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transfer recovery drive to usb drive

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#1 jimmymack007


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:57 PM

I have 2 hard drive bays in my laptop. I used to have 2 750 gig hdds. I took out the primary hdd and put in a ssd. the old primary to the second bay and sold the second 750 gig drive. I would like to know how to transfer the recovery drive in my old primary to a usb drive to install windows 7 that way. can somebody tell me an easy way?

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:06 AM

You generally can't do this with a factory recovery partition, as the BIOS is hard programmed to read the recovery partition from the primary drive.


I think the best solution would be to create an image of the system drive in its current working state, and store that on the USB drive. Imaging software provides the option to make the recovery media bootable so that the backup image can be restored to a corrupted drive or a replacement/upgrade.

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