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Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

Product Name: HP Pavilion HPE h8-1234 PC
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Got my HP Pavilion h8-1234 desktop about 5 years ago. It came with Windows 7 and has a D partition on the main drive for System Recovery.

I have upgraded to Windows 10. Does the D partition information get updated when you update Windows so that if I were to do a System Recovery, it would recover with Windows 10?

Or will it only recover back to Windows 7?

 

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Don

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

No.

 

It does not get updated. 

 

If you use it or media created with the Recovery media creator utility, you will be able to recover you PC to Windows 7.

 

 

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

No.

 

It does not get updated. 

 

If you use it or media created with the Recovery media creator utility, you will be able to recover you PC to Windows 7.

 

 

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

@dondean

 

The Win10 Upgrade is know to corrupt the Recovery partition stored there by the OEM that built the original machine. This pretty much guarantees that no HP Recovery is going to work: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/HP-Recovery-Manager-Blocked-After-Windo...

This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.

 

Also means that trying to create HP Recovery Media now is also likely to fail.

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

Hey WAWood, you said:


WAWood wrote:

@dondean

Also means that trying to create HP Recovery Media now is also likely to fail.

 

  1. Does that mean if I create a "Restore point" for my C drive, it won't work?

  2. Does that mean if I create a "System Image" DVD, it won't work?

 

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?


erico wrote:

No.

 

It does not get updated. 

 

If you use it or media created with the Recovery media creator utility, you will be able to recover you PC to Windows 7.

 

 


Hey erico, that brings up another question:

If I reformat my D partition and use it for storage, would this cause me any problems?

Does the HP software have links to files on the D drive that would create problems with some of the user interfaces if these links were no longer valid?

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Re: Does recovery information on D partition get updated with Windows updates?

Using the F11 key to invoke the recovery manager has links to the recovery partition. That is where the recovery manager lives, in amanner of speaking.

 

If you do not want it to work and have already created recovery media then using it as storage is OK.

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