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#1 theprofessor

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:37 AM

I have a hidden recovery partition ( Im assuming thats what it is) on my C: Drive, marked Primary EISA. Its about 5GB. Does this partition just hold all the system recovery files, like basically all the files on a system restore disk? How can I view inside this partition so I can access the i386 folder needed to create a XP install CD?

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:31 AM

The reinstallation partition takes the place of actual disks with a new computer.
If you look in the Programs listed on the computer there should be a utility for making the reinstallation disks.

You could Google "How to make reinstallation disks for a [make/model] .
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:41 PM

Yeah I know that. I want to make a XP install only without all the factory 7 year old software.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

"Yeah I know that. I want to make a XP install only without all the factory 7 year old software. "

You aren't going to do that from a reinstallation partition.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:02 PM

"Yeah I know that. I want to make a XP install only without all the factory 7 year old software. "

You aren't going to do that from a reinstallation partition.



You sure?...lol

I completed it last night with help on another board.

Thanks for all the help anyways bleepingcomputer.com




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