Recovery Partition

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by CosmikDebris, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. CosmikDebris

    CosmikDebris MDL Novice

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    Upgraded desktop from 8.1, now wondering about the recovery partitions on the disc. Can I assume that the oem image is still there? Wondering about the rollback feature and where /how Win10 stores that. Probably too far out to assume that win10 has installed its own recovery image in one of these partitions.
     
  2. Spider-Vice

    Spider-Vice MDL Member

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    The rollback feature simply restores the contents of a folder called Windows.old in your root C: directory, which contains the old OS.
     
  3. ultimate_live

    ultimate_live MDL Addicted

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    Even after upgrade, I made a fresh install and there is also a recovery partition. And there isn´t the possibility to delete it.
     
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  4. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Did you install MBR or a UEFI GPT ?.
     
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  5. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    #5 pf100, Aug 19, 2015
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    Like somebody said, windows.old is your old version of windows including all files. Your OEM restore partition is still there unless you purposely deleted it by saying to use the entire disk for windows when you installed it but I bet you didn't with an upgrade, so it's still there. W10 itself doesn't touch it. If your entire disk has been wiped out, your boot files needed to start the OEM recovery (not old windows recovery, it's okay) have been rendered useless. In any case, you can usually download software from any manufacturers website. Search for (model xxxx) boot recovery OEM factory partition, or something like that if you want to go back. If you're sticking with windows 10, delete the recovery partition the last partition on an OEM pc/laptop and resize win10 partition to fill the disk, otherwise, just roll back to your old OS soon. Now, while you can.
     
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  6. CosmikDebris

    CosmikDebris MDL Novice

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    thanks

    Pf100, thats what I thought, but hesitated before reclaiming that space until I knew exactly what it was holding. This was done for a friend, and she's good with win10 so I'll grab back the 13gb of recovery partition. Thanks.
     
  7. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    That's a lot of GBs. Mine was 500MB big with ~330MB used.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The OP was talking about the Manufacturers Recovery Partition, which not hold the old Windows only, also holds those Bloatware etc. and that's all times more than 10GB!! Your 500MB is just the one Windows 10 (and 8/8.1) is creating by fresh install!!
     
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