WinRE partition on Windows 10.

  1.    07 Dec 2015 #1

    WinRE partition on Windows 10.

    Hi to all!!!
    After my motherboard failure I have got a new computer!!!
    It is an assembled computer designed by me.
    A store did the operation of assemble it.
    They installed Windows 10 too.
    Now observing my hard drive (2000GB) with EaseUS I see 878.91 GB of unformatted space, 983.67 GB dedicated to Windows 10 and a partition of 450 MB.
    I think the last partition (450MB) contains WinRE.
    Now my questions are two:
    1) Is it the content of this partition really WinRE?
    2) If the answer to the first question is yes, can I delete it and use WinRE from Windows disc if I have problems and
    WinRE becomes useful?
    Thank you in advance for your answers!!!
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #2

    Yes and yes.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes and yes.
    Thank you for the reply NavyLCDR!!!
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  4. DavidE's Avatar
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       07 Dec 2015 #4

    Post a screen print of Disk Management using these instructions by Brink:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums

    If your 450 MB partition is the System/Active partition it has the boot code (probably labeled System Reserved).
    If you delete it before moving the boot code to [C], you won't be able to boot Windows.

    You should also fill in your System Specs for better help:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #5

    Yes, good point. There should be an additional system reserved (boot) partition anywhere from 100 to 500mb in size more than likely as the first partition.

    The easiest way to see what is on the partitions (even hidden and system files) is to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free. Right click on a partition and select Explore. You are looking for a boot folder, with a BCD file in the folder. Do not delete the partition containing the boot folder! (which should also be marked as the active partition).

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  6.    07 Dec 2015 #6

    That 450 MB partition is the "System Reserved" partition, if it was me then I'll delete it.
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  7. DavidE's Avatar
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       07 Dec 2015 #7

    I never make "Disk Structure" changes without having everything backed up before making any changes.
    Being able to restore/recover if something goes wrong can save a lot of time, data, frustration, cost.
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