Windows 10: A plethora of partitions
Yes, Tx for that again. Since this drive is a clone of my real insider drive, I feel somewhat comfortable to mess with it a little. What if I did an image of it right now and unchecked the 1st partition so that it would not be part of the image. When restoring, do you think that Macrium would move the remainder to the front or just leave an un-partition space.?
After "adjusting" it for more than an hour without real success, I let the magic of Macrium reflect figure it out. I made an image as I had it before, booted to the original insider disk, used the restore function to write that back to the clone version and it is back to normal. The 1.99Gb partition is gone.
K. Now for one last test. In a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) run:
and see if it says if Windows Recovery Environment is enabled or disabled :-)
Windows would not recognize that command Mr. Google pointed me to reagentc/info. RE is disabled. Tx again for your help on this Navy!
Ooops, I mistyped it. So, Windows RE disabled means that your recovery partition at partition #1 is not doing anything at all. :-)
You can try to enable it by running in a Command Prompt (Admin):
reagentc /setreimage /path \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition1\Recovery\WindowsRE
If you have the proper files in the recovery partition, that will enable it. If you don't, the recovery environment will remain disabled which means your recovery partition is serving no purpose at all.
Speaking of Reagentc, wouldn't "Reagentc /disable" get rid of recovery partition ?
It is virtually impossible to move the MSR partitition - you can delete it though - it is not essential.
Assuming you do not wish to delete the MSR partition, then a good use of that 500 MB space is to delete existing partition, create new fat32 partition and copy all the files from a Macrium Rescue ISO to it, and create a boot entry for Macrium using Kyhi's great tool (need to unzip it):
It does not delete the partition. It only keeps recovery from using it. You can just delete the recovery partition and reagentc will show the recovery environment as disabled without doing anything else.
Aha, OK I get it. Once system stops using it, should be able to remove partition manually.
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