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No real loss ( as long as you have some installation media ) . It's common when the HD dies and needs to be replaced. I usually reformat OEM PCs I get anyway and install windows clean to get rid of all the crapware loaded on them. Was there actually anything on the recovery partion ? I've seen a lot of refurbs come with empty recovery partitions.
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Join Date: Jun 2008
I know exactly what I did wrong. I thought an image of the entire hard drive was done so went ahead and deleted the partitions to do a restore only to find out the image was just of the Windows partition.
Oh well, what can I say. Some folks even prefer to blow away the recovery partition to free up the space.
Right now, I'm setting up my laptop with this imaging/snapshot software called "Ax64 Time Machine"
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