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if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware

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if you upgrade to Win 10 from a OEM Win 8 Computer be aware


if you have a OEM Windows 8 computer (Hewlett-Packard,Acer,Toshiba ect.) and installed Windows 8.1
it adds a extra 350mb recovery partition

now if you had to restore back to Windows 8 from the OEM recovery Partition the extra 350mb recovery
gets left on the hard drive

now from a fresh install back to Windows 8 from the OEM recovery partition you upgrade to Windows 8.1 it adds another 350mb recovery partition so now there is 2 350mb recovery partition and if you keep going back to Windows 8 from the OEM recovery partition and upgrade to Windows 8.1 it adds another

Windows defrag see's these 350mb recovery partition as Local Disk (\\?\VOLUME and can not defrag them

this persion had this happen to him (13 350mb recovery partitions)

Too Many Recovery Partitions
http://malwaretips.com/threads/too-many-recovery-partitions.32625/

i also found this

Too many recovery partitions Windows 8.1
http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/67348-too-many-recovery-partitions-windows-8-1-a.html

i'v asked this question at the Microsoft Community forum on July 8
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/upgrade-to-win-10-but-too-many-recovery-partitions/a58f421f-fdfd-4d6d-bd58-82b8168e84f1

the Microsoft Support Engineer says that if i try to upgrade with the added 350mb partitions Windows 10 will not install and could be trouble and says i should Wipe the Hard drive and reinstall

ok i know how to do this but what about everyone else

to me i think people should know about this before Windows 10 is out

what do you think?

 

i asked the same question in this post

http://malwaretips.com/threads/if-you-upgrade-to-win-10-from-a-oem-win-8-computer-be-aware.48249/

 

 

 

:)

 

James

Edited by lurkingatu2

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