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  1.    14 Apr 2017 #11
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    Recovery Console is pointless really if you have a USB key with Windows Installer on it because you can boot from that instead.

    It is up to you really - it depends what you want to achieve. The easiest would be to delete both and forget about it. As long as you keep a Windows Installer USB you'll be fine.

    Personally I would delete partition 4, extend 3 to take the unallocated space and replace the WinRE.wim with this.

    Then register it with Reagentc /setreimage
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  2.    14 Apr 2017 #12
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    " delete partition 4, extend 3 to take the unallocated space and replace the WinRE.wim with this " ..........you have more experience then I have , how can I do this in a SAFE way ( dont want to lose my OS !)
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #13
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    The most simple and obvious thing thing would be to do nothing at all. It is a perfectly sensible response. These partitions are not taking much space and are not doing anything.

    Presumably they do bug you (as they would me) as you opened a thread about it.

    I'm sorry if I was too fast and didn't give clear enough instructions but you have to understand that deleting partitions will cause you a problem if you delete the wrong one. If you delete the partition with all your data on it would be tiresome.

    Anyway, this is what I would do.

    Go to disk management (type then type "Create and format ..." and you'll get a screen like this

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    • Right click on the last partition (number 4 in your case, the one on the RHS) and select "Delete volume".
    • Then click on the one a bit further to the left and click on "Extend"
    • Again right click on it and select "Mount". Pick a letter. "W" for example.
    • Then download the recovery tools from here : Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - - Windows 10 Forums
    • Copy the .wim to the new extended partion and rename it WinRE.wim.
    • Then register it by running the reagentc command something like this
      Code:
      C:\Windows\System32\Reagentc /setreimage /path T:\Recovery\WindowsRE /target W:\Windows
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    Hmmm. I've re-read this and it isn't much better than my first attempt. I hope you get the idea though.
    Last edited by lx07; 14 Apr 2017 at 05:15. Reason: Not sure it is clear...
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  4.    14 Apr 2017 #14
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    " The most simple and obvious thing thing would be to do nothing at all. It is a perfectly sensible response. These partitions are not taking much space and are not doing anything "..........I will go for safety first , so will leave it as it is now.
    Remains one question ; when fresh installing with DVD/USB ,can we join everything together again ( so starting with one formatted SSD , WITHOUT any other partitions ( from previous installations!).
    Do I have to do this first or does the Windows-DVD this for us , before the new installing .........?
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  5.    14 Apr 2017 #15
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    Yes.

    If you do a clean install (where you don't care about what is on the disk), when you get to the part of the installation that says "Where do you want to Install Windows?" delete all the partitions.

    Windows will then create whatever it feels it needs although interestingly it the Microsoft Windows Installer doesn't create partitions in the same order that Microsoft suggests.

    Microsoft suggests the recovery partition is at the end of the disk to allow for changes in size.

    Windows installer is having none of that and is determined to live in the year 2000 and stick it at the front.

    It doesn't matter really as partitions can be in any order but the contradiction is interesting (I think anyway). I guess the person who did the bit of code to do partitioning on a clean install has retired and no-one has bothered about it for a decade or so.
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  6.    14 Apr 2017 #16
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    @pietcorus2,

    What would you like to accomplish? Here is a summary:

    1. You do not currently have any recovery partition active.

    2. As @lx07 stated, every function of the recovery partition can be performed by booting from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD anyway, you can operate without any recovery partitions at all.

    3. It is very simple to delete the two recovery partitions you have and add the space to your existing Windows.

    4. It is almost as simple to delete the extra recovery partition and activate the remaining recovery partition and you would have the standard Windows 10 installation format. The space from the extra recovery partition that was deleted can be added to the Windows partition.

    5. You can create a custom recovery, as @lx07 mentioned, but, to be honest, there is not much to be gained from that because whatever event would require you to use the tools from that custom recovery partition would likely also wipe it out since it will be on the same drive as your Windows. If you have a second hard drive or SSD installed, that is where you would really want to run a custom recovery partition from.

    6. Regarding the clean install - boot from the Windows 10 DVD or USB flash drive. Select the custom install option when you get that choice. A list of existing partitions on the hard drive or SSD will be shown. Delete every partition listed. Highlight the uncallocated space that is created. Click Next. Windows will set up the SSD or hard drive in the standard format, including 1 recovery partition, for you during the setup.

    So what do you want to do?
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  7.    14 Apr 2017 #17
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    " delete all the partitions ".............we can make this choise with the installation-DVD, sure ??
    So, all is gone ,and we get 3 partitions again,afterwards.
    1. MBR-partition 100MB
    2. OS Win10
    3. Recovery-partition ,about 450MB
    Right..........?
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  8.    14 Apr 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by pietcorus2 View Post
    " delete all the partitions ".............we can make this choise with the installation-DVD, sure ??
    So, all is gone ,and we get 3 partitions again,afterwards.
    1. MBR-partition 100MB
    2. OS Win10
    3. Recovery-partition ,about 450MB
    Right..........?
    Yes. But it is very simple to obtain the same result without wiping out your current Windows installation if you don't want to start over.

    If you want to get to the standard disk layout without the extra Recovery partition, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    select part 3
    delete partition
    select part 2
    extend
    exit
    exit

    Then there would be one more command to run that would set and activate the remaining recovery partition.
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  9.    14 Apr 2017 #19
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    " So what do you want to do? "............will keep my existing Windows10 ,(1607.14393.1066), NOT upgrading yet, coz I dont think its better then what we have , and wait some time untill bugs,etc. are wiped out and then have to try again..........
    Then,maybe,will make a clean install , its better then upgrade.
    Clean install costs me really loooots of time ,have to reinstall very much software,office,etc.etc.
    not talking about the tweaks and settings you have to make also.
    Anyway, you guys made me a lot wiser and Im very thankfull ( appreciate) to all of you..............
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  10.    14 Apr 2017 #20
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    " Then there would be one more command to run that would set and activate the remaining recovery partition. "....what command is this ? And is it really safe, I mean can we do this without getting blue-screens etc..??

    Do we have to insert this commands one by one , and do we have to take any precautions first......??

    Im asking this ,coz had some serious problems ,blue-start screens ( when cold start not the restarts !),with messages like; ACPI.sys ,NETIO.sys ,IRQL and NONPAGEDAIREA .( and; "something wrong,system must restart")
    A few seconds later it made good restart, but its very annoying of course.
    These things started after I joined on of the Recovery-partitions with the OS-partition. I did this with a partition-boot CD.
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