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pojo
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x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

hi,

 

i recently picked up a used x200 laptop, it had a small hard disk so i upgraded it to a larger one (wd scorpio black 750gb).

since i don't have an ultrabay/dvd drive, i installed windows 7 pro 64 bit via usb stick onto the new drive which works well.

 

i would like to know if it is possible to install the recovery partition onto this new hdd, i really like the option of being able to do a factory reset that reinstalls windows without the need to toting around a windows 7 usb key in case the system goes down. any help or advice on this would be kindly appreciated (i could not find sources for this anywhere in these forums).

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Re: x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

you would need a USB disc drive and a set of product recovery disc



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Re: x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

i think that would only work if i wanted to recover the system, what i actually want to do is install the recovery partition so that i have the option of recovering from it if the need arises
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Re: x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

thats the only way to get the recovery partition, but you can install R&R and make a backup of your HDD



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Re: x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

If you still have the original drive that has the recovery partition you can clone or make an image of that drive and then run the recovery process from it.

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Re: x200 : install recovery partition to new hdd with clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit

that sounds like a good idea brad, i'll give it a shot, thanks

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