20 Recovery Partitions

  1.    12 Oct 2017 #1

    20 Recovery Partitions


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    WTF is that about?

    How do I fix that, seems wasteful...
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  2.    12 Oct 2017 #2

    For starters, a little background information would be helpful. Like what were you doing when this happened? Is this a single OS or a dual boot setup? Is there only one HDD?
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3

    Dual boot windows 10..

    I just noticed there is 20 recovery partitions on the C: drive... I am running insider builds..
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  4. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       12 Oct 2017 #4

    Keep the one labelled as "system"
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  5.    13 Oct 2017 #5

    every preview update created its own recovery tools partition.
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  6.    13 Oct 2017 #6

    Kyhi said: View Post
    every preview update created its own recovery tools partition.
    Because the first one it finds is too small (300MB it looks like). If it finds something too small then it shrinks C a bit and makes a new one.

    May as well delete partition 1 (assuming it is recovery partition) and then all of the other recovery partitions except the one just after C. You may need to reregister it - see here How to Reconfigure Creators Update Recovery Partition? - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Jimmyb's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
       13 Oct 2017 #7

    When I updated to the latest build I had 2 recovery partition appear, though both seemed empty, however W10 disk management would not let me delete them, in fact everything was grayed out with them. Messed my installation so just did a clean re-install.
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  8.    13 Oct 2017 #8

    Jimmyb said: View Post
    When I updated to the latest build I had 2 recovery partition appear, though both seemed empty, however W10 disk management would not let me delete them
    You have to use diskpart or some other tool.

    For example

    diskpart
    select disk 0
    list partition
    select partition 1
    (or whatever number)
    delete partition override
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