partitions in Macrium & Disk Management  

  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home x64

    partitions in Macrium & Disk Management

    I've attached a photo showing my hard drive partitions from Macrium (after selecting "Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows") and also from Disk Management in Windows 10.

    1) What is the 16MB Unformatted Primary partition in Macrium (partition #2) ? Why is it full if it's unformatted? Why doesn't it show up in Disk Management?

    2) The 14.35GB "RECOVERY" partition (#6 in Macrium) must be a recovery partition from HP? That must be why Macrium didn't select it also. Should I include it anyways in a system image?

    Thanks for your time.

    partitions in Macrium & Disk Management-macriumdiskmanagement.png
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  2. Posts : 15,082

    1) The 16MB partition is the special Microsoft Reserved partition. It is always hidden. Just select it and forget about it.

    2) The other partition is s vendor recovery partition. It is not needed to r estore backup image. Tick it if you like if you ever wantvto return PC to factory state (if you can). I always ignore these.
    Last edited by cereberus; 24 Sep 2018 at 13:55.
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