I bought a Samsung 900X3C and would like to get rid of the recovery partition since the disk is only 128 GB. But first I want to create a restorable image. However, samsung support says it's not possible. Can this be true? Or am i misinterpreting?
My plan was to use my external backup drive to back up the recovery partition, then delete it. In case I need to recover windows, I want to boot from a liveusb, and restore the image, then boot the recovery partition and reinstall.
I made a backup of the entire drive with clonezilla and was almost ready to go, however, I encountered this on samsung support:
If the RECOVERY partition is deleted, Samsung Recovery Solution will no longer function. Once deleted, there is no way to recreate the RECOVERY partition.
Can this be true? Or is it just to scare people into leaving the recovery partition alone? Or is it a security measure, some way to prevent people from pirating win7? Is it possible that samsung could tell the difference between the original configuration and one restored by clonezilla, or even dd?
I know this might seem paranoid, but previously I've failed to restore recovery partition on another computer when I upgraded the disk. That time i dded the entire drive, and it failed. It was definitively because of anti-piracy technology that time.
This guy tried and failed to restore the partition, but he clearly did something wrong, because he just backed up the one partition, and not the whole drive.