Windows 10: What is the Recovery Partition Size for Win 10 RS 4 for a GPT HD? Solved

  1.    13 Dec 2017 #1

    What is the Recovery Partition Size for Win 10 RS 4 for a GPT HD?


    Does anyone who performed a clean install of the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 operating system know the size of the recovery partition for a GPT partitioned hard drive?

    When I clean installed the Fall Creators Update of Windows 10, it set up a 499 MB recovery partition. I started the clean install to see the recovery partition size and then cancelled and reinstalled my latest backup image.

    My latest full backup image of the installed Fall Creators Update (OS Build 16299.98) includes a 450 MB recovery partition that is over 90% full, which shows up as a red bar in Macrium Reflect.

    I might do a clean install of the Fall Creators Update if the recovery partition remains the same size as the one on the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 operating system.

    Thanks for your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Dec 2017 #2

    It will be 499 MB but if existing is 450 MB as originally that size, it does not matter so long as still active.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Dec 2017 #3

    Dear cereberus,

    Thanks for your help.

    I am still a little confused about the Recovery Partition being active.

    On my hard drive, I originally clean installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that gave me four partitions in this order: Recovery Partition (450 MB), EFI System Partition (100 MB), MSR partition (16MB), and the C: Drive partition.

    I looked up the Recovery Partition and found that it contains the Windows Recovery Environment. If I right click on this partition in my disk management, only help shows.

    I do not like the red bar in Macrium Reflect indicating that I am running low on space for that partition. I also do not want the RS4 update to potentially create another partition because this partition is too small, if that is a possibility.

    Otherwise, everything is working fine for now.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Dec 2017 #4

    mh7 said: View Post
    Dear cereberus,

    Thanks for your help.

    I am still a little confused about the Recovery Partition being active.

    On my hard drive, I originally clean installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that gave me four partitions in this order: Recovery Partition (450 MB), EFI System Partition (100 MB), MSR partition (16MB), and the C: Drive partition.

    I looked up the Recovery Partition and found that it contains the Windows Recovery Environment. If I right click on this partition in my disk management, only help shows.

    I do not like the red bar in Macrium Reflect indicating that I am running low on space for that partition. I also do not want the RS4 update to potentially create another partition because this partition is too small, if that is a possibility.

    Otherwise, everything is working fine for now.
    Those partitions are static - nothing changes. Nothing to worry about.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    14 Dec 2017 #5

    Dear cereberus,

    Thanks for your explanation. I thought they were static as you indicated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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