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Recovery partition is a portion of a disk drive that is set aside by the manufacturer to hold an image of operating system as it was shipped from the factory. Do not confuse with [partition-recovery].

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MBR to GPT; 25GB Factory Recovery partition for windows; ASUS laptop

I have an ASUS laptop with a 25GB factory recovery partition of 64bit windows on MBR disk drive. Since this partition contains the image of windows 64bit which should support UEFI and GPT, will I be ...
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Is there a way to define the recovery partition size used during Windows 10 installation?

I want to reinstall Windows 10 and right away avoid the current 0x80070643 update error caused by the insufficiently sized recovery partition. But there seems to be no obvious way to define its size ...
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SSD with Windows system has become "Unlocated" on System freezing for 30 minutes and rebooting manually after giving up waiting it unfreeze

So I have KINGSTON SUV400S37120G on which I have Window 11 installed. The system was working totally fine. I decided to enable System Restore because it was turned off: The screenshot from another ...
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Server 2022 moving the Recovery Partition to a different volume

The Server 2022 Recovery Partition has been causing all sorts of pain lately. By default it places this partition at the end of the disk which makes it impossible to extend the primary partition ...
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Resize Recovery Partition of a Windows 10 system with Bitlocker

I recently came across a Windows 10 upgrade that seems to fail when the recovery partition is too small. Ironically, Windows itself reports a "Download error", however, searching the ...
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Registry Flag to Detect WinRE Enabled (Windows Recovery Environment)

Does anyone know if there is a registry flag that I can use to detect if the Windows Recovery Environment is enabled or disabled? Currently I'm using this script in the 'check requirements' section of ...
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Is there a way to extend these two disk partitions in Windows 10? And should I be worried that recovery partitions are 100% full?

See my disk management below from my Windows 10 machine. I am a newbie with disk management, so please be gentle. Should I be concerned that the two recovery partitions are at 100%? Is there an easy ...
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How to recover partitions?

my partitions are lost and my datas are also lost when I use ntfsfix on my hard drive. For the partition table like this: sdb disk └─sdb1 unallocated └─sdb5 /DATA1 └─sdb6 /...
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Windows 11 - Recreate recovery partition

I accidentally installed windows 11 with UK language. I managed to switch my OS to en-Us display and keyboard language but my recovery is still in UK (The keyboard layout is different and I cant use ...
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How to merge two Partitions which is separated by a recovery partition?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 due to virus attack. Everything is fine yet. I also used Linux in dual boot, but now I no longer need Linux so I deleted its partition. Please see the Picture below.. ...
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Unknown disk, not initialized fix data error cyclic redundancy check CRC error for hard drive

I tried to add my old hard drive in my PC. First tried with SATA Cable Second tried with USB To SATA Cable In both of them HDD status is not initialized and type is unknown unknown disk not ...
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recover old partition that became Unallocated space after Windows Media tool Use windows 10

I needed to install windows 10 on my laptop that didn't have an OS, so I used my friend's external drive, I created a new partition on his laptop and used the "official" windows media tool ...
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How to restore the recovery partition in Windows 10?

I had to clone my hard drive from a bigger one to a smaller one and in the process I lost the recovery partition that was at the end of the hard drive. It was a 500MB partition. I'm running the latest ...
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Windows Lost Partition Recovery [Emergency] [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my E drive partition and i did not know. I extended my C drive, hence E drive's unallocated space was extended in the C drive. Now how can i get my files back of E drive? Its ...
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Is it safe to delete the recovery partition? [duplicate]

I am trying to grow my C: drive to use the unallocated space on Disk 0. Is it safe to throw away the Recovery Partition (i.e. make it unallocated)? And if so, is GParted an ok tool to do that with? ...
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EFI Windows Bootloader Recovery

i deleted windows boot loader in efi instead of ubuntu by mistake. Now i am left with ubuntu without windows. Is there a way to fix the windows boot loader from ubuntu terminal as i couldn't open ...
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Install Ubuntu between Windows partitions

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 (which is already there) on my machine. I cleared up the space but it is right before two partitions which are named, OEM partition and Recovery partition ...
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Recovering only deleted partition(not formatted nor overwritten)

I have an external hard disk and by mistake I only removed its partition. But after that I understood my mistake and stop doing anything on that. I ejected it immediately. It has 1TB capacity. It is ...
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Dual booting Windows and a linux distro without losing the Windows recovery partition

I have an HP 15-AY009DX Laptop computer that comes with MS Windows 10 Home (64-bit) pre-installed. It has only 6GB RAM and therefore running a linux VM in a productive manner is not an option. ...
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Windows 10 Install didn't install drivers for the RAID array in the recovery partition

When I installed Window 10 on this computer I had to install drivers for the AMD RAID Array that Windows was being installed on. Windows 10 created the partitions on the drive as follows: Partition ...
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How can i restore functionality to my recovery partition? Disk management shows its empty, yet its not

So i've somehow lost my recovery partition, or at least its not being tethered to my current windows install. I tried to create a recovery drive and was greeted with "some files are missing" or some ...
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Windows 10 lacks partitions and WinRe options

I have just installed a fresh windows 10 v1909. Having installed some apps, I activated bitlocker. Bitlocker warned me saying "something" about a recovery partition not existing and how it can be made ...
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Saving factory Windows installation before installing Linux on new machine

I have a shiny new machine (Lenovo P53). It comes with a factory-installed Windows. I don't need Windows, and will install Linux. OTOH 4-5 years from now I could get a newer machine and pass this one ...
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WinRE Missing Administrator Accounts

I just purchased a Dell OptiPlex 7020 from DellRefurbished and got it upgraded to Windows 10 and I wanted to create a new backup image after I got all of the bloatware and unnecessary apps off of the ...
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Replacing Lenovo laptop drive that included recovery partition?

