Windows 10: Re-Create that 450MB Recovery Partition?

  1.    13 Aug 2015 #1

    Re-Create that 450MB Recovery Partition?


    In a fit of over zealous tidying up after installing Win 10 on my lappie, I deleted the 450MB Recovery Partition that the upgrade from Windows 7 created at the end of the main partition.

    1) What was actually in that partition and why would I want it.

    2) If I do want it, how to re-create it ...?

    Thanks
    Dave
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       18 Aug 2015 #2

    Recovery partition is where Windows stores the WinRe.wim which allows you to create a recovery disk or get into the recovery environment to repair/Trouble shoot/Restore/Reset/Refresh etc...
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    Now that you've deleted it. Those features won't be available and you won't be able to create a USB Recovery disk.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #3

    And the only way to get it back (working properly) is to re-install / clean install the windows 10 OS
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2015 #4

    Use freeware program to remove 450mb partition


    After going from Win 7 to win 10 the upgrade made two extra partitions in my boot system. I only need the orginal which was 100mg (Windows 7) I found a GREAT partition utility and used the iso version booted from dvd and added
    the two partitions to my mine partition giving my main hd 900 megs more HD space. Rebooted and everything ran fine.

    Program is called MiniTool Partition Wizard ,their are 2 versions, you want only the ISO version, burn it to a cd/dvd disk then boot to it. You can get back a lot of your hard drive space if you want too, just like it was before changing to Windows 10. Again this program is Free and works real well. No need to re-install your OS if you don't want too.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #5

    OldMike, how does the reset feature work for you ??

    You would now have to (if needed) completely re-install OS, re-install all drivers, and re-download all the windows updates..
    Or you could of kept that 450MB partition and Just Reset the PC
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2015 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    OldMike, how does the reset feature work for you ??

    You would now have to (if needed) completely re-install OS, re-install all drivers, and re-download all the windows updates..
    Or you could of kept that 450MB partition and Just Reset the PC
    That is NOT true sir!!! It was VERY easy to delete those partitions, then add them to my primary partition. Keeping my original system partition of 100mgs. I had NO problems. You have to change this partitions from the mini partition boot disk (ISO version) Did this about 10 days ago, had no problem. Worked fine.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       18 Aug 2015 #7

    One more thing, I gained 900mgs of hard drive space back after removing the recovery partitions, Windows 10 made TWO on my SSD each was 450mgs!! You don't need any recovery partition on your drive, just make one on a DVD.
    Best way is to backup your system , meaning a complete backup of hard drive. (system partition too) I've done it this way for years, this is the best method I think.
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  8.    20 Dec 2016 #8

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    One more thing, I gained 900mgs of hard drive space back after removing the recovery partitions, Windows 10 made TWO on my SSD each was 450mgs!! You don't need any recovery partition on your drive, just make one on a DVD.
    Best way is to backup your system , meaning a complete backup of hard drive. (system partition too) I've done it this way for years, this is the best method I think.
    How exactly do you do that
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  9.    20 Dec 2016 #9

    nanakji said: View Post
    How exactly do you do that
    This is what I like to have:
    Combination Windows 10 and Kyhi's Recovery Tools USB flash drive

    With a combination Windows 10 installation and Kyhi's recovery tools bootable USB flash drive you can do everything the recovery partition was capable of and much, much more including recovery of an image of your hard drive once you make one with Macrium Reflect.
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  10.    20 Dec 2016 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    This is what I like to have:
    Combination Windows 10 and Kyhi's Recovery Tools USB flash drive

    With a combination Windows 10 installation and Kyhi's recovery tools bootable USB flash drive you can do everything the recovery partition was capable of and much, much more including recovery of an image of your hard drive once you make one with Macrium Reflect.
    Thanks sir for kind answer
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