How to create Recovery partition using Macrium Reflect

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  1. Posts : 82
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       #11

    Sorry for delay Megahertz. I'm now able to boot from the C drive (WD Black 2tb). I got into setup to discover only 2 disks were present in the boot menu, the 2 Samsung SSDs. I added the C drive, disconnected the 2 SSDs and now boots fine.
    How I got to this point is explained at this lengthy thread: How to merge 2 partions...
    Am currently wiping the 2 SSDs.
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  2. Posts : 6,659
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       #12

    You didn't answer my questions.

    I told you on post#5 that you have two drives that use to be boot able.
    Why did you wiped the drives. I was going to use the Recovery partition from one of them.
    Please don't do anything without my instructions.
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  3. Posts : 82
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       #13

    My apology Megahertz. I mistakenly though I was doing something useful by deleting things that were interfering with the boot. Are you still willing to take me on?
    Btw, I found a Reflect disk image with the 4 folders, one being "Recovery."
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  4. Posts : 6,659
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       #14

    The approach to get the Recovery partition will be different.

    Please answer my question on post #10
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  5. Posts : 82
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       #15

    Megahertz said:
    Ok inPicton.

    Do you have a drive 1 image (created with Macrium, Acronis, Aomei etc)?

    Yes.

    On drive 1 you have a big EFI Fat32 partition (600M) that isn't standard. Tell us a short story of the installation.

    I did an Image of the 1tb Sabrent drive, and installed it on the 2Tb WD Black drive. The WD was right out of the box. Didn't format it, etc.

    Was the drive on another computer?


    No.
    Why it doesn't have the recovery partition? Did you disabled the partition (reagentc /disable)?


    No.
    Do you have a Win 10 22h2 USB installation drive?
    No.

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    xxx
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  6. Posts : 6,659
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       #16

    This is what I suggest to do
    - Update you drive image. You use Macrium Reflect, don't you?
    - Create a Win 10 USB installation drive using MCT
    - Detach the other drives from MB
    - Do a Clean install . Make sure you boot the Win 10 USB installation drive as UEFI and delete all partitions and then proceed. Don't enable updates or connect to the internet during installation.
    - Boot from the Macrium Reflect recovery drive, Delete the new Windows partition and drag and drop the Windows partition from the updated image created to the empty space

    Reboot and you will have a drive with all partitions with the current windows partition.

    Please ask if you need more information
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  7. Posts : 82
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       #17

    xxx


    xxx
    Megahertz said:
    This is what I suggest to do
    - Update you drive image. You use Macrium Reflect, don't you?

    YES

    - Create a Win 10 USB installation drive using MCT

    Will I need to know my Windows product key?
    It's supposed to be 25 characters. Mine is only 20: Product ID: Xxxxx-00845-80204-AAOEM

    Please ask if you need more information
    Last edited by inPicton; 16 Feb 2023 at 01:07.
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  8. Posts : 6,659
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       #18

    inPicton said:
    Will I need to know my Windows product key?
    It's supposed to be 25 characters. Mine is only 20: Product ID: Xxxxx-00845-80204-AAOEM
    No, your computer already acquired a so called "Digital License".
    During installation it ask to insert the Windows product key press "I don't have a key". Next step it will ask what version you want to install (Home or Pro).
    It really doesn't matter what version you install or if it will activate. We are just installing windows to create the missing partitions. The Windows partition you will use from the saved drive image.
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       #19

    You are now following the sequence I posted in post #7.

    It will be interesting to see how you end up with a valid Recovery partition with a wim file given where you started from. Care needed.
    Last edited by dalchina; 16 Feb 2023 at 15:45.
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  10. Posts : 82
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       #20

    The files from the MCT site have been installed on my USB drive.

    Wondering where I should save the "Image" file?
    I have a HDD hooked up to a USB port. Will be slow going saving there, and also so retrieving.
    Can I save to a Samsung SSD?
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