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Too many "Recovery partitions" ..?

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1

    Too many "Recovery partitions" ..?


    Hi All
    Since I did a factory recovery from wds 10 upgraded back wds 8.1 ,
    I shows 5 partitions for recovery .. can i delete some and how ..?

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    Thanks .

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    - Post a screenshot of "list partition" and "reagentc /info".
    - Open a command prompt as administrator and type (or copy and paste) the following commands.

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    exit
    reagentc /info

    - Alt-PrtScr copies the active window to the clipboard.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1


    Here :
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    Last edited by Wds102b; 14 Aug 2015 at 17:59.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Partition 1 - 500 MB (EFI System Partition) - UEFI firmware loads files stored on the EFI System Partition to start installed operating systems.

    Partition 2 - 40 MB (OEM Partition) Boot loaders to launch OEM manufacturer-specific recovery tools.

    Partition 3 - 128 MB (Microsoft Reserved Partition) - Note: This partition not visible within Disk Management.

    Partition 4 - 750 MB (Recovery Partition) Windows RE location. This partition contains Windows Recovery Environment tools and utilities, allowing the user to repair problems that affect the system drive.

    Partition 5 - 230 GB (Primary Partition)

    Partition 6 - 450 MB (Recovery Partition) X)

    Partition 7 - 6654 MB (Recovery Partition) - Recovery image location. This partition contains the recovery image that would be restored to the system drive if the Refresh or Reset option in Windows 8/8.1 is used.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wds102b View Post
    Since I did a factory recovery from wds 10 upgraded back wds 8.1
    X) The 450 MB Recovery partition was added during the update to Windows 10. I recommend that you do not delete this partition.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1


    Ok , Cool
    Thanks .
    Last edited by Wds102b; 16 Aug 2015 at 07:12.
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  6. #6


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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You don't need to partition anything when installing a new OS.
    It makes its' own partitions.

    This is my experience from years of installing new Operating Systems.

    You may end up with unallocated space.

    This space can easily be transfered to your C: drive to make it bigger using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    That's all.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Wds 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You don't need to partition anything when installing a new OS.
    It makes its' own partitions.

    This is my experience from years of installing new Operating Systems.

    You may end up with unallocated space.

    This space can easily be transfered to your C: drive to make it bigger using MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    That's all.
    Cool .. Thanks .
    Last edited by Wds102b; 16 Aug 2015 at 07:13.
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