I have a laptop with a recovery disc and have made the HD into two partitions, if I have to run the recovery disc it will make the HD all one again, which I do not want. I have Nero which gives the option to backup my HD either all or only one partition. If I backup the main partiton which has the O/S on it and format the partition how do I go about reinstalling the backup from the DVD's I will make and will the laptop boot up as it did before I fomatted the partiton. I do not have a Windows installation disk, only the recovery disc which came with the laptop. This is really only anticipating what will happen if I do have to recover the partition. I could borrow a freinds Windows disc and install it on my partition using my own key, would that be preferable? Thanks in advance for any reply, Stella.
Thanks for the replies. I ran the recovery disc and once again made a second partition using GPartition, then I installed my software and files from DVD's onto the first partition. Then I made a copy of my first partition and pasted it to the second using G Partition. My plan will be to copy it back if I ever need to and avoid having to reinstall everything. Will it work or shall I stick to the recovery system?
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