said "failed to boot. Insert Windows installation disk and reboot".( Windows 7 had been booting through windows 8 bootloader for a longtime.)

I can handle this problem and make windows 7 work again. Since i came to know that win8 loader is still on the master boot partition, i want to remove it and bring windows7 loader back to the boot partition and use it to boot windows 7.

Please help me. Hope you understood my problem.

Answer:How to Remove Win8 bootloader for system MBR Partition

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Will it be possible to boot Windows 8 from a GPT partition using BIOS (not UEFI)? I'll be using the 64bit version.

Technically, I know it's possible as I'm doing it with FreeBSD, many Linux distros etc. Using hybrid MBR/GPT, I've read others have Win7 booting off GPT partitons as all. I'd rather not go that route.

Answer:Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)

I am pretty sure you can't do that with Windows - not unless MS have changed something without announcing it.

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Hello there,
I have a Qosmiox870 and that means that I also have a Microsoft windows8 product key (OEM)

I have problems with conflicting device drivers.. and to make them work the best way i need to install a new fresh windows8 version on a separate partition. So on 1 windows i have 1 driver installed on the other windows the second driver.. so i can just choose to boot witch windows i need while i am working.

BUT.. i do not have an ISO for windows .. i just was able to create 3 recovery DVDs with the pre-installed backup software from Toshiba.

I cant download windows 8 from the microsoft website because the product key that I have is from an OEM windows,... to prevent people to abuse about OEM products, microsoft doesn't let you download the windows 8 ISO...

So where do I get a Windows iso that would work with my key???

Answer:Re: Qosmio X870 - Win8 on a separate partition

Toshiba offers notebooks with preinstalled Windows. This is not OS only. It is recovery image that contains OS, drivers, tools and utilities. It is a kind of package. Preinstalled recovery image is activated and must not be activated additionally.

Every notebook owner must create recovery installation disc using preinstalled software. On this point there is end of the story.
Toshiba doesn't offer recovery image for download and you cannot get original recovery image as iso file. Not legal and from Toshiba. All you can get is original recovery installation disc but you can create it on your own.

Your key belongs to preinstalled recovery image so you cannot use it in case you try to install Win8 using original Microsoft installation disc.

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I have my system reserved partition attached with my personal partition and i have a lot of useful data in it.
because of it i'm not able to format system reserved at start to avoid boot loader asking me wether you want to choose between windows 8 or the earlier version of windows.

Can anybody tell me that how can I seperate system reserved from my partition .
System reserved is attached with My folder (G)
my disk management look like this.
Thanks in advance

Answer:How to seprate system reserved(100 MB) from partition(win8

Hi there

Before you start make sure you have Windows recovery disk or install disk -- the Tutorial section on the Forum will tell you how to create that.
Also ensure that the C drive is nr 1 in the BOOT list in the BIOS -- you can usually find BOOT priority / Disk order settings in the BIOS.

1) backup all your USER data from G to an external drive. Do this Backup just in case it all goes pearshaped. !!!
2) Download GPARTED (free) and create bootable USB / DVD -- your choice. Documentation from the site.
GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions
3) boot GPARTED and DELETE the system partition.

4) Now boot the windows recovery disk and choose REPAIR system.

It should make a separate system partition on the Disk 0.

If it is ALREADY a separate partition then everything is OK - you don't need to do anything !!! as it's all on the same disk.

If it actually is Integrated into the G partition then you'll have to delete the G partition, Move the C partition to the start of the freed space, boot from the recovery disk to repair windows, and after Windows re-boots create your new G partition and restore your data.

You really need to show in your image exactly where the system partition is - like I've done from my screenshot.

Cheers
jimbo

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I've just received an Asus S301L laptop, with Win8 Pro preinstalled. The owner wants Win8 wiped and Win7 installed along with Scientific Linux.

I've disabled secure boot and enabled CSM in the BIOS, thus getting rid of the annoying UEFI boot process, and I'm now able to boot old-style from thumbdrives and whatnot.

My question is: given this partition configuration as shown by gparted, is it safe to wipe the whole damn thing and repartition from scratch, or will I run into bootup problems with the BIOS not seeing stuff where it wants to see it (like that suspicious FAT32 partition labeled "boot")?

I imagine this isn't a problem since I disabled everything UEFI, but better safe than sorry, so here I am asking.

Answer:Partition wipe on new Asus Win8 laptop

Originally Posted by IronMew


I've just received an Asus S301L laptop, with Win8 Pro preinstalled. The owner wants Win8 wiped and Win7 installed along with Scientific Linux.

I've disabled secure boot and enabled CSM in the BIOS, thus getting rid of the annoying UEFI boot process, and I'm now able to boot old-style from thumbdrives and whatnot.

