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HP recovery partition on USB hard drive

Hi,

 

I have a HP dv6-1277el with Windows 7 installed and I need to create a recovery partition since I have to change the HDD.

 

I tried to create the recovery disks but the process suddendly stops with an error while writing the first DVD.
 So I'd like to create the partition on a USB device but in the recovery manager utility there's only the option for a DVD.

 

Should I download the HP USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility from the website? Can I use an external USB hard drive to create the recovery?

 

Thanks

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Re: HP recovery partition on USB hard drive

Use the USB recovery flash disk utility   with a 8GB  usb thumbdrive to create the recovery media for your notebook.

 

For a reliable result use a well known brand such as Sandisk.

 

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Re: HP recovery partition on USB hard drive

Isn't it possible to use an external USB hard drive instead of a thumbdrive

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Re: HP recovery partition on USB hard drive

It is, although sometimes making an external hard disk bootable is not as simple as with a thumbdrive. A flash drive is considerably faster storage media than an external hard disk. That is one of a top reasons a thumbdrive is preferred. Restoring or installing an OS from a USB drive is incredibly fast.

 

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Re: HP recovery partition on USB hard drive

I know a software named Easeus partition master, it is a free software, and it can help you to recover the partitions.

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