Windows 10: Delete recovery partition after upgrade? Solved

  1.    22 Jun 2016 #1

    Delete recovery partition after upgrade?


    I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

    I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.
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  2.    22 Jun 2016 #2

    Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.
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  3.    23 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    Update:
    Simple deletion worked fine. Then I extended C: to fill the drive.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by kaborka; 03 Jul 2016 at 17:25.
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