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I have a recovery partition from Windows Vista, and I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7. Can I create from Windows 7 a new recovery partition?

Also, would this be legitimate (legal)? The laptop only has a Windows Vista sticker. :/

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The nice little sticker on your laptop is just for decoration. As long as you onw a Windows 7 license, you may install it on any computer you want. –  Michael K Nov 15 '11 at 13:18
    
But install Windows 7 from update is not OEM version connected with computer install on ? –  netmajor Nov 15 '11 at 13:23
    
If you want to use Windows Upgrade, that will not work with most OEM or MSDN licenses. As far as I know, there is no direct upgrade from vista to 7 anyway. –  Michael K Nov 15 '11 at 13:30
    
See this article, you can skip some steps as you already have the needed partition...forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/… –  Moab Nov 15 '11 at 21:35
    
@MichaelK - You cannot use a Windows 7 OEM licence on 'any computer you want.' –  HaydnWVN Dec 5 '11 at 15:35

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You can't replace it, but it does no longer work after upgrade (different MBR, etc) and you can simply delete that partition via Disk Management or diskpart.

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