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

2008-03-31, 23:24 PM
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 0764-2CU

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

2008-04-01, 6:46 AM
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.

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