Re: How do I create a Manufactures Restore Partition? on a new HDD?

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pip22

No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.

However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.

I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
at the moment, which is what I use it for.
 

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Gene E. Bloch

On 5/25/10, pip22 posted:

> No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
> utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
> be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.

> However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
> on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
> that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
> would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.

> I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
> That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
> at the moment, which is what I use it for.
I use a similar product, Macrium Reflect, which for me has been more
stable than Acronis. It works without a hitch on my Windows 7 Home
Premium 64-bit computer.

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Artreid

To anyone following this thread:

If you don't know what Gateway used to create the Recovery Partition how
would I go about doing a Restore if the need arouse?

On my current setup I can see a 10 Gg D-drive. When I click on the Restore
folder in that partition I can see only the msg. This folder is empty.
However, when I R-Click Properties on that folder I see it contains three
files (328 Kb). I have know of telling what they are, or how they were
created.

It seems the Restore partition is useless unless you have the software or at
least know what it is to complete a restore?


"pip22" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
> utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
> be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.
>
> However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
> on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
> that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
> would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.
>
> I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
> That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
> at the moment, which is what I use it for.
>
>
 

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Gene E. Bloch

On Tue, 25 May 2010 18:03:53 -0400, Artreid wrote:

> To anyone following this thread:
>
> If you don't know what Gateway used to create the Recovery Partition how
> would I go about doing a Restore if the need arouse?
This is a complete non sequitur...

> On my current setup I can see a 10 Gg D-drive. When I click on the Restore
> folder in that partition I can see only the msg. This folder is empty.
> However, when I R-Click Properties on that folder I see it contains three
> files (328 Kb). I have know of telling what they are, or how they were
> created.
The way to do a restore from the restore partition is to read the
manufacturer's instructions (in your case, that is Gateway).

You computer might have come with a printed manual or quick-start guide
that tells you what to do, or Gateway might have instructions on their
website.

> It seems the Restore partition is useless unless you have the software or at
> least know what it is to complete a restore?
See what I wrote above...

> "pip22" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:p[email protected]

>>
>> No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
>> utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
>> be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.
>>
>> However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
>> on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
>> that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
>> would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.
>>
>> I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
>> That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
>> at the moment, which is what I use it for.
>>
>>

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Billns

On 5/25/2010 3:03 PM, Artreid wrote:

> To anyone following this thread:
>
> If you don't know what Gateway used to create the Recovery Partition how
> would I go about doing a Restore if the need arouse?
>
> On my current setup I can see a 10 Gg D-drive. When I click on the
> Restore folder in that partition I can see only the msg. This folder is
> empty. However, when I R-Click Properties on that folder I see it
> contains three files (328 Kb). I have know of telling what they are, or
> how they were created.
>
> It seems the Restore partition is useless unless you have the software
> or at least know what it is to complete a restore?
>
>
> "pip22" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:p[email protected]

>>
>> No idea what Gateway uses but it will no doubt be a third-party imaging
>> utility which is customised to their own requirements, so you wouldn't
>> be able to do it their way even if you wanted to.
>>
>> However, provided the recovery partition is still present and undamaged
>> on the original hard disk, you can use an imaging program to 'clone'
>> that entire disk (all partitions) on to a new hard drive. Both drives
>> would have to be connected to the PC at the same time, of course.
>>
>> I've never heard of Acropolis software, perhaps you mean Acronis?
>> That's what I use. It's the only one that's fully Windows 7 compatible
>> at the moment, which is what I use it for.
>>
>>
I can't speak for Gateway, but see your manual or contact them for
information. My HP laptop has a restore partition which can be used to
put the computer back into the as-shipped configuration. HP also
includes a program to make backup CD's or DVD's for the same purpose in
the event the hard disk fails. Generally speaking, the as-shipped
configuration is not what you want as you'll lose all your files and
programs installed after you bought the computer.

That said, the best bet for backup/restoring is an external hard disk
and an Acronis or similar product.

Bill
 

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Gene E. Bloch

On Thu, 27 May 2010 09:58:09 -0700, Billns wrote:

> That said, the best bet for backup/restoring is an external hard disk
> and an Acronis or similar product.
Coupled with a tendency to actually *use* it :-)

I use Macrium (a "similar product"), but not often enough...

I even backed up my recovery partition to DVD, as recommended by the
manufacturer. However, this computer came with Vista and is now running 7.
How useful are those DVDs now? :-)

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