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


  1. Posts : 72
    windows 7&10
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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. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10
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    You can delete it as it will be very old and way out of date and if you used it there may be 1,000's of updates
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  3. Posts : 38,545
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    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
    https://updates.macrium.com/reflect/...user_guide.pdf



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