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Re: Dell 1545 Will Not Boot Into Recovery Partition

I had already found and attempted to use that link and my guess is imagex is no longer available on the recovery partition because I could not find the application.  Also, I manually copied imagex to the recovery partition, ran the command and it still did not work.  That is why I created my own WINPE boot disk with imagex included and it worked like a charm.

If the factory image is still available, why install from scratch when I can reimage it with the factory image?  Either way, factory image or from scratch, you have to install MS upgrades, patches, all software you installed etc. So your in the same boat either way.  The advantage, on the other hand, of using the Dell image, if available, is that you do not have to worry about locating, downloading and installing hardware drivers that may not be included in the standard Windows 7 DVD.

My vote: Dell factory image, if you have it available.

I will post a link to my WINPE bootable disk, with EASY instructions

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