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Recovery Partition not recognized after upgrade

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

    Recovery Partition not recognized after upgrade


    Hello everyone,
    I upgraded to windows 8.1 from windows 7 and my recovery partition not being recognized.

    How can I fix this?

    Here's the screenshot from diskpart and it seem not showing my recovery partition:
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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    not sure if windows 8.1 will recover from the windows 7 images partition

    windows 8.1 uses primary partitions
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    So should I change it to Windows 8.1 recovery partition or just delete it?
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  4. #4


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I assume it was your windows 7 recovery partition ??

    you may want to backup the contents of that partition, ( just in case you need it to re-install windows 7 )
    before you delete it..
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  5. #5


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    It maybe the Windows 7 recovery partition because my PC came with windows 7 OEM and later I upgrade to Windows 8.1.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Really doubt you can recover from 7 recovery partition after upgrade to 8.1. Could image it to be safe but probably not worth much. You can create new refresh/recovery image as outlined in the Tutorials.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank for the reply.
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