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Member Since: ‎07-13-2011
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Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

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I'm about to install a new intel 120 GB SSD.

I wonder if I need my recovery partition or I can delete it with good conscience.


I have made my recovery DVD-discs, and as I get it I cannot do another copy..

Can I still use my recovery-partition if I need?


If I still can use it, is it possible to move it? Will it still work?


I'm planning to use this method to move my Windows 7 to the SSD:


Thanks/ David


EDIT: I have a Pavilion Elite desktop PC

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Re: Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

If you have recovery discs and you know they are good, you do not need the recovery partition.


Moving it will cause it to become non functional using the usual methods to launch it.


Make ISO files out of the recovery discs, this way if the discs become scratched or damaged, you can burn another set.

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Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: Do I need the recovery partition? -Install new SSD

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The HP recovery process may still work.  Depending on what the imaging product does when copying the hard drive, the setup menu recovery option may or may not work.  The HP Windows Recovery option still works as I have tested it on three different PCs and laptops.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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