My question is: given this partition configuration as shown by gparted, is it safe to wipe the whole damn thing and repartition from scratch, or will I run into bootup problems with the BIOS not seeing stuff where it wants to see it (like that suspicious FAT32 partition labeled "boot")?

I imagine this isn't a problem since I disabled everything UEFI, but better safe than sorry, so here I am asking.



If it was me, I would ask the owner if he was willing to purchase a new hard drive. You could then replace the original drive and install whatever software you wanted. He would then have the original drive in case some type of warranty situation came up.

If the above is not an option, I would at least make a System image of the drive which included all the partitions, including the Recovery Image partition. Since this partition is not normally included in a System Backup Image, you will need to take extra steps to make sure it is.

But Windows 7 and some Linux versions will install as UEFI. Maybe one thing you might check, is availability of drivers for Windows 7.. If you are going to install i... Read more

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My father bought me this ASUS A455L series laptop (so, it's still new and still w/ guarantee ofc)
 
My laptop really lags and can't copy some files at that time.
So, I tried formatting my laptop (2 times already), installing a newer driver version from the net, and tried other stuffs.
After doing some research,
 I think the problem lies with Programs that I installed at D: partition, it usually lags or crashes. The programs I installed at C: didn't lag at all.
So, I think there are some problem with the partition thing.
 
Solution? or any suggestion? (I can't use the guarantee because I need to pinpoint at a specific "non-software" problem first, idk what's broken)
 
Laptop Spec:

Spoiler

OS : Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (x64)
Processor : Intel Core i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz
RAM : 2.00 GB (1.88 GB usable)

Answer:Win8 Partition Problem (D/: Drive corrupt, maybe)

From a look at what you've first posted, I'd have to suspect the memory.
Systems with only 2 gB of RAM are very slow - especially after loading them up with the programs that you like.
 
The first step is to watch what's loading. 
Make sure to only run one program at a time.
Check in the More details...Startup tab of Task Manager to see what's starting when Windows starts.  Disable those things that you don't need.
 
Beyond that, let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor yo... Read more

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Windows 8 is not as friendly as previous Windows products. The photo viewer is particularly frustrating and not intuitive. I want to use MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer. However, when going to default programs and trying to select this - it won't come up. Pointing to it through the Start Menu creates as MS Office Component program to open. However, when I then go to a .jpg file and click on open - Windows says the component isn't a valid W8 program!MS Office Picture Manager opens by itself, but how can it be set as the default program for various file extensions, i.e., .jpg, .bmp, etc.

Answer:Make MS Office Picture Manager default photo viewer for Win8

Right Click Image file go to the properties open with photo viewer it will be show u just change as MS Office Picture Manager as the default viewer...hope u will get some ideas..try it

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Since I'm not an expert at present, I can't do a lot to help others in this forum solve their problems. So I figure that the most helpful thing I can do is post enough information that hopefully others can learn from my experiences. That's why I'm putting so much documentation into this thread.

I have a WD 2TB external hard drive that I use for both System Image and data file backups. A week ago, I was trying to resize one of its partitions, and the process got hung up partway through. I took some steps to try to address any problems that may have resulted, but apparently I didn't do enough.

Here's the background:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227



I was using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2010 to resize a partition on a WD 2TB external hard drive. I let the process run overnight, and somehow it was interrupted during the Quick Data Moving step. Upon resuming, the program indicated it had data that still needed to be moved so I let it continue.

The process apparently stopped at the "Rebuilding Partitions Info" stage - neither the percent complete, nor the elapsed time, nor the time had remaining changed for at least the past 3-4 hours. (Until it suddenly stopped, the elapsed time had been steadily growing.)

I've attached a screenshot showing the Paragon dashboard and status windows.









  
Quote: Originally Posted by LaurieD227


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Answer:Resize Partition Failure (Part 2) - PW Partition Recovery found issues

I read about PW Partition Recovery in one of the tutorials, so I ran a Quick Scan of the entire 2TB drive, with the following results (see screen shot).

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Hi Folks,

I finally got round to buying a USB DVD drive in order to create recovery discs for my NB200-10Z. I got the following:

* Samsung SE-S084C, External USB 2.0 Slimline 8X DVD Writer, Black

I have twice tried to create a recovery disc and am now left with two trashed DVDs. The error codes in the error window are:

Error Code: 0E01B5-26-2A040803
Error code: 02016F-3C-00000000

The first time the burning was stopped, the second time the verify failed.

Can anyone shed light on this?

Answer:NB200-10Z: Can't make recovery disk using TOSHIBA Recovery Disc Creator

Hey mate,

Which disks you are using for creating a recovery disk?
I had a similar issue that it wasn?t possible to create the recovery medium so I bought blank DVD?s from another manufacture (Verbatim DVD-R) and this worked!!!

