Windows 10 Cloning question - moving Recovery Partition?

  1.    27 Feb 2018 #1

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Cloning question - moving Recovery Partition?


    Hi all - just upgraded my PC by cloning my old 160GB SATA HDD to a new 250GB SATA SSD drive.

    All is fine and I can boot into Windows and all works perfectly (AND SO MUCH FASTER!!!)

    My issue is this. Windows has a Recovery Partition. I want to expand the OS partition of my drive to use the new space my larger 250GB drive entails, but the Recovery Partition is smack dab in the middle of the new 250GB SSD now because of the clone (it was at the end of the drive on the 160GB HDD).

    If I use a program like GParted or another parition manager to MOVE the Recovery Partition to the end of the drive so I can use the new space, is that going to mess up WIndows and will the Recovery partition still work as it always had, despite the move?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Darkstrike; 27 Feb 2018 at 22:10.
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  2.    27 Feb 2018 #2

    That will work no problem note down sizes positions firtsso you can role back if needed allways have a role back option
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  3.    27 Feb 2018 #3

    OK - moved the Recovery Partition to the end of the disk with GParted on a Linux Live CD. Then used the Windows Partition Manager on boot of Win10 to extend the partition...all seems well!

    That being said, is there now anything I have to do to tell Windows where the Recovery Partition was moved to...?
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       27 Feb 2018 #4

    Open Admin command and run: reagentc /info
    if it's enabled then you're OK. If disabled, try: reagentc /enable

    If unable to enable then post a screen shot of disk management:
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  5.    27 Feb 2018 #5

    Ran both commands - stated as disabled, second command to enable fails and says 'Image Not Found'

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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       27 Feb 2018 #6

    Your recovery partition is partition two, so try this command first...
    Code:
    reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition2\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Then try reagentc /enable again.
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  7.    27 Feb 2018 #7

    Thank you! That seemed to do the trick! :)
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       27 Feb 2018 #8

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