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Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby leo27 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:49 am

I have a toshiba satellite A100 laptop that came with vista.
I'm going to be clean installing win 7 rtm on it and i want to know if the recovery partition will be left intact so that i can use the recovery media just in case somethings goes wrong.
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovering partition after win 7 install

Postby NT50 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:29 pm

1. Be sure to create your recovery media
2. Do NOT delete and/or format the recovery partition

If you do not delete it or format it, then it will be ok
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovering partition after win 7 install

Postby phileysmiley » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:32 pm

I agree with Jeff. I also have a Toshiba that came with Vista and recently installed W7 RTM on it.

The first thing I did was use the Recovery Disc Wizard to create recovery media. All it takes is 2 DVDs and a few minutes.

Then just make sure you don't delete or format the recovery partition, but at least you'll have the discs in case something goes wrong.
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby leo27 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:02 pm

thanks for the help.

Do i need to backup anything else like the mbr such as what is talked about here http://forums.msiwind.net/windows-se7en ... 11595.html. I know its for a different laptop so it may not apply but what is talked about is that if the mbr is overwritten by win 7 you can't use the recovery media you need to restore the mbr from when vista was installed and then boot with the recovery media. Or am i just getting myself confused

Could you check phileysmiley wether your recovery media will still work with win 7 installed i mean will it boot with the media (don't actually reinstall vista :roleeyes).

And i take it the recovery media that came with the laptop (which is 1 dvd) is the same as what the disc wizard makes??
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby NT50 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:14 pm

leo27 wrote:thanks for the help.

Do i need to backup anything else like the mbr such as what is talked about here http://forums.msiwind.net/windows-se7en ... 11595.html. I know its for a different laptop so it may not apply but what is talked about is that if the mbr is overwritten by win 7 you can't use the recovery media you need to restore the mbr from when vista was installed and then boot with the recovery media. Or am i just getting myself confused

Could you check phileysmiley wether your recovery media will still work with win 7 installed i mean will it boot with the media (don't actually reinstall vista :roleeyes).

And i take it the recovery media that came with the laptop (which is 1 dvd) is the same as what the disc wizard makes??


No backup of mbr needed.
You can check the media by doing a full restore
No the recover media is different then the 1 DVD with system.

The 1 DVD with the system is nothign more than an OEM install disk. You still need the applications also.
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby phileysmiley » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:40 am

leo27 wrote:Could you check phileysmiley wether your recovery media will still work with win 7 installed i mean will it boot with the media (don't actually reinstall vista :roleeyes).

Yes, I actually had to do that last month. :yesnod:
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby leo27 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:13 am

as far as i can tell there is no program that will create the recovery media however the dvd that came with my laptop says toshiba recovery media dvd so i take it this is the same thing (really noob question)??
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby phileysmiley » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:00 am

leo27 wrote:as far as i can tell there is no program that will create the recovery media however the dvd that came with my laptop says toshiba recovery media dvd so i take it this is the same thing (really noob question)??

Ahh so they actually gave you a disc? Yes, that is all you need then. I have used that as well. I had A Toshiba A105 for a few years and I recently got a newer one. The old one came with a disc but the new one didn't so I made my own.

That one, if it's the same one I had with the A105, will only allow you to completely restore the laptop to factory condition -- it has no repair option. But it is bootable and you can use it to restore back to when you bought it if your system is totally hosed.
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby leo27 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:20 am

awesome looks like i'll be good to go. btw did you notice an improvment in battery life with with win 7?
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Re: Keeping the toshiba recovery partition after win 7 install

Postby phileysmiley » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:40 am

leo27 wrote:awesome looks like i'll be good to go. btw did you notice an improvment in battery life with with win 7?

Not really but I usually keep it plugged in.
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