How will i backup the recovery partition of my hp dv4

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bonghernz, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. bonghernz

    bonghernz MDL Novice

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    hello to all.

    may i ask if how can i safely backup the recovery partition of my hp pavilion dv4

    im now moving up for windows 7

    the present os of my laptop is windows vista home basic 64bit

    and its gonna be a big loss if i tamper my original os

    current drives are c: and d:

    recovery partition is located on d:

    im figuring out how to backup, i heard norton ghost will do.

    but how about the recovery boot on startup.

    will i still gonna make that appear again?

    do i need to back up c: and d:

    i think i can do this on my own.

    but i need complete and detailed instructions from you guys.
    please help me.

    thanks in advance.

    regards,
    bonghernz
     
  2. Ron1958

    Ron1958 MDL Junior Member

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    Just make the recovery DVD's.
    HP has a tool to do it with, Built into the OS.
     
  3. LeoKing

    LeoKing MDL Novice

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    Acronis Disk Director worked great for me.
     
  4. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    I hope you know that YOU ARE INSTRUCTED to create the recovery dvd's WHEN YOU TURN THE LAPTOP ON FOR THE FIRST TIME ?
    So create the recovery dvd's immediately and if you want, use acronis to backup the recovery partition to a .tib file...


    Second question, well just install HP Backup and recovery software and u'll be fine, but guess you can backup MBR.
     
  5. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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    i may have the same Laptop as you .. mine is "DV4-144dx" .. and it came with the same O.S.. i believe..

    but i paid for the extra recovery disks.. you can order it through HP ..

    how to backup? you can use any backup software..
     
  6. bonghernz

    bonghernz MDL Novice

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    i came up with recovery manager, and software asks me to insert 2 dvd's

    is that it?
     
  7. bonghernz

    bonghernz MDL Novice

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    any inputs?
     
  8. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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  10. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    If you have sufficient hard disk space, let the vista recovery partition stay. It doesnt hurt.
    Make your recovery dvds before installing win7.
    Also fyi, keeping the vista recovery partition has another advantage. if required, it can be marked active and vista reinstalled from there.
     
  11. bonghernz

    bonghernz MDL Novice

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    that's really what im planning. set at least 40gb on c: then the rest on d:

    so i need to delete the vista recovery partition.

    thanks really for the info.

    i'm now deleting my drive for win 7.
    hope the recovery discs works for this if in case i need to revert to vista.


    anyway do i have an advantage when i install 64bit win7 than 32bit?
    i have 4gb ram.

    thanks in advance
     
  12. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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    #13 iamanoob, Mar 13, 2010
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    yea.. if you have 4GB.. it is much better to run x64Bit ..
    your programs will run better ..
    The OS will utilize your Memory, CPU, Hardware more efficiently ..
    I have been using x64Bit since Vista and have never gone back :)

    F.Y.I
    You probably will never touch your Recovery Disks.. Once i went to Windows 7 .. i have never used my System Restore disks .. i could never bare to use Vista again..