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OEM and Recovery Partitions

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#1 NeverTimeatAll


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:46 PM

I just did a reformat and reinstall of Windows 7. During the installation process I noticed that there are two partitions other than the primary one: a recovery and an OEM partition. I already have a general idea of what both of these are used for. My question is: are these partitions vulnerable to infection?

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#2 JColt


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

yes they are. Make sure you make recovery disks and put them up. If drive goes bad then you'll have no install.

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