My friend has a Lenovo P50 laptop and the drive seems to have failed (or is failing). So we're looking at whether we can replace the drive with a new one. However that failed drive had a recovery ...
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Windows 10 after restoring the system from an image in a recovery partition, assigns it a letter

The problem is that after restoring the PC from a disk image, I am able to see the recovery partition (with ID 27) in "This PC", which should not happen. Before restoring the PC I have removed the ...
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Recover non-bootable Mac HFS partition from Linux partition

I have a MacBook Air early 2015 with two partitions: the HFS one for Mac and another for GNU/Linux. I wanted to delete the Linux partition since Mac OS had little free space, but the disk utility ...
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reagentc /enable failing with error code 3bc3, Windows Update failing with error 800F0922

A while back I cloned my Windows partition from my old hard drive over to a new SSD. I'm now having trouble with the latest cumulative Windows update (which is failing repeatedly with error ...
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Recover deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive [duplicate]

How do i recover the deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive. I have an old hard drive that has a partition where I hid my pictures after I formated the hard drive but how do I do ...
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Windows 7: boot to Windows recovery environment without the original install CD?

I installed a new disk to my system that dual boots windows 10 and CentOS, I wanted to add the original disk that boots windows 7 to grub, Grub detected an error, I unplug the other disk and attempt ...
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Is it possible to recover my HDD? [closed]

I re-installed my Windows 10 and found that my Seagate 2TB HDD is missing. After I installed an appropriate driver, my OS detected the HDD, but it was a dynamic disk. To change the dynamic to basic, ...
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Windows 10 update created a recovery partition - How to hide that partition?

There was a Windows 10 update which created (or made visible) a recovery partition in this PC. Since it is 449MB in size and only 35,8MB are free, every few minutes I get a warning that it is low on ...
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Determine which disk partitions are used by Windows 10

After removing a quad-boot from my laptop and leaving only Windows 10, I'm left with 9 partitions between 2 disks. I can identify the primary Windows 10 partition, the EFI, and OEM partitions. How ...
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Recovering Windows 10 using a pen drive

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5579) laptop and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. However, I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I cloned the recovery drive into my pen drive. ...
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How do I move a partition to the beginning of a drive in Windows?

I just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my laptop, and Windows places a 450MB recovery partition at the beginning of my boot drive. Is there a way to delete the recovery partition, and ...
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Vista: How to prevent an extended partition from converting to EISA?

So I tried to create an extended partition with two logical drives on an Acer Vista laptop which has two EISA recovery partitions. After reboot I see the extended partition has been replaced with a ...
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correct "Unformatted Partition" to NTFS

I have 3 NTFS partitions with windows 7 installed. I deleted both the first and second partition with a Windows 7 DVD in order to reinstall a fresh version of Windows. After the installation, Windows ...
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Shrink Volume of Hard Disk Containing Recovery Partition

I just bought a new Lenovo IdeaPad 320, with Windows 10 pre-installed with two normal partitions (C: and D:) and One Key Recovery Partition. Size of C: drive is too large, also I want to create other ...
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Why is recovery partition shown in Optimise Drives in Windows 10?

Since the recovery partition never gets optimised, and probably doesn't have the need to be optimised. Then why does it show up there? This is my disk management info : Also, if the recovery ...
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Recovery partition for identical OS

I have a recovery partition installed and would like the ability to choose which OS to use the recovery for. There are 2 copies of Windows 10 installed and one copy is a duplicate of the other. I was ...
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Can't remove recovery partition

My laptop originally came with Win 8.1, the 64Gb drive has a 15Gb recovery partition. I've since upgraded to Windows 10 so I don't think this recovery partition makes much sense - anyway I could do ...
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which recovery partition is safe to remove (active, recovery partition) or (recovery partition)?

I have two recovery partition and I need to delete one of them. I need to know which recovery the active, recovery partition (400 MB) or recover partition (839 MB) .
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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How to delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

I need to convert the disk containing my operating system to a dynamic disk (from a basic disk). Unfortunately there is no room on the disk to convert the drive from basic to dynamic. Microsoft ...
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GPT and MBR with Recovery Partition

I purchased a laptop with GPT partition table. On the hard drive I have one partition-recovery partition and the other is the OS partition. Since it is Windows 8.1, I need to install 7 Pro. I want to ...
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Windows doesn't recognize recovery partition

I delete all my partition in my SSD and I install a new operating system. Before that I copy all files of recovery partition to external disk also hidden files. I thought that if I set an external ...
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Windows 8.1 and EFI, recovery partition deleted, can't boot

I have a Windows tablet PC (Odys Winpad) with 32GB HDD. I have created recovery USB disk and deleted the recovery partition (I wanted to win some more space). Now I can't boot any more: every time I ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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What is this Recovery Partition for on a fresh installation of Windows?

I installed Windows 10 Preview on a fresh SSD and noticed that there is a tiny 450MB Recovery Partition at the end of C: (Ignore the Extended partition containing F:, as I added that myself ...
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