I have user created recovery disks. I created them the day I got the computer and it made three of them. My brother deleted my recovery partition a while back. My question is, if I recovery my Inspiron 15 3521 using the three recovery disks I created, will it recreate the recovery partition in the process? I just need an answer to this question, not replies stating that if I have the disks I don't need the recovery partition, why do I want the recovery partition if I have the disks, etc. I just would like a simple answer as to the question. If I use the recovery disks, will it recreate the recovery partition with all of the info it had in it when I first got the computer? When the recovery finishes from the disks, will that recovery partition be there like the day I got the computer, so if I wanted to (I don't want to, but I'm just asking) I could again create the recovery disks from it? Basically, will the computer be exactly as it was the day I got it home, recover partition and all? Or, will it restore the computer to factory fresh, but not recreate the recovery partition with everything it had in it the day I got it?
Thanks in advance.
Yes it will if you select the correct option.
See these videos:
Factory Recovery - "Deletes All Data and Resets Partitions".
Factory Refresh - "Only Restores the System Partition and Keeps other Partition Contents".
It could be good for you to request a Windows 8.0/8.1 OS DVD just in case the recovery media doesn't work however.
Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.