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Will adding a partition upset the Windows partition order?

  1. #11


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    Ah, I was hoping you might post a reply. I'm retired and just don't have any experience with these issues like those in the field do. Sometimes my memory isn't so good so just trying to remember what worked and what didn't can be hard. I should really start book marking some of these threads so I can keep track of things better. The forum search doesn't always help either. Anyway Netnative, Genet should be able to help you sort it out.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 64-bit


    Thank you for your replies. I would have liked to do this a week ago. But usually work prevents me from embarking on projects like this one. This weekend I intend to follow the advice of alphanumeric and genet and let you know how it went.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 64-bit


    It went perfectly. I used Macrium Reflect Free Edition as suggested by alphanumeric and Windows Disk Management as recommended by genet. After the process was completed, "Refresh your PC without affecting your files" was available.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by netnative View Post
    After the process was completed, "Refresh your PC without affecting your files" was available.
    Did you get the following screen? Note: Do not select the "Next" button.

    All should be okay if you receive the following screen (see screenshot below) when you select: PC settings > Update and recovery > Recovery > click on the Get started button under the Refresh your PC without affecting your files section.

    Note the following text: Go to the Windows Store to reinstall Windows 8.1 and your apps.

    Last edited by genet; 30 Aug 2014 at 09:39.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Exactly. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by netnative View Post
    After the process was completed, "Refresh your PC without affecting your files" was available.
    Did you get the following screen? Note: Do not select the "Next" button.

    All should be okay if you receive the following screen (see screenshot below) when you select: PC settings > Update & recovery > Recovery > click on the Get started button under the Refresh your PC without affecting your files section.

    Note the following text: Go to the Windows Store to reinstall Windows 8.1 and your apps.

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