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  1.    04 Sep 2017 #1
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    Recovery 450MB partition


    Hello,

    my first partition in my GPT disk is a recovery NTFS partition: 450MB total and 140MB used.

    After the CU it is broken (can't make USB disk anymore).

    What can I do to restore the functionality of such partition?

    I even tried with Macrium to copy that partition BEFORE the CU update, but, it worked only once and now is broken again.
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  2.    04 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    New computer last Oct., HDD has 4 partitions, 100MB, 150GB C:, 500MB, 780GB D:. The first and third partitions are not assigned a drive letter and not accessible, don't need to be and best not so as not to break the booting or restoring features.
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  3.    04 Sep 2017 #3
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    Crewe Cheshire
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    windows 10

    In a way it's redundant the reason being if you used it then it would go back to old windows so you would have massive updates running into gigabytes with 10 you can download the latest up-to-date version for free so a recovery isn't needed you can just do a clean install
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  4.    04 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Pipppero2007 View Post
    Hello,

    my first partition in my GPT disk is a recovery NTFS partition: 450MB total and 140MB used.

    After the CU it is broken (can't make USB disk anymore).

    What can I do to restore the functionality of such partition?

    I even tried with Macrium to copy that partition BEFORE the CU update, but, it worked only once and now is broken again.
    Type the command

    reagentc /info

    to see what´s the status of the Recovery Enviromnent.
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  5.    04 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anibor View Post
    Type the command

    reagentc /info

    to see what´s the status of the Recovery Enviromnent.
    I use PowerShell (Administrator) to do it.
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  6.    04 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10

    So, the WinRE is in partition 4, and it seems to be working OK. Note that a Windows 10 upgrade can create a new recovery partition.
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  7.    04 Sep 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    In a way it's redundant the reason being if you used it then it would go back to old windows so you would have massive updates running into gigabytes with 10 you can download the latest up-to-date version for free so a recovery isn't needed you can just do a clean install
    This is not the case unless pc still has links to an old vendor recovery partition. The recovery partition normally resets pc to currently installed version.
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  8.    05 Sep 2017 #8
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    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    You can use a utility like Minitool Partition Wizard to peruse the recovery partition if you have more than one and identify the one having the latest date - that's the one to specify for a recovery image. Then use the command REAGENTC.EXE /setreimage /path {mypath} to set your recovery image. Then reboot and check what is set using reagentc /info and that your recovery options work. I did this once but can't find my notes. I expect others can give you the details.
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  9.    05 Sep 2017 #9
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    Actually, the recovery partition is not really required. It's sole function is to enable you to 'reset your pc'.

    You can do this downloading using a usb installation drive, inserting it in pc whilst running windows and running setup.exe.

    On my 32GB tablet, I always delete them to save space.
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  10.    05 Sep 2017 #10
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Actually, the recovery partition is not really required. It's sole function is to enable you to 'reset your pc'.

    You can do this downloading using a usb installation drive, inserting it in pc whilst running windows and running setup.exe.

    On my 32GB tablet, I always delete them to save space.
    True, but you might as well configure it correctly.
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