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Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Bootable Recovery Partition on Secondary HDD Storage Drive


    Hello Everyone,

    I just got a new laptop that has a 256GB SSD boot drive and a 1TB HDD Storage drive. Dell put 2 recovery partitions and and OEM partition on the SSD and I want to maximize my SSD space. I have already created a USB recovery media but I would like to be able to still reset or refresh my PC if I need to while on the go. Is there a way to move or copy these partitions over to the HDD and have the Windows Recovery Environment still be bootable and the reset and refresh functions still working?

    Thanks for the help

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from command prompt(admin)
    type> diskpart
    type> list disk
    type> select disk # (# being the disk number for the ssd)
    type> list partition
    type> exit
    type> reagentc /info

    post a pic of cmd window
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the Reply

    So my HDD is disk 0 and the SSD is disk 1

    The OS is installed on the SSD and the HDD is just an empty drive.

    Here is what was listed for diskpart
    Click image for larger version

    When I tried to run reangetn /info I got en error
    Click image for larger version

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from cmd(admin)

    type> reagentc /info

    what you got for files on your recovery USB - I am looking for a PBR_diskpart.txt or partition **

    To be honest you have 1 extra partition and 2 a little large - but really nothing wrong

    Attachment 59117
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