Windows 10: Why Two Recovery Partitions??

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  1.    29 Oct 2017 #61

    My original Windows 8 clean installation put the recovery partition at the start of the drive. I see the logic of placing it at the end of the drive. Why did MS originally decide to place it at the start of the drive?
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       29 Oct 2017 #62

    Steve C said: View Post
    My original Windows 8 clean installation put the recovery partition at the start of the drive. I see the logic of placing it at the end of the drive.
    End of drive only if the disk does not contain any other partitions than GPT system partitions and Windows partition. After Windows partition C: and before first data partition if the disk contains additional partitions.

    The point is, if placed manually it must be directly after C: partition.


    Steve C said: View Post
    Why did MS originally decide to place it at the start of the drive?
    Not a faintest clue!
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    Um, all of 'em, I think.
       20 May 2018 #63

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    This is very rude of you Bro. I'm 66 years old so my mind may not be as sharp as it used to be. Just trying to learn something here.

    Just reading through this, and I do get what you're saying here, and why. But for what it's worth  and I suppose it's not impossible this might also be of use to any other readers who didn't immediately catch it, if they read as fast as I do ( lol )  what you have there is a 500 GB main drive, which is pretty standard. Those are really 465 GB, so that's what you really have to work with, first. And second, your two recovery partitions  actually, all of your partitions other than the main one  add up to about 1 GB ( because their stated sizes are in MB ). That means they're eating up only 0.2% of your available 465 GB, and you have 99.8% of it left. Were you to regain usage of one of the two recovery partitions, you'd regain half the lost space, meaning you'd regain about 0.1%, and would then have 99.9% of the drive available instead of 99.8%. That being the case, the commenter you address above may have felt you probably have more important things to worry about.

    This is not to excuse, but to explain, and to illustrate, because numbers  percentages, in particular  do that pretty effectively.

    Also, 66 or not, you still sound pretty sharp to me, baby.
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  4.    20 May 2018 #64

    GuccizBud said: View Post

    Just reading through this, and I do get what you're saying here, and why. But for what it's worth — and I suppose it's not impossible this might also be of use to any other readers who didn't immediately catch it, if they read as fast as I do ( lol ) — what you have there is a 500 GB main drive, which is pretty standard. Those are really 465 GB, so that's what you really have to work with, first. And second, your two recovery partitions — actually, all of your partitions other than the main one — add up to about 1 GB ( because their stated sizes are in MB ). That means they're eating up only 0.2% of your available 465 GB, and you have 99.8% of it left. Were you to regain usage of one of the two recovery partitions, you'd regain half the lost space, meaning you'd regain about 0.1%, and would then have 99.9% of the drive available instead of 99.8%. That being the case, the commenter you address above may have felt you probably have more important things to worry about.

    This is not to excuse, but to explain, and to illustrate, because numbers — percentages, in particular — do that pretty effectively.

    Also, 66 or not, you still sound pretty sharp to me, baby.
    You just replied to an 8 month old post.
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    Um, all of 'em, I think.
       3 Weeks Ago #65

    cereberus said: View Post
    You just replied to an 8 month old post.
    I'm aware, as I always look at all that stuff right off the bat when reading and/or replying. It is irrelevant. I'd rather not have to type out the reasons why at the moment.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #66

    cereberus said: View Post
    You just replied to an 8 month old post.
    So did I - don't be cheeky.
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