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Windows 8 Oem partition shrinks after attempted Ubuntu installation


frost3003

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Hi guys, My name is Abdul.I recently got the hp envy dv7 and wanted to install Ubuntu on it. I was expecting a straightforward installation with Wubi. After installation it appeared in the os selection menu all right but Wouldn't boot. So I checked from the Ubuntu website and realised I had to do it differently with windows 8. I disabled some features, changed some bios settings and created a live USB as instructed.during the installation I was asked how I wanted to install it and I chose "something else", created some partitions and started the procedure. A window appeared telling me the installation was complete, but when I restarted the machine the boot menu didn't appear and windows showed that windows 8 was the only os. So I tried the installation again and this time I chose to install it alongside windows 8. Now this is where I really messed up. It automatically chose a partition, which happened to be the recovery partition and created a partition out of the 3gb I had left in it. The installation failed again because of low space. When I checked my windows the recovery now had 100kb free space and the 3gb was unallocated. I had to specify the things that led to my situation so I could get accurate answers. My question now is, how do I get the 3gb free space back to my recovery?

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theDarkness

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if you cannot resize the recovery partition within windows 8, try easus partition master free instead. It should show all partitions and has more features that the default windows partitioning tool.

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