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Feb
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comment Ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7
@Wil: Thanks! I am going to shrink one of my current partitions and create a new partition to install a new OS. When shall I back up my current OS, right before shinking and/or right before installation of new OS? How to do that, with "Backup and Restore" or "System Restore"?
Feb
6
comment Ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7
@Wil: Thanks a lot! Your answer is great! So am I correct that System Restore is just for backup and recovery of installed OS and installed softwares, not for a whole partition or a whole drive? If yes, why there is "System Volume Information" folder in every partition, since "System Volume Information" folder is used by system Restore and OS and softwares are installed only on the first primary partition in my case?
Feb
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Feb
5
comment Ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7
Thanks! (1) So the recovery partition is for the whole drive (including all partitions on the drive). Are "Backup and Restore* and "System Restore" also for the whole drive, or some partition, or just installed OS and software? (2) Is the "image" created in "Backup and Restore" same concept as the "restore point" in "System Restore"? (3) Where are the "image" created in "Backup and Restore" stored? Same question for the "restore point" in "System Restore"? What is stored in the System Volume Information folder in each partition?
Feb
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asked Ways of backup and restore/recovery in Windows 7
Feb
5
comment How to verify recovery disks created from recovery partition?
See superuser.com/questions/241661/…
Feb
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asked How to verify recovery disks created from recovery partition?
Feb
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accepted Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
Feb
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accepted Ways to get around the restriction of only once creation of recovery disks?
Feb
4
comment Ways to get around the restriction of only once creation of recovery disks?
@Bobby: I meant when taking my laptop to different places, for example, office, home, and some other places I frequently travel to.... I hope I don't need to carry the same set of disks around all the time.
Feb
4
comment Ways to get around the restriction of only once creation of recovery disks?
Thanks! How do you recommend to make a copy? Simply copy, or make some iso files, or something else? And store to another storage device.
Feb
4
comment Ways to get around the restriction of only once creation of recovery disks?
@Bobby: I don't know what you are implying. It has been quite a while since the laptop was purchased, and it could be out of warranty when bad things happen to the recovery disks.
Feb
4
asked Ways to get around the restriction of only once creation of recovery disks?
Feb
4
comment Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
Thanks! Sorry about the confusion. I was confused too.
Feb
4
comment Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
Don't know if proper to ask here. Could you look at my comment on your reply here about recovery partition and dual install with Ubuntu: superuser.com/questions/241383/… ? Thanks!
Feb
4
comment Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
Thanks! I am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I cannot try again. But is it possible to copy the recovery partition on to a removable disk and can this be used for recovery?
Feb
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Feb
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comment Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
Do you know what order of these disks are inserted during recovery?
Feb
4
comment Partitions for dual boot install Ubuntu with Windows
Thanks! Just to make sure, are these what you were trying to say: (1) if I dual install Ubuntu, the recovery partition will be of no use any more? (2) if I restore from the recovery disks created from the recovery partition, all the modification to the partitions and all the contents added to them after the recovery partition was created at factory will be gone?
Feb
4
comment Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?
I am not sure it the wizard gave clear instructions or not. Could it be possible I accidentally launch the wizard twice? But in the end when I was told the process was finished, I had three DVDs. The first two were called disk 1 and disk 2. I updated my post to give pictures of how they looked like.