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Hi. I upgraded my laptop from 8.1 to Windows 10.

 

The recovery partition on my laptop I understand is for the original factory installation that includeds windows 8.1.

 

I have a couple of questions.

 

1. Can i use the recovery partition to go back to the original 8.1 OS from the new windows 10 OS? Does it still work now that i have  a new different OS?

 

2. If I want to delete the recovery partition, and recover the space back to the C drive, what is the best way to do it?

 

- Can i click remove recovery partition on the hp recovery manager or is there a more involved process that requires computer management?  I've seen some information about this but only with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 OS. Nothing about Windows 10.

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Results seem to vary on getting the Recovery to work after upgrading to Windows 10. Many people report it not working while others report success. I have had same results. On two different machines I have tried it on- one it worked, the other reported that I needed Recovery Media (which I had made,fortunately).

 

If you still have HP Recovery Manager and option to remove recovery partition that is the easiest way to accomplish it.

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So if I want to remove the partition best way is to do it through the recovery manager? Will it automatically merge with the C drive or just create an empty partition/drive?

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HP document on removing recovery partition:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00810298

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That document states it is valid for Vista and Win 7.

 

Is it okay for windows 10?

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The process is same. That old document was the first that came up in the search. Here is another that came up when I searched for removing it specifically in Windows 10:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04497680#AbT8

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That one seems to be specific for HP Omen 15 notebook computers with Windows 8 but I'll check it out.

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Ok i did that but all it did was remove the recovery info. It left the partition. How do I incorporate that space back into C drive in windows 10?

Do I use disk management? There is a small windows related partition in between C and the old recovery partition.

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May be because the OS has been updated. Yes, you will need to use Disk Management.

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okay I'll figure it out.

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