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by 476477 / December 24, 2008 3:43 AM PST

i have compaq desktop. i want to install a clean copy of windows.
i will not delete the recovery partition.
my question is. if i want to restore it to factory setting at a latter time, can i use the recovery partition through f10 command?
thank you

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Since the clean install will rewrite the boot record.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2008 3:46 AM PST
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This does not look to be possible.

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As Bob said, NO but ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 24, 2008 5:06 AM PST
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you can create an IMAGE of the drive as it exists now (including the recovery partition) and at a later time restore the image.

Alternatively your Compaq may have come with a program that allows you to create recovery CDs or DVDs and if you make use of the program to create them you could use them at a later time to restore to factory specs.

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