Windows 10: 1703 Update Adds a Recovery Partition

  1.    14 Aug 2017 #1

    1703 Update Adds a Recovery Partition


    I have two computers, an HP desktop and a Dell laptop with the Broadcom 440x adapter. Both systems were built from the ground up 1607 iso. Both had a 500MB System Reserved partition with the balance of space assigned to the C: disk. Following the 1703 upgrade to my HP there were still the two partitions same as before the upgrade. In the last few days the 1703 upgrade became available for the Dell and it contained the Broadcom 440x fix. Upon inspecting my disk partitions after the upgrade I see that the C: disk is reduced in size and there is an additional 851MB recover partition. What gives, why does this recovery partition show up?
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       14 Aug 2017 #2

    @rcallen1942

    Hi there, rcallen1942. Welcome to Windows TenForums.

    Since you stated "there is an additional 851MB recover partition", I'll assume this is a 2nd partition Windows created during the upgrade process. This happens at times for unknown reasons. The old one can be deleted and merged into your C: partition.

    We'll need to know where that partition is. Please post a screenshot of your Disk Management: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    To find the reserved partition that is active so not to delete it > Press the Windows key > Type in > command prompt > When it appears right mouse click it > Choose “Run as Administrator”.

    When that opens > Type (or copy/paste) > reagentc /info

    When it’s finished > Press Ctrl/A simultaneously > Press Ctrl/C simultaneously > Go to the post box here > Activate the post box with left mouse click > Press Ctrl/V simultaneously. Press Alt/S simultaneously.

    After we look at these we can proceed to merge it.
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       14 Aug 2017 #3

    rcallen1942 said: View Post
    I have two computers, an HP desktop and a Dell laptop with the Broadcom 440x adapter. Both systems were built from the ground up 1607 iso. Both had a 500MB System Reserved partition with the balance of space assigned to the C: disk. Following the 1703 upgrade to my HP there were still the two partitions same as before the upgrade. In the last few days the 1703 upgrade became available for the Dell and it contained the Broadcom 440x fix. Upon inspecting my disk partitions after the upgrade I see that the C: disk is reduced in size and there is an additional 851MB recover partition. What gives, why does this recovery partition show up?
    The Recovery Partition issue might not be linked to the Broadcom 440x driver issue.
    I think (from posts I've seen from other Forum members) that you're not the only one to see unexpected extra recovery partitions. It may be better starting a new thread on it?

    Edit: Cross post with HippsieGypsie. But I still think it might be better in its own thread.
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  4.    14 Aug 2017 #4

    Let me be clear. Both systems started with a reserved partition and a C: drive, nothing else. After updating my HP desktop, I had one reserved partition and a C: drive, nothing else. After updating my Dell laptop, I had one reserved partition, a C: drive, AND a recovery partition. Based on my experience with the HP desktop, the recovery partition on the Dell should not exist! I know the Broadcom 440x is not relevant to this difference. I would like MS to explain why I am seeing two different end results.
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       14 Aug 2017 #5

    Ok I see. The reserved partition, which is always first is the BIOS/UEFI partition depending on the scheme. So far as I know Windows always makes a recovery partition, which is on the end. Why it didn't make one for the HP is actually the fluke.
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       14 Aug 2017 #6

    I just delete it and the windows.old folder and then create an image. The CU has been working perfectly since I installed it a little over 2 weeks now. :)

    I created an image just before too.

    I do Legacy installs so my layout looks like this. I also create an install partition so I do not end up with a SR partition, don`t want one, never needed one.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails PW W10.JPG   DM W10 Pro CU.JPG  
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  7.    15 Aug 2017 #7

    I don't believe the HP case is the fluke, but rather the Dell case. Both systems were created originally on a blank disk with no partitions defined. I have built other systems (Windows 7) the same way and have never seen anything other than System Reserved partition and C: disk partition. I think there is something peculiar about the 1703 update as it pertains to the Dell. How about it Microsoft?
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