Windows 10: Two recovery partitions? Solved

  1.    24 Mar 2018 #1

    Two recovery partitions?


    Hi,
    I am using Windows 10.0.16299 build 16299
    My PC is UEFI.
    I noticed this partition layout:

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    is it normal?
    Why two recovery partition (at beginning and at the end)?
    Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Mar 2018 #2

    It's been very common on recent features updates for the required size of the Recovery Partition (Partizione di ripristino) to increase. That original 300 MB of yours (at beginning) is not enough for current requirement, so Windows Update created a new Recovery Partition at the end of the drive.

    You can confirm that the one at the end of the drive is the one in use by executing "reagentc /info" from an elevated Command Prompt (Admin). That will tell you which partition has the active WinRE for advanced startup.

    IF you're not the type who agonizes over 300 MB wasted out of 111.67 GB (there are some here, believe me) I would just leave that old one at front alone.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    24 Mar 2018 #3

    Word Man said: View Post
    It's been very common on recent features updates for the required size of the Recovery Partition (Partizione di ripristino) to increase. That original 300 MB of yours (at beginning) is not enough for current requirement, so Windows Update created a new Recovery Partition at the end of the drive.

    You can confirm that the one at the end of the drive is the one in use by executing "reagentc /info" from an elevated Command Prompt (Admin). That will tell you which partition has the active WinRE for advanced startup.

    IF you're not the type who agonizes over 300 MB wasted out of 111.67 GB (there are some here, believe me) I would just leave that old one at front alone.
    Thank you very much for your great explaination :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    24 Mar 2018 #4

    You're very welcome, enterthevoid. Happy I could help!:)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    25 Mar 2018 #5

    You can also use MiniTool Partition Wizard to peruse the contents of those recovery partitions to identify the old one. On my PCs I used MTPW to delete the first recovery partition, move the 100MB system partition left to the start of the drive then extend C: to use the free space. Backup before you do this.
    Last edited by Steve C; 25 Mar 2018 at 07:47.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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