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    Need to move partition over, did a minimal image restore with my new laptop. What it does is skip the recovery partition setup. So instead of 4 partitons I have 3. The problem is the first partition is now a 401 mb unallocated partition, the second is the EFI partition, and c: drive is last. When attempting to move unallocated 401 mb to the end of drive, so I can extend it, the program I use, EaseUS partiton does not "see" the first 401 mb and intead shows 0.0 unallocated space. Because of this I cannot resize/move the partition. What other method is there to remedy the situation.

    Henry
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    the program I use, EaseUS
    A few OP's using EaseUS on OEM Windows 8 Pre-installed, all needed to do a reinstall after use.

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Check and see if it's there

    Henry
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    You have all four partition with the Windows Repair tools partition deleted.

    The MSR partition hidden in Disk management.

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    Did you install to clean unpartitioned HDD?
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    New laptop, I created recovery media on usb flash drive 32 gb. Original factory had all partitions, however I always like to check my recovery media, because you only get one. Don't want to wait until warranty expires and find out media is defective. Anyway when I ran recovery usb I saw something new, an option to do a minimal image restore. Thinking I know it all, I assumed it might be a crapware free image...not so lucky, crapware is still there however it did not install the first and last recovery related partitions. I don't mind, I have recovery media and restore points. Since these partitions are gone I figure why not move the 401 mb partition to the end and extend c: drive. In answer to your question, it was not a clean hdd.

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    Is this what you made? the HP/Compaq version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED
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    No I did not delete recovery partition. The recovery media I created gave me an option called minimal image restore. When selected it does not create recovery partitions in the first place, that is why I have and empty partition with 401 mb unallocated space.

    Anyway see attached pic, I found a program Aomei with a free version, and it allowed me to merge the 401 mb partiion with c: drive.

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    Without the OEM Recovery Partition, you can not do a Refresh or Reset.

    Refresh Windows 8

    Reset Windows 8
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    Not really important to me. As long as I have recovery media and all my data is backed up, then why bother with them.

    Henry
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    When you merged the partitions did the smaller one become part of the bigger one or vise versa?

    Windows does not boot by drive letter, it boots by DISK # PART # disk/partition when you merge/add/delete partitions you can physically change window's boot location.

    If youre having boot issues now, then run the repair option in windows 8 (not reset nor recover)

    If that doesnt work you can use a windows 7 repair disk, again repair only

    Theres nothing wrong with your MBR or Partition, windows just needs to know where it is thats all..
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