How to prepare a hidden recovery partition?

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  1. reniew

    reniew MDL Novice

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    Many notebooks ie Acer, Toshiba, HP have a hidden recovery partition containing Windows, software, drivers, which can be restored to factory settings in 10-15 min. Unfortunately, after one year of purchase, all the software is out-of-date. Moreover, preinstalled software is RAM consuming and unnecessary. Normally, after buying a new notebook I'm removing all the partitions (also this hidden, recovery), partitioning HDD to sizes I need, installing OS and software I really need. It works perfectly. Untill now I used Acronis, but after upgrade my BIOS i couldnt start a recovery with F11 and it was possible only with recovery disc from Acronis. I would do something WITHOUT DVD.
    So I would like to prepare a recovery partition with installed Windows 7, Office 2010, all updates, drivers, softwere etc, similar to this prepared by notebooks manufacturers. And it should not be visible normally in Windows enironment.
    How to do this?
    Thank you in advance for help.
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #2 FreeStyler, Feb 1, 2011
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    Maybe you should have searched before asking, a free tool what will do exactly what your asking is available here.