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Best Answer phillpower2 , 04 February 2017 - 05:07 AM

   nouman1741, A working Windows recovery partition would allow you to factory restore the Windows 8.1 tablet should you decide you don`t like Linux for whatever reason. In... Go to the full post »


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nouman1741

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I have Windows 8.1 Tablet, with 30gb SSD in it. My question as in the title, If i format the windows Drive© and install Deepin(Linux Distro), later if i wanted to get back to original Windows that i have in recovery partition, can i get back to that. 

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The tablet doesn't boot from external HDD, though it does from USB stick.

SSD is partitioned as: 

1. 100MB EFI, Bootloader

2. 23GBs Windows 

3. 6GBs Recovery Partition

 

Thanks


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:welcome:   nouman1741,

 

A working Windows recovery partition would allow you to factory restore the Windows 8.1 tablet should you decide you don`t like Linux for whatever reason.

 

In circumstances such as this I always recommend using the Recovery Partition before installing an alternative OS to confirm that the Recovery Partition is functional, it does not take that long and it ensures that you will have a back up plan should installing the alternative OS not work out.


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@phillpower2
thanks man. This helps a lot.


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You are most welcome nouman1741  :)

 

Care must be taken so as not to format any recovery partition btw.


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Personally I'd also create a  "recovery disk" which is really just a copy of your recovery partition copied to an external device (cd/dvd or usb), so should the worst happen and your recovery partition gets compromised by the Linux install, you can still recover your copy of Windows.

 

Most OEM machines come with a utility for creating a "recovery disk".


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