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Solved 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)-:


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.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Intel i7


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

MSR partitions


My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4
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    uk england

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