WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

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Jims13
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WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Jims13 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 6:48 am

I'm getting an error in Windows downloading updates. I know this isn't a Microsoft site, but what needs to be done is resize the WinRE partition by taking 250MB from the OS partition. That's described here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/top ... c8229763bf

However, my WinRE partition is not next to my OS partition, so that's what I thought you could help me with. I'm also sure this can help others since this seems to be a problem for others, too.

Here is what DISKPART says about my machine:

If you look at the offsets in list partition, you'll see I'm right about the order of the drives.

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DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          931 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 1    Online          931 GB    21 MB        *
  Disk 2    Online          238 GB  1024 KB        *
  Disk 3    Online         7452 GB      0 B        *
  Disk 4    Online         4657 GB      0 B        *
  Disk 5    Online         3725 GB      0 B        *

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     D                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1     C   WDS100T2B0A  NTFS   Partition    929 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 2         DELLSUPPORT  NTFS   Partition   1094 MB  Healthy
  Volume 3         Windows RE   NTFS   Partition    904 MB  Healthy
  Volume 4         SYSTEM       FAT32  Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
  Volume 5     H   ST1000VX005  NTFS   Partition    931 GB  Healthy
  Volume 6     E   SUNEAST SSD  NTFS   Partition    236 GB  Healthy
  Volume 7     G   Recovery     NTFS   Partition    950 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 8         SYSTEM       FAT32  Partition    260 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 9         drive        NTFS   Partition    518 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 10    I   Expansion    NTFS   Partition   7451 GB  Healthy
  Volume 11        EFI          FAT32  Partition    200 MB  Healthy    Hidden
  Volume 12    F   Seagate Por  NTFS   Partition   4657 GB  Healthy
  Volume 13    J   WD easystor  NTFS   Partition   3725 GB  Healthy
  
DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

C Drive

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    System             100 MB    17 KB
  Partition 2    Reserved           128 MB   100 MB
  Partition 3    Primary            929 GB   228 MB
  Partition 4    Primary           1094 MB   929 GB
  Partition 5    Primary            904 MB   930 GB
  
DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

H drive

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Reserved            15 MB    17 KB
  Partition 2    Primary            931 GB    16 MB    
  

Jims13
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Re: WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Jims13 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:16 am

I'm sorry, I should have worded this post differently. Sorry about that. I'd like to move the Windows RE tools partitions after the c drive.
Then I'd like to take 250 MB from the C drive and put it in the Windows RE tools partition.
How would I do that? Here's a screen print using R Drive. I hope this helps.
Move partitions around using r drive.jpg
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Re: WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Alt » Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:59 am

You can't move service partitions like Windows RE Tools from its original place without Windows losing ability to automatically recover itself from a failure. I do not recommend you this action.

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Re: WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Jims13 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:53 pm

Thanks

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Re: WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Jims13 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:50 am

But how would I do these instructions from Microsoft? I assume I can do it with keeping the order of the partitions somehow using R Drive. Please check out this link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/top ... c8229763bf

Below is what my C drive looks like. I'd appreciate any help you can give me.
C_drive_partition.jpg
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Re: WinRE Partition in windows 10 needs resizing

Post by Alt » Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:00 pm

The problem is with the DELL SUPPORT partition. I'm not sure whether Dell support programs will work when it's been moved. If this is not an issue, then do the following:
1. Create an image of the entire disk, just in case.
2. Run R-Drive Image and go to Partition Manager.
3. Shrink Partition C: .
4. Move the DELL SUPPORT partition.
5. Extend the Windows RE Tools partition.
You may do that in one task.

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