Upgrading W10 Pro 1909 to 20H2 creates an extra partition on my SSD

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  1. Posts : 3,985
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #11

    topgundcp said:

    This is an MBR disk, not GPT. There's no 16MB unformatted hidden.
    topgundcp, You're right, there is no MS Reserved Partition on Legacy - MBR.
    I never did a Win 10 Legacy - MBR. As in Win 7 there is a MS Reserved Partition on Legacy - MBR and UEFI -GPT I fought that in Win 10 would be the same.
    Going to edit my post. Thanks.

    Pacman23, my advice is to leave all partitions as they are now.
    Recovery partition is only 630MB, almost 0.067% of the drive.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 30 Apr 2021 at 09:54.
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  2. Posts : 24,609
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    Pacman23 said:
    ...I'll tidy things up when life is a bit less stressful...
    When you do, I strongly recommend you follow NavyLCDR's advice...

    NavyLCDR said:
    Before you delete the recovery partition you might want to run:
    reagentc /disable

    There is only ever one copy of the WinRE.wim recovery environment. When enabled it's in the recovery partition, when disabled it's moved to C:\Windows\System32\Recovery for safe keeping until you next enable it.

    If you delete the recovery partition without disabling it first, then you'll loose your only copy of WinRE.wim.
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  3. Posts : 121
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Thanks @Bree - I will take note and file away that info for the future. Although, if it really doesn't matter if the extra partition is left in place, I might resist my OCD impulses and leave well alone - I'm never going to need the space. But thanks yet again to all.
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  4. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #14

    I never did a Win 10 Legacy - MBR. As in Win 7 there is a MS Reserved Partition on Legacy - MBR and UEFI -GPT I fought that in Win 10 would be the same.
    I think you are confusing between "System Reserved" and MSR reserved, they are 2 different things. A MBR disk can not have MSR reserved partition, period.
    So there's no difference if it's Win 7 or Win 10.

    There is only ever one copy of the WinRE.wim recovery environment. When enabled it's in the recovery partition, when disabled it's moved to C:\Windows\System32\Recovery for safe keeping until you next enable it.

    If you delete the recovery partition without disabling it first, then you'll loose your only copy of WinRE.wim.
    Sorry but this is not correct. You can always get WinRe.wim from the installation media if you ever need it.
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