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How to move recovery partition

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    How to move recovery partition

    Hi, I just installed windows 8.1 to my second hdd to wipe & zero filled the first hdd. But the recovery partition created inside the disk. How do I move the recovery partition from first hdd to second hdd.
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    Your screenshot shows no Recovery partition. The partition shown is the "boot" partition.

    If you want to move the boot loader files into your Windows OS partition, a safe way to do this would be to install EasyBCD and use the option to migrate the boot loader files (BCD Backup/Repair --> BCD Management Options --> Change boot drive). Then, disconnect the first drive and confirm that Windows still boots. After that, you can remove the boot partition from the first drive.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    By default windows will install to Disk 0.. So when you choose to install windows 8.1 it used disk 1 as the windows partition..

    Right now you have the boot files and windowsRE (recovery Tools) on disk 0 and the actual windows partition on disk 1..

    Disk 0 is usually the first bootable device the bios looks for.. You should have wiped and installed windows to disk 0..

    and then swapped that drive into bay 2 (If you really feel a need to have disk 1 as the bootable drive using bay 2)..

    then setup your bios to boot from bay 2, disk 1
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