When you perform a backup of restoration & (including a system image) much of the time is the HP_RECOVERY creation (D.) If I created a disc repair system at a previous time and have the original system restore disks, is it necessary to do the HP_RECOVERY operation every time and deepen; It can be disabled?



I don't think you want to exclude the HP_Recovery disc. Go to the backup and restore Control Panel Applet, select change settings, select Let me choose, you can now choose which data files and partitions you want to back up.

You can exclude the HP_Recovery drive but should also uncheck "include an image of disk system: EFI System Partition, OS (C), HP_Recovery (D, since, in my opinion, unchecking does not this will back up this partition anyway.)"

I think that it will cause, after a restoration of the image, the HP_Recovery partition loss and damage recovery to factory Image. If you have created a set of recovery disc and put to the test, then it should not be a problem.


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