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How to check for a Recovery Partition on your Hard Drive in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to check for a recovery partition on your hard drive using the command line in Windows 8.

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the Start menu.
  2. Type Command on your keyboard. This will bring up a search for the word Command.
    Windows 8 Search Apps
  3. Right click on Command prompt and select Run as administrator.
    Windows 8 Apps Command Prompt
  4. Type recimg /showcurrent on the command prompt window.
    Windows 8 Administrative Command Prompt
  5. The system will let you know if there's a recovery image. If not, it will display something like this:
    Windows 8 Administrative Command Prompt