1.    08 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows 10

    Windows 10 upgrade installing on recovery partition.

    Windows 10 is downloading to my win 8 recovery partition and before it's complete it tells me the recovery partition is full, which it is. I've run disc clean up and still no luck. Any way to get win 10 to download to another partition?
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  2.    08 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,551
    Windows 10 Pro

    What method are you using to download Windows 10? Set your browser to ask where to download files each time - that varies by the browser - and download the ISO file from Tech Bench. That way you can choose where to download the ISO file to:

    Download Windows 10 ISO from TechBench - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    09 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2,160
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    You shouldn't be storing anything on the recovery partition. +1 for the Tech Bench ISO.
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  4.    09 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    What method are you using to upgrade?

    Windows Update ... Get Windows 10 (GWX icon) ... or the web: Windows - Microsoft ?

    I'd also like to see your Disk Management - Windows might choose the partition with the most free space - it shouldn't use the Recovery part, but ....

    Step 1: Download this zip file (contains dmDskmgr-vd.mmc)

    Step 2: Double click dmDskmgr-vd.zip to open the compressed folder
    Double click dmDskmgr-vd.mmc to launch the custom Disk Management console
    You'll get an output similar to this:

    Press Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
    Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
    Attach the image to a new post.
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  5.    09 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    The install was from Microsoft over the internet. I ended up manually clearing out enough of the files in recovery to allow the download. Windows 10 is up and running. I do plan to study the process you suggested for future reference. Thank you for your attention and intelligent response.
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