Windows 10: Do I need 3 recovery partitions.

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  1.    23 Jan 2016 #11

    @Word Man.


    This is the OP.
    I have a DellLatitude & Xps13.
    The InstallationMedia FD, I mention in my original post, will this perform a full“ Dell Factory Image” restore?
    This was the linkused to create a Installation media:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...-media-upgrade


    Thanks.
    TC.
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  2. Posts : 1,179
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Jan 2016 #12

    tomx2 said: View Post
    @Word Man.


    This is the OP.
    I have a DellLatitude & Xps13.
    The InstallationMedia FD, I mention in my original post, will this perform a full“ Dell Factory Image” restore?
    This was the linkused to create a Installation media:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/window...-media-upgrade


    Thanks.
    TC.
    Hi, TC.

    No, that will give you a generic clean install of Windows. There will be nothing Dell related on that. Since you've already opened the box and turned the Latitude on, nothing but the Dell factory restore partition (or separate media made from that with Dell Backup and Recovery) will get you to Dell's Out-of-the-Box state.

    That being said, carefully consider what others posted before me in this thread and make up your own mind. There is something to be said for always being able to do factory restore but, then again, some would view that as something they might not necessarily want and are OK with sticking with fully generic and clean MS Windows installs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    windows 10 64 bit
       25 Jan 2016 #13

    If you fresh install Windows 10 on a GPT disk (UEFI boot mode enabled), it does create an EFI, MRS (won't show in Disk Management), Recovery, and C: drive. If you install Windows 10 on an MBR disk, it only needs System Reserved partition and C: drive. When you upgrade Windows 8.1 to 10, Windows 10 will create a recovery partition if your system reserved partition (MBR disk) or Recovery Partition doesn't have enough disk space. As you know, Windows can only shrink a partition from the right side, so the 450 MB recovery partition is new created Windows 10 recovery partition, which should not be deleted if you want to use recovery options.

    the 7.2GB must be factory recovery partition. From Microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ade-windows-10, under "Can i go back to my old operating system", "Note: If the manufacturer set up your PC to run from a compressed Windows image file (also known as Windows image file boot or WIMBoot) and included the option to restore factory settings, that option will no longer be available after you upgrade to Windows 10."
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