1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64-bit
       25 May 2016 #1

    Optimizing the Recovery Partition on a SSD


    I have a feeling this has been asked before and the answer is “Just leave it, it doesn’t matter”

    I notice the recovery partition on my SSD is always reporting as “Never run” and “Needs optimizing”
    If you chose to optimize it does nothing.

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    Any advice on this please?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 May 2016 #2

    Try not to let it bother you. It's just a quirk in Windows 10. There is no need to optimize the recovery partition.
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  3. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 64-bit
       25 May 2016 #3

    Ahh ok, thanks for replying.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 May 2016 #4

    The recovery partition gets written to once, when Windows gets installed, and it only gets read from when you restart to the recovery menu. The only reason it is listed as "needing optimation" is because Windows never optimizes it because it is excluded due to being a recovery partition.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,390
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       25 May 2016 #5

    Hi,

    TS may want to turn on automatic optimization though.

    Cheers,
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