Windows 10: 250mg recovery partition ? Solved

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  1.    15 Feb 2015 #71

    whs said: View Post
    Something else I noticed is if your PC doesn't have UEFI BIOS the first partition is a 350 MB System Reserved. If it is a UEFI BIOS the first partition is a 300 MB Recovery Partition, and a 100 MB EFI partition is also added. My desktop PC is legacy BIOS and my laptop is UEFI.
    On my 32bit UEFI system the recovery partition is 8GB. I wonder what they can possibly put into a 300MB (some have 450MB) recovery partition - at best a refresh image. On the MBR system I have only an active C partition.
    Is that a factory OEM install? My laptop had a bigger recovery partition with the factory image in it. I think it was 16 GB or so. If you do a refresh or reset on a non OEM install I do believe your prompted for your install media. I'd have to go look at the tutorial or actually try it to 100% confirm it. As you say, most likely just the basic tools to fix boot issues etc.
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       15 Feb 2015 #72

    Yea I tried startup repair with both flash media builds both said no tools were detected.
    Tried most other options none did anything.
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       15 Feb 2015 #73

    whs said: View Post
    On my 32bit UEFI system the recovery partition is 8GB. I wonder what they can possibly put into a 300MB (some have 450MB) recovery partition - at best a refresh image. On the MBR system I have only an active C partition.
    The 300MB partition contains WinRE.wim (246MB in 9926). It isn't a recovery partition for refreshing your system - it only lets you boot into the Windows Recovery Environment (like the picture below). You don't really need it if you have an ISO.

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  4.    15 Feb 2015 #74

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    whs said: View Post
    Something else I noticed is if your PC doesn't have UEFI BIOS the first partition is a 350 MB System Reserved. If it is a UEFI BIOS the first partition is a 300 MB Recovery Partition, and a 100 MB EFI partition is also added. My desktop PC is legacy BIOS and my laptop is UEFI.
    On my 32bit UEFI system the recovery partition is 8GB. I wonder what they can possibly put into a 300MB (some have 450MB) recovery partition - at best a refresh image. On the MBR system I have only an active C partition.
    Is that a factory OEM install? My laptop had a bigger recovery partition with the factory image in it. I think it was 16 GB or so. If you do a refresh or reset on a non OEM install I do believe your prompted for your install media. I'd have to go look at the tutorial or actually try it to 100% confirm it. As you say, most likely just the basic tools to fix boot issues etc.
    It is a factory (Asus) install and I already had to refresh once because I bricked the OS with unnecessary experiments, LOL. The refresh went smoothly and no installation media was required.

    And that time I bricked it real bad. I had assigned a partition letter to the EFI partition with Partition Wizard (because disk management would not do it - which should have warned me). What I did not know is that PW also changed the partition format in the process. When I rebooted, I got as far as the login screen and then the screen went black. Nothing worked any more and I could not get any place with F9 or F8. I had to go via the power button on the login screen - a secret backdoor.
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