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I have an Studio 17, which has a secret 15 gigabyte partition with the original Windows 7 recovery image. Is there any way I can convert this into a recovery DVD so that I can delete the partition.

I am trying to install a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7 so I want to back it up.

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On my Dell Inspirion 15R SE I have a software called "Dell Backup and Recovery". Here you can select to backup the recovery files to an USB drive. Look if you also have this software installed.

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once before i had restored to facotry settings looks like its not installed after that :( –  Harsha M V Apr 22 '13 at 5:21
you can download the tool from the following Dell website: –  magicandre1981 Apr 22 '13 at 10:51

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