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Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:04 pm

I was running Win8.1 and had a 350-MiB recovery partition and the Windows partition. Installed the Win10 upgrade over it, and it kept the 350-MiB recovery partition and added another 450-MiB after the Windows partition.

I restored a Win8.1 image and am back on that OS for the time being, but will be running the Win10 upgrade again.

Is there a way to prevent having two annoying, space-wasting recovery partitions in this Win8.1-to-Win10 upgrade scenario?

In msinfo32, for "BIOS Mode," it says "Legacy," so I guess I'm not using UEFI...
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:02 pm

Scott, the Win10 RE files don't fit in a 350 MIB partition, hence the new partition. When you are again using Win10 you can delete the 350 MiB partition.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:33 pm

I figured as much, but there's more to it than simply running BIBM and deleting it, which would render my system unbootable.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Brian K » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:31 pm

The 350 MiB partition isn't being used. I deleted mine.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:41 pm

When I posted this, I was running Win10 and was about to restore an image with Win8.1. So, I tested your advice to see what would happen, since I would be restoring over it anyway.

I deleted the 350-MiB partition, did nothing else, and ... unbootable.

I believe the 350-MiB system recovery partition had BCD, and deleting it left the system with none. I'm not sure how to work around this.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Brian K » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:16 am

Scott,

You jogged my memory. I might have deleted the partition in Windows using TBOSDT Pro for BootIt.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:21 am

Why would that make a difference?
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:51 am

OK well hopefully someone can verify this or clue me in on this matter.

I'm thinking I can do the following to get rid of the unneeded recovery partition. I'm also sure I'm wrong.

1. Copy the BCD which exists in the old, 350-MB Win8.1 recovery partition (which is at the front of the drive) to the 450-MB Win10 recovery partition.

2. Delete the 350-MB partition.

3. Slide the Win10 partition to the front of the drive, and then expand it to occupy the newly-available 350 MB.

4. Have plenty of Smirnoff when I discover that Win10 no longer boots.
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:06 am

Which partition is currently set active? I assume it is and the new 450MB partition is just holding WinRE.

Can you post or attach the output from the BCD? From an Administrator Command Prompt, run: bcdedit /enum all

You can redirect to a file if you wish:
bcdedit /enum all > c:\bcdoutput.txt
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Re: Win10 Recovery Partitions

Postby Scott » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:15 am

Thanks for the reply.

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
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Windows Boot Loader
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Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {340e8430-55d0-11e5-ae55-d923da94d198}
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Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {234457c0-55ad-11e5-813d-0026833b30d4}
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nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
winpe Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {4ae0eed3-9844-11e3-bfa8-60a42a51e103}
device partition=C:
path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
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inherit {bootloadersettings}
integrityservices Enable
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osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \WINDOWS
resumeobject {76f72ffa-406a-11e3-97f7-b8abc6cde168}
nx OptOut
safeboot Minimal
bootmenupolicy Standard

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {4ae0eed4-9844-11e3-bfa8-60a42a51e103}
device partition=C:
path \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
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integrityservices Enable
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osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \WINDOWS
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nx OptOut
safeboot Network
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Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {70693a69-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
device ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume1]\Recovery\70693a69-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103\Winre.wim,{70693a6a-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
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displaymessage Recovery
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osdevice ramdisk=[\Device\HarddiskVolume1]\Recovery\70693a69-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103\Winre.wim,{70693a6a-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {0429df0c-55d0-11e5-ae55-d923da94d198}
device partition=C:
path \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.exe
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allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
bootmenupolicy Standard
debugoptionenabled No

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {70693a67-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
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inherit {resumeloadersettings}
recoverysequence {70693a69-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
recoveryenabled Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
bootmenupolicy Standard
debugoptionenabled No

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {76f72ffa-406a-11e3-97f7-b8abc6cde168}
device partition=C:
path \WINDOWS\system32\winresume.exe
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inherit {resumeloadersettings}
recoverysequence {234457c0-55ad-11e5-813d-0026833b30d4}
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allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
bootmenupolicy Standard
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

Real-mode Boot Sector
---------------------
identifier {bdbdbd00-6057-11e0-a7f3-ce9adfd72001}
device partition=C:
path \bdr-ld01.mbr
description Bitdefender Rescue Mode - Windows 10 Pro (x64)

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems No

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
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identifier {340e8431-55d0-11e5-ae55-d923da94d198}
description Windows Recovery
ramdisksdidevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {354457d1-55ad-11e5-813d-0026833b30d4}
description Windows Recovery
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\WindowsRE\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {354457d2-55ad-11e5-813d-0026833b30d4}
description Windows Setup
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {70693a6a-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
description Windows Recovery
ramdisksdidevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\70693a69-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier {70693a6b-b4bc-11e2-bbe9-60a42a51e103}
description Windows Setup
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\boot.sdi
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