Can I backup the RECOVERY partition of my XPS M1530?

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Can I backup the RECOVERY partition of my XPS M1530?

  • My XPS M1530 has a 10GB recovery partition. 

     

    It's very very valueable ! I had to re-install Windows Vista a couple of times and it's very fast and handy (no need to swap the various Dell cd's).

     

    I really would like to take a backup of this partition so I can re-create it down the line if needed. 

     

    Does anyone have a similar need ?

     

    I thought of Acronis TrueImage so I can create an image (low level, that includes absolutely everything on the partition , including hidden and system files).

    But  I have not used this pgm before and I am not sure I want to spend money on it right now.

     

     

    Message Edited by kvargiam on 08-27-2008 05:34 AM
  • if you have vista ultimate it has imaging included and I have backed up the recovery partition and replaceed a drive and restored it no problem.
  • Unfortunately, I have Vista Home premium.

    I wish I had vista ultimate.

     

     

  • Have a look at this thread.
  • It may not have all the bells and whistles of it's commercial counterpart, but HD Clone is a FREE program similar to ATI (Acronis True Image) :smileyhappy:

    From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

     

    XPS M1730:

    Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
    17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
    4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
    DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
    640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
    8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
    Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
    Integrated 2MP Webcam
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
    TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
    4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

    230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)