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Ok, wait, this question it's not a duplicate, please read until the end. :)

Usually I install Windows by myself and I get only one partition.

I got a new win8 laptop and there is the system partition + 2 recovery partitions:


So, I have two questions:

  1. Can I add a new partition? Because the limit for MBR is 4 primary partitions. Or nowadays disks are using GUID by default? How I can check? (Right click on the drive in drive management and select properties)
  2. If I add a new partition by shrinking C, the recovery will still work? (as it will become the 5th partition, not the 4th)
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Ok, since the laptop uses EFI to boot Windows, the disk is partitioned with GUID, so I can create up to 128 partitions – Magnetic_dud Jul 11 '13 at 22:54
What are you trying to accomplish? – Jim G. Jul 11 '13 at 23:04
I want to shrink C by 200 gb and add a new partition – Magnetic_dud Jul 11 '13 at 23:06
I think you'll want to create simple volume. – Ben Plont Jul 11 '13 at 23:08
Yes but I want to be sure that in this way the recovery won't be damaged. If it is MBR, the recovery will access the wrong partition. With GUID, MAYBE it doesn't matter, because it has a unique identifier. – Magnetic_dud Jul 11 '13 at 23:12

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