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    what is a recovery partition
    05-22-2016 08:59 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    It's a place on a Disk Drive that stores files that can be used to recover your PC to a working state. Typically it will contain files to re-install your PC to a factory setup.
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    05-22-2016 11:37 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    It is a segregated partition that hold the files needed to restore your computer. It can allow you to reinstall to a clean state (wiping out all your files and making your computer like "new" again) or in more modern cases restore your OS and retain files. It should be a write protected area that you don't read from or write to when operating inside the OS on a day to day basis.

    Tampering with your Recovery Partition is definitely for advanced users.

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    05-22-2016 11:39 PM

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