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Old 02-15-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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I purchased a sony vaio VISTA vgnww130j/s in October as my computer died. It came with a free upgrade to windows 7 which I have done.

I would like to replace the recovery partition with windows 7 so that I don't have to carry around the upgrade CD's and make system restore a longer process than it needs to be.

Sony says that you can remove the recovery partition but not change it.

I am even willing to purchase a new windows 7 full install cd/dvd just to be able to do this, even though I already own a license.

Any constructive thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to TSF here are some links to info,I have not tried this so cannot confirm anything https://en.kioskea.net/faq/4093-windo...very-partition
https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/windows...on-326120.html
https://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-a71836c469d4
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...indows+7&meta=
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The easiest way to accomplish what you want is to create an image of the installation using Acronis or Ghost. Store the image on the recovery partition.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:41 AM   #4
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Thank you Joeten, it looks promising and I'll give the various options a try.

simpswr, thanks for trying, but your answer was lacking a few details, such as how to access the partition, which disk manager will not allow, and how to make it boot by pressing f10.
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Hi hope it goes well
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