Windows 10: Two Recovery Partitions after installing 10586.3? Solved

  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1

    Two Recovery Partitions after installing 10586.3?


    After finishing the installation of the Threshold 2 update 10586.3, I seem to have grown an additional Recovery Partition.

    How many of these do I need?

    Will the excess one be deleted along with Windows.old after thirty days (or if I run Cleanmgr earlier)?

    Thanks
    Dave
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       13 Nov 2015 #2

    perdrix said: View Post
    After finishing the installation of the Threshold 2 update 10586.3, I seem to have grown an additional Recovery Partition.

    How many of these do I need?

    Will the excess one be deleted along with Windows.old after thirty days (or if I run Cleanmgr earlier)?

    Thanks
    Dave
    Does the Recovery Partition show in Disk Management? I wouldn't think it will automatically be deleted, usually takes action by the User to delete a partition.
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  3.    13 Nov 2015 #3

    Yes, they both show up in Disk Management.

    Dave
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       13 Nov 2015 #4

    I would create a full system backup or clone my disk to a spare one. Then I would delete both recovery partitions. If anything goes wrong, I would restore from the backup.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       13 Nov 2015 #5

    Interesting response...
    As one recovery partition is for the old OS WinRE and the one just created is fro the New OS WinRE...
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  6.    13 Nov 2015 #6

    Indeed and I only need to keep the later one.

    What's that command to check which of them is actually in use? Ah! Yes, that's it:
    reagentc /info

    I then deleted the recovery partition that wasn't being used and moved the active recovery partition to the end.

    Dave
    Last edited by perdrix; 16 Nov 2015 at 09:38.
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