It seems that DVD-R mediums working good instead DVD+R?
It?s worth a try!!

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I recently acquired a 60GB SSD and want to migrate my current system hard drive to the new drive. However, when I go to the Windows Backup manager to create a system image, it wants me to copy ALL of C partition and ALL of D, when it should only be C. D drive is full of a bunch of crap that I do not want included in the system image. If there even are system files on D, by no means is copying the entire partition necessary!

Therefore, is there any way to make partition D NOT a system partition? I never wanted it to be part of the system in the first place. Arggg!

Help much appreciated.

Windows 7 x64

Answer:Is there any way to make a partition NOT a system partition?

Yes. Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map and listings using Snipping Tool in Start Menu and we will give you the steps.

Normally you would mark C active using Diskpart from Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to C.

However there may be complications unseen without the screenshot so wait til we see it to tell you for sure.

Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create

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When I first got this product, before opening I thought that all the 500gb would go to the first partition, but then I saw that the recovery partition has half of the 500gb just for recovery which is unnessecery.

But I had no problem with this at the time, and used the recovery partition(after saving to a disk) for ubuntu so I could have a dual boot.

But now I've came to realise that the games I'm downloading are taking more and more room up on my C drive. The problem I have is that I can shrink my recovery partition and enlarge the C drive.

Does anyone know a work around?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-225: Shrinking recovery partition englarge C partition

You will need an 3rd party software to shrink the recovery partition and to add the free space the existing C partition.
I would recommend you an freeware tool called Gparted

But before you would start doing this, create a recovery disk!
This is advisable in case you would try to set the notebook back to factory settings using such disk.

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Hi
As the topic says; after installation of a fresh copy from the original disc win7, my second partition "D" has been renamed itself to the Recovery Partition. You can see it only in the application "Disk Management". I do not have access into it at all. When I click the right mouse button ?help? option appears only . There are very important files to me.
I tried to use EASEUS Partition Master but I'm afraid of losing data.
Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] After win7 install, 2nd partition has renamed itself to Recovery Partition

Have you taken the install disc out ? Sounds dumb but the d: partition is generally a reserved partition and indicates your CD-ROM drive, to me it looks like your install disc, the file system is UDF which is universal disc format, you have two recovery partitions on top. Remove the disk, reboot. Then choose a different letter other than D for your recovery partition.. Best to start with z

The fact that the file encryption is UDF, you will not have the ability to modify it, its not NTFS, FAT or FAT32.

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Hi. So the Ideapad Y400 came preinstalled with Windows 8. I can do a "factory restore" with the OneKey Recovery button. But what if I want to install Windows on C: and keep my data on D: ? Usually when installing windows, you get to choose on wich partition you want it to be installed. Not with the OneKey Recovery. I'm starting to think that I would need a downloaded version of Windows 8 to achieve that... Even if I paid for a legal version of Windows 8, pre-installed on the system. Any solution??

Answer:Re-installing Win8 on C: without screwing data on D: (stuff partition)

And I am suposed to have a CD Key somewhere for the OS. How can I get it ?

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Hello,
I just formatted a hard disk with Windows 8.1 Pro(dual boot 2 partitions of Win 8.1 Pro on single hard disk) early this week.
Did a clean install with only one hard disk plugged-in. Erased the hard disk(1TB) using Minitool boot disk and left it as unallocated. Boot the desktop via usb made from Rufus Portable 2.6 with partition scheme -- MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI-CSM. (--- I initially formatted this hard disk with Win 8.1 Pro with Rufus made usb as 'GPT partition for UEFI computers" but ran into issues with dual-booting my Win 7 partitions/hard disk -- dual-boot 2 hard drives -- one with Win 7 and one with Win 8.1 -- will open a new thread here soon about it)
After formatting, I then booted the Minitool boot disk to shrink the main partition(first) and create an "unallocated" space for the second partition.
The second partition I formatted with the same Rufus usb. (BIOS set to boot to Rufus usb). Formating went fine and fast (just as the first partition).
Afterwards I installed programs on both partitions.
When both partitions are booting fine and after I have installed all "initial" programs I use(including security suites), I created 3 more partitions for file/data storage/internal backups.
Now as I finishing up on the first partition --default, let's call it W8A, I noticed that I needed to run programs with admin priveledges(I do not know if that is the right term there). I also noticed that some desktop ico... Read more

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Hello. I got a problem and will apreciate if you could help me resolve it.1. Notebook is T520 was bought with Windows 7 pro as original OS2. Several months ago I made an upgrade to OS Windows 8.3. Lenovo_Recovery partition is still on PC (Q partition is alive) The problem:- I have issues with running Win 8 (sound stutters, drivers upgrade is not helping), + I got used to previous interface. So I decided to move back to Windows 7 The question (and the challenge): How can I do that? F11 is not working (it's actually working, but Q partition, where factory-state files are located, is not loading at all). Can I just copy this Q partition to an external HDD and load from it?Please help.Regards, Roman

