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  1. twokatmew's Avatar
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       07 Aug 2016 #11

    It looks like I'm going to have to completely reinstall Windows to get the Anniversary update. My laptop has a 450MB WINRE partition (before EFI and C partitions), and the update won't install at all. It generates an error that the recovery partition is too small. In the past, upgrades just created an extra recovery partition. Not that I want one.... This is on an HP x360 Spectre i7 with a 250GB SSD, and there's plenty of empty space on C. Has anyone seen this behavior?
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  2.    17 Sep 2016 #12

    Is this why I saw separate PE10 and PE10 1511 options for creating Macrium rescue media? I didn't know which to choose, to I let it choose, and it downloaded the regular PE10 version (even though the PC it was running on was Win10 AU).

    lx07 said: View Post
    Quite so - and it was only in 1511 that it was recommended WinRE came after C. Always in the past it was recommended (had to be perhaps?) before C. Not surprising Win 7 backup gets confused.
    Why does a clean installation from a Win10 AU ISO (onto a partitionless drive) still use 450MB before C then? Microsoft doesn't adhere to their new scheme?

    I clean installed Win10 AU and it used the same old 450-99-C: structure.

    When I tried upgrading an existing Win10 install to AU, it tacked a second 809MB recovery partition onto the end of C: (the last partition), even though there was unallocated space after C:.
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  3.    18 Sep 2016 #13

    Oubadah said: View Post
    Is this why I saw separate PE10 and PE10 1511 options for creating Macrium rescue media? I didn't know which to choose, to I let it choose, and it downloaded the regular PE10 version (even though the PC it was running on was Win10 AU).
    I don't think so no. The PE10 1511 version is to support a new Bitlocker encryption option. If you don't use bitlocker it doesn't matter what you use and anyway Macrium will not care about the partition order.
    We are preparing to update PE 10 to build 1511 as it includes support for bitlocker XTS-AES decryption. The download agent configuration file was released premeturely (now reverted), before the QA process was completed and the Reflect user interface is updated to handle PE10 updates.
    Checking Win PE version?


    Oubadah said: View Post
    Why does a clean installation from a Win10 AU ISO (onto a partitionless drive) still use 450MB before C then? Microsoft doesn't adhere to their new scheme?
    You are quite right - 1607 still puts WinRE first on clean install

    Actually if you partition yourself it doesn't matter at all what order you put your partitions as long as they are the right type. You can put your EFI partition first or last for example. To me the 1511 OEM recommendation makes more sense than what MS themselves currently do on clean install. Perhaps the people writing the installer haven't caught up yet - or perhaps the recommendation is out of date or perhaps they don't talk to each other - who knows.

    This is the text of the recommendation for OEM deployment dated 25th August so 3 weeks after 1607 was released...
    Important: The Recovery partition must be the partition after the Windows partition to ensure winre.wim can be kept up-to-date during life of the device.

    In Windows 10 Version 1511, we are changing our recommendation to have the WinRE partition placed after the OS partition. This allows future growth of the WinRE partition during updates.
    OEM deployment of Windows 10 for desktop editions
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