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Creating Recovery Partition in a Samsung Series 9

Last response: in Windows 8
May 23, 2013 5:01:20 AM

Hi, I bought a Samsung Series 9, a couple of months ago, an NP900X4C, 15" screen, i7-3517U, 8.00GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

However, I haven't got any partition to my SSD at all. What I want to do is, create a Recovery Partition on this SSD. Kindly let me know as to how to go about it.

Thanks in advance.
a b * Windows 8
May 23, 2013 7:35:02 AM

To repartition a disk in Windows 8, right click in the lower left corner, where you would launch the Start Screen, select Computer Management, then select Disk Management under Storage from the navigation pane on the left. You can shrink existing partitions, create new partitions, or perform any other partition tasks from this view. Disk Management is reviewed here in the Microsoft Support article Can I repartition my hard disk.

Before you go through and alter partitions, you may want to familiarize yourself with the existing partition layouts, such as the built in Samsung recovery partitions and the new UEFI partition structure. A few TechNet articles to help you on your way would be Understanding Disk Partitions and Recommended UEFI-Based Disk Partition Configurations.

Samsung has pre-configured Series 9 Ultrabooks with a recovery partition integrated with the Windows 8 Reset your PC functionality. This technology is outlined here on TechNet. It is possible to update the recovery partition with a custom “factory image”, details on How to Deploy Push-Button Reset Features can be found here.