The recovery partition is typically created at the end of the operating system deployment

Rephies-4542 201 Reputation points


Can I adjust the recovery partition to the front after partitioning through the official script, I found that the capacity could not be expanded after adding new hard drive.

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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 40,081 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi, @Rephies-4542

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    No, it is not recommended to adjust the recovery partition to the front after partitioning.

    According to Microsoft documentation, the recovery tools should be in a separate partition than the Windows partition to support automatic failover and to support booting partitions encrypted with Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption. It is recommended to place this partition immediately after the Windows partition. This allows Windows to modify and recreate the partition later if future updates require a larger recovery image.

    If you need to add more partitions, it is recommended to place them after the Windows RE partition. This allows future updates to Windows RE to grow the Windows RE partition by shrinking the Windows partition.

    However, this layout makes it more difficult for end users to remove the data partition and merge the space with the Windows partition. To do so, the Windows RE partition must be moved to the end of the unused space reclaimed from the data partition, so that the Windows partition can be extended. Windows operating systems don't include functionality or utility to facilitate this process. However, manufacturers can develop and provide such a utility if PCs are shipped with data partitions.

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