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  1.    30 Jan 2016 #1

    Partitions on laptop


    This poor thing had Windows 8 on it. Upgraded to 8.1, then to 10. As you can see, my partitions are a mess. The one labeled D: Recovery is HP recovery, Windows 8. That's definitely useless. Know WINRE and C need to stay, unsure about others. the FAT32 one appears to be bootloader? Thoughts?
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  2.    30 Jan 2016 #2

    Here's the same drive in disk managementClick image for larger version. 

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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
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       30 Jan 2016 #3

    Create a Backup Image using: Macrium Reflect Free then use this:
    Old Recovery partition
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
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       30 Jan 2016 #4

    We also need to see the output of:

    reagentc /info

    Run it in an elevated ("Run as administrator") command prompt.

    And it also depends on whether or not you want to keep the possible capability of restoring the computer back to factory condition. I say possibility because just because you leave the old factory recovery partition there does not mean that you still have the software required to restore it after the upgrade.
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  5.    30 Jan 2016 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Create a Backup Image using: Macrium Reflect Free then use this:
    Old Recovery partition
    That would still seem to leave me with more partitions than I need.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
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       30 Jan 2016 #6

    wreckwriter said: View Post
    That would still seem to leave me with more partitions than I need.
    Again, it depends on what capability you want left. On your system, looks like you could go down to 1 partition to do everything. You can move your boot files from the system reserved partition to the C: drive partition. If you want recovery environment capability you can move those files to C: drive partition and point reagentc to them there. The down side is that if your C: drive partition gets messed up you are back to a square one clean install or restore from a backup image. But even if you don't move the boot files and WIndowsRE - a complete hard drive failure leaves you in the same situation.
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  7.    30 Jan 2016 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    We also need to see the output of:

    reagentc /info

    Run it in an elevated ("Run as administrator") command prompt.

    And it also depends on whether or not you want to keep the possible capability of restoring the computer back to factory condition. I say possibility because just because you leave the old factory recovery partition there does not mean that you still have the software required to restore it after the upgrade.
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
    (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:

    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: cd5d8d4b-ac15-11e5-82b0-3863bb94082d
    Recovery image location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\preload
    Recovery image index: 4
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


    No need to ever go back to factory condition, no matter what. Want to keep bare minimum of factory junk.
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  8.    30 Jan 2016 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Again, it depends on what capability you want left. On your system, looks like you could go down to 1 partition to do everything.
    That would be my preference. As few as needed for a smooth running system.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
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       30 Jan 2016 #9

    Wait - you've got GPT disk. Different instructions coming.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
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       30 Jan 2016 #10

    wreckwriter said: View Post
    That would still seem to leave me with more partitions than I need.
    Seriously I don't understand what you are trying to do. On GPT disk, you suppose to have 4 partitions and that's how it looks when you perform a fresh install of Windows 10.
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