Here's the problem: I need to replace an old laptop HD for a new one. In this old HD there's Acer recovery partition (hidden), that i want to copy to the new HD and boot from it in order to install the OS with all factory defaults. My plan: 1- Create a partition, with the same or larger size than the recovery partition, in the new HD. 2- Use Macrium Reflect linux CD to create a image from the recovery partition to a external hard drive. Notes: a)i never used macrium live cd to create an image, so i don´t know if its possible; b)i don´t know if i need to remove the hidden attribute from the recovery partition before creating the image. 3- Use Macrium Reflect linux CD to recover the image from the external HD to the new HD, set it as active and boot from it. this may work? is there another way? thanks in advance!