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Hello,
I just formatted a hard disk with Windows 8.1 Pro(dual boot 2 partitions of Win 8.1 Pro on single hard disk) early this week.
Did a clean install with only one hard disk plugged-in. Erased the hard disk(1TB) using Minitool boot disk and left it as unallocated. Boot the desktop via usb made from Rufus Portable 2.6 with partition scheme -- MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI-CSM. (--- I initially formatted this hard disk with Win 8.1 Pro with Rufus made usb as 'GPT partition for UEFI computers" but ran into issues with dual-booting my Win 7 partitions/hard disk -- dual-boot 2 hard drives -- one with Win 7 and one with Win 8.1 -- will open a new thread here soon about it)
After formatting, I then booted the Minitool boot disk to shrink the main partition(first) and create an "unallocated" space for the second partition.
The second partition I formatted with the same Rufus usb. (BIOS set to boot to Rufus usb). Formating went fine and fast (just as the first partition).
Afterwards I installed programs on both partitions.
When both partitions are booting fine and after I have installed all "initial" programs I use(including security suites), I created 3 more partitions for file/data storage/internal backups.
Now as I finishing up on the first partition --default, let's call it W8A, I noticed that I needed to run programs with admin priveledges(I do not know if that is the right term there). I also noticed that some desktop ico... Read more

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I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System. Drive 1 (labeled Disk 0) is a 4TB HDD which currently holds the 350MB System Reserved Partition.

Drives 2 & 3 (labeled Disk 1 (C ) are SSDs set in a RAID 1 configuration.

How do I move the System Reserved Partition from Disk 0 to Disk 1?

Answer:Win8: Moving System Reserved partition to different drive

I have 3 drives on my Windows 8.1 System



I see only 2 physical HDDs in your image.
In the image below Blue indicates the drives, HDD and Optical, and Yellow shows the partitions on the HDDs.

I think you don't/can't remove that partition, it was created during Windows installation. I have the same 3 partitions on my 320GB HDD, Custom computer with default install of Win8.0 followed by Win8.1 Update. If you look closely at the size it is quite small, mine is less than 1% of the HDD total size, looks like yours is even smaller.
What is the System Reserved Partition and Can You Delete It?

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Hi, I just bought Lenovo g500 and it came with Free DOS. Now I want to install windows 8 64-bit.My HDD came with:1 system partition of 1000 MB (maybe Free DOS partition?)959 518 MB Unallocated space1000 MB OEM - reserved partitionIt has MBR partition table. To install windows 8 64-bit I need to use UEFI boot with GPT partition table, so I need to convert the MBR table to GPT. Microsoft suggest to delete all partitions and convert to GPT using Diskart command, but if I delete all partitions I will lose the 1000 MB OEM partition (and oneKey recovery)Is there any solution on how to convert to GPT without losing the OEM partition? or I have to choose between win8 and OEM partition.

Answer:g500 change MBR to GPT for win8 Install without deleting the oem partition

Hi Gicevgoran,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to inform you that installing the Windows 8 is not possible without making changes in the default partition created in the computer while the pre-installed OS (Operating System) was installed, I suggest you to create a Recovery discs in your computer and then make changes so that you can revert back anytime if you require, below is the link to download the User Guide for G500 Laptop and refer page no. 21 for the steps to create the Recovery Discs for the computer.
 

User Guide for Lenovo G500

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, I cannot find my original x60 tablet cds. And I am installing win xp pro now on a new hd I just put in. I'd like keep a partition for recovery (like the original one in system). Can I just make a separate partition in xp installation? How big should I give to it? And how should I make partitions if I want to install multiple OS? (XP and Vista) with recovery for both? Thanks!Message Edited by saja on 01-01-2009 07:24 AM

Answer:lost my original x60 cds, how to reserve a partition for recovery partition?

you can't reserve a recovery partition in the normal sense if you don't have the Lenovo recovery media. If you want to do a dual boot you will have to partition your hdd into two drives.  You can partition your hdd by using an aftermarket software like PartitionMagic, etc.  

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi,

Need some help. I recently bought Acer Aspire 5560G. It comes with 500GB HDD with only one partition which is drive C. There are 2 hidden partitions as well. I would like to split my drive C in 2 partitions without effecting my Recovery partition. Is it possible??? if yes than what's the best way?? Help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Partition Without Effecting Recovery Partition

I think the easiest way to accomplish that is to shrink your C: partition. That will create unallocated space. And the unallocated space can be used to create a new partition.

Partition or Volume - Shrink

Partition or Volume - Create New

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