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How do I create a recovery partition?

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My friend had brought me his daughters notebook and sombody deleted alot of the main file such as explorer.exe, had no desktop bars icons or menus...needless to say the Os was messed. It has no cd rom so i have to reinstall via usb flash drive.

anyway i have reinstalled the os but this has been a headache so i would like to create a Recovery Partition so no one will have to go through this again.

Any idea's?
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IIRC the recovery partition is something only available for pre-installed OSes. If it's a Windows OS then you already have a restore point provided that it's turned on.
    
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the recovery partition is a little partition that basically just contains an image of the OS that can just be cloned to the other live partition.

You can make one using Acronis which will do essentially the same thing. Never thought of creating my own, but you could probably do it by installing a little linux distro that you can boot into and copy the image to the other partition.

hope that helps!
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