recovery partition for secondary os?

Perris Calderon

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so, I have no recovery disc...no need, will back up....I do however have a "recovery partition"

can I overwrite this partition with xp?
 

loaderbull

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I'm thinking the partition might have some protections that I might have to overcome?

Hello Perris,

I have had various Desktops/Laptops all with no media, just Recovery Partitions. Some are hidden and can only be seen in Disk Management programs. I have never come across protected partitions from the Manufacturers i have delt with though... I just format and install a fresh version of my OS.

However, you may now prove me wrong!
 

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If they were protected it would be at disk firmware level and you'd never see it :)
 

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you might want to resize it first as these partitions can be fairly small, mine is only 8GB..
 

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