Copying the recovery partition form old HDD connected via USB

Jaap Lubberts

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Hi guys, i have a problem. My hard disk started failing and I decided it was time to upgrade to an SSD.

Since the old HDD has gotten very slow, cloning the drive takes 862 hours. So i decided to not clone it and do a fresh windows install. But somehow my Asus redovery dvd i bought from the Asus website doesnt work anymore so i installed a different windows version (30 day trial).

So i need the recovery partition from my old harddisk on my new SSD. At the moment my old harddisk is connected via USB to my laptop and it shows up in disk management, but i can't find a way to copy the recovery partition to my new SSD. I cant boot via the old disk since windows got corrupted and i get a blue screen.

There has to be a possibility to copy the partition right?

-windows 7 home premium x64-

please help me
 

jaguarskx

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No, you cannot copy the recovery partition because it is protected to prevent unauthorized duplication (i.e. piracy). However, all hope is not lost. Microsoft will allow you to download Windows 7 as long as you provide the product key which is typically on a sticker on the underside of your laptop.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

I recommend you download it on another PC since your current hard drive is failing. I also recommend you go to the manufacturer's website and download all the Windows drivers for your model.

 

jaguarskx

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No, you cannot copy the recovery partition because it is protected to prevent unauthorized duplication (i.e. piracy). However, all hope is not lost. Microsoft will allow you to download Windows 7 as long as you provide the product key which is typically on a sticker on the underside of your laptop.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

I recommend you download it on another PC since your current hard drive is failing. I also recommend you go to the manufacturer's website and download all the Windows drivers for your model.

 

jaguarskx

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I am not sure why that is the case because I recommended that method to many people with laptops and none of them came across any issues. Unfortunately you may need to speak with Asus and see what they can do for you. The last resort would be to purchase Windows 7 on DVD for around $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416806&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Operating+Systems-_-N82E16832416806&gclid=CjwKEAjw0NytBRD-1d3QsdHNpR0SJACGXqgRNO-pf2HMr8Nm3o_qNA5WzU9sugyPcuweyN3X2rUvZhoC5lvw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
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