05-08-2019 02:23 PM
I was kindly guided by this forum to get started on full system restore after my SDD failed. I am installing on to a new SDD.
I was advised of 2 options:
1. New install using Windows Media Creator for Win 10 (my device was running Win 10 before failure)
2. Install using HP recovery media (that is in the post). This will restore to factory settings with Win 8.1 (that I will later upgrade).
I have commenced on option 1 but a question has arisen at the point where I must select the installation disc. Should I create any partitions and what size is recommended? My feeling is partitions are not that useful for me unless it's a recovery partition. But unless I go down the HP recovery media option, I think the recovery partition is not an option/not worth it.
I just want to check if there is something I should consider/have missed, and would appreciate the experienced advice from the forum on if i should install a partition and the size.
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05-08-2019 03:36 PM
Regarding Recovery Partitions, you are correct in that only the HP Recovery option allows for the creation of that. You can not create one that will work, on your own.
As to partitioning, my own preference is to have a smaller OS partition and a larger Data partition. I do that because I do weekly image backups of the OS partition and those take less space when the partition is smaller.
As to size, run several Win10 systems and have found 50GB to be ample size for the OS partition as that allows room to spare for large Feature Upgrades.
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