Recovery Partition Upgraded when Upgrading from Win7? Or just delete.  

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    Recovery Partition Upgraded when Upgrading from Win7? Or just delete.

    Two questions:

    1. My Lenovo T520 had some type of recovery partition on Windows 7 pro when I bought it as a refurbished from IBM. Not original OEM. Never had need to use it. When Windows 7 is upgraded to Windows 10, does the recovery partition also get upgraded?

    2. If I make a recovery USB boot stick or CD/DVD using AOMEI or perhaps Windows 10, is there any reason to not delete the recovery partition? Would save me about 10Gb on 256Gb Win10 drive and 256Gb Win 7 partition on second drive.
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  2. Posts : 7,868
    windows 10

    You can delete it as it will be very old and way out of date and if you used it there may be 1,000's of updates
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    When Windows is upgraded additional recovery partitions can be created where computers may have multiple recovery partitions.
    Typical default recovery partitions are < 1 GB.
    Computers can have all recovery partitions manually deleted.

    Alternatively you can make your own custom recovery partition:

    Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

    If you use software to make free backup images they can be saved to another partition on the same drive, an external drive, or to the cloud:

    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

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