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Which partitions should I keep for a restore?

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    Windows 8

    Which partitions should I keep for a restore?


    Hi, I'm mostly a Linux user, but I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 on it. After a few days dual booting I decided it wasn't for me, so I decided to delete the windows partitions and usa just Linux. I would like, however, to keep the recovery partition, so to be able to easily reinstall Windows again if I felt like I needed to, but I'm not sure what partitions should I keep.
    Here's a picture of my hard drive partitions as of now:

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    Do I need more than the restore partition? Can I get rid of the boot one? What about the recovery one? And the one flagged msftres?

    Thanks for your help!

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As you have install Linux, you need the OEM manufacturer's DVD to reinstall Windows.
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