1.    26 Jan 2016 #1
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    2 recovery partitions


    after performing an upgrade, I have 2 recovery partitions, the same size, one at the beginning of the disk and the new one at the end of the disk
    I only need one, right?
    Two ideas came to mind:
    1 boot into linux, copy the contents of the second partition to the first partition, and then delete the second partition.
    2 use EaseUs partition master to delete the first partition and then move the second partition to its place.

    Feedback, please.
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  2.    26 Jan 2016 #2
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    Need to see a full screenshot of your disk management window first. Also from an elevated command prompt type
    reagentc /info
    and post the result. Then we can give you an informed answer.

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    26 Jan 2016 #3
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  4.    26 Jan 2016 #4
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    2 use EaseUs partition master to delete the first partition and then move the second partition to its place.
    Yes, you can do this. However, the Recovery environment will be broken. So after copy the last partition to the first position, you'd need to assign a letter R to it then run from Admin command:
    reagentc /setreimage /path R:\Recovery\WindowsRE

    Once done, remove the letter R
    Re-run: reagentc /info to confirm that the Recovery environment is working
    NOTE: If the status shows: Disabled then run: reagentc /enable

    EDIT:You should also swap the sata cables to make your Windows OS to be disk 0. In addition, mark your data disk as "Inactive"
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  5.    26 Jan 2016 #5
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    I did it, but windows RE status is disabled. I went through the process twice, but same results.

    Also, I could not change the active status of the data disk, because the option is greyed out in disk management
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    I got the RE status to enable by following the directions here:
    https://www.winhelp.us/restore-windows-re.html
    I think that all I really needed to do was the last step: reagentc /enable but who knows?

    I still can't mark my data disk as inactive, not sure how important that is...
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  6.    26 Jan 2016 #6
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    I think that all I really needed to do was the last step: reagentc /enable but who knows?
    Yep, that's all you need to do. If run again, the status should be: enabled

    To mark inactive, from Admin command:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 1
    3. select par 1
    4. inactive
    5. exit


    For MBR disk.During POST, will search for Boot info if the disk is marked ACTIVE. Since the disk is a Data disk, no boot info can be found hence will delay the boot time.
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  7.    26 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Yep, that's all you need to do. If run again, the status should be: enabled

    To mark inactive, from Admin command:
    1. diskpart
    2. select disk 1
    3. select par 1
    4. inactive
    5. exit
    okay, that worked. The data disk no longer shows active.
    But neither does the C partition on the primary disk (which is now 0, since I switched the SATA cables as recommended)
    I tried the reverse command, but I got an error message saying it only works on MBR.
    My primary disk is GPT.
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  8.    26 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    okay, that worked. The data disk no longer shows active.
    But neither does the C partition on the primary disk (which is now 0, since I switched the SATA cables as recommended)
    I tried the reverse command, but I got an error message saying it only works on MBR.
    My primary disk is GPT.
    That's normal. Your disk 0 is GPT disk, no such thing as "Active" with GPT disk, only with MBR disk that needs to mark as "Active" in order to boot. You are all set.
    You can now mark it "SOLVED"
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  9.    26 Jan 2016 #9
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    thanks, topgun!
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