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  1.    26 Feb 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You try all those functions with the recovery drive and let us know whether that worked.
    Why don't you answer the question? After all, you provided this link:

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    RE is a bit more than that.

    Source: Windows Recovery (Repair) Environment (WinRE)
    And the exact same link that YOU provided states this:
    Access Windows Recovery Enviroment

    Required:

    1.A Windows 8, Windows7, Vista, server 2008 DVD or WINRE bootable disk/USB key..

    2.Your computer

    To access the recovery environment, insert the DVD or bootable or USB key. The DVD/CD/USB key should run on boot of your PC.
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  2.    26 Feb 2016 #12
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    Because I don't have this setup.
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  3.    26 Feb 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Because I don't have this setup.
    Fair enough. And heck, for myself I expand the WindowsRE partition. I prefer Legacy and MBR booting. I expand the recovery partition to about 5 GB. I copy the Windows setup files to it (from the ISO), set the reagentc /osimage to the install.wim file, move the boot files to the recovery partition, copy Macrium Reflect and MiniTool Partition Wizard ISO files to it, then set up a boot menu with a 3 second timeout that has the options of Windows 10, Windows 10 Setup, Macrium Reflect and MiniTool Partition Wizard. I'm left with the OS partition and the recovery partition only on my disk.

    But the truth of the matter is if someone wants to delete the recovery partition, all of the useful options can still be accessed by booting from a Recovery or Install media USB/DVD.
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  4.    26 Feb 2016 #14
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    My question is - why would anybody want to delete the recovery partition. What is the gain ?
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  5.    26 Feb 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My question is - why would anybody want to delete the recovery partition. What is the gain ?
    Isn't your other favorite question to ask "why would anybody want to upgrade to Windows 10. What is the gain?"

    In the case of deleting the recovery partition - personal preference. Just because you prefer the recovery partition to be there doesn't mean that others prefer it. If they are happier without it being there, then I say delete it and be happier. Maybe they get a little bit of self satisfaction being independent and telling Microsoft to take a hike in a small, significant-only-to-them way.
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  6.    26 Feb 2016 #16
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    Sorry, but that is not a very logical answer. We are in a technical environment where emotions have no place. I prefer to stick with the facts. That's why I always ask for what it buys me when I make a certain action. If you want to be happy, there are a lot of Gurus in India that promise happiness.

    Btw - I still did not see a good answer why I would want to upgrade to Windows 10.
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  7.    26 Feb 2016 #17
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    Spock, is that you?
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  8.    26 Feb 2016 #18
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    See I am a product of European education which is quite different to American education. We were taught to always ask why things are the way they are rather than just accept the way they are. We just don't take everything for face value.
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Sorry, but that is not a very logical answer. We are in a technical environment where emotions have no place. I prefer to stick with the facts. That's why I always ask for what it buys me when I make a certain action. If you want to be happy, there are a lot of Gurus in India that promise happiness.

    Btw - I still did not see a good answer why I would want to upgrade to Windows 10.
    There is only ONE LOGICAL answer to whether to upgrade or not i.e. the upgrade is only free for a limited period!
    The rest is personal preference.

    Make an image backup of your current installation, do the upgrade, try it and you can revert if not happy. You will be able to reinstall it at any time in the future free of charge.
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