Clean install windows without losing laptop recovery feature

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by nadiadsz, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. nadiadsz

    nadiadsz MDL Novice

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    I want to make a clean install of windows 10 on a Asus laptop, i don't understand exactly how the recovery partitions work...
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    If i delete C:/ and make a clean install of w10 in it, can i still use the recovery thingy?

    I mean i want to keep the possibility to restore the system in the future (keep the restore option and the restore partitions) but i don't want to use the asus bloated system right now, i'm asking if i delete C:\ and make a clean install of w10 on it, then i can use the restore thing asus has integrated in the laptop or is lost?
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Your hard drive is like a kind of dumping ground. Why?Yes, you can do all kinds of partitions there, but the thing, however, should also have some sort of idea. Also, there must be some kind of system. Why is so many unlocated areas in different places, why is two EFI system partitions etc.What You want to do with these outdated data what is stored on the so called recovery partition?Your drive is about 240GB, but used is only about 75GB. Wonderful, how much free space You have.
     
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  3. nadiadsz

    nadiadsz MDL Novice

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    I know the drive is a mess !! :p:p i was just testing some stuff, now what about what i asked? :g:
     
  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    With the partition C You may do what You exactly want, all others will stay on the same places as they are now.
     
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  5. Evides

    Evides MDL Member

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    The drive is an mess indeed... :tasty:
    Lots of unallocated space which is not in use and can easily be added (given back) to C:/...
    But as stated above, as long as you only delete or format the C:/drive the recovery on the disk should be safe...