HP recovery partion

I have just installed windows 7 onto my hp laptop. It was a glitched installation, so i figured i would go back to vista until i get the installation discs back. Turns out windows 7 has disabled my recovery partition, and pressing F11 doesn't load it. I have went into the computer manager and made the partition active, but that didn't work. This seems to be a big problem around the internet, but no answer i could find. Any help would be epic!


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Is there a WIM image in the partition? You should be able to create a new WIM entry to boot with EasyBCD > Add/Remove Entries > WinPE tab. Than just restart your computer and select the entry from the menu that appears.