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  1.    22 Mar 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by equoox View Post
    Ah there you have me. Windows 10 was an upgrade so I don't have any separate installation media for it. Only the disk for Windows 7 (64 bit) and wouldn't want to go through that upgrade performance again
    That's ok. You can download a Windows 10 ISO, and create an installation USB with the ISO. You can use the USB be able to do a direct clean install of Windows 10 on the PC if ever needed, and boot from to advanced startup options.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  2.    22 Mar 2016 #21
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    Thanks Brink, will check those out
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  3.    22 Mar 2016 #22
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  4.    26 May 2016 #23
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    Hi Shawn. Re: your response in Post # 18:

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It wouldn't hurt to create a new one for each new build to be safe.

    If you like, you could also boot from Windows 10 installation media as well since it also include WinRE.
    Just for clarification, does that mean I should also download a new ISO each time a new build is released? Sorry if this was answered elsewhere. Just trying to wrap my brain cell around all of this.
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  5.    26 May 2016 #24
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    Hello Lee,

    For basic WinRE stuff, you don't need to.

    However, I find it best to do so for using advanced items like reset, refresh, and system restore.
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  6.    26 May 2016 #25
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    Thanks for the clarification, Shawn. I really appreciate it.
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  7.    26 May 2016 #26
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    Anytime.
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  8.    29 Oct 2016 #27
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    Hey Brink, I already have the newest Win10 Install DVD, what repair options does the System Repair Disc have, that the Install Disk doesn't have, and vice versa. Thanks in advance.
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  9.    29 Oct 2016 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by front360 View Post
    Hey Brink, I already have the newest Win10 Install DVD, what repair options does the System Repair Disc have, that the Install Disk doesn't have, and vice versa. Thanks in advance.
    Hello front360,

    If you still have your recovery Windows image on the drive, then they both pretty much can do the same thing.

    The main difference is that the installation disk includes installation media to be able to directly clean install from.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Oct 2016 at 18:50.
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  10.    29 Oct 2016 #29
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    Brink, that's the other issue, when Win10 just upgraded to Win10 AU, it installed a hidden (Recover Partition) at the end of the disk. Showing 809MB with 809MB free, even though it has 3 folders, "Recovery", "System Volume Information", and "$Recycle.Bin" that I saw when I assigned the part. a drive letter. I have this Crucial SSD that comes with Crucial Storage Executive program that lets me Over Provision 1% to 1000% of the last partition, to allow the disks processes to run faster, like run Garbage Collection and other commands that are over my head.
    So as of now I can't Over Provision because of that Recovery partition is there and too small. Should I shrink my C: drive with Win10, which is to the left of the Recovery partition, in order to make this Recovery part. larger, to be able to Over Provision the SSD? Or should I delete the Recovery partition? Or move the Recovery part, between the c: drive and the System Reserved part. at the start of the SSD?
    If I delete the Recovery partition, would I even miss it, if I have the Win10 Install disk? How can I test the Recovery partition right now, to make sure it even works, and to see if it offers options that the Install Disk doesn't have?

    Take your time but please answer all the questions that you're able to. It will really help me figure out a game plan. Thanks in advance.
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