How To Convert a Vista Recovery Partition to Windows 7 Recovery Partition

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by enyad, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. enyad

    enyad MDL Novice

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    Hey guys, I have upgraded my Windows Vista Home Basic Edition that was purchased with a Packard Bell laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything is working great, and it was activated with Daz activator. However, I would like to use the factory restore partition to put Windows 7 restoration on it. My question is, does anyone know of a way to do this? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
     
  2. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    You will probably have to talk to Packard Bell about that one dude. I know from experience that companies that do that have special programs and each company has it a little bit different dude. I am not sure. If you want to back it up just make a Image of your drive with a backup program like Norton Ghost or Acronis or something like that.
     
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  3. enyad

    enyad MDL Novice

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    thanks for the info...which is the better harddrive backup software, acronis or norton ghost?
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Acronis :)
     
  5. bambara

    bambara MDL Junior Member

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    Honestly, I haven't tried norton ghost, so I can't compare between the two. But I used Acronis to backup and restored from three Acronis backups so far and they didn't fail me :)
     
  6. moonburn

    moonburn MDL Member

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    Same issue here on my Packard Bell laptop, didn't use a loader (upgraded Vista Home Premium > 7 Home Premium, didn't activate, Anytime Upgraded to Professional and use my legitimate key :eek: ) but the drive letter is missing and the backups are gone. I'll contact PB soon.
     
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