Way to re-create the Recovery Partition?

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       #11

    Darkstrike said:
    The video by 'Steve' about an 8th of the way down the link you posted above?At 8:37 in the video, options are 'Keep Files' and 'Remove Everything''Keep files' specifically mentions it removed programs...?


    See 4:38 - 4:48. This is what you want to do with least disruption. I recently had partition issues and the Repair Install recreated partitions, as they should be. Minor settings may get lost, like custom details columns for File Explorer.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #12

    Darkstrike said:
    OK, thanks for the info gents, I'll see what I can do!
    Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out.
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       #13

    f14tomcat said:
    Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out.
    OP is MIA, so I'll respond in their place.

    Thanks so much for the suggestion, f14tomcat!!

    I recently used a Windows system image to migrate my OS installation to a larger SSD, and the issue arises where the new disk's primary partition is the same size as the smaller disk and cannot be extended due the presence of the recovery partition.

    In my attempts to increase the data partition size using GParted, I compromised the recovery partition (it wasn't outright broken, just most of the recovery options had disappeared). In any case, a Repair Install of Windows as you suggested was a fairly trivial solution, and has worked a treat. Next time I won't bother messing about with GParted - I think I'll just delete the recovery partition, extend the primary data partition, then perform a Repair Install. Much less hassle!

    Thanks again. Your contributions are so much more valuable than you can know!
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    Bren0 said:
    OP is MIA, so I'll respond in their place.

    Thanks so much for the suggestion, f14tomcat!!

    I recently used a Windows system image to migrate my OS installation to a larger SSD, and the issue arises where the new disk's primary partition is the same size as the smaller disk and cannot be extended due the presence of the recovery partition.

    In my attempts to increase the data partition size using GParted, I compromised the recovery partition (it wasn't outright broken, just most of the recovery options had disappeared). In any case, a Repair Install of Windows as you suggested was a fairly trivial solution, and has worked a treat. Next time I won't bother messing about with GParted - I think I'll just delete the recovery partition, extend the primary data partition, then perform a Repair Install. Much less hassle!

    Thanks again. Your contributions are so much more valuable than you can know!
    You are very welcome. Glad that was a workable solution for you.
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