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Strange Recovery Partition

  1. #1


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Strange Recovery Partition


    Hello everyone,
    I am using Windows 8.1 x64 and using Paragon Partition Manager I am seeing a strange partition just after my ESP called Microsoft reserved partition. I had modified my Windows installation to use UEFI using the directions given here-:
    Converting Windows BIOS installation to UEFI - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    I don't remember creating something known as a Windows Recovery partition after my C Drive(look at image)-:

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    Are these recovery partitions created automatically ? I have recently upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 could this partition be created as a result of that ? I have no knowledge of creating a recovery partition so can I delete it ? Is it important ?

    I also configured my Windows installation to use AHCI instead of IDE recently could this have anything to do with the partition ?

    I just want to know how this partition got here in the first place if I did not create it myself. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The recovery partition after C: is the new Windows 8.1 Repair tools Partition.

    MSR partitions

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  3. #3


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The recovery partition after C: is the new Windows 8.1 Repair tools Partition.

    MSR partitions

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    Thanks but when is it used ?? And what tools does the partition contain???
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Have a read about the Repair Tools here:
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
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