I am going to replace a hard drive in a Gateway laptop and it has a recovery partition on the hard drive. This computer came with an OS recovery CD but I would like to restore it to new condition programs and all not just the OS. I have placed the old hard drive in my desktop computer to recover specific files. I went to copy the files from the recovery partition but they are not visible in Windows. How can I copy this partition to my desktop and then to the new hard drive? And is there a way to verify that it copied the partition exactly?