Add Recovery Console to Windows Boot Manager

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by WITB, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. WITB

    WITB MDL Novice

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    Installing a replacement Hard drive to this Dell Optiplex. The existing HD is failing and keeps coming up with bad sectors. I take it the Recovery Console is or has to be on a separate partition.
    So imaging the existing partition doesnt sound like a good idea due to all the bad sectors.

    I dont think the Win 7 install was legit, i did extract the Key from it and will probably give it a shot and see if it does work. But im wondering how to best set this new HD up to allow me the choice of Windows 7 or the Recovery Console via Windows Boot Manager.
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Sent a PM with video link for you.
     
  3. WITB

    WITB MDL Novice

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    Thanks but i want to add the recovery console and not a recovery partition.
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Clone the drive?