How to replace the Recovery Image that came with the Laptop

I bought this ASUS S56CM ULTRABOOK today and it came with pre-installed windows 8.1 and it has the recovery image installed in a partition which is hidden.

I have updated the windows 8.1 to windows 10 and I want to replace the existing recovery image with this new installation image of windows 10. I don't need to ever go back to windows 8.1 . All I need to replace the existing recovery image with the new installation image of windows 10 so that I don't have to reinstall windows 10. In case system get corrupted; the recovery process should be automated and easy to execute the way it was for windows 8.1

Any comments will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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You can't do that. Just delete the recovery partition if you no longer need it and use the freed up space for your data. Using partitioning tools to move and regain space for your current partitions.

Make backups of your system to external USB disks so you don't have to reinstall the OS should you need to.

The recovery partition would be of no use anyway should your disk fail, so external backups should always be made in all cases. Windows 8.x includes a built in tool that would have created a recovery USB stick with the recovery partition.

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Eng. Nidal KamalInformation ConsultantCommented:
Good day,

Since you have a fresh upgrade installation of Windows 10. You can use an image utility to make a complete working image on the same hard disk, or external Disk, or even a DVDs.

One may use a free tool from . Moreover, one can use onekey from the same web site to create a hidden recovery partition.

Or one can buy Acronis from to do the same thing.
i use the free paragon software for making an image :
store it on another disk, or partition -  and don't forget to make the bootable cd to start the image restore..
Acronis True Image 2019 just released!

Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
As stated by rindi - you cannot do it with tools provided by vendor. But you can create a similar configurations with a Backup Capsule (a hidden partition) by using third party backup tool. If you are ready to invest some money into backup software then look on Backup & Recovery 15 Home
David AndersTechnician Commented:
Many utilities can create disk images, I use Macrium Reflect Free.
Howto with Macrium Reflect Free
It has a paid version that adds Incremental Imaging.

List of cloning utilities
SmukhtarAuthor Commented:
I followed the instruction provided by rindi. But I am still wondering what special software PC manufacturers have that I can't do the same thing.

I have deleted that factory image and made a windows 10 backup with AOMEI Backup and saved on to another drive. Thanks for your comments everyone
SmukhtarAuthor Commented:
In the process of deleting the recovery partition and reclaiming that space I am left with 1Gb of unallocated space to the left of C drive that I can't use. I want that space to be used as a part of either C drive or D drive but I can't extend either of those 2 drives to include that space. It could be a separate question but I am making this query a part of my question. Let me know if experts want it to be a separate questions. Please have a look on the attached image. Thx
You'd have to use a 3rd party partitioning tool to move your C:\ partition to that unused space, and then you can expand C:. A good tool for that is GParted which is included on the PCRepix LiveDVD:
Or you could just delete the partitions, then try restoring the backups you made. That way you'll also know whether your backup works.
SmukhtarAuthor Commented:
I'll leave it as it is. It looks a bit daunting to use this tool. Thanks for your help rindi
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