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08-05-2016 11:26 PM
How can i make DVD from windows 10, which was install when brougth. I wan to use this dvd in future for reinstall windows 10. So, question is how can i make recovery DVD.
Second question is how can i make new partision, in existing have only two partition one is C drive and other one is d drive (Recovery drive).
Can u please immediated basis.
08-06-2016 04:00 AM
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08-06-2016 09:10 AM
If your're going to change the partitions, then do NOT use the HP utility to make recovery media, as that will reformat your drive during the restore and destroy the existing partitions.
Instead, I would recommend making recovery USB stick using a third-party product known as Macrium Reflect.
Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD
My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.
I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.
Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinRE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!
NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.
Once you have that done, you can proceed to the partition changes.
You said you have only two partitions, but if this PC came with Win10 preinstalled, there would be at least four partitions, not two. Also, the disk would probably be formatted GPT, since that is done by default on new 64-bit PCs running Win10.
Your best bet for making a new partition is to shrink the existing OS partition using a third-party tool. Here is a free one that works well: Free Partition Manager Software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
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