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Toshiba Laptop Upgraded to W8.1 Update 1

  1. #11

    Posts : 92
    W.8.1 Pro Update 1


    Thanks again. I'm getting smarter - the hard way! I'll delete the last two partitions and see what happens. I've backed up the old Hard Drive and the SSD every step along the way so whatever happens I can recover the OEM setup or W8.1 or W8.1 Update 1.

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  2. #12

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    On my ASUS laptop after doing a clean UEFI install this is what I was left with.

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    I had a hard drive that I took out of my desktop when I swapped in an SSD and there were some partitions that Windows wouldn't let me delete though disk management. I used diskpart and the override switch to do it. Example: delete partition 3 /override < I think that's how it went.
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  3. #13

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Ken429, one recovery partition is for Windows 8.0. The other is for 8.1, then you have one added by 8.1.1 for some reason.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 75
    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    You can no longer Refresh or Reset, if you delete the Windows RE tools partition or the recovery image partition.
    If you were to create the Recovery (WINRE) partition using Diskpart what name would you need to assign to it? Would it be "Recovery" or "WINRE" ??? and I assume it would be formatted NTFS.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Don't think the label matters. It seems for autofailover you may need to use partition ID DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC

    Probably best to make it a touch under 500mb, 495mb for example.
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  6. #16

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    If you were to create the Recovery (WINRE) partition using Diskpart what name would you need to assign to it? Would it be "Recovery" or "WINRE" ??? and I assume it would be formatted NTFS.
    Here's one example (link):

    rem == CreatePartitions.txt ==
    rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to
    rem    create five partitions
    rem    for a UEFI/GPT-based PC.
    rem == Usage: diskpart /s ScriptFileName
    rem == Example: diskpart /s D:\CreatePartitions.txt
    rem ================================================
    select disk 0
    convert gpt
    rem == 1. Windows RE tools partition ===============
    create partition primary size=1000
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
    assign letter="T"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    rem == 2. System partition =========================
    create partition efi size=260
    format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
    assign letter="S"
    rem == 3. Microsoft Reserved (MSR) partition =======
    create partition msr size=128
    rem == 4. Windows partition ========================
    rem ==    a. Create the Windows partition ==========
    create partition primary 
    rem ==    b. Create space for the recovery image ===
    shrink minimum=20480
    rem       ** NOTE: Update this size to match the size
    rem                of the recovery image           **
    rem ==    c. Prepare the Windows partition ========= 
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
    assign letter="W"
    rem === 5. Recovery image partition ================
    create partition primary
    format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
    assign letter="R"
    set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
    gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
    rem ================================================
    list volume
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  7. #17

    Posts : 75
    Win 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Here's one example (link):
    Great! Thanks for the info.

    I cloned over my HDD to an SSD using Macrium. Before the cloning I created EFI and MSR partitions with diskpart. I was changing from legacy boot MBR to GPT disk and UEFI boot. I left out the recovery partition, this of course means I don't have the windows recovery tools. I don't really need them since I have the windows 8.1 install disk and I use Macrium for images. However, at some point (if I get another SSD) I may rebuild a system drive and add the recovery partition just to get it to stock.
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