I understand that OneKey Recovery will keep working as long as the HDD partition sizes are left unchanged. But will OKR also keep working if I format and/or change the file system, but leave the partitions and partition sizes unchanged? I specifically want to maintain the Restore to Factory Default possibility when pressing the OKR key when shut down.
Here is the current layout of the HDD:
- Primary partition (C:, FAT32)
- Extended partition (logical drive D:, NTFS)
- Recovery partition (inaccessible from Windows, NTFS)
I am considering the following actions:
- converting C: from FAT32 to NTFS using the command line within Windows
- doing a clean install of Windows, formatting C: in NTFS, leaving D: alone
- doing a clean install of Windows, try to convert D: from an extended partition into a primary partition
I've read about people doing the first action with no problems, but does OKR still work? I also have never worked with extended partitions, so I don't even know if the second and third actions are possible, let alone whether they preserve OKR.
I was quite taken aback that the HDD was partitioned so archaically, with FAT32 and extended partitions. I hope someone can tell me how far I can go with formatting without losing the ability to restore my HDD to factory defaults!