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Recover deleted recovery partition

By Niraj Gandha ยท 5 replies
Mar 17, 2017
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  1. Actually, I have changed the harddisk from my dell inspiron 3521. Now I want all the drivers and key came from dell into my new harddisk. I have the dell recovery disk but the recovery partition on hdd is deleted. what should I do?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,821   +706

    Of course it's deleted as the new HD didn't come with an OS. You can get the Dell Drivers from their support site and download to a thumbdrive. You need a Recovery CD or to perform a Clean Install from a MS Install CD
     
  3. Niraj Gandha

    Niraj Gandha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But I want my original laptop back with same recovery partition. What should I do,?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,821   +706

    Of course you do - - that is now ONLY possible using a backup you've already taken.
     
  5. Niraj Gandha

    Niraj Gandha TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But how and what is the full way to do that. I want that OEM partition back.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,821   +706

    Depending upon HOW you took that backup, it may or may not be there. 99% of the time we never access that partition unless you perform a day-1 reset and that destroys all your user data anyway. You need to focus on getting that new HD to contain a valid OS.
     

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