Windows 10: THREE Recovery partitions?
Yep, it's supposed to be 450 MB. Corrected now.
Word Man said:
Sorry but it is still incorrect. For MBR partition scheme, It should be 500MB System Reserved partition, not 450MB. Look at my post #39
With GPT installation, there's no System Reserved partition. the 450MB is the Recovery partition.
The "450 MB System Reserved" partition Brink describes is what you would get if you have UEFI booting in BIOS
You actually don't have to do a fresh install if you can get somebody to give you the 500MB System Reserved partition. Here's what I did for my friend's PC.
- Made a backup of the 500MB System Reserved from my PC using Macrium & Restore it to my friend's PC.
- Copy his orginal C drive to be the 2nd partition
- Boot up with Macrium Rescue disk and select Fix the Boot problem
Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Jan 2016 at 12:41.
How's that now?
This is what I have now. Should I quit and be happy?
Thanks for all the info about the extra partitions. I am definitely confused by them. Between my wife and my computers, I have seen 100MB System Reserved (which I thought was from Windows 7 and I am not sure if it is still needed, but I am leaving it), also 450MB Healthy recovery partition, also 496MB Healthy Recovery partition, and now my wifes' healthy recovery partition has grown to over 800MB (and I have not messed with hers at all). I can't help but think that these things must change size over time.
Anyway, I restored mine back to what it was before I moved partitions around. Everything seems to be working. I think I should just leave it as is, right? Here is what shows in Disk Manager now. I realize I can extend C to take up the unallocated space. Thank you all and sorry to make such a mess of things.
I am putting in a final comment to correct my erroneous previous comments as shown above, so that hopefully I don't send anyone else down the wrong path I was taking:
As stated above, I thought that I needed to move partitions around, so that I could shrink the used space on my disk in order to restore an image made by Macrium Reflect to a smaller disk drive than the one I made the image from. This was based on my ignorance of how to use Macrium Reflect. I found out that if I used the default restore, it would tell me there is not enough space on the new drive even though much of the image being restored was unused space. I assumed this was because I had a system partition on the "far right" in the image I was restoring. But I later found out that you can drop and drag the partitions from the image to the new disk in Reflect and restore that way, so that you don't get the error. It is no wonder people were not understanding why I was trying to move the partitions - I did not realize it was not necessary. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks to everyone for their patience and help.
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