Windows does not find the recovery partition

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows does not find the recovery partition

    My Vaio laptop came with a built-in recovery partition (it's 'bout 32GB and hidden). Sometimes I use it to reset my PC back to factory conditions due to unexpected errors. But yesterday I was shocked 'cuz Windows Disk Management showed that my recovery partition was empty! When I checked with different third-party apps they showed the partition had 'bout 27GB in use. In fact I couldn't boot into Vaio recovery mode anymore. Any of you guys can help me, plz..... I'm really worry
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  2. Posts : 15,581

    Windows 10 does not use a traditional recovery partition any more. It rebuilds OS from within Windows!

    If you used the traditional oem partition, it would reinstall windows 8 not 10.

    If you want to create a recovery drive (good idea), do this:-

    control panel, recovery, create recovery drive, and select to copy system files.

    Even if you failed to do this, it is easy to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch, using standard MS iso (I have a Sony Vaio) and have done this myself. In fact you do not get all the crappy Sony bloatware which is no longer supported.

    Even if you wanted to go back to Windows 8, it is easy to reinstall using standard MS iso.

    The best way of recovering is to create a full image backup of your pc (recommend Macrium Reflect Free to do this).
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