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Upgrade from WinXP to Windows 8.

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    Upgrade from WinXP to Windows 8.

    Hi guys, just upgraded to 8 from XP. I have a recovery drive for XP. Can I reformat this recovery drive so I can use it to install & recover Windows 8 instead if I have a problem in the future?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    If the Recovery partition is not the boot partition, Yes.

    You will need 3rd party Partitioning,Backup & Cloning software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.

    Paragon 12 has support for Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

    PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning
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Upgrade from WinXP to Windows 8.

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